Philadelphia, PA - When you’re in the city of Brotherly Love, you might find a place where you can enjoy a beer. We’ll be taking a look at the following x places you can check out so you can hang out with friends while you’re visiting or if you’re new to Philadelphia. You might even find a place that you’ll call your ‘home away from home. You might be a sports fan and want to catch the game at one of these breweries. All while trying one of their signature flavors. Let’s get started.
1. 2nd Story Brewing Co.
Located in the middle of Old City, this is a hotbed for visitors to Philadelphia. You’ll even find tour groups stopping by and having a beer here. This may be a great place for new Philly residents. Because once you have friends coming in from your old hometown, you can introduce them to this place. Have a beer and make it easier on the managers that use Ollie for their brewery inventory management software. Meaning, don’t order everything off the menu (joking…maybe).
2. Attic Brewery
Our next stop is in the Germantown side of Philly. In fact, this is one of the best parts of the city you don’t want to miss. This offers small craft beers with names that are quite unique.
Want a beer named after cats? Have at it. Also, the Plugstreet Belgian Blonde is a must-have.
There’s a BBQ restaurant close by as well. So you might grab something to eat before you stop by Attic Brewery for a beer of your choice.
3. Bar Hygge
Right in the Fairmount neighborhood is a Danish-inspired brewery with one part of the name that is hard to pronounce (or even translate). But this place is perhaps the most relaxing brewery in the city.
You can sit on a couch, have a beer, and eat something, and you’ll feel right at home. Kolsch is a popular choice here. Also, they have seasonal specials that are available.
Also, they have plenty of craft beers that you can try out. They seem to change it up constantly. It might be worth the multiple visits.
4. Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. and Taproom
Looking for a beer and a pizza? No problem. The Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. and Taproom will be your go-to place.
Their Neapolitan pizza is wood-fired, and it tastes absolutely delicious. If you’re not a fan of pizza, don’t despair. You have plenty of other eateries that are just a quick walk away.
5. Dock Street
Before microbreweries were a thing, there was a place that was one of the first to do it. Dock Street was that place. They became the first microbrewery that used all-grain.
At one point, it was situated inside an old firehouse. It would be insulting to Philadelphia to even leave out Dock Street in this list of best breweries. If you’re hungry, they have pizzas that you can enjoy.
Today, Dock Street calls South Philly home. But there’s a second location in the Fishtown area that you can check out too.
Philadelphia has plenty of microbreweries across several of its neighborhoods. However, these five stand out as some of the best. You’ll want to try one of these places out (or do a bit of a ‘Tour of Philly,’ if that’s your thing).
You are almost guaranteed to find a place where you can find an excellent beer. If you plan on moving to Philadelphia anytime soon, it may be a good opportunity to find a new stomping ground. Who knows - it might be the go-to place for you and your new friends on Saturday night.