Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia is an evolving area. Greater numbers of university students and professors as well as hipsters have gravitated to the area. Summer farmers markets at Clark Park have become big draws.
Over at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue, in a converted fire station, is Dock Street Brewing Company. Dock Street has a long and storied history in the Philadelphia beer scene. Founded in 1985, it was the city’s first microbrewery. It continues to brew some pretty exceptional craft beers, such as its pilsner and Rye IPA.
At the brew pub, beer, of course, is the specialty. The food menu, and specifically, the pizza, is also worth checking out. There’s a pretty good menu selection of pizzas and calzones as well as appetizers, burgers, wraps, salads. Dock Street offers twelve different pizzas, each of them hand thrown, using stone ground flour and heated in a “hardwood-fired” oven. Continue reading