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  • Art for the Cash Poor

    Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid

    Art for the Cash Poor is held at the Crane Arts Building.

    Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor.

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  • Art Machine Production

    Art makers at work

    A shop, studio, gallery and tattoo parlor rolled into one, this 2,700-square-foot space provides plenty of working room for its six featured artists. Buyers and browsers get a taste of new gallery work, plus snacks and drinks, every First Friday of every month.

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  • Atlantis: The Lost Bar

    A brewer’s beer bar

    Situated just a few feet from the popular Philadelphia Brewing Co., Lost Bar is not officially affiliated with the makers of Kenzinger, but they sure as heck have the freshest draft selection you’ll ever find. Yes, it’s a place for shots and pints, but they’re also known for their next-level Bloody Marys available on weekends.

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  • Barcade

    Bring quarters for a good time

    Combine a sizable craft beer list with more than 40 25-cent classic arcade games, and the result is Barcade. Based on locations in Brooklyn and Jersey City, the bar-arcade combo also offers up a generous menu and outdoor space—for those who can tear themselves away from Tetris or Donkey Kong.

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  • Bicycle Stable

    New and refurbished cycles for sale

    Located in a brick building that once served as a stable for police horses, Bicycle Stable handles a full line of bicycle services, from tune-ups to complete rebuilds.

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  • Black Vulture Gallery

    Custom tattoo studio and gallery

    Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.

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  • Bottle Bar East

    A new craft beer haven

    With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.

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  • Circle Thrift

    Come around for clothes, home goods and accessories

    Selling gently used vintage clothes, housewares, toys, books and furniture, Circle Thrift delivers what many thrift stores don’t—quality goods and a nice experience. Savvy shoppers should keep an eye on the website for primo deals.

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  • Coffee House Too

    Home of the Hangover Hoagie

    Quality java is the priority here, where coffee enthusiasts sip the brewed goodness that comes from fair-trade Dallis Brothers Coffee beans.

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  • Delicious Boutique

    Treat yourself to something sassy

    The name says it all — this unconventional boutique carries custom corset pieces and ensembles, whether you’re putting together a next-level costume or outfitting an entire bridal party. (They have men’s stuff, too!)

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  • DiPinto Guitars

    Custom guitars for serious strummers

    Located a couple blocks from Fishtown’s main music drag, DiPinto Guitars began as a repair shop in 1995 before morphing into what it is today—a showroom for (sometimes bizarre) vintage guitars, as well as owner Chris DiPinto’s own creations.

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  • East Girard Gastropub

    A 24-seater serving acronym-appropriate eats and more

    Dubbed “The Egg,” this 24-seat gastropub takes its acronym seriously.

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  • Ekta Indian Cuisine

    A naan lovers delight

    Vegetarians and meat eaters alike find a lot to love at this Indian bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) restaurant.

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  • Emerald Street Urban Farm Project

    An impressive example of urban redevelopment

    The owners of this neighborhood-run urban farm/garden turned five vacant lots into an impressive production.

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  • Fette Sau

    Second location for Starr’s buzzed about BBQ

    Sharpen your beer knowledge with the taps at Fette Sau.

    Brooklyn’s notable barbecue restaurant recently added a second location in Philadelphia, replete with all the characteristics that made the New York outpost buzz-worthy.

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  • Fishtown Recreation Center

    A destination for the pursuit of play time, picnicking and basketball

    Across the street from the Fishtown Community Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Fishtown Recreation Center contains a playground, picnic tables and a roller rink.

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  • Fishtown RiverCity Festival

    Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood

    Celebrate the Fishtown neighborhood during the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park.

    Saturday, October 11
    Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Fishtown Shadfest

    Just keep swimming

    Held each spring in Penn Treaty Park, this family friendly gathering is designed to celebrate Fishtown’s seafaring heritage.

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  • Fishtown Tavern

    A recently renovated pub retaining its old-school appeal

    Bought and renovated by the people behind Buffalo Billiards in Old City, this neighborhood pub has retained its local feel.

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  • Frankford Hall

    A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

    Frankford Hall beer garden.

    Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept; embrace the allure of the German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.

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  • Green Rock Tavern

    Rock solid

    One of the nabe’s better-kept secrets, the Green Rock is a spot many are proud to call their corner bar. Come to check out the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, down some PBC beers and fill up on homemade pierogi, a nod to the area’s Eastern Euro heritage.

