Next Crowler Sale: Sunday, April 5th

Hey folks. Lots of you want to know how you can support. You all killed it with the crowler sale the other day, and now we want to do something for our general staff who rely on all of you as well. Shit is so crazy rn, and we’ve gotten lots of messages about how you can help. Well this is it. 100% of this will go to the people who you’ve grown to love, serving you day in and day out. As a small business, it is tough. You did your part to support us as a whole with our crowler sale, but this is specifically for the people who we love and need money right now. We know it’s hard on everyone, but if you want to help, this is the place.


Bancroft Beer

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

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

Cloud Vapor

Italian Pilsner, unfiltered and solely hopped pre and post fermentation with German Tettnanger. Light doughy malt up front with a crisp herbal finish that hits that spot. 4.5% abv

Visual Syntax

IPA brewed with 2-row barley, Special Aromatic, and a double dose of oat malts. Hopped abundantly with Simcoe, Amarillo, NZ Waimea, and Citra. Big fluffy mouthfeel, bright and tropical with notes of passion fruit and papaya, slightly dank, and filled with emanating rays of sunshine. 6% abv


Blended Sour Ale. Comprised of two year old sour ale brewed with rye and aged in wine barrels, 1.5 year sour ale aged in wine barrels, and younger 4 month old sour ale which was brewed with juniper and lemon peel and then fermented on the lees and fruit from our Framboise. Bursting with notes of Nectarine juice and apricot skins. Classic farmhouse funk with cotton candy barrel notes and a crisp citric acidity. 6% abv

Export strength Porter brewed with 2-row, caramel, chocolate, and oat malts. Fermented with our house ale yeast before being conditioned on heaps of coconut puree, Madagascar vanilla, and Garam Masala spices. Loads of bittersweet cocoa, well-aged Caribbean rum, and freshly baked gingersnaps. On *NITRO* 6.5% abv
Saison Contatto

Table beer brewed humbly with 2-row barley malt and a dash of aged Old World hop varietals. Fermented with our RAF mixed culture and aged in stainless before being rested on a heap of Nebbiolo grape skins for one lunar cycle. Soft earthiness and a hint of farmhouse funk with notes of Bosc pear, Muscat grapes, wet oak leaves, and Autumnal tannins. 4.2% abv


Barcalounger – IPA brewed with oat and rye malts. Hopped hotside with Amarillo, fermented with a Hazy-Boi yeast straint, and then abundantly dry hopped with Sabro, Citra, and NZ Rakau. Dreamy with notes of Bahama breeze and a forecast of Piña Colada downpours. Close your eyes and sip in your comfiest seat. 5% abv.

Silk Upholstered Chair

Unfiltered Vienna lager brewed with American 2-row and Vienna malts. Dosed in the kettle with local Buckwheat honey from Fruitwood Orchards, and then steeped with mounds of dried German Chamomile flowers from our friends at Penn Herb in NoLibs. Fermented low and slow with German lager yeast and conditioned for many moons at icey temps. Nutty and toasty with hints of rum cake, dehydrated stone fruit, and wood spice. 5.1% abv

Volt Switch

Crispy IPA brewed with all American grown and malted 2-row barley. Hopped hotside with Sabro, fermented with our house ale strain, and dry hopped with NZ Southern Cross, Simcoe, and Nugget. Tropical fruit punch with notes of pineapple and coconut flesh, tangerine rind, and vine ripened muscat grapes. 5.2% 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.



Pub Board

Vegan Pub Board (V+)

Pimento Cheese Tray (V)

Italian Bread Pizza
Plain, Roni or Vegan


Candied Bacon Stix

Pretzel Bites (V)

Fried Pickles (V+)

Boneless or Veggie (V)

Buffalo Cauliflower (V+)

Corndog Nugz

Czerw’s Pierogies (V)

Spicy Cukes (V+)

Curly Fries (V+)

Salad (V+)

Pork Rinds & Pimento

Scrapple Wontons

Two Hands

District Burger
Rineer Family Farms

Grilled Gyro (V+)

Hot Fried Chicken

Korean Short Rib

Reuben Corndog (V+)


All items are served w/ curly fries or salad



Vegetarian: V
Vegan: V+

Delivery Options


Monday – Friday
5pm – 7pm

$2 off pints and
special Happy Hour menu

“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