Monday, July 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
Johnny Brenda's
Address:
1201 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19125
(215) 739-9684
Neighborhood: Fishtown
Parking: Street parking only.
Cuisine type: International; Pub
Meals Served: Lunch Dinner Late Night
Style: The owners of Standard Tap in Northern Liberties are trailblazing again, breathing new life into a vintage dive in up-and-coming Fishtown. It still looks like a '60s watering hole, but the great local beers and tasty (if limited selection of) Mediterranean-style tapas reflect an exciting new spirit in the neighborhood.
Specialties: Octopus; fried shrimp; mushroom cigar; mako kabob; grilled Brie; eggplant Parmesan.
Alcohol: DRINKS: There are still jugs of treacly King's port for the old-timers and Pabst Blue Ribbon for the trendies. But the real stars are the top-notch local beers on draft, from Stoudt's American Pale Ale to Victory's extra-bitter Hop Wallop.
Hours: Mon.-Sat (lunch and dinner)
Prices: $$