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Beer Available At Johnny Brenda’s (arranged by most recent)
Flying Fish Exit 1 97, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Cafe , Victory Village 84, Shawnee Biere Blanche 57, Bullfrog Jong Bruin Druiven , Sly Fox Oatmeal Stout 82, Susquehanna Pils-Noir 58, Victory Schwarz Pils 92, Stoudts Big Brother Pils 83, Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Pilsner 60, Saucony Creek Lord of Misrule , Stoudts American Pale Ale 86, Flying Fish OktoberFish 67, Dock Street Johnny Berliner 46, Philadelphia Schwarzinger 86, Naked The Gentleman Gone Wild Aloha 9, Naked Pomegranate Wheat , Lancaster Black Boar IPA 71, Tröegs Scratch 97 83, Sly Fox Standard Ale
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orangesol (153) Pennsylvania | August 6, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | September 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tcane7 (45) Pennsylvania | April 10, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jredmond (171) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
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.
jeremytoni (151) Swedesboro, New Jersey | January 3, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Decent selection of local beers, and some pretty good food and service.
ReggieDunlap (138) The dub c, Pennsylvania | December 10, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lachrymalisis (18) Pennsylvania | March 20, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
italianjohn (156) Penndel, Pennsylvania | December 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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
mansquito (64) Nueva York, New York | November 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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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