January 2022 Update

With the City’s new Vaccine Mandate in place we will continue require proof of vaccine for all indoor diners.

We greatly understand people’s hesitancy at the moment with the current rate of spread. We continue to do all we can to keep our staff and our patrons as safe as possible. Our staff is fully vaccinated and will be fully masked during service. We ask all patrons to wear one as well when not seated. We have tests available to any staff in need who are showing symptoms or concerned about contact with a positive case.

We will continue to offer heated outdoor seating for anyone who prefers it. Most comfortable at home? We got you! Hit the button below for all to-go orders, including food, beer, merch. Schedule your contactless pickup at our takeout window for whatever time is most convenient for you.

We immensely appreciate everyone’s support over the last couple years and for all of it moving forward. We’re hopeful for a bright 2022 and thank you for continuing on the journey with us!

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

BEERS!

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 16oz 4-packs

Cosmic Kite

Brewed from a melange of base malts including 2-row, pilsner, Golden Promise, and malted oats. Hopped intensely with two classics, Mosaic and Citra, and one of our new favs, Cashmere. This one takes us back to the days of yesteryear, with big creamy notes of mango sorbet, mandarin orange, and dank ganja. 8.9% abv. We don’t do these often but when we do it’s a real treat.
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 in-house or to go.

Oat Nog
In a continued effort to explore more sustainable ingredients & practices along with a more accessible approach to typically lactose laden beer styles, we decided to have a lil fun with oat milk! Oat Nog is an Imperial Oat Milk Stout brewed with copious amounts of deep roasty malts, a kiss of beechwood smoked malt, buckets of that Barista-style oat milk, crumbling mounds of brown sugar, and a dash of nutmeg + 5 spice. 100% vegan. Incredibly thick, yet fluffy whipped mouthfeel; the dark brown sugar and booze add to a spicy dry finish. Layers of creamy Nutella, bittersweet chocolate melk, cured exotic barks, sticky pitted dates, Grandma’s rum cake, and toasty snow days stuck at home. 8% 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

Silk Upholstered Chair

One of our all time favorite winter warmers. Vienna lager brewed with German pilsner and Vienna malts married with chamomile and local honey. This year we’re super stoked to have gotten a few gallons of beautiful light amber hued Summer Harvest honey from our dear friend Greg and Mind Your Hives, sourced from mindfully kept hives just outside the city. And as always, dried chamomile flowers from the spice treasure trove over at Penn Herb Co. in NoLibs. 16oz of liquid Honey Nut Cheerios, persimmon, and hearth baked bread, with our typical lean mineral finish – this is perhaps the finest batch of Silk yet. 5.2% abv
Available in 16oz single cans or 4-packs to go

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

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

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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