Beer Week dinner at Pizzeria Stella in 2016.
Philly Beer Week celebrates its 10th anniversary June 1, and it’s still going strong, counting 10,000 events over the years and a slew of copycat festivals around the world. We’ve selected 10 of the best food events this year, from a new late-night breakfast to tried-and-true block parties.
Late Night Breakfast and Brews at Rooster Soup Company
10 PM – Midnight, Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3
The philanthropic diner will keep its doors open until midnight and debut a new breakfast burger during the first weekend of Beer Week. Round Guys Brewery takes over the taps on Friday, followed by Evil Genius on Saturday. As always, 100 percent of the profits will go to Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative.
1526 Sansom St.; 215-454-6939
Pig Roast, BBQ and Block Party at Taproom on 19th
Noon – 8 PM, Saturday, June 3
Head to the 2400 block of South 19th Street for a family-friendly (including dogs!) block party in partnership with Origlio Beverage — distributor of top brands like Allagash, Lagunitas and Dogfish Head. Mike’s BBQ will be serving up smoked brisket, pork and ribs, while Kay Kay’s Cakes and Café JEET and D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats have the sweets covered.
2400 South 19th St.; 267-687-7817
Beer Ice Cream Floats at the P.O.P.E
11 AM – 4 PM, Sunday, June 4
Sunday, June 4, is Craft Beer Day on Passyunk Avenue, a 13-hour extravaganza of tastings, pairings and more. Indulge in ice cream floats at The Pub on Passyunk East, made with beers from Upstate New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Company.
1501 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-755-5125
Philly Beer Week kicks off June 1. Courtesy of Fabienne M. Photography
PBW Oyster Cult
3 PM – 8 PM, Monday June 5
Start the summer workweek off right with freshly shucked oysters and a cold beer at one of the four participating bars. Just $15 for 10 oysters and a pint at The Victoria Freehouse, Johnny Brenda’s, Standard Tap and Bait and Switch.
Pickles and Pints at Martha
6 PM – 8PM, Monday, June 5
For the Beer Week Edition of Martha Mondays, the Kensington hangout will host Dan Conway of Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. for a free beer tasting. Conway collaborated with Martha’s fermentation director Mike Landers to create pickle flights to pair with Captain Lawrence’s beers, such as asparagus pickled with dill to match the dill-like hop profile of the Sunblock Ale.
2113 E. York St.; 215-867-8881
Beer at The Good King Tavern. Courtesy of Neal Santos
Beers from Abroad Beer Dinner at The Good King Tavern
7 PM, Monday, June 5
Known for its cozy wine dinners, this Queen Village French pub is switching it up “to celebrate the innate worldliness of beer” with a reservations-only dinner ($65 per person, plus tax and gratuity). Courses include sprouted quinoa and smoked mussel salad served with German Benediktiner Helles Lager, and whole grilled branzino paired with Grimbergen Double-Ambree from Austria.
614 S. 7th St.; 215-625-3700
Dinner Under the Shambles at Pizzeria Stella
6 PM, Wednesday, June 7
This reservations-only, four-course family-style meal by Pizzeria Stella’s executive chef Shane Solomon includes pairings from 2SP Brewing ($60 per person, plus tax and gratuity). The brewers will be in attendance for a meet and greet under the historical Headhouse Shambles.
420 S. 2nd St.; 215-320-8000
The Ladies Beer Tea at The Belgian Café
2:30 PM – 4 PM, Saturday, June 10
Fancy hats are welcome at this longstanding annual gathering for ladies only, where beer is paired with tea sandwiches and sweets. Nancy Rigberg, co-owner of Home Sweet Homebrew, is the host. Tickets are $28.
601 N. 21st St.; 215-235-3500
On Frankford Avenue at Philly Beer Week. Courtesy of Fabienne M. Photography
Noon – 10 PM, Saturday, June 10
At the big sixth annual Fishtown block party you’ll find the usual live music, arts and crafts, a dunk tank and carnival games. Oh, and lots of cold beer and delicious food from some Frankford Avenue favorites.
1210 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-3338
Brewer’s Dozen Pie-Flavored Beers and Pie Eating Contest at Heritage
2 PM – 10 PM, Sunday, June 11
Close out the week on a sweet note with 13 pie-flavored one-off beers from Cape May Brewing Company, including peach cobbler, strawberry rhubarb and breakfast pie. Plus, a pie eating contest and cover band Four Lean Hounds paying homage to Phish’s upcoming “The Baker’s Dozen” tour.
1288 Hornet Rd.; 609-849-9933