About Johnny Brenda’s

Simply put, Johnny Brenda’s is a Fishtown original. The downstairs bar has an almost dive-y old-school feel with a diverse drink menu that prides itself on local beers.

While you may not immediately think of Johnny Brenda’s as a destination for food, they have a killer menu of diverse dishes, none of which disappoint. Seating is available both indoors, and at outdoor bar-top tables on the Girard Avenue sidewalk – perfect for people watching.

There are no TVs here, and the only game you’ll find is a lone pool table immediately when you walk in the door. The real feature at Johnny Brenda’s is their upstairs music venue which attracts an array of musical genres and talents. The upstairs music venue is complemented by two additional bars.


Obviously Johnny Brenda’s is best known for their music venue (you can find upcoming events on their calendar).

Gospel Brunch

Every second Sunday, DJ DNA spins soul, motown and gospel records from 11am – 2pm to complement your brunching experience.



1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125


M: 11am – 2am
T: 11am – 2am
W: 11am – 2am
Th: 11am – 2am
F: 11am – 2am
Sa: 11am – 2am
Su: 11am – 2am


Johnny Brenda’s Features & Amenities

  • Happy Hour: M – F, 4 – 6pm
  • Games: One pool table
  • Dog-friendly: No
  • Kid-friendly: No
  • TVs: None
  • Food: Menu
  • Brunch: Yes
  • Outdoor Area: Yes
  • Parking: Limited on-street