New Center City Burger Bar Fires Up Philly’s Most Expensive AND Cheapest Burgers

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photo by Cody Aldrich

Philadelphia, introducing your top new burger destination. Brother and sister owners George Tsiouris and Vasiliki Tsiouris-Balis announce a brand new burger bar and restaurant with the city’s most expensive and the city’s most affordable burger – and everything in between. They have become connoisseur of burgers, honing in their creative skills at their sister location Craftsman Row Saloon, whose focus is on over the top combinations of American comfort food and milkshakes.

Drury Beer Garden will now become DBG and change concepts to feature over 15 crushable over-the-top signature burgers including the Gold Standard Burger for $700, Happy Hour Smash Burger for $2.95, plus lamb, vegan, lamb, cheesesteak, pizza, french onion and dessert burgers. The menu evolution also includes a brand-new menu of appetizers and starters, side dishes, salads, handhelds and entrees, plus a brand new line-up of cocktails, seltzers, beers, wines and summertime sips to pair with the new burger masterpieces.

In the back, just in time for summer, DBG has all the same award-winning vibes that have gotten Drury Beer Garden national attention. However, they are ready to debut a brand new 60 foot mural, new seating, new entrance and upgrades to the bar. DBG officially launches this Friday, May 19th with a burger giveaway. The first 50 guests at happy hour on Friday between 4:00pm to 7:00pm will enjoy a complimentary Happy Hour Smash Burger on the house. Sizzle, sizzle. Look for food, drink and DJ line-ups for Center City Sips and new nightlife line-ups and schedules coming soon.

“Burgers are one of the most loved food items around the world,” said George. “We are excited to provide our guests some amazing, creative and tasty options with our new menu concept.” 

“My brother and I had so much fun creating this menu and we look forward to welcoming everyone,” said Vasiliki.

Drury Beer Garden, well known and having received numerous local and national accolades, is going by its’ acronym DBG, as brother and sister owners are excitingly progressing the brand once again. The stellar outdoor beer garden outback remains, and the new moniker allows the team to showcase all the things DBG now is: a burger bar, an award winning outdoor beer garden, and a late night ambience.

DBG is launching a completely new menu focusing on in house ground creative burgers, including but not limited to the cheapest burger in Philadelphia at $2.95 and the most expensive burger in the country, the Gold Standard, at $700. The owners wanted to provide the neighborhood with creative burger choices using the best purveyors available to create some of the best burgers in the country.

Paying ultimate attention to their quality, George and Vasiliki chose to grind a custom blend in house daily using Creekstone Farms. Creekstone Farm is one of the most prestigious Black Angus farms in the United States, as it follows the ‘GRAIN FED’ program which prohibits the use of GMO’s and antibiotics and includes a natural based diet that lends to an extremely tasty, delicate, marbled and always tender product. A special brioche buns produced specifically for DBG is procured from Wildflour Bakery.

Keeping in line with high quality products, for their California BLT, avocado, alfalfa, provolone, bibb lettuce, tomato, basil mayo, house country bread, they are using Bell & Evans organic air chilled chicken breast providing a juicy flavor.

Some highlights of the Burger Menu include the Classic, served with McCadam Cheddar, shrettuce (shredded lettuce), tomato, pickles, and special sauce on a seeded bun; the Whiz Wit, served with shaved ribeye, sautéed onions, cooper American house whiz on a pretzel roll; El Diablo, served with pepper jack, sautéed jalapenos, chili pepper cream cheese, shrettuce, tomato, pickles, garlic aioli; Save a Cowboy, Eat the Burger, served with a bacon wrapped onion ring, whiskey barbeque sauce and Cooper American cheese on a brioche roll.

Their non-burger burger options are the Vegan, made with a house made vegan patty, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, avocado, spiced lime veganaise on a vegan burger bun; You Don’t Eat No Meat, I Make Lamb local ground lamb burger served with tzatziki, cucumbers, red onion, tomato, feta, arugula, evoo, and dried oregano; The Duck served with carrot slaw, orange reduction, gruyere and crisped orange.

