Come on down and get Happy at Pentridge Station, a pop-up beer garden created by long-time neighborhood resident and business owner Jeffrey Lutzner, his daughter Jocelyn deGroot-Lutzner, and Ephream Amare Seyoum, second-generation owner of veteran Baltimore Avenue restaurant Dahlak.
Bring the kids and the dog! Pentridge Station is a relaxed environment that has something for everyone, from a playground to a dog run. The play area contains not just a slide but also a swing, and the dog run is fenced in so pets can roam semi-free. The main bar, which serves beer, wine and cocktails, has a walk-up window but also space for indoor seating. There’s a hip food truck at front where half the menu is likely to be vegan, but also an auto body garage down the street selling what might be the best jerk chicken in the city. A central canopied gazebo provides breezy shade, and a small stage with an awning lets DJs and musicians jam in comfort.
Times and Places to Get Happy
Save the dates for these Fall gatherings:
Thursday, September 20th — Pentridge Station
Wednesday, November 7th — Queen of Sheba
The Baltimore Avenue Business Association, (BABA), represents the businesses along the vibrant Baltimore Avenue corridor in University City, West Philadelphia. All of the businesses are easily reached by taking the Green Line 34 Trolley or by following the bike paths. You can, of course, walk or drive.
This business corridor serves the diverse West Philly community which cuts across several neighborhood associations: Cedar Park, Garden Court and Spruce Hill. The heart of the community, of course, is beloved Clark Park where everyone can be seen at one time or another. Young or old, families, students, business people, anarchists, artists, musicians and their 4-legged friends all relax and play at the park. And twice a week, the Clark Park Farmers Market is jammed with people buying fresh farm produce.