Kraftwork logo wrench, with bricks chipped from the façade, at entrance to the restaurant at 541 E. Girard Ave., in Fishtown. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)

Updated, based on a recent revisit

Fishtown’s buzzing nightlife avenue now has several worthy gastropubs, but few as handsome as this corner beer bar fitted with hop-leaf-carved saw blades, tiger-maple communal tables and a tool motif ode to industrial days past.

Along with one of the area’s best draft-beer lists, theres’s a seasonally minded menu from chef, Brian Lofink, who, aside from an excellent burger and house-made brat wrapped in pastry, also turns out notable salads and veggie-friendly options.

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