Dessert Burgers are not to miss with the PB&J served with a fried peanut butter and jelly patty, banana and bacon, and the Ice Cream Burger served with a scoop of fried ice cream coated with shoestring fries giving the taste buds the effect of a milkshake, fries, and burger all in one bite.

The Gold Standard Burger’s ingredients are some of the highest quality products available. Eight ounces of Japanese A5 ribeye wagyu, Wexford aged Irish Cheddar cheese, Italian Black Truffle, Italian Caviar, lobster meat flambéed with Louis XIII Cognac, Wildflour Bakery brioche bun topped with gold leaf and fries drizzled with 1500+MGO Manuka Honey. Furthermore, the Gold Standard Burger is served with a one ounce pour of Louis XIII cognac, a prestigious cognac that retails for nearly $5,000 a bottle.

All of their burgers are 8 ounces except for the $2.95 Happy Hour Smash Burger. Guests will be able to stack up on elevated burgers and craveable snacks as well as add an abundance of extras to make any burger dreams come true.

Appetizers include South Philly Eggrolls, made with Italian roast pork, sharp provolone and broccoli rabe, Lump Crab Fries served with lump crab meat, old bay, four cheese sauce and scallions, Mozzarella Sticksmade with Italian style breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, herbed cream cheese and a side of marinara, Jalapeno Poppers made with jalapeno, cream cheese, habanero ghost pepper cheddar cheese and a side of ranch. The “Hello Continental” Bread Rolls, house-made brioche-style rolls, cooked to perfection with a cream cheese and cinnamon swirl is from the owners’ father’s restaurant, who was a legend in the restaurant business for over 30 years, and named after how he would answer the phone.

The beverage program was specifically curated with DBG’s signature burgers in mind, complementing every last bite with symphony of flavors and representing an array of spirits. Notable Signature Cocktails include the Dragon Fruit Coconut Mojito, coconut fat-washed rum, dragon fruit, mint; the Philly Dilly, Jameson, pickle juice, black pepper, cucumber shooter with extra whiskey and the No Money, No Honey, beeswaxed-bulleit, orange blossom water, luxardo cherry, edible 100 dollar bill.

Center City’s newest and hottest new happy hour will launch at DBG every Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with: 

Food – 

$2.95 Smash Burger 
$3 Amish Pretzel
$4 Cheese Fries
$5 Fried Pickles
$5 Guac & Chips
$7 Spicy DBG Wings
$7.50 Cheesesteak Eggrolls

Drink – 
$3 SLRRRP Shots
$4 Bud Light
$4 Goose Island 312
$5 Coastal Classic Rose Spritzer
$5 Rotating Seltzer
$5 Well Drinks

Wine – 
$5 House White or Red
$5 Sparkling White or Rose

Look for menus, specials and DJ line-ups for Center City Sips, plus a new late night menu coming soon – along with weekend nightlife schedules. 

Along with the new name and menu, an outdoor remodel consisted of a larger bar, new seating, a new entrance, and an impressive 60 foot long mural by Philadelphia artist, Paul Santoleri, escalating the colorful and energetic space into a perfect spot to get social. As a background to the footprint of the venue, DBG re-opened post pandemic remodeled from the respected and esteemed Opa into the fun, cool, colorful indoor and outdoor spot.

Drury Beer Garden has been considered “One of America’s Best Beer Gardens” by Food and Wine Magazine, “One of The Coolest Beer Gardens Around the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, “Best Year Round Beer Garden” Philadelphia Magazine, and “One of the Great Beer Gardens” by USA Today.

DBG is located at 1311 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 / 215.545.0170

Food is served daily opening through 10pm with a late night menu coming soon.
Wednesday-Thursday 4pm-1am
Friday 4pm-2am
Saturday 12pm-2am
Sunday 12pm-10pm
Happy Hour – Wednesday – Sunday / 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Follow at or @dbgphilly

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