Saint Benjamin’s Citywide Special

fullsizerAny neighborhood bar in Philadelphia worth it’s salt has a “Citywide.” The shot & beer combo is so infamous it recently landed it’s own spot in the annals of Playboy.

When the taproom opened, we were happy to have good food & better beer in a place where people could just hang out without any pretensions. When the PLCB changed the laws and we found we could serve spirits as well, having our own Citywide was a no brainer. Lucky for us, Tim had been hanging on to an old Cream Ale recipe that he was especially fond of. We didn’t have to look far for the whiskey, either. New Liberty Distillery is right in our backyard. The Kinsey 7 Yr is smooth, spicy, just a little sweet and the perfect sidekick for the Ben’s Cream Ale.

For $5, it’s arguably the best Citywide in Philadelphia, and it’s all made right here in Kensington.