Food & Drink

Frankford Hall

A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

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Photo by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia
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Overview

Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept – take a traditional German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.

Pass through Frankford Hall’s red-and-white candy-striped doors and enter Philadelphia’s largest beer garden with seating for 160 people inside and 240 more in the outdoor courtyard.

The renovated industrial space features exposed brick walls with re-claimed industrial metals.

The indoor space is separated from the gravel-lined courtyard by metal garage doors, which remain open during the warm summer months.

Communal picnic tables provide plenty of seating while three separate bars – one specifically reserved for beer – keep the drinks flowing.

 

The Experience

Up to nine beers are on tap at any given time an can be ordered by the half liter or in massive one-liter stein.

When you start to feel the pangs of hunger, head to Frankford Hall’s walk-up counter for a variety of German favorites like bratwursts served with sauerkraut or pickled red cabbage, schnitzels, rotisserie chicken, spaetzle with gravy, Bavarian dumplings, fries with curry ketchup and more.

Frankford Hall’s signature soft pretzels, roughly the size of your head, are the perfect tool to soak up all that delicious beer and they are available for purchase from one of several roving vendors.

Those with a competitive edge can play friendly game of table tennis on the free-to-use ping pong tables in the courtyard.

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