Welcome to Brewerytown

With history brewing all over Philadelphia, it is no surprise that in a neighborhood like this there would be a story to tell. Brewerytown coined its name from the nearly 20 breweries that were located in this part of the city in the late 19th century. In the present day, they are still known for a great community atmosphere and local flair.

Key Details


walkable, historical, fantastic dining, good entertainment, shopping, great people watching


Commute Times
Center City 15 mins by car
Philadelphia International Airport 25 mins by car
University of Pennsylvania 10 mins by car
East to West N. 33rd St to N. 25th St
North to South Cecil B. Moore Ave to Parrish St
Nearby Neighborhoods Strawberry Mansion Fairmount Spring Garden

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A community where friends and neighbors can come together and enjoy their surroundings within a little piece of Philadelphia history.

The neighborhood known as Brewerytown is located in North Philadelphia bordering the Schuylkill River. Much like the other niche neighborhoods within Philadelphia, Brewerytown has its own special blend of local residents ranging from students attending the nearby universities and young professionals to lifelong residents, who have always called Brewerytown home. The neighborhood’s name is derived from local history, since Philadelphia is known for being the first in the nation to introduce beer. In the 19th and early 20th Centuries, Philadelphia had nearly 700 breweries and this area was home to the great majority.

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What to expect:
Great local flavor with enjoyable dining, entertainment, and activities.

Location is key for this exciting neighborhood, with close proximity to local favorites like The Philadelphia Zoo to enjoy with friends and family, The Met for concerts and events, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is a historical staple for the city.. Living in Brewerytown means not only gaining access to these awesome places to explore, but also the fantastic local dining. Some favorites include Rybrew for a quick sandwich and 250+ beers on tap, 29 Oxford Restaurant, serving delicious breakfast comfort food, or Zorba's Tavern, which boasts authentic Greek cuisine.

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The lifestyle:
Walkable streets with new businesses popping up frequently for residents to favorite.

In an area that is close to everything, Brewerytown is inherently very walkable. Residents can easily walk to their favorite local tavern, coffee shop, or even a brewery to enjoy the local flair. This neighborhood is close to many cultural attractions, Fairmount Park, and even the fun nightlife off of Girard Ave. Local breweries include Otto Brewery, Red Bell Brewery, and Crime and Punishment Brewing Company, which are all staples for the area. In addition to the local dining and entertainment. residents can expect to enjoy outdoor recreation as well with their close proximity to the walking trails on Kelly Drive overlooking iconic Boathouse Row and the Schuylkill River.

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Unexpected appeal:
A strong sense of community within the neighborhood and plenty of ways to be involved philanthropically.

With a strong sense of community comes a desire to get involved in neighborhood initiatives and improvement opportunities. One that is close to the hearts of the neighborhood’s residents is Brewerytown Garden, which was originally established as Marathon Garden in 2021 for a farm-to-table restaurant, but quickly grew into an opportunity for families to participate in a community garden. Since its initial opening, the Brewerytown Garden now has space for up to 75 households to garden together.

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The market:
A booming real estate market with new developments, renovated historic buildings, and opportunities for investors.

The real estate market for this neighborhood is continuing to boom much like those of other historic Philadelphia areas. There are homes being purchased by investors to renovate and resell, new families and businesses moving into the area, and similar neighborhoods such as Northern Liberties and Fishtown, there are commercial rental and purchase opportunities popping up all over Brewerytown.

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You'll fall in love with:
The mix of historic German-style buildings and modern new construction popping up throughout the neighborhood.

With treeline streets, and beautiful views of the city and of the Schuylkill River, locals also fall in love with the gorgeous old buildings lining the streets. Most of the infrastructure in the area is made up of German-style buildings designed by architect Otto Wolf. In fact, he designed more than 60 of the well-known local buildings, giving the whole neighborhood a German charm with classic red brick, arched windows, and intricately designed roof lines.

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