Johnny Brenda’s | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Johnny Brenda’s
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 19125 [ print map ]
215 739 9684

johnnybrendas.com

Hours: 11am-2am


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Johnny Brenda’s

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Beer Available At Johnny Brenda’s (arranged by most recent)
Sly Fox 2nd Street Pils , Manayunk Schuylkill Punch 29, Commonwealth Ciders Dry Cider 24, Free Will Citra Pale Ale 53, Victory CBC Terroir Tripel (2014) , Flying Fish Exit 1 96, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Cafe , Victory Village 84, Shawnee Biere Blanche 53, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Druiven , Sly Fox Oatmeal Stout 81
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17 reviews for Johnny Brenda’s
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  71%
 Selection  71%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1537) Washington, Washington DC | September 10, 2013
Friendly neighborhood bar with a pool table and a nice tap list, lots of local stuff. Punk/alternative/metal in the background. Worth a look.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | April 10, 2013
Good food and service. People have been killing the selection but they have a lot of taps. They only serve local, if you don’t want that go elsewhere. They get a great selection of locals that are always rotating. Upstairs is a small music venue that is a great place to see a small band.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2013
A few pints shared towards the end of the night with Dallas, Ann, Andrew and Jen. Loud bar with pool. Average beer selection. I wouldn’t go out of your way to come here for beer.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni  (157) Swedesboro, New Jersey | January 3, 2013
Decent selection of local beers, and some pretty good food and service.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap  (142) The dub c, Pennsylvania | December 10, 2012
Dark and loud with a bar/diner/poolhall feel. Mellow music...classic rock/blues/etc. Small but tasty looking food menu but i didnt eat. Uncomfortable bar stools but they will do for a pint or two. Fairly boring beer selection...a bunch of boring philly are beers by victory, stoudts, troegs, sly fox, etc. Good service though.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind  (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2012
In the past few years when in Fishtown I wind up @ Johnny Brenda’s. Usually not during hipster doofus prime time hours. This bar is an oldie in the neighborhood with a fresh upgrade a new kitchen. You can still see the old shot and a beer bar’s bones if you look closely. Johnny Brenda’s now serves a good mix of local beers on draft and eclectic food menu. Prices are reasonable and service is good. Sometimes there is music upstairs and sometimes beer events downstairs. Years ago the closest bar was Fishtown Tavern now there are a few new hip bars in walking distance. An enjoyable Philadelphia neighborhood bar.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (157) Pennsylvania | August 6, 2012
Our final stop in the area was Johnny Brenda’s. Heard a lot of good things about this place so I was looking forward to checking it out. We got seated in the corner downstairs at a large table. Draft and Food menu right above our table. Place was pretty dead but it was a sunday. Pretty good draft list but nothing over the top. Service was decent, he came around enough I guess. I decided to go with the grilled caesar salad and two cheddar biscuits on the side. Salad was ok, could have skipped the whole deconstructed thing and just given me a real salad, but the biscuits were even better. Overall a place I will definitely return to at some point. I am really looking forward to checking out the other areas this place has to offer.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis  (18) Pennsylvania | March 20, 2012
It’s not he best beer bar, but I like this place a lot. The ambiance would be perfect, but a bit too heavy on the hipster crowd, which is my complaint regarding the selection: too much PBR irony, good local stuff, but needs a little more taste to really become something that can stand up to the quality all around it. Food is excellent, every time I’ve been. Some of the best burgers and raw bar items that I’ve had in the city. Service is surly and generally dismissive, but I don’t need it to be different here. Prices are generally a little better than comparable places.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | December 4, 2011
NIce old throwback kind of bar with lots of character from the decor to the tables and walls/moldings (clean bathrooms) .... pool table long windy bar and some table and booth seating ... service was quick the waitress was friendly too .... the selection was all local and had a nice mix of breweries/styles offerings from victory, yards, philly, manayunk, stoudts and sly fox were on tap ... The food was great had the bbq pulled pork sandwich which was tasty had a nice fresh bun came with good fries, clams were decent ..... value was 5-6 depending on the beer and sandwiches were around 10-15 .... they have a venue with all kinds of bands playing so check out the website to see the lineup .... would definitely regular this place
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito  (75) Nueva York, New York | November 26, 2011
I went on a Friday night; the place was full, but not packed. I sat in a corner, so I didn’t really look at other people very much. Food was quite good; the French Fries and the sauce were pretty addictive. Falafel was also pretty legit. Beer selection was quite good. Everything was tap stuff from Philadelphia area breweries, which is cool because it really brought out some more obscure beers by noted brewers (Victory’s Mad King Weiss for example). Plus, they had casks, which were a really good call for the Bitter I had. The prices were fairly standard ($5 per beer). I enjoyed it. Waitress was nice and seemed to know a thing or two about beer. i think that they also have bands play there sometimes.

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