It was Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and I had a houseful of Thanksgiving guests to take on the bucketlist run! But first, we opted out of the retail shopping pressure and spent the afternoon at my daughter’s house in an upcoming neighborhood near Northern Liberties between Port Richmond and Kensington and Fishtown. (the future Port Richtown?)
We toured Emily and Jim’s new home, enjoying the visits with her pets (3 cats, 3 guinea pigs, two turtles and a dog) and a rousing game of Time’s Up, taking almost two hours! We all agreed it was the most difficult group of celebrity names we ever played — Admiral Horacio Lord Nelson was a long one to guess!
We worked up an appetite and headed, exhausted, for their local pub, Green Rock Tavern. It is a long and narrow local watering hole, with a bar in the front and tables in the rear. The chalkboard displayed the menu with their famous, delicious Pierogies and hummus!
There were eight of us in our party so we pushed together two tables and the friendly bartender came over to talk and see how we were doing. We ordered the local brew, Kenzinger, and burgers and pierogies and played a game of darts. The food was served quickly!
One of the patrons leaned over to tell me about a new game on her phone that she had been playing, called “Heads Up”! It is a game of charades that is quick to play so we did a round together. What a great neighborhood spot!
According to their Facebook post, renovations are just around the bend.
November 28, 2014
Green Rock Tavern
2546 E Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125