Uptown Beer Garden welcomes two new faces behind the grill for 2017, including Executive Chef Craig Meyers from BRU Craft and Wurst and his Sous Chef Steve Lindabury. Building on the success of last year’s food program, chefs will bring you even more elevated backyard BBQ favorites cooked on the giant outdoor grill. Look for more skewers that include more rounded options of meat and vegetables (and vegetarian offerings), an Uptown Burger, more sandwiches, and a new focus on seasonal vegetarian starters.
APPS & SNACKS
Warm Pretzel $5
Grilled Broccoli $6
hop salt, lemon-garlic aioli
queso fresco, ancho, cilantro-crema
Grilled Flatbread $7
béchamel, corn, scallion, tomato
Smoked Drumsticks $7
plum-stout bbq, pickles
Summer Dip $8
zucchini hummus, corn salsa, avocado, flatbread
feta, mint pesto
poblano, cherry tomato
Porter-Glazed Pork Belly
peach, red onion
zucchini, cherry tomato
pineapple, poblano, red onion
served w/ chips & pickles
Veggie Burger $11
bibb, tomato, pepper jack, corn salsa
Chicken Gyro $11
cucumber salad, lettuce, red & white sauce
bibb, tomato, red onion, old bay-oli
ALT Burger $12
avocado, bibb, tomato, garlic mayo
Uptown Burger $14
tasso, pepper jack, long hots, tomato
UPTOWN EXCLUSIVE BEERS
Director of Operations and Beer Director Alex Bokulich collaborated and brewed each of the customer beers with some of his favorite brews.
Coppertail Orange Creamsicle will be a custom Berliner Weisse finished with freshly picked Florida orange juice and zest, with Madagascar vanilla beans, for a hint of creaminess on the finish.
2SP ‘Solar Baby’ is Uptown’s blonde IPA brewed with local wildflower honey, and a tropical, fruity blend of Galaxy, Citra, Equinox hops. They debuted this beer as a 100% Galaxy session ale in early spring, but for the summer, they increased the structure of the beer, and cut the Galaxy with complimentary hops Citra/Equinox to give a fuller palate, slightly more bitterness on the finish. With the addition of honey in the fermentation, the body of this beer is very light, with big juicy aromatics, but clean/refreshing finish, and very mild back end bitterness.
Pizza Boy Uptown IPA was brewed on 3/31 at Pizza Boy, and we heavily bittered and dry hopped this one with Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, and brewed to roughly 6.8% ABV. This beer will be bigger, more of a traditional IPA than the other one, but kept the malt bill to a clean Pale/Pils malt, with a touch of Cara. IPA lovers will rejoice with this beer, and the light malt body will play well to the heat of the summer.
Uptown Beer Garden is located at 1735 JFK Blvd. It will be open Monday and Tuesday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm; Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00pm to Midnight.
Uptown Beer Garden is also Philly Beer Week’s Official Beer Garden.