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 52, 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, Susquehanna Pils-Noir 47, Victory Schwarz Pils 92, Stoudts Big Brother Pils 83, Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Pilsner 59, Saucony Creek Lord of Misrule , Stoudts American Pale Ale 85, Flying Fish OktoberFish 65
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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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  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.
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.
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1515) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones  (308) Buffalo, New York | April 14, 2010
Great dark ambiance, long bar, pool table. Pretty big place. Menus both food & beer are on chalkboard placed around the bar. Big concert venue upstairs. Pennsylvania area brewers only. Nice place. Reminds me a bit of Zeitgeist in San Francisco
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
raymow  (4) Bensalem, Pennsylvania | January 4, 2010
I was there a while ago so this might be out of date but it was a good beer bar. Nice selection of craft brews that were priced right.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
afireinside96  (33) Mountville, Pennsylvania | March 1, 2010
First time there last night but hopefully not the last. Very dark inside and has an oldworld pub feel to it. The menu changes daily depending on what they can source locally and is only written on a chalk board. I had a falafel with hummus which was wonderful. Nice selection of local breweries on tap along with two cask selections. Nugget Nectar on cask! The waitress was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable about the beers. food prices were excellent and beers were about average. Really liked it there.
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  (74) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | June 11, 2010
I only had one beer here but looked like they had a good selection. 6 or more cask beers! Nice! I dont know if that is the usuall or just philly beer week special. Couple regular taps. Lots of space to hang out. I will be back

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