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  • Greensgrow Farms

    A nationally recognized leader in urban farming

    Greensgrow, which grows food and flowers on land that as once deemed unusable, serves the local community through school tours and lessons on hydroponics, composting and raising bees.

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  • Highwire Gallery

    An artist-curated co-op

    Established in 1987, this non-profit co-op prides itself on its do-it-yourself motto. Members curate and program all the gallery, video and performance art themselves.

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  • Ida Mae’s Bruncherie

    An international house of breakfast

    Diners at this breakfast destination find a cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and a huge menu of delicious brunch goodies.

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  • Interstate Draft House

    The road ends here with a burger and a brew

    Chow down on alligator and beef chili, grilled seitan tips and burgers topped with applewood bacon and mac and cheese at this Southwest-inspired eatery.

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  • Jay’s Pedal Power Bikes

    City’s first solar-powered bike shop

    The staff at Jay’s count more than 100 years of experience in the bike industry, and it shows in the staff’s customer service.

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  • Johnny Brenda’s

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

    Johnny Brenda's

    Located at the intersection of Frankford and Girard Avenues on the southern tip of Fishtown, Johnny Brenda’s is, at once, the catalyst, champion, living room, kitchen/dining room and concert hall of its neighborhood.

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  • Jovan’s Place

    Yugoslavian cooking made from scratch

    A family-operated neighborhood hang that feels more like someone’s living room than a restaurant, Jovan’s Place showcases Yugoslavian cooking at its most authentic.

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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

    At the races

    The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is the featured event at the Trenton Ave. Arts Fest.

    Since 2007, Fishtown’s to-the-north neighbor Kensington has held this one-of-a-kind competition, which sees teams building amazing, elaborate sculptures that also happen to be downhill-raceable vehicles.

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  • Kraftwork

    Local food, international brews

    This sleek restaurant/bar pours an astounding 25 draught beers from around the world, plus specialty cocktails and wines.

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  • Kung Fu Necktie

    Small space, big sound

    Think low lighting, inexpensive beer and one of the best-sounding small rooms in the city.

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  • Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse

    Friendly place to sip back and relax

    The owners of Leotah’s set out to create a friendly environment and brew an affordable cup of coffee, and they’ve delivered.

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  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream

    Ice cream is a feeling

    Little Baby's storefront on Frankford Ave.

    Specializing in handmade, premium ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients, Little Baby’s quickly developed a major fan base in the city and beyond.

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  • Little Berlin

    An exhibit and event space for the namesake artist-run collective

    This undefined exhibit space serves as the gallery for the artist-run collective of the same name.

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  • Lloyd

    Experience the wonderfully wide world of whiskey

    Lloyd Coudriet, a retired science teacher from nearby Penn Treaty Middle School, heads up his namesake “whiskey-heavy” bar.

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  • Loco Pez

    One taste and you’ll join the Pez Heads

    Loco Pez

    Patrons at this Mexican gastropub swear by the 10 kinds of tacos (carne asada, seitan and spinach, chorizo and potato) offered as low-priced singles, encouraging eaters to try as many varieties as they can.

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  • Mascher Space Cooperative

    Affordable space for artists

    The only artist-run dance co-op in Philadelphia, Mascher supplies a space for both artists and companies to develop their work, as well as a location for classes and workshops.

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  • Memphis Taproom

    Craft beers, creative sandwiches and an outdoor patio

    An epic bottled beer list is just one highlight of the vegan-friendly Memphis Taproom, which also boasts 10 craft beers on tap and extensive brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

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  • Milkcrate Cafe

    Comb through vinyl while sipping coffee

    Combine a quality cafe with a record store—that’s Milkcrate Cafe.

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  • Murph’s Bar

    Local dive will please your stomach and your wallet

    The sign outside Murph’s Bar reads “A comfortable place to be,” and with $2 PBR draughts all day every day, along with a more expansive craft beer list, it’s tough to argue with that.

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  • Night Out Restaurant Week

    10 days of three-course, prix-fixe lunches and dinners

    Fourteen restaurants will offer exciting lunch and dinner specials as part of the brand-new

    From Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 10, 14 restaurants in Fishtown, Northern Liberties and Penn’s Landing will offer exciting lunch and dinner specials as part of the brand-new “Night Out Restaurant Week.”

