Johnny Brenda's

(215) 739-9684 | View Website

1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19125

39.969038 -75.134314

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 11am - 2am

Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Taverns

Bar & Club Special Features: After Work, Live Music

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties/ Fishtown

Johnny Brenda's
Johnny Brenda's
Johnny Brenda's
Hommus, Octopus, Baked Mozzarella, Shrimp & Avocado, Steamed Clams, Pork Terrine, Eel, 1/4 Rack Of Ribs, Pork Belly, Beef Empanadas... more

Reviews for Johnny Brenda's


The BEST place to see a show in the city. Intimate, but grand, Divey, but slick - no matter where you stand you'll have a great view of the band.

Johnny Brenda's

Awesome bands have rolled through for years at this neighborhood revitalizing anchor bar. You can get up close or watch from the 2nd floor.

Johnny Brenda's

Great place for a beer and some live music. A reliable classic amidst the all of the new trendy spots nearby.

Johnny Brenda's

Everyone knows JB's for its shows, but it's a hell of a place to drink too. Their draft list is easily one of the best in the NoLibs area.

over a year ago

ST in Fishtown – This bar seems to be a balance of the Standard Tap and the Ministry of Information. Good brew selection, hipster crowd, and odd combination of new and old in the decor. I don't know that I'd venture out of CC for this place, but i'd be a regular if I lived nearby.

over a year ago

Hipsters sip local brews--and escape Northern Liberties' crowds--at Fishtown's newest old bar. – The Scene
It would be easy to mistake the place for a dive, what with its glass-tile windows, wood paneling, red holiday lights and neon jukebox. But look closer, and you'll notice the red-and-white striped floor, shiny, silver open kitchen and artsy lights hanging over the red pool table. The customers are a tip-off, too: effortlessly hip film-crew members, indie rockers and artists escaping the now-trendy Northern Liberties. Scattered among the newcomers are a few Fishtown lifers who were perched on Brenda's stools before its boxer namesake sold it to the minds behind Standard Tap.

The Draw
Come because it's the next cool place to chill. Then come back for the tasty and reasonably priced fare. Juicy, tender and garlicky pork tenderloin; generous and meaty flank steak; sausage sandwiches; tasty swordfish or lamb kabobs--all for less than $10--go great with $4 pints of Victory, Yards and Flying Fish.

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Tune In, Rock Out: Listen to Live Music in Philly There\'s someone playing at these places every night of the week.
Mix Alcohol with Photobooths and What Do You Get? Mementos of a night gone wild either in picture or hickey form.
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