Tuesday, May 25, 2010
One of the few true beer bars in Northeast Philadelphia, the Grey Lodge Pub located on 6235 Frankford Avenue, offers a home for true fans of good brew. Open for nearly 60 years, the bar has been named one of America’s Best Bars by Esquire Magazine and Beer Advocate claims the Grey Lodge Pub is one of the top 50 beer bars in the nation.
“The coolest part about this bar is the local brew selection,” boasts “regular” Andrew Zelner, 21. “I love that I don’t have to grab a commercial beer, and I can enjoy something almost exclusively Philly.”
The Grey Lodge Pub lies toward the end of the strip of Frankford Avenue bars geared towards the run-of-the-mill night dwellers. While you’d normally hear the radio’s greatest hits within Frankford Avenue’s various bars, the Grey Lodge Pub plays tunes you’d normally find on your friend’s iPod. Quite literally, the second floor allows visitors to plug in and play the music they want to hear.
“I love hearing the stuff that I would listen to at home anyway,” says 21-year-old frequenter Mike Novak. “It’s the little things like this that make me want to keep coming back.”
Not to mention the menu, which hosts award winning french fries and a slew of sandwiches and platters for both lunch and dinner. The Grey Lodge Pub also hosts a wide whiskey selection as well as a children’s menu.
The pub is also home to local art, some of which is available for sale by owner. The Grey Lodge Pub remains a cultural hot spot in the Northeast Philadelphia community that provides both proud, locally brewed beer and a place to get together sans stale music and sometimes even older grub.
Posted by Joe Osborne at 11:39 PM