by Moriah Kelley
Cities are a place of constant change. Philadelphia is no different and Brewerytown seems to be the next transforming neighborhood. Brewerytown’s name comes from the numerous breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The neighborhood falls approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north and Parrish Street to the south. It is now primarily a residential neighborhood, with a growing and active commercial sector along Girard Avenue.
My first time venturing the new terrain occurred when visiting the roof top deck at Fairmount at Brewerytown located on 1363 N. 31st. The event, hosted by Jenna Communications, featured breathtaking Philadelphia city views, and a tasting of the delicious food, curated cocktails, and refreshing craft beers that neighbor Flying Fish Crafthouse Brewery has to offer.
Flying Fish is an industrial craft house that is large enough to hold multiple groups, with two bars, and provides shared table space. The artwork, hospitality service, in addition to their quality food, small batch IPA options, and craft cocktails definitely have me excited to return.
If anyone is looking for a new place to move to, I personally recommend the industrial apartments of Fairmount at Brewerytown. Here lies an all in one deluxe complex with a lounge roof top deck, twenty-four hour workout facility, a coffee shop, and Flying Fish Craft House connected. This set up is what I see being the future of Philadelphia city apartment living.
What I love about living in Philadelphia is that I can explore new places in older neighborhoods that still retain the origin’s history.