East Passyunk Avenue is well-known as a destination for high-quality foods, but is West Passyunk and the general area west of Broad Street becoming a beer lover’s destination?
According to DRAFT Magazine, a publication dedicated to all things beer, “South Philly, West of Broad St.” is one of the country’s best “hoods” for quality beers.
Crossing over Broad Street on the west side these days puts you in touch with a whole new group of developments. New businesses have been popping up all over West Passyunk Avenue and beyond. There’s the new Indian restaurant, record store and other businesses opening on the west. While there’s certainly plenty of new things happening in that area, is it becoming the place to be for beer lovers?
Beer-wise there are some great developments popping up. Brewery ARS is coming soon to 1927 W. Passyunk Ave. and that mystery property in Newbold could be something along the lines of a brew pub. The area has even tapped into the street festival scene with an event called South Philly Sausage Fest that serves craft beer from breweries around Philadelphia.
An excerpt from DRAFT:
“This isn’t the name of a ’hood, but more the western quadrant of the city made up of several neighborhoods. They’re culturally diverse, working-class neighborhoods that are experiencing significant gentrification with businesses (and beer) following suit. Overall, there’s not tons of stuff yet, but it’s ready to explode given the recent additions.” –Jared Littman, founder of Philly Tap Finder
The article also notes area business, including South Philly Tap Room, Taproom on 19th, American Sardine Bar and Brew.
Do you think the west side of Broad Street is becoming a beer neighborhood?