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Johnny Brenda's

$$ - $$$American, ,
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
+1 215-739-9684
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This a gem. It is located in the heart of Fishtown. Everything about this place was a pleasant surprise. The bar area is open in the front of venue. As you move down you enter the dining area. Upstairs is the treat. You move through...More

Thank loves2read71
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

First visit to JohnnyBrenda’s. Nice venue and good vibe. First floor has a bar, pool table, and dining. Music is excellent and great place to socialize with friends. Menu is limited and burgers seem to be the mainstay. I recommend the scrabble and kraut sandwich...More

Thank RpII
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The food is fantastic. However, it is not the same as the menu posted here. Catfish sandwich was delicious. This is a minimal waste bar that supports local breweries and suppliers. I love to see the effort in Philadelphia. Nice place to sit and get...More

Thank Bekp72
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've been to JB's a couple times and have never been disappointed. Great bar and also a great music venue. I was in Philly the past weekend for a concert with my wife and daughter. They have never been there but have heard me talk...More

Thank thoban
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Good beer selections. The catfish sandwich was good. On a busy street so pretty loud both inside and outside seating.

Thank tulieguy
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went on a Tuesday evening, late. Had a great time. Cocktails are original and fun - try the beet root vodka drinks. Food is good too (burger, chicken burger, fries) and the bartender was especially friendly. Low key vibe with good food and drinks.

Thank Camille E
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was in Philly for 6 nights, staying in an AirBnB in Fishtown. Johnny Brenda's was at the end of the street I was staying on, so it was convenient for a burger, or so I thought. I went in on a Thursday night, and...More

Thank 1967Yankeesfan
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sat outside as it was 70 degrees and beautiful. I had the salmon dish which was the perfect size for a late lunch and a really delicious ginger cider beer. The inside seemed like it turns into a fun atmosphere for drinks later on.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We began our first trip to Philadelphia with Brunch at Johnny Brenda's in the up-and-coming "Fishtown" section. The place may look like a typical bar from the outside. But they had excellent service, helpful staff, very good attention to detail with cocktails, a live DJ...More

Thank Tebtg
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful and intimate music venue. The stage is on the upper floor from the restaurant with a 3rd floor above the stage. Each floor has a bar and limited seating. We were on the 3rd floor and everyone stood along the railing...More

Thank Jeanette S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-739-9684
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