Silence Dogoods Tavern

216 Market Street | Phildelphia, PA 19106
215-923-1400
www.silencedogoodstavern.com

Silence Dogood’s Tavern is an authentic neighborhood bar with an interesting theme.

From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Stonewall Riot, taverns have long been the place where American history is written. At Silence Dogood’s, our mission is simple: stiff drinks, hearty food and a convivial place to gather and debate the news of the day. Whether you’re a Philadelphian by birth or just passing through, we hope you will find in our modest establishment good friends and a cure for whatever ails you.

John Adams enjoyed a mug of hard cider with breakfast. Thomas Jefferson was a connoisseur of rare wines from France. Whether you seek to warm your insides or calm your frayed nerves, we offer a dependable selection of good food and fine spirits.

Who Is Silence Dogood?

In the time before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin was a young Bostonian working as an apprentice at his brother’s newspaper, The New-England Courant. When Ben’s brother refused to publish his work, he assumed the identity of a middle-aged widow named Silence Dogood and began writing letters to the paper in her name. The fifteen Silence Dogood letters were first printed during the year of 1722.

Silence Dogood was a strong-willed woman, unafraid of commenting on the news and trends of her day. In her letters, she shunned grandiosity and sang the praises of enjoying a spot of liquor now and then. Her letters were wildly popular with the scholarly men of Boston, some of whom even wrote the Courant to request her hand in marriage. At Silence Dogood’s Tavern, we are dedicated to preserving the intrepid spirit of Silence Dogood, fictional as she may be.

While Old City isever changing, Silence Dogood’s Tavern remains true to its original charm and ambiance where regulars and loyal customers go to kick back and relax. It survives and thrives in a sea of martini bars with 12 rotating beers on tap and a fully stocked line up of booze.

The small kitchen produces some of the most amazing bar food in the neighborhood including flatbread pizzas, daily specials, salads and appetizers. The atmosphere is wonderful and the tunes pump out of an excellent sound system. Three TV’s with sports and current events are on all the time. If you like a cozy little place to hang out, Silence Dogood’s Tavern is for you. Located in the heart of Old City, the building has been there since 1895

BIG RED PEDAL TOURS GUEST SPECIALS:
$1 off all draft beer
$1 off tavern wines
$1 off the "Big Red" cocktail

HOT TODDY CRAWL SPECIALS:
SILENCE CIDER - $6.00
BEN'S HOT TODDY - $6.00

Midtown Village Pub Crawl
Atlantic City Irish Pub Philadelphia

1123 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-3311
www.irishpubphilly.com

In 1972 Richard and Cathy Burke took over Feeley's Irish Pub and Inn in Atlantic City and the Irish Pub was born. The Burkes quickly turned the Irish Pub into a flourishing restaurant that continued to gain notoriety around the world as the place to see in Atlantic City. Richard and Cathy bought a millinery shop on the 1100 block of Walnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia, which opened in December of 1980. Jim Belushi, Anthony Quinn and Martha Raye, among others, have all been entertained at this location, which is across the street from the Forrest Theatre.

Three years later, the 20th and Walnut Street location opened a block west of Rittenhouse Square. It became an immediate hit with neighbors, young and urban professionals, professional athletes, and many of the graduate schools, which continues to this day.

Fun Facts:

  • Zagat listed the Irish Pub among the top 10 Irish pubs in the country in 2007.
  • The Irish Pub is a three-time state winner of the Restaurant Neighborhood Award.
  • Scenes from the movie "Rocky Balboa" were filmed at our 20th Street location.
  • The Irish Pub on St. James Place in Atlantic City has been identified with the game Monopoly. The red hotels used in the game are based on the architecture of the Irish Pub and Inn, the Pub's original location.
BIG RED PEDAL TOUR GUEST SPECIALS:
$5.00 LONG TAIL IPA
$5.00 TOUR DE SHORE IRISH RED
$3.50 MILLER LITE, BUD LIGHT, COORS LIGHT & YUENGLING
$5.00 WELL MIXED DRINKS
$5.00 HOUSE WINES
$5.00 THE RED RIDER SHOT SPECIAL

Hot Toddy Crawl Specials:
Hot Toddy - $6
Spike Hot Cider - $6
Irish Coffee - $6
McGillins Old Ale House

1310 Drury Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-735-5562
mcgillins.com

McGillin's Olde Ale House threw open its doors the year Lincoln was elected president. That's shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for Philadelphia City Hall. The beer taps have been flowing since 1860 – making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. It has outlasted Strawbridge's, the Civil War and even Prohibition.

