Saturday, July 4, 2015

Views and brews: It's Morgan's Pier

New seasonal club on Columbus Blvd.

Views and brews: It's Morgan's Pier

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The onetime Delaware Avenue club Rock Lobster - which was the hottest thing going in the '90s - has been revived as a seasonal beer garden run by Four Corners, operators of Lucy's, Ortlieb's, Drinker's, et al.

Morgan's Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) is named after the guy who, as legend goes, was the first person to cross what is now the Benjamin Franklin Bridge before its 1926 opening. The bridge is just south of the pier.

Four Corners has spruced up the decking, adding patio furniture, picnic tables and chairs, and clevely trucking in shade trees. It also has the good sense to have Little Baby's Ice Cream vending on site, to add a sweet counterweight to consulting chef David (Meme) Katz's pub picnic menu. (Food was hard to come by at last night's media preview, but the pineapple-ancho wings, bibb lettuce wraps, and fries were fine. See a PDF of the menu here.)

Beer list has 20 in cans and 20 on draft.

Hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (This weekend, it will open Friday at 5, Saturday at 4, and Sunday at noon.)

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