April 20, 2023 | , ,

Your Guide to the BEST Microbreweries in Philly, Curated By College Students


Campus Philly’s Social Media Intern, Joe DelGrippo, has spent the spring semester visiting microbreweries all over Philadelphia. You can check out his awesome reviews of each spot on the Campus Philly TikTok, but we’ve also compiled a running list right here! 

Keep reading to learn more about the must-try microbreweries in Philadelphia…

Photo Credit: Second District Brewing

1. Second District Brewing 

Located in South Philly, the first floor of Second District Brewing features a kitchen and bar. A larger seating area and blackboard listing the beers on tap can be found on the second floor. Don’t forget to say hi to the cat! 

Joe’s order: northeast extension pilsner and the chicken deluxe lunchbox special 

Where: 1939 S Bancroft Street 

Want the inside scoop on Second District Brewing? Check out Joe’s visit here. 

Photo Credit: Rocketfuel

2. Human Robot Brewery 

This brewery boasts a warm and hip atmosphere right near the Temple University campus. You can order via a QR code on your table and don’t forget to try their signature milk tube—a shot of beer foam designed to drink in one gulp! Pro tip: milk tubes are only $2 on Tuesdays. 

Joe’s order: milk tube, rauchscloss smoked lager, seoulgirl chicken sandwich, underberg bitters (an experience you just have to try, according to Joe) 

Where: 1710 N 5 street 

In case you’re wondering what a milk tube looks like, we’ve got you covered.

Photo Credit: Punch Buggy Brewing Company

3. Punch Buggy Brewing Company 

This menu is small but mighty! Customers and employees alike rave about the friendly and comfortable atmosphere at Punch Buggy Brewing Company.

Joe’s order: Pink and the brain sour, jalapeno popper grilled cheese 

Where: 1445 N American Street 

Hear from Punch Buggy employees and patrons themselves HERE.  

Photo Credit: Triple Bottom Brewing 

4. Triple Bottom Brewing 

Founded in 2019, Triple Bottom Brewing prides themselves on their social and community mission. This aesthetically pleasing atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh beer.

Joe’s order: training montage, cheesesteak pasty, schuylkillin’ it IPA

Where: 915 Spring Garden Street

Check out Joe’s cheesesteak pasty review before you try it yourself!

Photo Credit: Victory Brewing Company

5. Victory Brewing Company 

This spot on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is one of five Victory Brewing Company locations on the East Coast. A bar and seating area can be found on the first floor, but head up to the second level for stunning patio views of Center City (not to mention another bar)! The taproom also offers a special every weekday. 

Joe’s order: Flight with hop hazer, weisse to meet you sour, beer dinner IPA, motel paloma, and witty monkey

Where: 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

Get a sneak peek at Victory Brewing Company here

Photo Credit: Love City Brewing

6. Love City Brewing 

Love City Brewing features a massive tap room and a food truck INDOORS! Enjoy your drinks and snacks outdoors at the picturesque Love City Garden just across the street—open now on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Joe’s order: hazy rider pomegranate and cheesesteak with provolone 

Where: 1023 Hamilton Street 

You’ve got to see the Love City Garden… check it out


Know of another Philly microbrewery Joe needs to try? Tell us about it here


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