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First Pics: Moonshine opens at Moyamensing and Sigel in Pennsport

It may have taken sightly longer than its targeted September date, but like its namesake Moonshine Bar just needed some time before opening.

Moonshine Bar Philly

The bar and restaurant has been open for two weeks in Pennsport at the old location of the East Side Moyomensing Saloon at Moyamensing and Sigel, and so far it has gotten rave reviews. We stopped by and spoke with co-owner Rich Fattori and snapped some pics of the new spot.


That’s the front of the menu and it is loaded with goodness inside. Fattori said they heard from so many people that Pennsport needs more food options and he answered the call in a big way. Below is the menu in full.

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menu 1

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salald menu

As if all that delicious (and cheap!) food wasn’t enough, Moonshine boasts an impressive beer  list that is sure to please any drinker. Fattori said he tried to cover a wide range and he did just that with the first draft list that Moonshine opened with.

Ten rotating taps and bottle selection

Ten rotating taps and bottle selection

The bar is still getting adjusted and so the list may remain the same for awhile but Fattori assured us you will see them on soon and will continue to change out the taps.

Finally, starting last weekend, brunch is served every Sunday complete with mimosas and bloody marys. Thats right Pennsport, we now have The Industry, 2nd Street Brewhouse and Moonshine Bar as viable brunch options!

They kept the bar from the East Side Moyomensing Saloon and redid everything around it, including a newly renovated dining room. Check out the rest of the pics below.

The good stuff.

The good stuff.


The bar

The bar

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Dining Room

Dining Room


behind the bar





Cocktail menu created by the head bartender

Cocktail menu created by the head bartender

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Moonshine has kept the iconic East Side Moyomensing Saloon sign that was so coveted by neighbors during the renovation. Fattori said a woman even offered him $400 for it, but he refused. Now it proudly hangs in the dining room of  Moonshine.

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- Thomas Mahon, @nottommahon


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One Response to First Pics: Moonshine opens at Moyamensing and Sigel in Pennsport

  1. mjg58 November 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Wife and I ate there last weekend and enjoyed it. Mac and cheese was great, the Sangria was good (and strong), and the veggie grilled cheese sandwhich was impressive. Veggie lasagna was good but on the small side. And most impressive of all….the wait staff was incredibly nice and FAST. Rarity in in this city, especially for a bar.

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