Philly Beer Trip: Philly Beer Week Opening Weekend (Sunday)
Chances are you hit it pretty hard on the first Saturday of Philly Beer Week, so we’re going to take it a little bit slower on Sunday and focus on South Philly. There’s plenty going on there, and you’ll be able to get a full day’s worth of events with a minimum of rushing around. Hopefully, you will get enough sleep on Saturday night—if you didn’t, though, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to wake up too early and you’ll be getting some food in your system right away.
A. Kennett Restaurant | 11:00am – 1:00pm
848 South 2nd Street
On Sunday, Kennett is starting the day with an Allagash brunch, and so should you. Chef Brian Ricci is a wiz in the kitchen—especially when it comes to brunch. You’ll get a shot at the elusive Allagash Bourbon Black, among others, that Ricci will pair with different brunch items. But, if you don’t feel like starting off your day with beer, you can always get one of the best Bloody Marys in the city—although I would suggest doing both.
Walk down 2nd Street and take a left on Fitzwater, walk a few blocks to 5th Street and take a right. Soon enough, you should see the outdoor fair that is known as Cirque du Saison, Tapestry’s all-weekend celebration of the beer style. They will have 25 different saisons for you to try as well as a BBQ truck and live music and entertainment. If you like the style, or you just like drinking outdoors and being entertained, this will be a don’t-miss event.
C. East Passyunk Avenue | 4:00pm – ??
East Passyunk Avenue
From 11:00am thru 1:00am, East Passyunk Avenue will be hosting their Craft Beer Day. All up and down the avenue, different bars and restaurants will be offering beer-themed events, pairings, and specials the entire day. Make your way down one of Philadelphia’s trendiest streets to try out as much of the variety as you can. Check their events page for a listing of everything going on.
D. Stateside | 6:00pm – ??
1536 East Passyunk Avenue
As you go down East Passyunk, save room in your stomach for Stateside’s Victory Beer-B-Q, a collaborative BBQ event between Victory and Stateside. Stateside’s Chef George Sabatino will be cooking up a specialty BBQ menu using Victory beers the restaurant will offer on tap and in bottle. If you’re going to spend the day on East Passyunk and want to eat great food and drink good beer, this is the place to do it. Afterwards, stick around for more food or head back to East Passyunk and check out more of the great beer-inspired deals. Just don’t forget that you likely have work in the morning.