Tuesday, May 17 marks the debut of Frankford Hall, Stephen Starr's interpretation of a German beer garden, on Frankford Avenue just north of Girard in Fishtown.
Yes, Starr in Fishtown -- valet parking and all (it's $6).
Stokes Architecture basically had a crew bang out the brick interior of an industrial building to create the rooms, and create a large courtyard covered in gravel for outdoor seating. Garage doors separate the inside and outside. The space teems with reclaimed industrial metals. There are two ping-pong tables, a space for bands, and a screen for a projection TV that will air only Phillies games.
Food is ordered from a walk-up counter. Three bars are available.