Field House, the sports-theme tavern along Filbert Street across from Reading Terminal Market, is closed pending a top-to-bottom, guts-and-all renovation.
When the dust settles, the Field House - owned for six years by Brian Harrington and Gary Cardi - will retain its sports-bar motif, but will assume more of a "local" feel as it tries to grab tourists seeking a Philly experience while visiting the Convention Center.
A stepped-up beer program from Andy Farrell of the sibling City Tap House in University City will result in 40 beers on tap - of which "85 to 90 percent will be within a hundred miles," he told me.
Food will be ramped up, with local favorites added to the menu. Reopening is expected by Labor Day.