August 2021 Update

After much consideration, the Second District staff as a collective has decided that in light of the recent mandates put in place by the City of Philadelphia, starting tomorrow, Friday the 13th, we will require proof of vaccination for all indoor diners. Unvaccinated individuals and those missing their card are welcome at our outdoor seating. We have kept online ordering in place (food is back on the takeout menu!) as well for anyone who doesn’t meet that criteria or simply feels unsafe dining publicly under the current conditions. Outdoor diners MUST wear a mask when coming inside to use the bathrooms, no exceptions.

We will except the original CDC issued card or paper/digital copies. Your vaccination must be fully complete, and two weeks out from your final dose. For those who might have misplaced their cards, you can contact the city’s COVID call center for replacement at 215-685-5488 or by emailing

This was not an easy decision but as a small community based business we feel this is the best course of action to ensure the health and safety of our coworkers, friends, family, and neighbors.

Be well, be kind, and stay safe, Philly.

Much love,
Your 2D Fam

Mon, Wed, Thu: 3-11pm
Fri-Sun: 12-late


Bancroft Beer

Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with American 2-row and English 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. 4.20% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Milanville Rouge

Our take on traditional Belgian Framboise. Brewed in August of 2019 with American 2-row barley malt and aged Old World hops. Fermented with our RAF mixed culture atop that year’s harvest of raspberries from our Milanville, PA farm. Then transferred to oak barrels from our friends at Maple Springs Wine. Aged for two years and then blended this Spring and refermented on the both the 2020 raspberry harvest (frozen) and fresh 2021 harvest. Two years and three seasons of fruit come together in a beautiful bubbly beverage with jammy notes of raspberry tart, Pinot Noir soaked oak, effervescent funk, and elegant acidity. Naturally carbonated in the bottle. 6.2% abv
Available in 750ml bottles

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
Apricot Helix
Apricot Tangerine hard seltzer/fruit soda mash up. 100% cane sugar based, and conditioned on loads of apricot and tangerine puree. Dry, effervescent, with nuanced hints of ripe nectarine skins, Peach Rings, and Orangina. We’re not really sure exactly how to classify this one but it’s refreshing AF, bubbly, and delicious. 6.4% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers
Future Rustic
Biére de Coupage. A blend comprised of fresh farmhouse ale brewed with German pilsner, wheat, and aged old world hops, and a small portion of aged sour ale from our mixed fermentation program. Then allowed to mingle and get to know each other for a few months. Autumnal notes of wet oak leaves and petrichor, Bartlett pear, wild sumac, and cracked white pepper. 6% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers
Frost Breath

A winterized IPA brewed with barley, wheat, and oats along with a dash of chocolate malt for nice toasty accent. Abundantly hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Idaho 7, and Motueka. Pungent notes of flowering cannabis trees, dragonfruit and lychee atop freshly toasted bread. 6.4% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Hotdog Champ (Reprise)

A reprised rye pale ale based on our original ode to the king of snacks, Hotdog Champ Rye IPA. Coming in leaner than its predecessor for ultimate crushability, this spicy little number was brewed with English malted rye and a choice blend of Columbus, Simcoe and Amarillo hops for a full retrospective on American hoppy ales. Leafy and resinous with a classicly crisp rye finish. 5.5% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Huy Vietnamese Coffee Stout

Huy is our rich creamy coffee stout brewed with a plethora of specialty roasted malts and lactose for that thick condensed milky sweetness. Conditioned on the same blend of deep roast coffee and spicy chicory as your favorite pho joint. An homage to our jack of all trades, this beer comes in with huge notes of espresso, woody antique shop, brown Jelly Beans, and Belgian bittersweet cacao. 6% abv.
Available on draft *NITRO* and 32oz crowlers to go


Entwife season is here! This beer has a special place in our hearts as one of the first we made for our opening in 2017. Entwife is a Rye Dark Mild built with English Maris Otter, Rye, and Chocolate malts. Hopped delicately with East Kent Goldings in the boil and then fermented with a classic English yeast strain. Pint fulls of toasted hazelnut and toffee with hints of hearth baked bread and a spicy rye finish. At 3.4%, it’s the perfect beer to accompany a night full of good food and great company.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

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