The Fishtown neighborhood grew out of the heart and soul of the Shad fishing industry and has remained home to hard working Philadelphians ever since.
This working man’s ethic still pervades the Fishtown neighborhood but with a new perspective. The original blue-collar community is joined by a younger crowd of hard-working professionals. With this change, Fishtown is becoming a melting pot for the old and the new.
Fishtown Brewpub is for people who work hard to play hard, are proud of their community and love to kick back with a cold beer.
Why We Brew
We brew to create the best quality beers we can and to control the quality of that product directly into your glass. We want each sip to be as good as the last, and selling our craft directly to you is the best way to do everything in our power to make that happen. Besides, what would we do with ourselves if we couldn't see all of your smiling faces as you savor each new beer?
What We Brew
At Fishtown Brewpub, we firmly believe that we need to look no further than our own neighborhood and the great city that surrounds us for inspiration. Fishtown itself is a blend of the old and new, with a great deference for history but also a thriving spirit of innovation, and we feel much the same about our brewing style. We embrace brewing classic German and English styles using traditional ingredients, believing not only that these beers tend to be exquisitely drinkable, but also that they serve as able companions to our delicious rotating food menu. On the other end of the spectrum, we are also whole-hearted supporters of the constant flux and evolution of modern beer styles, experimenting with a range of IPA’s whose ingredients span the globe and using new techniques that would make the brewmasters of yester-year shudder. All in all, our philosophy when it comes to beer is a simple and inclusive one. We believe our beer should be delicious, accessible to everyone, and served one floor above where it’s lovingly made.
The Fishtown Brewpub location itself has a unique past that represents the industrial boom of Fishtown.
The building was part of one of the earliest industrial complexes in Fishtown, and one of the oldest in Kensington. Over the course of a century, the building was home to a number of businesses: Martin Landenberger Hosiery Mill; an early and important elevator manufacturer, the Morse Elevator Works, which was once the leading producer of freight elevators in the world, and the Otis Elevator Company’s Philadelphia location.
Since then, Fishtown has slowly transformed into an artistic and culinary mecca for both Philly locals and out of town visitors. Whether you’re in the neighborhood to check out a concert or comedy show, or weaving in and out of unique boutique shops on Frankford Ave, Fishtown Brewpub is the perfect spot to stop for a hand crafted beer and delicious meal.