Now Open for Outside Seating

Okay, Philly! Today we’re trying our hand at a lil outdoor dining. We’ll be here 12pm – 8pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

For our dine-in guests, our full menu can viewed HERE. This will replace the need for paper menus changing hands. We will have a few single use menus available as needed.

Likewise, for the safety of EVERYONE, all staff and customers alike, we require you to wear a mask except when seated at your table! Please keep it on when ordering from your server as well. We’ll also be utilizing a virtual waitlist you can sign up for and be notified via text when your table is ready, link in bio.

We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued patience as we navigate all of these new ways of operating, and all of the support. We are cautiously wading into this pool and doing everything we can to ensure everyone’s safety, and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

WHAT'S ON TAP

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

Achieving Distance Together

American Mild brewed with Maris Otter, Vienna, and 2-row malts. Hopped gently in the kettle with Amarillo and Tettnanger. Fermented with tried and true English yeast before a delicate addition of classic East Kent Golding hops. Doughy malt blended with light notes of Mom’s sun tea, marmalade on toast, and PA countrysides in the Spring. On NITRO for in-house consumption. 3.9% abv

Leaf Blade

IPA brewed with 2-row, Vienna, and oat malts. Hopped heavily with Columbus, Simcoe, Sabro, and NZ Southern Cross. Notes of freshly grated tangerine rind, passionfruit sangria, and coconut flesh. 6% abv.

Three

Three-threaded sour ale comprised of one part 2 year old barrel aged rye beer, one part 1.5 year old barrel aged sour ale, and one part fresh sour ale brewed with lemon peel and juniper and fermented on the lees and spent raspberries from our first Framboise. The result is a pungent stone fruit blast of apricot skins and crushed nectarine flesh, tangerine rind, bright acidity and a cotton candy esque barrel note on the finish. 6% abv. This one’s all too easy to crush in this sweaty heat!

Export

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. 6.5% abv

Digital Future Now

IPA brewed with 2-row and malted oats. Hopped with Columbus and Warrior oil in the kettle. Secondary fermented with 12.5 pounds per barrel of Guava purée before dry hopping with Mosaic, Sabro, and Nugget. Beckoning memories of tropical getaways, summer breezes, and harvest times. Hop on that Zoom happy hour and enjoy the Digital Future Now. 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

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

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

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

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.

MENU

Boards

Veggies & Dip v+ sm/lg |  7  14

Mezze Board v+ | 15
hummus, roasted veggies, spent grain falafel, olives, and pita

Pub Board | 13
pepperoni jam, smoked cheddar, pork rinds, kimchi, olives, pepperoni, cornichons, and crackers

Bites

Boneless or Veggies Wings | 12
Buffalo, BBQ or Thai Chili

Buffalo Cauliflower v+ | 10

Smashed Spicy Cukes v+ | 8

Crabby Beer Cheese | 9
served with old bay pork rinds and crackers

 Tomato Verde Frito v | 10
fried green tomatoes over chipotle ranch, topped with pico and queso fresco

Fried Pickles v+ | 8
served with vegan ranch

Bacon Stix | 2.5

Two Hands

District Burger | 15
Brown butter bun, bacon jam, swiss, pickled red onion

Cheeseburger | 15
LTO and pickles

Spent Grain Burger v+ | 14
LTO, sprouts and pickles, with vegan ranch

Hot Dogs – beef or vegan | 12
2 all beef or fieldroast vegan hot dogs, topped with peanut butter and Fritos

Chicken Grinder | 14
grilled chicken on a toasted hoagie roll with honey mustard, swiss, marinated zucchini, pickled onion, pepperoncini and lettuce 

Vegan Gyro v+ | 14
seitan, lettuce, tomato, onion, vegan garlic mayo, wrapped in a pita

 

Vegetarian: V
Vegan: V+

Delivery Options


HAPPY HOUR

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

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