We’ve taken a long look at ourselves in the mirror, and after much consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to join the growing number of businesses in our industry that are taking a step back. We will no longer be offering outdoor dining, nor, for the time being, food for takeout either. The good news – We’re still offering beer sales from the takeout window, which you can order HERE. For delivery, place your order HERE.
The love and support we’ve experienced these last months is inspiring, and will motivate us to come back better than ever when it’s safe and prudent to resume more “normal” operations.
As always, BE SAFE.
The 2D Family
Thursday – Sunday, 3pm – 7pm
WHAT'S ON TAP
Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with Pilsner and Maris Otter malt. Singularly hopped with Mosaic. Punchy notes of Satsuma orange rind, lychee flesh, and fresh blueberry muffin with a clean and crisp finish. 4.2% abv
Ghost of Antiquity
A harvest Grisette of sorts featuring a multi grain base of barley, wheat, and oats. Expanded upon with Estate grown Cascade from our Northern PA outpost, Second District Vineyard, and vintage Styrian Goldings. Fermented with a spicy farmhouse ale yeast that is quickly becoming one of our favorites and then dry hopped carefully with East Kent Goldings. Bone dry with a crackery base slathered in honey blossom and fresh herbs from the garden, with a lil bit of sun tea. A delight. 5% abv
Brewed with 2-row and oats and then hopped unequivocally with Simcoe and super fresh NZ Rakau. Delicate waves of funky white grape juice, Lemon-Kush, and psychedelic nectarine parties. 5.8% abv for ample imbibing.
Big Bancroft Beer (Batch 2)
Imperial Mosaic Pale Ale brewed with American 2-row and English Maris Otter malts. Singularly hopped with our favorite, Mosaic. The amped up version of our beloved house beer, Big Bancroft is more of everything we love about Bancroft Beer, except the low abv! Last year we used lupulin powder, which was fun but led the profile astray from the classic blueberry muffin notes Bancroft is known for. This batch we stuck to hopping completely with normal Mosaic pellets, resulting in a beautifully expressive ale bursting with pungent notes of blueberry, tropical fruit, and fragrant citrus. Incredibly quaffable at 7.6% abv.
IPA brewed with 2-row, Vienna, oat, and wheat malts. Hopped generously in the kettle with Simcoe and Cashmere. Fermented with our hazeboi yeast strain. Conditioned on a special Jerk spice blend before being dry hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Columbus for a refreshing culinary IPA experience! A unique flavor tip through sweet, savory, and spicy with tropical notes of passionfruit, citrus, and overripe donut peaches. 6.7% abv
Thick & Creamy
Multigrain milk stout brewed with honey, lactose, malted barley, oats, wheat, and rye, along with plenty of specialty dark malts. For this one we sourced 50 pounds of exquisite Coffee Blossom honey harvested from the bees who populate the indigenous coffee trees of the Majang Cloud Forest in Western Ethiopia, a rich dark honey with light notes of Nutella and mesquite smoke. The result is a beautifully deep lush brew with notes of bittersweet cocoa and Turkish coffee, with a full Thick & Creamy mouthfeel. 5% abv
Machete on the Nightstand
Spooky Mild brewed with lactose sugar, 2-row, Vienna, Oat, and Chocolate malts. Fermented with traditional English ale yeast and then conditioned on vanilla, single estate roasted cocoa nibs, and a dash of secret spice. Hauntingly smooth and delicious with eerie notes of booze infused Tootsie Rolls, Ghoulish delights, tricks and treats. 4.5% abv (served on NITRO for onsite consumption).
Mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with with 2-row and Vienna malts. Fermented over many moons in stainless before being conditioned on tart cherry, white peach, and passion fruit. Keg conditioned for a soft rounded profile with funky tropical fruit, bright acidity, and crisp mineral finish. 7% abv
4oz / 8oz / 16oz Available
Growler and Crowlers available
Happy Hour: M-F, 5-7pm
About Our Brewer
Ben Potts has been brewing in the Philadelphia region for over 11 years, working with some of the areas most well known breweries. With a background focused heavily on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of what we know as ‘beer’, Ben has done it all - from working with exotic fruits and spices, barrel aging, mixed fermentation techniques, to even brewing beer with lobsters and scrapple*. With that in mind, Ben brings all of his experience to Second District, creating both off-the wall flavors and classically inspired styles, along with everything in between.
“When the former owner of Nodding Head teams up with a former Dogfish Head brewer, you get some really fantastic beer. Most of it is in classic, non-crazy styles, but with slight variations that make them interesting — this is a brewpub, so all batches are small.” – BillyPenn
“Head brewer Ben Potts’ seasoned background features three local mainstays in Dock Street, Dogfish Head and Tired Hands, so rest assured the beer will be great. The taplist features a diverse blend of mostly sessionable, straightforward and good, honest beers that everyone is sure to enjoy” – Breweries In PA
“Amazing atmosphere and really good vegan food and non-vegan as well. I tried two different kinds of craft beer and I was very impressed. The staff was very friendly and even though the place was crowded the service was awesome. I am definitely coming back very soon to this hidden gem in South Philly.” – Google Review