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Johnny Brenda's

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Johnny Brenda'sJohnny Brenda's
BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19125-3905
United States
phone: (215) 739-9684

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @johnnybrendas

Notes:
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(Place added by: NeroFiddled)
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cdaguanno

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-18-2014 10:24:54 | More by cdaguanno
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-04-2014 01:52:53 | More by soulcougher
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-26-2014 21:27:46 | More by NYR_Rob
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-30-2014 19:53:59 | More by Valentno7
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

I knew about Johnny Brenda’s as beer-focused bar but didn’t know it has an active program of live music. There we went to enjoy singer-songwriter Greg Laswell play his mellow songs on a Saturday night.

Brenda’s is a rather massive endeavor, an entire building with three floors and several bar areas. The ground-floor bar was busy and super loud, not a pleasant place to hang out (call me old, I don’t care). Lucky for us, the second floor (where the stage is) was much quieter and cozier. They have a photo-booth! Sadly, the sound system was atrocious, and Laswell’s smooth, whispery tunes were almost lost.

The beer is good, though. The bar we were at near the stage had 10 taps of all-local/regional stuff, including SlyFox, Neshaminy, Flying Fish Exit 16 and Exit 1, Golden Monkey, PBC Kitty Pleasure, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Brew Works. Service was alright but not great (slow bartender, slammed bar before the concert) and prices are acceptable.

Would I return? Probably not... Kraftwork is only a five-minute walk away and it suits me better.

03-19-2014 15:20:55 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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JCB905PA

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-04-2014 14:51:06 | More by JCB905PA
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dcurse

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -43%

03-03-2014 01:49:43 | More by dcurse
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-26-2014 15:25:11 | More by InspectorBob
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brnmc922

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.6%

02-13-2014 00:37:46 | More by brnmc922
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-31-2013 11:24:29 | More by seanchai
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Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.