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Fueling Up Near Festival Pier.

June 20, 2012

Catching a show at Festival Pier this summer? Sure, they offer basic stuff there like hot dogs and mass-produced beer. But why not check out the plethora of nearby food and booze options? Seri Chao points out a few of our faves near the waterfront. (Top image by Rick Kauffman; others by Seri Chao).

The Blind Pig

702 North Second Street

Chef and owner David Hentz has created a simple and enticing menu that boasts sandwiches and entrees. “I’m not going to serve anything that I won’t eat myself,” he says. Try the Thanksgiving balls, fried orbs of turkey wrapped in mashed potatoes and stuffing, served with gravy and cranberry sauce.

Delilah’s

100 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia’s premier gentleman’s club has been attracting legions over the years with arguably the most beautiful women to grace the stage. They also serve up delectable entrees, including steaks that are flown in daily from Chicago. Show your ticket stub from Festival Pier and get in free.

The Druid’s Keep

149 Brown Street

This is Northern Liberties’ quintessential neighborhood bar. “The first night you come here, you’ll make twenty friends,” says bartender Britney. They’ve got a great selection of drinks and a huge backyard where they project Phillies games onto an adjacent wall. Stop by and enjoy a dollar dog on game nights.

Yards Brewing Company

901 N. Delaware Avenue

“Yards offers a truly Philadelphia experience,” says Frank Mclaughlin, manager of the brewery’s tasting room. Indeed, the smooth ales they craft reflect the hard-working morale of this great city. The brewery offers free tours on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the tasting room and enjoy a bowl of delicious bison chili.

Barcade

1114 Frankford Avenue

Barcade brings back the thrill and simplistic charm of the arcade with classic video games like Double Dragon, Asteroids Deluxe and Ms. Pac Man, just to name a few. They also feature craft brews and signature sandwiches. During the summer, they’ll serve hot dogs and burgers out in the backyard.

ALSO: Check out the new Rebel Rock Bar & Bites, which we profiled in the summer issue of JUMP.

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