BREWERYTOWN: NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE
Brewerytown, Philadelphia is quickly becoming one of Philly’s best neighborhoods to live in. Located in North Philadelphia, Brewerytown gets its name for being home to 9 breweries in the 1800s. Though all 9 were forced to close doors during the prohibition, the recent influx of craft breweries has brought Brewerytown back to its roots. Located just outside of center city, Brewerytown is a highly walkable, cultured, and historic neighborhood.
WHERE TO EAT
You’ll see no shortage of good food in Brewerytown. In the market for salad, sandwiches, beer, and ice cream? We recommend Rybrew. You’ll be greeted with hundreds of beers to choose from, modern decor, fast service, and sandwiches you won’t find anywhere else. Order ahead online or even get it delivered. For something more exotic, we’ll send you to Nine. Nine features authentic Thai street food, in the form of roasted duck tacos, steamed pork dumplings, spicy pork skewers, and more. Take out, dine-in, or deliver.
WHERE TO DRINK
This wouldn’t be a Brewerytown guide if we didn’t recommend a brewery. Try out Crime & Punishment for a wide variety of craft beers. You’ll find brews all the way from a hazy double IPA to a rich dessert stout. Crime & Punishment lets their beer steal the show by keeping their food simple. Snack on a pretzel, chips, or pickles next to your strawberry & pistachio sour ale. For a classic dive bar and a game of pool, check out ERA. You’ll find traditional Ethiopian food, cheap drinks, and a dim atmosphere.
Brewerytown is highly walkable, though having the option of a car is always nice. It’s serviced by Septa Route 15, the only line still using vintage streetcars. There are also multiple bus lines to hop on getting you to center city and West Philly.
For Pre-K through 8th grade, your children will be invited to Edward Gideon School, promoting “excellence and equity.” For High School, you’re invited to check out Benjamin Franklin High School. Students say, “I love my school. It’s extremely supportive and our principle is the best in Philadelphia.” Find a complete list of Philadelphia’s public schools here on the district website.
For an excellent cup and an incredible cause, check out The Monkey and The Elephant, Philly’s first and only non-profit coffee shop. Their focus is on supporting and employing young adults with a history in foster care. Stop by for a cappuccino, a breakfast panini, and a seat in their cozy Philly garden.
For those focused on staying in shape, check out Steelworks Strength Systems. They focus on safe and effective training, referring to their coaches as “blacksmiths of human potential.” They even offer 3 free classes to get you started. For personal training, group training, and boot camps, check out Fit Academy. Their Brewerytown location features 20ft glass walls and top-of-the-line exercise equipment.