Johnny Brenda's

Bar, Restaurant, and Music Venue$$$$
Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Philadelphia
  • Wyngspan
    "We love the whiskey donuts!"(4 Tips)
    Matt M.
    "Best intimate setting venue I've been to!"(5 Tips)
    Scott T.
    "Amazing brunch and great beer selection."(8 Tips)
    Derek J.
    "Great local beer and a packed schedule of live music."(9 Tips)
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  • Tim B.
    Tim Bradshaw4 days ago
    I had the Holy Grail. Oysters where very fresh. Nice selection of Beers. I went at the beginning of Happy Hour 4-6 p.m
  • Justin W.
    Justin Weleski3 weeks ago
    Been here 50+ times
    It's the Year 2004 UPSTAIRS on Saturday March 25th w/DJs Emynd & Bo Bliz hosted by Reef the Lost Cauze. $7 cover doors at 9pm
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanFebruary 23
    Get the walt wit cant be beat for $3
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonFebruary 22
    The $3 beer tastes way better than $3. It's an IPA. I forget the name. Trust me on this one.
  • RJ D.
    RJ DeMarcoFebruary 19
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much everything is great here. One of my favorite places to eat in Philly
  • Govind N.
    Govind NNovember 16, 2016
    Casual, Good Ambience n Music
  • Derek J.
    Derek JobstSeptember 28, 2016
    Great local beer and a packed schedule of live music.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FriedmanAugust 5, 2016
    Vegan options! BBQ Seitan sandwich is delish!
  • Slightly P.
    Slightly PerfectJuly 13, 2016
    Beautiful, intimate venue.
  • MRA
    MRAJuly 9, 2016
    a #mra dj invasion (of sorts) tonite, 'round 10p! #whatchadoingtonight #messyroom
  • Michael P.
    Michael PrasuhnMay 6, 2016
    Good burgers
  • Matt B.
    Matt BlankenshipMarch 13, 2016
    The ham and Swiss omelette is bangin. If you're here on Saturday and Sunday for brunch, it's a must have.
  • Stephan M.
    Stephan MatanovicDecember 22, 2015
    Spectacular. Great bar, great live music
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 28, 2015
    One of my favorite bars, they have pbr decorations as far as the eye can see, great specials and live jazz on Fridays and Saturdays!
  • Susan H.
    Susan HarnerOctober 13, 2015
    Music, food, burgers
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    I've eaten cheeseburgers in many cities on four continents and this is still my favorite. I'll say it - World's best cheeseburger
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 26, 2015
    Sit at the bar and try a local brew. I loved the Walt Wit. Great spot to drink while someone else in holding your place in line at Beddia.
  • Foodie & The Beast
    Foodie & The BeastAugust 8, 2015
    Drinks, food and atmosphere. Diner married a it.
  • Follow F.
    Follow FoodieAugust 2, 2015
    Not every bartender there can do it, but the ones that can make an exceptionally good old fashioned.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BeardJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best places to see a live show in the city.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Craft beer, fantastic food. You will not be disappointed with the environment here.
  • Jobey W.
    Jobey WanMay 2, 2015
    One of the best music venues for sound quality I've been to....and I've been to many! Very impressed with the staff and kit!
  • Chad L.
    Chad LudemanApril 29, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to lunch spot in the hood among many other good things.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichardApril 28, 2015
    Awesome bar and venue in fishtown with local beers. Bands also play here
  • CS R.
    CS RojasApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great small show space. Good brews and good food. Service and crowd can be hit-or-miss. Best on low key weekdays and some weekends.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TaftFebruary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing brunch and great beer selection.
  • Latesha C.
    Latesha CarterFebruary 7, 2015
    I ride by this place all the time & never went I see all the good reviews & may have to stop in
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GiacomucciDecember 21, 2014
    Crispy chicken sandwich was awesome the beer on tap is delicious and our server was one of the best I've ever had because of his personality and insight on the menu.
  • Greg R.
    Greg ReeseNovember 10, 2014
    Hipster heaven.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 2, 2014
    Nice spot for billiards and beers downstairs and live music acts upstairs
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MichelleSeptember 8, 2014
    Mmmmmm the mango habanero beer was the most insane experience my mouth has ever had.
  • Kennelly
    KennellyAugust 23, 2014
    Oysters muthafucka
  • John B.
    John BakerAugust 9, 2014
    Great food and great beer. Excellent value
  • Ben
    BenAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best venues in the city. Definitely a "do not miss." Beer and food are always on point, too.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WuAugust 7, 2014
    Such a small, intimate venue that's never overly packed to the brim. Great acoustics and fun crowds. My favorite music venue in Philly.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No tvs in sight, and the coolest vibe in town. The live shows and the great food are just a bonus
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    It still looks like a '60s watering hole, but the great local beers and tasty (if limited selection of) Mediterranean-style tapas reflect an exciting new spirit in the neighborhood. Read more
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    The owners of Standard Tap in Northern Liberties are trailblazing again, breathing new life into a vintage dive in up-and-coming Fishtown. Read more
  • Rachel Z.
    Yummy cheeseburger.
  • John P.
    John PiotrowskiApril 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pool and Local Beer during the week? Look no further.
  • Todd S.
    Todd SuszkowskiMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The fettuccine carbonara!! Get it while it's still there!!!
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamFebruary 27, 2014
    A fantastic bar/restaurant/music venue located in the heart of Fishtown.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 24, 2014
    A Philadelphia favorite. We love the whiskey donuts! Read more
  • Vinayak M.
    Vinayak MDecember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the biscuit. You will not be disappointed.
  • Patricio R.
    Patricio RochaDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The side of Brussels Sprouts (fried with walnuts) is amazing
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineNovember 11, 2013
    “Ten years after opening, JB’s is better than ever. Local beer, local music and local grub keep it hopping till last call.” Read more
  • Emine T.
    Emine TekerekOctober 12, 2013
    Weyer pumpkin. Thanks god!!!
  • Shanda M.
    Shanda MickensSeptember 22, 2013
    Best service ever! Even when it's super crowded!
  • Aurora M.
    Aurora MacRae-CrerarSeptember 15, 2013
    Beth and Ben are the cutest Brenda's couple EVERRRRRRR
  • Fernanda P.
    Fernanda PierottiSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're vegetarian try the Mushroom Pappardelle, it's big, tender and juicy, worth every penny.
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