Frankford Hall

Frankford Hall

Beer Garden and German Restaurant$$$$
Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Philadelphia
130 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • Jenga
  • pretzels
  • German food
  • lively
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  • Dan J.
    Dan JonesAugust 21, 2014
    Vegan burgers and sausage? I seriously wasn't expecting that. Really really great German food and an electric atmosphere. I hope to come again soon! Get a Jenga game at the front. Absurdity ensues.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CookApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing customer service! They made a mistake with my order and hooked me up complimentary! Then they brought our table an umbrella bc it started to drizzle. TLC makes the difference. Love this place!
  • Abdul H.
    Abdul HakkimDecember 31, 2013
    At Frankford Hall, you get all the draws of a regular beer garden - Belgian brews, huge steins, long tables - plus ping-pong tables and Jenga. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc
  • Y M.
    Y MillerMarch 22
    This place is so cool,it reminds me of an adult playground.It is an outside setting and at nighttime they have lights hanging from the top. Slim selection of finger food, but have various of games
  • Vivek V.
    Vivek Venkatram2 weeks ago
    Ping-Pong by the fire pits with a liter of beer is a popular pastime at Stephen Starr's enormous but chill indoor-outdoor German biergarten in Fishtown, where the crowd drinks out of steins.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 10, 2011
    Even in winter, this place is an awesome place to drink. The heat lamps will make you totally forget that it is the middle of December, if the liters of beer don't first.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CApril 20, 2015
    Amazing beers for the value. A liter of grapefruit Hefeweizen for $14? Total steal. Add in the outdoor seating, games and pretzels..this place rocks
  • Melissa V.
    Melissa VJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely go. Its awesome. I have to go back and try food because everything I saw looked good, but I only had the beer (and they have franziskaner, my fave)
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HJuly 14, 2015
    Awesome cool place. Ping pong, jenga, cards against humanity, and a bunch of other games. Got Schofferhofer grapefruit hefeweizen - so sweet and fruity and delicious!
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DunnAugust 30, 2014
    Great sausages, burgers, jenga, ping pong, and LITERS OF BEER. What more could you need!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CominskieJuly 30, 2016
    I am not a beer drinker and I absolutely LOVE Frankford Hall. You have to try their beer sangria. They're food is really good too.
  • David L.
    David LombardiJanuary 13, 2016
    Great spot even in cooler winter months. Fire bowls and heat lamps in the outdoor area plus ping pong to keep you warm!
  • Doris R.
    Doris R.August 8, 2011
    Great atmosphere! Staff are friendly. Menu could be expanded to include more items! But overall it's a nice place to meet friends and have a good time! Read more
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeOctober 15, 2015
    Stunning open-air German biergarten with a modern twist. Lots of seating, free Wifi, and even 2 ping pong tables - this place has it all!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McGillMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Liter beers, roasting fires, ping pong, jenga, and great food! Simply put one of the best bars in fishtown, maybe even all of Philly
  • Clay W.
    Clay WilliamsOctober 3, 2012
    Huge Fishtown beer garden with more space than a New Yorker can fathom. Indoor and outdoor space. Great beer and German food.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuNovember 30, 2016
    In love with the vibe and beer selection. Ping pong tables, open air with campfire pits, and s'mores kit? Yes please.
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaApril 16
    Fun day drinking spot! You may wait in line to get in on a nice Saturday afternoon. Fun outdoor space to hang out/play games
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasOctober 25, 2015
    Cool bar and beer garden with also a outdoor patio that works has a food court for some German sausages!
  • ayeen c.
    ayeen c.May 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    s'mores by the fire pit. beer at their outdoor tables (don't worry it has lots and lots of heat during winter)
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stephen Starr’s Fishtown beer garden boasts ping pong tables and table games. Happy Hour deals include $3 fries and $10 liter drafts.
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 17, 2011
    Enjoy our version of an open-air biergarten set in an industrial structure, creating a unique urban experience while having brews and brats.
  • RC
    RCJune 20, 2015
    Happy hour deals are awesome. Great food and beer in an indoor/outdoor setting. Get a pretzel!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McBrideOctober 22, 2013
    The Yards Frankford Pale Ale is amazing. The bartenders as well. Thank you for making what would've been a shitty night a great one.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NardoJune 16, 2013
    Be sure to try the cucumber and potato salad. Also , beer is self serve best idea is to start a tab.
