Asking the beer-expert here, what’s your favorite bar in Philly?
I love people and bars where you can sit down and talk to people. My local is Bridgid's, which is right in Fairmount, but I also go to Bishop's Collar and London's a lot. Bishop's Collar and the London sell a heck of a lot more [of our] beer, but I met my wife at Bridgid's so I have to say there. Right now, Frankford Hall sells the most Yards. And the beer gardens have been great -- they go through a ton of beer.
Finally, outside of business, what’s the best thing about living in Philly?
The proximity to everything. I love the people. We are absolutely genuine, wear our hearts on our sleeve, and will give you the answer to something whether you like it or not. Philly is a character. And I love the fact that I can just sit down at a bar [here], nobody knows my name, and just talk beer with someone -- I absolutely love it. That’s something that when people come into town, it’s what makes you fall in love with Philly.
And you can’t force someone to like you in Philadelphia, can’t force them to like your beer. You have to earn it just like anyone else. Sports teams have to earn it, and if you’re screwing up, they will tell you. And it’s the same with beer.
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Dan McKay has also gone on the public tour of Yards and can attest to its awesomeness -- it's free, you get free beer -- what’s not to like? You can follow him on Instagram or Twitter @dannypageviews