Cheers for Beerfest! Less than a Mile from 1500 Locust

Attention, beer lovers—Big Philly Beerfest is back!

The area’s biggest and best craft beer festival returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Feb. 15-16. If your Valentine is a beer buff—or if you’re looking for a fun way to protest the big holiday this year—Beerfest is a great bet.

Held just a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, the festival features unlimited samplings of hundreds of craft beers. More than 125 breweries from around the nation will be represented—offering everything from fruit beers to IPAs to sour selections—including a number from right here in our area. The beer list is so extensive that, no matter your taste buds, you can easily find selections to satisfy.

Each guest receives a 5-ounce souvenir mug that they can bring to all of the tasting tables. General admission guests have from 8-11:30 p.m. to hit the tables, while early admission ticketholders get a bonus hour before the regular crowds come in. Booze goes best with bites, and visitors who opt for the connoisseurs reception will have access to two hours of specialty foods from Reading Terminal Market, as well as exclusive tastings of beers designed to pair with the food selections.

Beyond the food and drinks, the event will also feature live music and the opportunity to mix and mingle with brewers and beer reps, who can fill visitors in on the science and process that goes into brewing the perfect batch.

While guests get plenty for their ticket price, they’re also giving back by attending. Proceeds from the event support Animal Rescue Partners, a nonprofit that supports everything from animal rescue to spay and neuter programs in the region. So grab your tickets, raise your glass and get sipping and socializing at the Big Philly Beerfest!


Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107