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  • Oktoberfest at Frankford Hall

    Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more

    Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party

    Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.

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  • Palmer Park

    Park in the center

    This centrally located Frankford Avenue park is a well-trimmed, tree-filled space at the busy intersection of three streets.

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  • Palmer Park Farmers’ Market

    Shop local, shop al fresco

    This seasonal, open-air market offers fruits, vegetables, canned goods, flowers, honey and baked goods every Thursday afternoon from June through October.

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  • Penn Treaty Park

    Historic spot of peace along the Delaware River

    Penn Treaty Park in Northern Liberties.

    According to legend, Pennsylvania founder William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the local Lenape tribe under an elm tree just off the Delaware River in 1683.

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  • Philadelphia Brewing Company

    Brewing some of Philly’s favorite and most creative libations

    A Philadelphia bar without a PBC brew on tap is a rare find, indeed.

    Located in a Kensington warehouse long known for its brewing roots, Philadelphia Brewing Company produces some of the city’s favorite microbrews. In fact, a Philadelphia bar without a PBC brew on tap is a rare find, indeed.

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  • Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

    Hammer time

    A true community workshop, PSG provides artisans with access to high-end equipment for metal-, wood- and casting-based projects.

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  • Pizza Brain

    The world’s first pizza museum

    Widely known as the world’s first pizza museum, this Fishtown destination features plenty of pizza-themed memorabilia and serves up tasty brick-oven pies

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  • Rocket Cat Cafe

    Take off with locally roasted coffee and made-to-order food

    What else could one want from a coffee shop besides delicious vegan and non-vegan foods, a cool atmosphere and, of course, locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee?

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  • Sketch Burger

    Grill outside the lines

    People looking for huge, delicious hamburgers can count on Sketch Burger’s seven griddled variations.

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  • Slack’s Hoagie Shack

    Sandwich artists

    The cheesesteak may by Philly’s most recognizable sandwich, but it’s hoagies (you might call them heroes or subs) that really have the locals’ hearts.

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  • Soup Kitchen Cafe

    Bowled over

    If it warms you up and you eat it with a spoon, chances are there’s a killer version of it being served at Soup Kitchen Cafe.

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  • Space 2033

    Hosting art exhibtions and acupuncture services

    One of the latest additions to Frankford Avenue’s arts corridor, Space 2033 is a true artistic catchall.

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  • SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia

    Fun and games on the Delaware River

    SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in the City of Philadelphia, is conveniently located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront.

    SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mix of table games, slots, restaurants and a VIP Lounge.

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  • The Barbary

    Rocking out encouraged

    This 200-person music venue presents the latest in rising local and touring indie music on the first floor and DJ dance parties upstairs.

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  • The El Bar

    Head beneath the tracks for cheap beer and live music

    The El Bar

    Situated, as the name implies, under SEPTA’s Market-Frankford elevated rail line (or “The El”), this quasi-dive bar attracts a loyal following.

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  • The Lola Bean

    A model neighborhood coffeeshop

    The Lola Bean exemplifies the friendly neighborhood cafe, from the uber-friendly staff to the collection of books patrons can thumb through.

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  • The M Room

    Live music and craft brews

    Short for The Manhattan Room, The M Room features its performance venue on one side and its bar/restaurant on the other.

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  • The Pickled Heron

    A teeny BYOB fit for Francophiles

    This 50-seat bistro serves French-inspired dishes with local and seasonal products, and it’s BYOB to boot.

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  • Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

    One-of-a-kind shopping, human-powered vehicle floats and family-friendly programming

    Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

    A beloved celebration of Fishtown and Kensington’s many artisans, this festival also works food, drink and live music into the outdoor mix.

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  • Triangle Dog Park

    How a co-op dog park takes shape

    A real treat for local dog owners, this community-run dog park is fenced in behind a double-gated entrance, meaning pets can run off-leash.

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  • Walking Fish Theatre

    Alternative regional theater

    Performers in the Walking Fish Theater.

    This non-profit embraces alternative regional theater and produces entertainment for the whole family.

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  • Whipped Bakeshop

    Must-do dessert

    Master baker Zoë Lukas works miracles with cake, frosting and fondant. Take a peek into her display case for a first-hand look at her so-very-sweet works of pastry art.

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