What's the secret? McGillin's has become just like the fictional "Cheers" – with camaraderie, good food at a reasonable price, and a great selection of local and regional beers on tap.

Fun Facts:
Originally called The Bell in Hand, the tavern opened 153 years ago inside a small row house. The laborers who frequented the place just called it McGillin's after William McGillin, the Irish immigrant who owned the bar and raised his 13 children upstairs. The nickname stuck and the tavern grew to encompass the oyster house next door, the back alley/washroom and the McGillin's house. On August 31, 1901, "Pa" McGillin died and "Ma" McGillin took over running the restaurant. No pushover, "Ma" had a list of troublemakers who weren't allowed into McGillin's. The list read like a social registry, including some of the most prominent citizens of the day. McGillin's survived Prohibition and Ma ran it until her death in 1937 at the age of 90. The McGillin's daughter, Mercedes McGillin Hooper, who grew up above the tavern, sold it in 1958 to brothers and experienced barkeeps, Henry Spaniak and Joe Shepaniak. (That's not a mistake, the brothers actually spelled their name differently.) Keeping it in the family, Henry's daughter, Mary Ellen Spaniak Mullins, and her husband, Chris Mullins, have run the restaurant since 1993. Mary Ellen and Chris' son, Christopher, Jr. (Henry's grandson), recently joined the business.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$3.00 pints of McGillin's Ale
$3.00 pints of McGillin's Lager
$3.00 KamiKaze
$3.00 SoCo-Lime Shots
$4.00 Fireball shots
$5.00 glasses of wine
$7.00 pitchers of PBR
$8.00 pitchers of Bud Light
 
Hot Toddy Crawl Specials:
The Drury Sleigh Ride - $5.00
Old City Pub Crawl
Las Vegas Lounge

704 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-9533
www.lasvegaslounge.com

Las Vegas Lounge is Philadelphia's favorite neighborhood bar in Center City. We are located just minutes from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a short distance from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City Hotels, Old City and Rittenhouse Square.

We opened in 2001 and began serving giant 20oz draft beers and offer a great selection of seasonal craft beers. We also feature a signature cocktail menu as well as great martinis, wine and bottled beer choices. Our awesome daily drink specials run all day. Service industry workers or anyone who likes a great deal should check out our Late Night Happy Hour!

Our tasty food menu features hand-formed burgers, savory sandwiches, crispy jumbo chicken wings, and vegetarian food options.

Stop in and enjoy our casual environment and meet our friendly staff. Challenge your friends to a game on our pool tables or just relax and listen to your favorite songs on our digital Juke Box.

Come in once and you'll become a regular too. Vegas Baby, Vegas!!!

Here are the specials that we are offering:
$3.50 Yuengling & Miller Lite 20oz Drafts
$5.00 Well Mixed Drinks
$5.00 Fireball Shots
$5.00 House Wines
JJ Bootleggers

35 South 2nd Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-923-3300
jjbootleggers.com

JJ Bootleggers is one of Pennsylvania's first moonshine-themed restaurants located in our country's birthplace, Philadelphia. The bar offers a great selection of libations, but we like to focus on moonshine flights and our moonshine signature cocktails. We did not forget about the beer lovers, as we offer 10 rotating drafts and a wide selection of canned and bottled beers.

Our food menu was created to offer some of your favorite comfort foods with an optional moonshine twist. The menu and atmosphere are perfect for a nice dinner or for partying with a group of friends and choosing several different small bites to sample and share.

