June 2021 Update

With the restrictions lifted by the city, we now offer regular bar seating with limited indoor tables. Outdoor dining and online to-go ordering are here to stay. We have discontinued beer delivery for the time being.

Masks are no longer required for staff or customers – all of our coworkers are fully vaccinated and we are allowing them to choose what makes them most comfortable. For patrons, we strongly recommend masks if unvaccinated.

We are currently still operating under limited hours posted below, with a limited food menu until we’re able to fully staff the kitchen (hopefully sooner than later!)

We appreciate all of the continued support and look forward to getting back to some semblance of normalcy! See you soon.

Much love,
Your 2D Fam

Wed-Thu: 3-11pm
Fri: 3-late
Sat: Noon-late
Sun: Noon-11pm

BEERS!

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
Available on draft and 16oz 4-packs

Estimated Antler

Pale ale brewed with Simcoe and then dry hopped with a heap of one of the (if not THE) highest esteemed hop varieties on the block, Nelson Sauvin. It’s been four years since we’ve gotten our hands on this beautiful variety and as usual, it does NOT disappoint. Crisp with a huge bouquet of Sour Diesel infused Sauvignon Blanc layered on a toasty malt base. 5% abv.
Available in 16oz 4-packs and single cans

Cave Aged Three

Originally blended for our 3rd Anniversary in early 2020 before you know what. Comprised of 2 y/o barrel aged rye saison, 1.5 y/o barrel aged sour ale, and then cut with “jonge” [young] stainless aged mixed fermentation ale brewed with lemon peel and juniper. The cave does wonders on these beers as the stronger flavors are tempered over time at subterranean temps. Bright lemon zest jumps off the palate followed by light sandal wood, funky muscadet, and meandering trips through Flemish countrysides that may involve psychedelics. This one’s real fun. 6% abv
Available on draft *in house only*

Cerveza al Vapor

A fun Mexican dark lager/steam beer mashup. Wort concocted with some toastier malts, brown sugar, and lots of Green Meadow Farm roasted heirloom grits. Then fermented at slightly warmer temperatures with classic Mexican lager yeast. The result is a highly quaffable copper colored beer with both lager and ale traits. Hints of toasted pumpernickel with spring harvest honey, Cheerios, and a dry crisp finish. 4.8% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Bicycle Tour

Dry hopped mix fermentation sour ale brewed entirely with Sabro. Bursting with ripe notes of pink Starburst, fragrant Meyer lemon, wild grown passionfruit, and beachside sunsets with a coconut concoction in hand. Bottle conditioned on local Alfalfa honey. A tropical delight at 5.5% abv.

Available in 750ml bottles

Blessed Realm

Hazy Boi IPA brewed with 2-row, oats, and wheat for a fluffy base. Then we dumped in heaps of NZ Rakau, Motueka, and our ol pal Nelson Sauvin. A sip of peach cloud sunsets, a bathtub full of Muscat grapes, pungent Halfling’s leaf, and otherworldly sail boat trips into the ether. 6.5% abv

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Mirror Coat

Oated out IPA with a silly amount of Amarillo, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Idaho 7. Like sippin a Tangie laced piña colada while on a riding mower. 6.6% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

The Glass is Always Greener

The bottle conditioned version of our Ghosts 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 Hop Farm & Vineyard, and vintage Styrian Goldings. Fermented with a spicy farmhouse ale yeast that is quickly becoming one of our favorites before dry hopping carefully with East Kent Goldings. In true Saison style, bottle conditioning lends this ale an even drier profile due to refermention in the bottle up to 3 volumes of c02. The result is an extremely bubbly quaffable beer with a dense rocky head, fitting for everyday sipping and special occasions alike. Prickly notes of lemon grass, black pepper, and picnics with freshly baked bread on a verdant countryside. Feel free to leave this one out on a sunny window sill before serving. 750 mL bottle, 5% abv.
Available in 750ml bottles

Boho 4ever

A rustic unfiltered Bohemian pilsner featuring all Czech pilsner malt and abundantly hopped with Czech Saaz. Fermented low and slow with our house lager yeast. A lovely biscuity base gives way to a cornucopia of flavors including earthy earl gray tea, cracked white pepper, and bails of freshly cut hay. 4.6% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers

Chifforobe

English Style Olde Ale brewed with copious amounts of malty malts and aged for 6 cool months. Deep, dark, and lush with notes of toffee, Black Strap molasses, dried foraged herbs, and faint wisps of the unknown. Originally brewed to celebrate our 4th anniversary. 9.2% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Uncle Ale

A throwback to classic West Coast IPA’s, ripping with pine resin, some hints of caramel, fresh cut trees, sticky marmalade, and Northern Cali breezes. Wafts of whatever is going on out in the shed during family gatherings. Hopped generously with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic. Perfect uncle strength at 7% abv. Here’s to all the unsung heroes.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Fuchsia City

Our first legit foray into the hard seltzer world. But it’s not just any seltzer, it’s ours. 100% cane sugar based, refermented on heaps of blueberry purée and Meyer lemon juice, with a sprinkle of Tahitian vanilla bean. Then we grabbed some bunches of fresh basil from the Italian Market, made a big ol’ batch of tea, and added that as well. Kind of like a blueberry piquette shandy. Some tannic blueberry skin contact notes along with thirst quenching citric acidity. DRY, no bs “natural flavoring” or back sweetening. Complimented by a dash of roundness from the vanilla bean and a hint of herbal spice from the basil tea. 5.7% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

About Our Brewer

Ben Potts has been brewing in the Philadelphia region for over 14 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 some of the most unconventional brewing ingredients possible. 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

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