Tonight Picks: Philly Beer Week Happenings, The Beer Garden At The Porch At 30th Street, An Outdoor Movie And Beer Pairing At City Tap House, And Much, Much, More

Beer, beer and more beer is what's on our schedule for this evening. It's Philly Beer Week which means plenty of brew-centric events, and other happenings round out the evening. (Photo courtesy University City District)

What’s on tap for this evening? Lots and lots of beer.

Philly Beer Week is in full swing and the number of events slated for this evening is pretty serious. For all of this evening’s Philly Beer Week events, click here.

It may not be the weekend yet, but that’s not going to stop anyone from celebrating the weekend a mere 24 hours early with tonight’s lineup of events.

Read on for your evening plans.

Dunkel Dare at Frankford Hall: Transport yourself back to the days of your childhood tonight at Frankford Hall as the one and only Marc Summers hosts a beer-centric version of Double Dare. Four breweries, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Victory, Stoudt’s and Yards battle it out for the number one spot in this year’s Dunkel Dare competition. The German-beer-knowledge challenge even received a hand from The Franklin Institute who helped replicate the messy physical challenges from the original game show. All this and a liter from Frankford Hall? Sounds like a good night to us.

When: Thursday, June 6, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

Shark Night at Percy Street Barbecue: If you’ve ever wanted to ride a mechanical shark, Percy Street Barbecue is here to answer your prayers. As part of Philly Beer Week, guests are invited to test their strength on the mechanical shark and then cheer on breweries who are participating in the competition that is slated to begin at 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, June 6, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Percy Street Barbecue, 900 South Street
Cost: Pay as you go

The Porch Beer Garden: For the last time of the season, Bridgewater Pub at 30th Street Station heads outdoors to serve up alfresco brews at The Porch Beer Garden. On draft tonight is Konig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel, Great Divide Titan IPA, Radeberger Pilsner and Hofbrau Dunkel Lager. Indulge in fare from The Cow and The Curd food truck, and enjoy live music from the Perseverance Jazz Band and the Red Hot Ramblers.

When: Thursday, June 6, 3-8 p.m.
Where: The Porch at 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Four Seasons Hotel’s Backyard Beer Garden: Tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m., head to the Four Seasons Hotel to enjoy limited edition ales from Dock Street Brewing Company. The Four Season’s Backyard Beer Garden welcomes guests to an unlimited Dock Street beer tasting for $25 per person, including a chance to try the newest collaboration, Crackle & Squeeze, a cracked pepper and Meyer lemon-laced Dock Street brew made just for the Four Seasons Philadelphia. Snacks, on a pay as you go basis, will be available from some of the city’s favorite food trucks, too. Tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Logan Square
Cost: $25

Philly Beer Week Garden: Celebrate one of the last evenings of Philly Beer Week at the Philly Beer Week Beer Garden, the ultimate hang out spot for a few after work alfresco beers. Located at the historic Shambles at Headhouse Square, this outdoor extravaganza boasts food from local restaurants and food trucks, outdoor games, live music and lots of beer. On tap tonight are brews from Yards and Flying Fish and music from New Sweden.

When: Thursday, June 6, 5-9 p.m.
Where: The Shambles at Headhouse Square, S. 2nd Street between South Street and Pine Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Outdoor Summer Movie Series at City Tap House: Tonight marks the first night of the outdoor summer movie series at City Tap House. Every Thursday night, beer and movies go hand in hand outside at the University City bar and restaurant. Tonight, enjoy a showing of Caddyshack paired with beer from Ommegang Brewery. Movie snacks will be available for purchase as well. Film screenings are free, but beer and food is available on a pay as you go basis.

When: Thursday, June 6, 8-11 p.m.
Where: City Tap House,
Cost: Free

The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream at the Academy of Music: For three nights only, the members of the hit ’60s band, The Rascals, are in town and performing at the Academy of Music. After a musical journey of continued success, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band rejoins for a few evenings of great performances. The rockin’ evening features tunes like Good Lovin’, Groovin’, People Got to Be Free and A Beautiful Morning.

When: Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost: $24-$204


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