If you haven’t caught on to the latest beer craze, now might be your chance. After all, three of the top 15 places to hop (pun intended) on the bandwagon are right here in Philadelphia.
I’m talking beer cans, people and according to ale afficianados it’s the best way to down the refreshing beverage. So much so, in fact that CraftCans.com (yes, there is such a thing) decided to name the “Best Of…” the beer can list trend.
And, wouldn’t you know, the alchies…err, I mean, beer snobs…of Philadelphia not only made the list, but made it three times. One of which is in the number one spot.
Let’s break it all down for you.
Coming in at the number 15 spot is the Memphis Taproom. Of which, CraftCans says:
Memphis Taproom is almost two drinking establshments in one. Upfront you’ve got a beer bar with a great tap selection and some amazing food options. Head out to the beer garden and you enter a whole new world – a more can-friendly world. This is where you’ll find a stationary food truck that dishes out 10 different amazing-sounding hot dogs and a dozen different craft cans – no bottles in the beer garden. Grab a dog and a can and watch the Phillies game on the projection screen or swing by for an episode of Twin Peaks – they’re showing all 29 episodes this summer with cans of Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale on special for $3.
Next Philly spot on the list comes in at number 10. It’s BAR Philadelphia.
Unpretentious is probably the best way to describe BAR. The name isn’t fancy, the place isn’t fancy, the website isn’t fancy (probably because they don’t have one), and the ambience is that of a comfortable dive bar. However, BAR has a canned beer list that is close to out of control. A mix of industrial tallboys, imports, ciders, and close to 50 different craft cans makes this place well worthy of a spot on this list. Between beers be sure to throw down one of their famouse “picklebacks” – a shot of whiskey with a pickle juice chaser.
And, drum roll please…
Seriously, are you drumming?
Now, at the number one spot, the CraftCans.com best place to enjoy beer from a can, most cantastic place to grab a craft can in america is…
Percy Street Barbeque. It’s not just the 100 plus selections of craft cans, but quite possibly the food, too.
Over the past couple years Aric Ferrell, Manager at Philadelphia’s Percy Street Barbecue, has been on a mission. He has been on a campaign to have Percy Street feature the largest selection of canned craft beers in the country and we are proud to say that he has definitely accomplished his goal. But, its not just the vast array of craft cans available (at last count there are over 100) at this South Street eatery that put it at the top of the list. Nope, Percy Street is also home to some of the most amazing barbecue in the northeast. Two words: Turkey Tails. Everything we’ve had there was delicious and you can even get cans to go now! If it comes in a can and is available in Pennsylvania than Aric has done everything he can to put it on his can menu. Serving up Texas-style BBQ in a clean, modern environment with a ridicu-list of canned craft beers available as well as a serious whiskey list, Percy Street is our top choice for best place to grab a can of beer in America. They’ve earned it.
Congrats to all three of them for keeping up with the trends and making Philadelphia a true standout in this category.