What's on tap at Frankford Hall?

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - October 18, 2011

Leave it to Philly restaurant guru Stephen Starr to see and remedy the shortage!

Starr just opened Frankford Hall, a German-style restaurant and beer garden in Fishtown.

It features mostly-German beers on tap and a menu that could satisfy diners from here to Bavaria. There are nine taps with a rotating selection of brews. Seven are from Germany. The others are German-style domestics.

The bar also produces beer-based cocktails. And there's a big selection of schnapps.

The kitchen serves up a menu that changes seasonally, but anchored by the sort of food you'd expect at a beer bar year-round.

Wursts are produced by Ilg's, a Bucks County farm specializing in German-style sausages.

The kitchen fresh-bakes huge soft pretzels to order. Of course, sauerkraut abounds.

Frankford hall seats up to 400 guests, mostly outdoors. And they plan to operate indoors and out year-round. To make that work, a network of high-tech lights and heaters has been installed.

Some sit next to the picnic-style tables. Overhead, the dining area is ringed with more heaters which blow warm air out over the patrons.

Frankford Hall is open weekdays at 4:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 Noon. For more information, visit their website, Frankford Hall or phone 215-634-3338.

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