  • Demi F.
    Demi FerkerJanuary 8, 2016
    Definitely the pretzels! Also, not the biggest fan of beer, but the few grapefruit infused drinks are fantastic.
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 28, 2015
    Great atmosphere, you can make smores by one of the fire pits while enjoying some great beers
  • Philadelphia Science Festival
    Science for Sinners will be a scientific spin on the 7 deadly sins. Eat, drink and be wary w/ talks and entertainment acts while learning the science behind the 7 deadly sins. 4/28, 6pm. $5 Read more
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineNovember 18, 2013
    There isn’t an occasion, group of people, or time of year, where this bar hasn’t been the perfect go-to spot. Read more
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottDecember 23, 2015
    Lots of games to be found. Great to go with friends for a drink and good fun.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BackusAugust 20, 2014
    Nice variety of draught beer. Hint: half and full refer to liters, none of that pint stuff here.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 13, 2013
    There's no bar in the city that is better set up to handle a big crew. Frankford Hall is a great spot for you and all your friends.
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonSeptember 10, 2016
    Great spot for warm days with cold beer outside playing ping pong or corn hole with friends.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HendersonApril 26, 2015
    Great outdoor beer garden with a lively crowd.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour til midnight on Sundays! $5 1/2 Liter drafts, $3 burgers & brats
  • bruce
    bruceNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beware of le bros. But the staff is impeccable, beer selection is always on point.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ColbertOctober 12, 2015
    Great beer garden. Make sure to read the messages on the Jenga blocks
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WittSeptember 2, 2011
    Playing Jenga, checkers or even Uno while eating the soft pretzels and drinking liters of German beer is awesome!
  • Don H.
    Don HellingerJune 13, 2011
    Great idea, the potato pancakes with salmon were pretty good. Friendly staff say hello to Jena.
  • Erin H.
    Erin HagartyMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their fire pits outside are great, but the place is just overrun with children
  • ayeen c.
    ayeen c.May 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    catch some nerd nite fun! they used to do it every 1st wednesday of the month but now it keeps changing so just go to for scheds
  • J. J.
    J. JaquinsMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you run into someone you don't want to see, you can hide behind your 1liter beer.
  • Heather H.
    Heather H.January 7, 2012
    Mulled wine, fires to make Smores and glorious meats. Perfect for winter. Sit outside.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannJuly 27, 2015
    Might seem weird when faced with bratwurst but the half chicken is so good.
  • Melisa R.
    Melisa RaderFebruary 17, 2013
    The lamb burger is unbelievable...get curry ketchup with your fries.
  • Craig M.
    Craig MiddletonSeptember 3, 2014
    Bring dice and dollar bills and play dice games for money!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RJune 26, 2012
    Great neighborhood bar. Lots of beautiful people working there and patrons.
  • td2bd D.
    Frankford Hall welcomed us; one of those, trust me it’s safe type of German welcomes.
  • Alison T.
    Alison TJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy beer selection. Try the potato pancakes obviously. Fishtown was an interesting choice....
  • Veronica ● L.
    Veronica ● LynnAugust 7, 2014
    This place is super fun. Make sure to read the jenga pieces!
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Great for a sunny afternoon
  • Sidney S.
    Sidney San MartínJuly 1, 2015
    Busy, noisy, and huge beers. Great way to baptize a visiting friend.
  • Vinayak M.
    Vinayak MAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early for Nerd Nite. Seats got occupied even before 7pm.
  • j k.
    j kMarch 3, 2012
    Not sure if it is always this way during the day in the weekend, but the scene reminded me of Penn State frat
  • Gab B.
    Gab BonghiAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place! An alternative to super loud, crowded bars.
  • Manny S.
    Manny S.August 7, 2012
    Outdoor beer garden, lots of German beers. Very open
  • Wanderlust
    WanderlustMarch 12, 2016
    Firepits, ping pong, giant beer, & pretzels, oh my!
  • Concierge
    ConciergeJanuary 8, 2012
    Making a trip during the winter? Don't miss your chance to make s'mores by the fire!
  • Katrina O.
