Tom Kehoe, a pivotal figure in the Philly beer scene, opened Yards in 1994 in a garage in Manayunk. The establishment recently moved from Fishtown to a massive brewery and taproom in Northern Liberties, where guests can stop in for flights off of the 20-tap draught line and beer-friendly fare from chef Jim Burke. Yards’ signature beers are all over the menu, including mustard accompanying a Bavarian pretzel, Philly Pale chicken with fried potatoes and greens, and a dessert float featuring Love Stout.
A variety of Philadelphia breweries make this city a prime destination for beer lovers on the hunt for tasty and inventive IPAs, lagers and more. A visit to many of the Philadelphia breweries on the list below offers one of the more well-rounded things to do in Philadelphia, because you can not ony chug back some sensational locally brewed beers, but take guided—and often free—brewery tours and fill your belly with delicious pub grub. Head there early on the weekend for some of the best brunch in Philadelphia, or join the after-work crowds during the week for a top experience for happy hour Philadelphia has to offer.
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