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 Fishtown neighborhood.
What was once a rough-around-the-edges neighborhood tavern — with a dilapidated boarding house above it — is now a chronically-filled gastro-pub, where table seats can be few and far between, with a beautifully restored, 250-person live music venue just up the stairs.
Everything about Johnny Brenda’s shows the pride it has for its location.
From the menu emphasizing locally-grown produce and the craft beer selection that only features beers from the region’s many excellent breweries to the live music venue that showcases Philly’s thriving indie rock scene, Johnny Brenda’s is all about its hometown.
And with a full menu available ‘til 1 a.m., we’re all about Johnny Brenda’s.
The food at Johnny Brenda’s is, in a word, delicious.
A full menu is served from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day, with brunch added on the weekends.
From creative sandwiches and seafood or kabobs, to smaller treats like hummus, tarts, soul-satisfying soups and addictive shoestring fries, the open kitchen at Johnny Brenda’s consistently puts out some of the best food you will ever find in a “bar.”
The new music venue at Johnny Brenda’s is an instant classic, showing off home-grown talent five nights a week.
The two-tier space, with a gorgeous, handmade balcony overlooking the main stage, is the perfect place to sample Philadelphia’s amazing indie rock scene.
Many local bands are already claiming that Johnny Brenda’s is their favorite place to play in Philadelphia.
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