Brewerytown Homes for Sale

Brewerytown, named for its beginnings as what some argumentatively say is the birth and introduction of lager beer to America, is one of Philadelphia’s eclectic and everchanging neighborhoods. Located in North Philadelphia. It is found within the boundaries of the east bank of the Schuylkill River with Montgomery Avenue on the north end, Parrish Street on the South, and 25th Street rounding it out. If you are interested in properties in Brewerytown and considering a move here, I’d love to share more about this amazing community. Read on below the real estate listings to learn more about this neighborhood.


About Brewerytown

Brewerytown is a mix of both residential and local restaurants and boutique stores. There are lifelong residents here as well as young college students attending courses at nearby colleges, and young professionals who enjoy the walkability and the local flavor.

The neighborhood has seen many transitions over the years, especially the last handful, but Brewerytown always holds onto its historic architectural charms and atmosphere or local community pride.

History of Brewerytown

John Wagner set up a home in Philadelphia in 1840 and brewed what many people accredit as the first-ever lager beer in the backyard of what was then considered Northern Liberties using a kettle hung over a hearth. (Some say the first official lager was brewed commercially in St. Louis).

As time went on the entire city of Philadelphia had more than 700 breweries, many of them located within the neighborhood that is now known as Brewerytown. This is how the neighborhood won its name. A majority of the beers were owned by German brewers and this is why much of the historic architecture that stands currently in the neighborhood is German. These buildings were designed by German Architect Otto Wolf.

Prohibition swept the nation in the 1920s and many of the breweries in Brewerytown closed up shop with the loss of business. many of the buildings designed by Otto have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and Brewerytown has been recognized as a National Register Historic District. Some of the buildings still house commercial space and some have been converted into the coolest apartment and condo buildings in Philadelphia.

Another fun historic spot in Brewerytown is the Jefferson Street Grounds which was the first home of the Philadelphia Athletics MLB team and the place of the first ever Major League Baseball game in America.

What to Do

Brewerytown is an eclectic collection of fun local businesses with some fun history, art, and culture mixed in. It is a foodie lovers hot spot, a place to grab a drink, and a spot to discover hidden gems.

Food: Spot Gourmet Burgers on Girard is a good place to grab a quick bite on a busy day. Known for its thick hamburger patties and mouthwatering rib-eye cheesesteak. Breakfast is made easily portable at iMunch Cafe with their famous waffle breakfast sandwich. For something out of the ordinary try the Ethiopian food at Era. Looking for a restaurant everyone in your dining party will enjoy who has different cravings? Head over to Brewerytown Food Hall. If you are in need of a great cup of coffee The Monkey and the Elephant is a great stop.

Culture: If you are into the funky music scene then you have to stop into Brewerytown Beats in its newer space on Baily Street. It is 4,000 square feet of the best collection of Philly’s music history a collection of vintage vinyl, cassettes, records, and CDs. Stop in and hang out with rescue cats at Le Cat Cafe you may find yourself adopting one from Green Street Rescue. Ever wanted to learn how to dance? You can do just that at Sound Space Performing Arts. They teach several different styles from Jazz to Indian Classical.

Community: The neighborhood has one of the best thriving community gardens in Philadelphia. The Brewerytown Garden is located on 27th and Master and has been in the neighborhood since Marathon Farm was attempted by Marathon Grill, in 2015 the community took it over and it became a space that is part of the FarmPhilly program. There are more than 75 local families that utilize the garden space while getting to know their neighbors.

Popular and Within Walking Disstance: The Art Museum, as well as the Philadelphia Zoo, and of course Fairmount Park are all popular city spots that you can walk to from the neighborhood.

Homes in Brewerytown

The real estate in Brewerytown is diverse and interesting, offering mostly row-style homes or townhomes with a sprinkling of condos and single-family homes. Here you can find a masterfully designed and brand-new condo housed within some of the oldest Philadelphia buildings that hold stories of past breweries, or a cute townhome. You may even find a single-family property that has been loved for years by the same family. There are many new developments popping up in the community as well.

Searching for a Home in Brewerytown

I’d love to help you find a home you love in Brewerytown or any Philadelphia neighborhood, community, or suburb. Brewerytown offers a chance to live in one of the most charming and interesting portions of Philadelphia. Contact me at any time for more information on Brewerytown or any Philadelphia real estate or properties.

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