WEST PHILLY LOCAL • A shipping container with a twist: Pub at The Porch is now open

Friday, September 1, 2017

Originally published by West Philly Local


A shipping container with a twist: Pub at The Porch is now open

Posted on 01 September 2017

Photo by Chris Richman, University City District.

If you’re wondering what this new structure at The Porch near 30th Street Station that looks like a shipping container is, here’s the scoop: It’s a new destination for post-work drinks called The Pub at The Porch. This thing just opened and will be serving beer, wine, and rotating bar fare Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the weather is warm. The pub is operated by the well-known Bridgewater’s Pub, a drinking and dining destination inside 30th Street Station.

The Pub is located near the center of The Porch, where food trucks set up for weekday lunch service. Local firm SHIFTSPACE designed and manufactured the free-standing non-permanent 10×10 cube that houses The Pub. It has a vibrant turquoise color coupled with carved-out architectural features. 

“We wanted to create something as practical as a shipping container, but take it to a next step by fusing modern architecture with the look and feel of The Porch,” said Nate Hommel, Director of Planning and Design at University City District which teamed up with Bridgewater’s and SHIFTSPACE to open The Pub.

The regular Wednesday-Friday service at The Pub will continue through October, and possibly longer.

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