Moonshine – hooch, white lightning, mountain dew, XXX – is an un-aged, colorless spirit made from cornmeal, yeast, sugar, water and malt. The term moonshine comes from the fact that distilling illegal liquor was done underground or in the "moonlight."

Fun Fact:
Bootlegging originated during the American Civil War, when soldiers would sneak liquor into the army camps by concealing bottles in their boots. During the prohibition era of the 1920s, bootleggers delivered illegal shine from state to state.

Some moonshine is now legal to produce and is rocketing into popularity. Today's white lightning and flavored 'shines are used in our recipes to create outstanding signature cocktails.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$1 off any craft draft beer
$2 off moonshine specialty drinks
$6 Rum Runners
$6 White Lightnin' boneless wings (served in a to-go container)
South Street Pub Crawl
Manny Brown's Grill

512 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-627-7427
Manny Brown's Facebook Page

Manny Brown’s has long been the pregame spot for so many music fans looking to get ready for a show at the TLA or trying to eat some succulent ribs. An institution on South Street, the pub features an amazing craft beer selection, hip décor and live music right in the front window most nights.

The crowd is always friendly, the music so well selected and the TV’s are always playing the "big game". It’s a great example of great watering hole in the City of Brotherly Love.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$1 off all draft beers
$1 off all bottled beers
$1 off all well drinks

Paddy Whacks

150 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-464-7544
www.paddywhackspub.com

Paddy Whacks aims to serve the social dining and entertainment needs of all members of the community young and old. It is a place to meet, laugh, hear music, relax or dance the night away. Paddy Whacks has a culture of its own, integrating the rich traditions of a pub into the heart of the community.

Open since December 2007, Paddy Whacks is South Street's favorite Irish Sports Pub. The laid-back neighborhood spot is popular for casual meals, happy hour specials and late-night fun. During football season, crowds line up along the bar to watch one of their HDTVs. On Fridays and Saturdays, their house DJ spins all of your party music. Local bands take the stage all weekend long during happy hour.

Their menu includes Irish favorites like Shepherd's pie and fish and chips, plus wings, pizza and other pub fare. The daily lunch special is a local favorite. Paddy Whacks is available for private parties and charity events. The private events space holds up to 200 people comfortably and they have a variety of food and drink packages to accommodate your needs.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$6 Bud Light Pitchers
$5 House Wines
$4 Guinness & Crafts
$3 Domestic Pints
Las Vegas Lounge

704 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-9533
www.lasvegaslounge.com

Las Vegas Lounge is Philadelphia's favorite neighborhood bar in Center City. We are located just minutes from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a short distance from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City Hotels, Old City and Rittenhouse Square.

We opened in 2001 and began serving giant 20oz draft beers and offer a great selection of seasonal craft beers. We also feature a signature cocktail menu as well as great martinis, wine and bottled beer choices. Our awesome daily drink specials run all day. Service industry workers or anyone who likes a great deal should check out our Late Night Happy Hour!

Our tasty food menu features hand-formed burgers, savory sandwiches, crispy jumbo chicken wings, and vegetarian food options.

Stop in and enjoy our casual environment and meet our friendly staff. Challenge your friends to a game on our pool tables or just relax and listen to your favorite songs on our digital Juke Box.

Come in once and you'll become a regular too. Vegas Baby, Vegas!!!

Here are the specials that we are offering:
$3.50 Yuengling & Miller Lite 20oz Drafts
$5.00 Well Mixed Drinks
$5.00 Fireball Shots
$5.00 House Wines
History & Beer Adventure
McGillin's Old Ale House

1310 Drury Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-735-5562
www.mcgillins.com

McGillin's Olde Ale House threw open its doors the year Lincoln was elected president. That's shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for Philadelphia City Hall. The beer taps have been flowing since 1860 – making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. It has outlasted Strawbridge's, the Civil War and even Prohibition.

What's the secret? McGillin's has become just like the fictional "Cheers" – with camaraderie, good food at a reasonable price, and a great selection of local and regional beers on tap.

