January 15, 2019
Pub fare, local brews, and tons of games are headed to University City this week with the opening of The Post, a beer hall in the CIRA Garage.
The new University City bar comes from Branden McRill and Brandywine Realty Trust, who worked together previously to open the nearby Walnut Street Café in 2017. The Post – which is named after the U.S. Post Office, and not the Oscar-nominated Meryl Streep movie – bills itself as an American Beer Hall.
Despite the laidback atmosphere, the kitchen is headed by executive chef Richard Cusack, whose previous credits include upscale French dining destinations such as Le Bec Fin, Parc and Le Cheri. Cusack will shift gears at The Post, outfitting a menu that includes wings, mac n' cheese, fried chicken, meatball sliders, BBQ chicken sliders, and similarly savory bar bites.
The bar will include selections from Evil Genius, Victory, Troegs, and other area breweries, as well as standbys from other national and international brewers. Stop by for happy hour Monday through Friday and try $5 beers, wines, cocktails, and appetizers. If you visit on a game day – be it the Philadelphia Eagles or the Penn Quakers – you can grab $3 and $4 drink specials.
For activities beyond eating and drinking, expect shuffleboard, skeeball, basketball, and virtual golf, along with a slew of other video and arcade games. Each table also is outfitted with a few board games, including Cards Against Humanity and Trivial Pursuit. The Post will host live music and DJs on the weekend.
The Post's communal benches, leather booths, and bar seat about 88 people total, while there also is a private event space with a 100-person capacity.
The Post opens this Friday at 129 S. 30th St. Check here for more details.