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

Simpelize

Simpelize your life with this ultra crushable IPA brewed from American 2-row and English Golden Promise malts. Hopped solely with Cashmere. This beer was dry hopped not once, not twice, but thrice times for the ultimate Cashmere experience. Ripping with juicy notes of Piña Colada wooder ice kissed by citrus and white grapes. 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 in-house or to go.

Five

Our annual anniversary blend. This year’s blend is comprised of Chardonnay barrel aged saison originally brewed in the waning moments of 2019, then laid to rest in oak from our friends at Maple Springs Winery in Berks Co.  After two years of hibernation, we blended specific portions of each barrel and married them together along with fresh sour beer from our mixed fermentation program. The draft version is a refreshing yet complex Gueuze-like blend with lighter carbonation than its bottled counterpart and dripping with notes of nectarine and apricot, nuanced woodspice, vanilla, and a delightful cedary funk. 6.2% abv

Available in 750ml bottles in-house or to go.

Exists to be Found
An ode to the warmer weather and the awakening of Mother Nature. As the temperatures rise here in the northeast, we transition from the dull grey palette of winter to an exuberant burst of color as the buds unfold and the flowers bloom. To celebrate this special time, we took a simple base fermented with our house mixed culture originally brewed back in November, and added heaps of dried hibiscus flowers from our go-to local spot for all things spicy, Penn Herb in NoLibs, and allowed it to cold steep for a couple weeks. The result is a vibrant red hued ale, ripe with flavors of tart Cherry, dark red Fruit Roll-ups, and funky Sangria, with a delightfully dry and refreshing finish. 5.5% abv
Available on draft and in 32 oz crowlers to go
Pětite Pils

We’ve been dreaming of this beer for awhile so we went ahead and made it a reality. A fun little play on our Pět Pils, Pětite is a lower abv Northern German leaning keller pils brewed with German Pilsner malt and healthy additions of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and Select in the kettle. Clean light crackery malt with a burst of herbal spicy and woody notes with layers of grass and lemon verbena. Crisp dry finish. INCREDIBLY quaffable and refreshing. 3.8% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Permanent Smile

West Coast IPA brewed with 2-row, Vienna, and Munich malts for that classic deep golden hue. Mash hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo in the kettle, and finally finished with a massive addition of Amarillo and Mosaic post fermentation. Take a flavor trip back to 2005 with notes of pine resin, tangerine rind, and Mid-Summer berry harvests with a long smooth finish. 6.3% abv
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers

Sir Chadwick

English Style Brown Porter brewed with a plethora of specialty malts and characterized by the addition of English Pale Chocolate and Midnight Wheat. Hopped gently with traditional English East Kent Goldings. Rich milk chocolate, nutella, oaky tannin, and creamy mouthfeel. If we had a house counterpart to Bancroft, this would be it. We dub thee Sir Chadwick, dark beer of Newbold. 6% abv.
Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Low Kick
IPA brewed with American 2-row and oat malts, hopped out the wazoo with Amarillo, Motueka, Idaho 7, and Citra. Big dank Juicy Fruit nose with flavors following suit throwing crushed kumquat, guava, pine apple, and hint of grassiness into the mix. Crushable! Need we say more? 5.7% abv.

Available on draft and in 32oz crowlers to go

Chifforobe
English Olde Ale brewed with copious amounts of malty malts, and aged for many months in our Milanville, PA Brew Farm cave. Deep dark and lush, with notes of toffee, dried foraged herbs, and faint wisps of the unknown. 9.2% abv. IPA brewed with American 2-row and oat malts, hopped out the wazoo with Amarillo, Motueka, Idaho 7, and Citra. Big dank Juicy Fruit nose with flavors following suit throwing crushed kumquat, guava, pine apple, and hint of grassiness into the mix. Crushable! Need we say more? 5.7% abv.
Available on draft and in 32 oz 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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