Fun Facts:
Originally called The Bell in Hand, the tavern opened 153 years ago inside a small row house. The laborers who frequented the place just called it McGillin's after William McGillin, the Irish immigrant who owned the bar and raised his 13 children upstairs. The nickname stuck and the tavern grew to encompass the oyster house next door, the back alley/washroom and the McGillin's house. On August 31, 1901, "Pa" McGillin died and "Ma" McGillin took over running the restaurant. No pushover, "Ma" had a list of troublemakers who weren't allowed into McGillin's. The list read like a social registry, including some of the most prominent citizens of the day. McGillin's survived Prohibition and Ma ran it until her death in 1937 at the age of 90. The McGillin's daughter, Mercedes McGillin Hooper, who grew up above the tavern, sold it in 1958 to brothers and experienced barkeeps, Henry Spaniak and Joe Shepaniak. (That's not a mistake, the brothers actually spelled their name differently.) Keeping it in the family, Henry's daughter, Mary Ellen Spaniak Mullins, and her husband, Chris Mullins, have run the restaurant since 1993. Mary Ellen and Chris' son, Christopher, Jr. (Henry's grandson), recently joined the business.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$3.00 pints of McGillin's Ale
$3.00 pints of McGillin's Lager
$3.00 KamiKaze
$3.00 SoCo-Lime Shots
$4.00 Fireball shots
$5.00 glasses of wine
$7.00 pitchers of PBR
$8.00 pitchers of Bud Light
 
Hot Toddy Crawl Specials:
The Drury Sleigh Ride - $5.00
Non-Pub Pub Crawl
MilkBoy South Street

401 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-925-6455
www.milkboysouthstreet.com

Sitting on the world-famous corner of 4th and South streets in Philadelphia, across from the renowned Jim's Steaks, MilkBoy South Street has been bringing music, great food, tasty drinks and excellent service to South Philly since August 2016.

MilkBoy's musical roots are evident with its weekly open mics, stand-up comedy, karaoke and local acts.

Fun Facts:

  • MilkBoy started as a modest music studio above Zapf's Music over 20 years ago
  • MilkBoy is the brainchild of the music industry’s Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff of MilkBoy Recording Studio and food and beverage veteran Bill Hanson
Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$2 off draft beer
$2 off specialty cocktails
$2 off wine
$5 well cocktails

 

Las Vegas Lounge

704 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-9533
www.lasvegaslounge.com

Las Vegas Lounge is Philadelphia's favorite neighborhood bar in Center City. We are located just minutes from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a short distance from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City Hotels, Old City and Rittenhouse Square.

We opened in 2001 and began serving giant 20oz draft beers and offer a great selection of seasonal craft beers. We also feature a signature cocktail menu as well as great martinis, wine and bottled beer choices. Our awesome daily drink specials run all day. Service industry workers or anyone who likes a great deal should check out our Late Night Happy Hour!

Our tasty food menu features hand-formed burgers, savory sandwiches, crispy jumbo chicken wings, and vegetarian food options.

Stop in and enjoy our casual environment and meet our friendly staff. Challenge your friends to a game on our pool tables or just relax and listen to your favorite songs on our digital Juke Box.

Come in once and you'll become a regular too. Vegas Baby, Vegas!!!

Here are the specials that we are offering:
$3.50 Yuengling & Miller Lite 20oz Drafts
$5.00 Well Mixed Drinks
$5.00 Fireball Shots
$5.00 House Wines
JJ Bootleggers

35 South 2nd Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-923-3300
jjbootleggers.com

JJ Bootleggers is one of Pennsylvania's first moonshine-themed restaurants located in our country's birthplace, Philadelphia. The bar offers a great selection of libations, but we like to focus on moonshine flights and our moonshine signature cocktails. We did not forget about the beer lovers, as we offer 10 rotating drafts and a wide selection of canned and bottled beers.

Our food menu was created to offer some of your favorite comfort foods with an optional moonshine twist. The menu and atmosphere are perfect for a nice dinner or for partying with a group of friends and choosing several different small bites to sample and share.

Moonshine – hooch, white lightning, mountain dew, XXX – is an un-aged, colorless spirit made from cornmeal, yeast, sugar, water and malt. The term moonshine comes from the fact that distilling illegal liquor was done underground or in the "moonlight."