    Katrina O'HaraAugust 19, 2011
    Awesome outdoor picnic tables, perfect for summer nights :)
  • Kavitha S.
    Kavitha SagiApril 26, 2012
    Great casual atmosphere. The lamb burger was delish!
  • Melissa
    MelissaMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place I have been to in Northern Liberties in a looong time!!! Glad its here
  • Adriana C.
    Best jenga piece.
  • Lee
    LeeFebruary 14
    Young crowd. Make your way to the courtyard for food
  • Gabriel E.
    Gabriel EvansOctober 30, 2015
    Great place to go after work for a half pint.
  • Foodie & The Beast
    Foodie & The BeastAugust 8, 2015
    Ping pong, food,beer and atmosphere.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JAugust 24, 2012
    anyplace I can get Franziskaner on tap is okay by me. :)
  • Crystal
    CrystalJanuary 28, 2012
    S'mores by the fire pit are a must!
    Upvoted Apr 23
    Examiner.comJune 13, 2011
    It's an adults playground; ping pong, liter beers, and good food! Read more
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WisniewskiJanuary 1, 2014
    One of the best burgers I have ever had!
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place in Philly to get liter beers and HUUUGE warm soft pretzels!
  • ZAIRE D.
    ZAIRE DURANT-YOUNGAugust 1, 2011
    Amazing beer garden and outdoor space! Read more
  • William R.
    William RIVERAOctober 19, 2013
    Awesome burgers and plenty of beers.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumSeptember 13, 2011
    Challenge your friends to a ping pong game: loser gets the next round of beer and sausages.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get Narragansett tall boys for $3.50 to save some $$$
  • Kirby S.
    Kirby SmithAugust 5, 2011
    All I can say is wow. A little slice of German American fun.
  • susan
    susanOctober 8, 2011
    $1.25 for tap water. Bartenders overcharged for beers on numerous occasions.
  • Weston C.
    Weston ChambersApril 1, 2015
    Philadelphia Pale Ale, outdoor seating, soft pretzels, and Jenga
  • Nohra M.
    Nohra MuradJune 28, 2016
    The place to be for Nerd Nite and German food.
  • Tequan J.
    Tequan JonesJuly 4, 2012
    Sausage! You must eat it
  • J F.
    J FreshOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They now have soft serve, burgers n heat lamps, win!
  • Liz E.
    Liz EvansApril 27, 2015
    Get a pint, but beware the pint.
  • Amy C.
    Awesome beer garden for a nice day!
  • Marisa E.
    Marisa EllisonMay 17, 2012
    Yummy beers the size of my head :)
  • Nitha D.
    Nitha DMay 5, 2013
    Ping pong and fire pit is fun!!
  • Deanna O.
    Deanna O'HannaJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I seriously just love this place.. That is all.
  • Andrew Ari C.
    Andrew Ari ClibanoffMarch 10, 2013
    #vegan sausage transports me to Bavaria
  • Gene H.
    Gene HixsonMarch 4, 2012
    Cool place lots of great beers!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SlatteryFebruary 4, 2012
    Now that City Council passed the Tip Protection Bill, Stephen Starr can't steal the workers' tips to pay his credit card fees!
  • Foodie & The Beast
    Foodie & The BeastAugust 8, 2015
    Games, beer, food,music
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 18, 2013
    Check out the Beer Garden at Frankford Hall.
  • Umut Arıkan
    Umut ArıkanApril 23, 2016
    German food varieties were ok. The bartender was a kind guy.
  • Phil
    PhilOctober 25, 2014
    Play jenga, ping pong, or foosball
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShapiroSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a beer and skip the red wine.
  • DK D.
    DK DavisMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Franziskaner Weisbier - Bier!!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KyleFebruary 10, 2012
    Steal Kristin's ice is a great idea!
  • Dave W.
    Dave WalkJanuary 2, 2015
    Pretzels and beers
  • Marvin N.
    Marvin NicholsMay 1, 2012
    1 litre of brew.... what else do u need!!!!!
  • Ralph A.
    Ralph AlstonSeptember 25, 2012
    Order a Kanzler! Tastes like steak!
  • Alex Y.
    Alex YuleJune 1, 2013
    Best veggie burger I've had in ages!
  • Kiara D.
    Kiara DominguezNovember 24, 2014
    Beers are awesome!
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