EAST PASSYUNK JOINS PHILLY BEER WEEK WITH CRAFT BEER DAY FEATURING TAP TAKEOVERS, TASTINGS, EVENTS AND MORE AT 16 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) serves up a double dose of early summer fun with two festivals on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Starting at 11:00am, Philly Beer Week kicks off with a full day of craft beer events during Craft Beer Day. Sixteen East Passyunk restaurants, bars and retailers will present opportunities to meet the brewers, try new craft beers, and enjoy beer-infused and inspired foods.  Starting at 11:00am, La Festa Italian Street Festival will join the line-up with Italian draft and bottled beer specials, live music, outdoor food vendors, kids’ activities and a spaghetti eating contest. Craft Beer Day events are held at individual bars and restaurants between Broad and Federal streets. La Festa activities are held on East Passyunk Avenue, between Broad and Moore streets.  Events are held rain or shine. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted. Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. For more information about Craft Beer Day and La Festa visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, follow @epassyunkave or call (215) 336-1455.

CRAFT BEER DAY – CHEERS!

Calling all craft beer enthusiasts! East Passyunk Avenue kicks off Philly Beer Week with a full day of craft beer events at 16 award-winning restaurants and bars. Try new brews alongside beer-infused and inspired eats, meet brewers, and quench your thirst for craft beer! While East Passyunk is known for its famous cuisine, it is also home to some of the city’s best beer bars. Come raise a liter and make it a day on the Avenue! Craft Beer Day is rain or shine.

Specials include:
*Brigantessa (1520 East Passyunk Ave)
11:00am – 10:00pm
Specially priced local-brewer taps!

*Cantina Los Caballitos – (1651 East Passyunk Ave)
11:00am – 2:00am
Victory Hop Wallup and Troegs Nugget Nectar available for $5 each.

*Garage Passyunk (1231 East Passyunk Ave)
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Yards Dunk the Brewer: A Benefit for PAWS
Come drink some local beer and dunk the dudes for a great cause! Any charitable donation made to PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) will give you a chance to dunk the dudes from local favorite, Yards Brewing. Enjoy specials on Yards beers while helping our furry friends! Selections include Philly Pale Ale, Brawler, IPA and more.

*Lascala’s Birra (1700 East Passyunk Ave)
11:30am – 5:00pm
Enjoy $5 cheese pizzas and 1/2 off select draft beers. Plus enjoy expansive outdoor seating to enjoy the Avenue’s red hot sidewalk scene.

*Le Virtu (1927 East Passyunk Ave)
4:00pm – 9:30pm
Specially priced local-brewer taps!

*Lucky 13 Pub (1820 S. 13th St)
12:00pm – 2:00am
DJ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Founders Brewing tap takeover. 60-cent pierogies all day/night!

*Manatawny Still Works (1603 East Passyunk Ave)
Times TBD
Specials on Sly Fox’s Alex’s Lemon Wheat Ale and special Wheat Ale beer cocktails. Sly Fox donates a portion of the proceeds from this beer to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

*Noir (1909 East Passyunk Ave)
11:00am – 7:00pm
Kronenbourg, Peroni, and Tröegs Raspberry Gose beers, and meatball sandwiches, rice balls, and grilled chicken sandwiches served outside during La Festa and Craft Beer Day.

*Pistolas Del Sur (1934 East Passyunk Ave)
10:30am – 2:00am
Craft Beer Day on the Avenue is also the same day as La Festa, so Pistola’s will be honoring both with American and Italian Craft breweries and some Mexican-Italian fusion dishes. Look for them pouring three exquisite beers from Birrificio Italiano: Birrificio Italiano Tipopils, Birrificio Del Ducato Tropical Chrysoplis, Birrificio “Loverbier” Beer Bera. Other favorites include Founders Brewing: Founders All Day IPA, Founders Solid Gold Lager. Food will include: Mole’ Meatball Steamed Buns. Plus look for live music and shenanigans.

From 12:00pm – 1:45pm Suave Blanco
From 3:00pm – 5:00pm The Noboa Brothers

*Plenty Cafe (1710 East Passyunk Ave)
9:00am – 9:00pm
Happy hour prices all day, $2 off draft beer including Flying Fish Salt and Sea Sour, Founders Brewing Solid Gold, Neshaminy Creek Highwater Hefe, and Tonewood Brewing Improv.

*POPE (1501 East Passyunk Ave)
12:00pm -3:00pm
Pop-a-Shot with Bell’s Brewing and Von Trapp Brewing.
From 5:00pm to close
Tap takeover with Great Notion Brewing and Triple Crossing Brewing.

*Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar (1200 East Passyunk Ave)
9:00am – 2:00am
Philadelphia Brewing Company Kenzinger on tap all day.

*Separatist Beer (1646 S. 12th St) – NEW TO THE AVENUE!
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Special Beer Releases, $3 Classic Creams All Day & Unique Food Offerings from Stargazy

*South Philly Bar and Grill (1235 East Passyunk Ave)
11:00am – 2:00am
$1 off craft cans, and look for draft specials on Dogfish Head, Victory, Yards and more

*Stogie Joe’s Tavern (1801 East Passyunk Ave)
11:00am – 7:00pm
Outdoor bar selling craft beer, pizza and meatball sliders and live music. Stogie Joe’s is also one of the key anchors of La Festa!

*The Bottle Shop (1616 East Passyunk Ave)
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Beer sampling with Conshohocken Brewing.

Stay tuned for other additions and details. For more information about Craft Beer Day, please visit East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook and visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.

LA FESTA – FESTEGGIAMO!

Philadelphia, PA – Filitalia International and Foundation, with support from East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, presents La Festa Italian Street Festival on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Head to East Passyunk (between Broad and Moore) for this all-day, all-ages street festival that features the much-anticipated South Philly spaghetti eating contest, live music, dancing, food, beer, wine, contests, prizes, vendors, shopping, wine-making demos, vodka water ice, and culinary displays. For family fun, look for children’s games, moon bounce, trampoline, orbitron, duck pond, trackless train rides, water gun fun, soccer games, face painting, yoga and much more. This year, look for the festival to nearly double in size with an expanded footprint, two stages, even more vendors – and more of the city’s best eats! At the heart of the festival, don’t forget to visit the family-friendly History of Italian Immigration Museum at 1834 East Passyunk. Admission. La Festa is free. The event is rain or shine. As a bonus, double your fun with East Passyunk Craft Beer Day, as part of Philly Beer Week, on the same date and at the same time over 15+ East Passyunk bars and restaurants. For more about the Museum, visit http://www.filitaliainternational.com/museum-main. All proceeds from La Festa benefit family programs of Filitalia International and The History of Italian Immigration Museum.

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