Fun Fact:
Bootlegging originated during the American Civil War, when soldiers would sneak liquor into the army camps by concealing bottles in their boots. During the prohibition era of the 1920s, bootleggers delivered illegal shine from state to state.

Some moonshine is now legal to produce and is rocketing into popularity. Today's white lightning and flavored 'shines are used in our recipes to create outstanding signature cocktails.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$1 off any craft draft beer
$2 off moonshine specialty drinks
$6 Rum Runners
$6 White Lightnin' boneless wings (served in a to-go container)
Fishtown Pub Crawl
Fishtown Hops

1001 N. Delaware Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19125
877-477-3715
www.fishtownhops.com

Eat, Drink & Enjoy the View
Fishtown Hops is a waterfront experience complete with a delicious food menu, craft beers, cocktails, games, live entertainment and more! Join us for happy hour, a bite to eat with a view, or a fun night out catching up with friends.

Conveniently located on the river at SugarHouse Casino where parking is always free! Persons under 21 are not permitted inside of the casino.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$3.00 16oz PBR
$5.00 Nachos

1101 Frankford Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-990-1396
fishtownbrewpub.com

Fishtown Brewpub is for people who work hard to play hard, are proud of their community and love to kick back with a cold beer.

Located in the heart of Fishtown, the "brewpub" is the perfect cross between cozy, down to earth, authentic neighborhood corner bar with its own beers brewed in-house and exciting restaurant with a wide selection of fresh, locally-sourced pub fare.

Fun Fact:
The Fishtown Brewpub location itself has a unique past that represents the industrial boom of Fishtown: The building was part of one of the earliest industrial complexes in Fishtown, and is one of the oldest in Kensington.

Beer enthusiasts, music lovers, quizzo brainsters, foodies and those who just love a simple meal with a beer… All are welcome! Kick back, relax and enjoy this Fishtown neighborhood favorite.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$1 off house-brewed beers
$1 off beer flights
Evil Genius Beer Company

1727 N Front St | Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-425-6820
evilgeniusbeer.com

Evil Genius Beer Company was founded in 2011 by Luke Bowen and Trevor Hayward. Deciding to forgo the monotony of Corporate America, the two friends decided to go into the beer business. Now Evil Genius is one of the fastest growing breweries in the US, with wholesaler distribution from Massachusetts to Maryland.

Located in the Fishtown Section of Philadelphia known for its rich industrial history, Evil Genius has transformed a 19th century industrial building into a one-of-a-kind brewery and taproom. There is also a 3,000 SQ foot beer garden with bars, games, and plenty of seats. With 12 beers on tap, comfort food with a refined flair, and games galore Evil Genius is the perfect spot to relax and hang.

Fun Facts:

  • The building used to be a Carriage Works, Furniture Factory, held Raves in the 90's, and was used for many other purposes in its lifetime.
  • The interior is constructed of 100% reclaimed Fur and Oak from the old roof which needed to be replaced
  • 100% of the power supplied to the building comes from renewable sources
  • The building is naturally heated and cooled using green HVAC systems
Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
15% off your bill
Kostas

15 W Girard Ave | Philadelphia, PA 19123
267-639-2417
kostasfishtown.com

Unique venue in the heart of Fishtown with live music and authentic Greek food.

Fun Facts:
Our Family has been in business since the 1980s. We started out as a diner restaurant. In 2004, we turned our restaurant into a venue with live music and events.

After a successful run, we decided to get back to our roots and share our homemade Greek recipes with our customers: Real, authentic Greek food for our local Fishtown neighborhood.

The owner/chef has been in this business for over 40 years. Kosta's bears the name of the owner/chef. He has worked in Greece and Australia in fine dining as the head chef. His dream was to come to America and share his gift with others.

Big Red Pedal Tours Guest Specials:
$4.00 Citywides
$6.00 Yards Philly Pale Ale & a shot of Jameson or Kinsey Whiskey
$6.00 Yards Brawler & a shot of Jameson or Kinsey Whiskey
Rotating bottled & canned beer specials