October 20, 2010

Watkins Drinkery

Last night I headed south to Lucky 13.  I  love this bar and wish it was at 8th and Carpenter sometimes.  I had a Pikeland Pils then moved on to a  Founders Reds Rye.  I really enjoy this beer. It's the kind of beer I want to drink when fall hits as opposed to being pelted with pumpkin beers with too much cinnamon and nutmeg.

Then we walked two blocks to the new
Watkins Drinkery (On Watkins by 10th and Morris).  Owner Jonn Klein had a ton o' trouble getting open, but now all is good- quite good.  He only has 3 crap beers in bottle and the rest is all craft.  Differing from his first effort, the popular Dive on Passyunk just north of Carpenter, he's food focused and looking forward to doing a lot of food and beer pairing.

He's behind the bar 3 nights a week in the same fashion as Clark from Lucky 13. It's always nice to see owners so involved in their biz.

The menu is big on game but tops off at 9.95.  It gives guests the chance to try something that might never have had but at a reasonable price.

Last night I went for the scotch egg (which I think is the ultimate beer food) and the escargot.
Then pumpkin choco chip bread pudding.  I was starving but had a little help from friends.
I'm already looking forward to my next meal (and beer) there.

Our group threw back an Oskar Blues Gordon- then I finished the night with a Sly Fox Bitter on the handpump.

And I slept well. Quite well.

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