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Cool is the rule in Fishtown, which has emerged as Philly’s truest harbor of artistic, culinary and musical action. This classic working-class neighborhood, so named due to its history as the epicenter of the commercial shad fishing industry, is a colorful exception to the gridded-out urban rule, a collection of narrow streets beset with modest row homes and independently owned businesses.

North of Girard, south of Lehigh, east of Front and west of the Delaware River banks, Philly’s young creative class has put down roots, hoping to take their ideas from gestation to reality. A momentous influx of bars, restaurants, music venues, studios and galleries are the result of such hustle, and newcomers’ integration and collaboration with the neighborhood’s long-time residents and families has set Fishtown on a forward-thinking path.

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Neighborhood Highlights

Penn Treaty Park

Penn Treaty Park

Historic spot of peace along the Delaware River

Johnny Brenda’s

Johnny Brenda’s

Delicious food + great beer + live music = a Fishtown landmark

Pizza Brain

The world’s first pizza museum

Frankford Hall

Frankford Hall

A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

Philadelphia Brewing Company

Brewing some of Philly’s favorite and most creative libations

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