Philadelphia, PA - Evil Genius founders Luke Bowen and Trevor Hayward announce the official grand opening of the Evil Genius Beer Garden on Friday, April 19, 2019 - celebrate the first full season for this Fishtown open-air hot spot! Major features of Evil Genius Beer Garden include bar top and more seating space for up to 150 people at the same time - with street art by Philadelphia artist Amebrella, a refurbished outdoor bar, three faux trellises and pergolas, six draft lines, and a selection of Evil Genius cans including special releases.
With ample water bowls throughout the garden, a coming-soon doggie fashion show, and ample space for four-legged friends, Evil Genius prides itself on being one of the most dog-friendly beer gardens in the city. The unique event program this summer will include everything from a low country boil to weekly happy hours that benefit a different charity each week, a murder mystery night, and many others to be announced.
"We are proud to introduce the Evil Genius Beer Garden for the 2019 summer season," said Hayward. "As we continue to make some very serious beers (with very silly names) on the inside of the brewery, we now want to give you a chance to take the fun outdoors all summer long. We plan to have events to activate the space and keep things creative all throughout the season starting with this weekend's beach-style party - and continuing with a doggie fashion show, a low country boil, weekly charity nights - plus events for the return of Philly Beer Week."
Evil Genius Beer Garden is located directly next to the award-winning taproom, dining room, and bar - known collectively as "Evil Genius Lab." Guests can enter directly from front street through massive rustic metal gates designed by S.D. Design or guests can enter from inside the brewery itself. High above the garden, look for a giant Evil Genius art mural of the company's logo surrounded by ambient string lights. On the adjacent walls look for Goth Hearts from local street and mixed media artist Ambrella. Seating and bar space has expanded with more wooden bars with bar stools, high top tables, communal tables with bench-style seating, wooden benches, three faux trellises, and pergolas, barrel seating, a rocker and more. Decor features also include reclaimed timber, distressed metals, faux grass, and rock floor. The beer garden is dog-friendly with ample water bowls throughout the layout.