Favorite place to drink: Favorite bar is Prohibition at 13th and Buttonwood. Great beers, menu, staff and, best of all, a great jukebox.
Duane Swierczynski, author, Expiration Date, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Big Book o’ Beer
Favorite beer: Shiner Bock on tap. Because you can never find it here in Philly, and you always crave what you can’t have.
Favorite place to drink: I have two go-to beer halls: McGillin’s Olde Ale House for when I’m downtown, and the Grey Lodge Pub for when I’m up in the Northeast. One for the history, the other for what’s on tap. I love McGillin’s so much that I destroyed it in a comic book; I’m pretty sure I’ll get around to firebombing the Grey Lodge in a future novel.
Preston Elliot, host, Preston & Steve Morning Show
Favorite beer: Founders Breakfast Stout because it has a rich body and I like the chocolate tones. Always good to keep a bottle or two in the fridge when I’m looking for something yummy!
Favorite place to drink: Mac’s Tavern, because it’s a great place to drink a beer—and the 2 percent I own gives me full access to the toilet-paper holders in the bathrooms!
Kathy Romano, Preston & Steve Morning Show
Favorite beer: Corona Light because it reminds me of summer, fun, and the sun, no matter what the weather or where I am.
Favorite place to drink: On the deck at the family shore house in Townsends Inlet and at Guppy’s Good Times in Conshohocken.
Nick McIlwain, Preston & Steve Morning Show
Favorite beer: Pacifico, because I once bought a six-pack while on a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway from L.A. to Malibu.
Favorite place to drink: The back deck of the Deauville in Strathmere, N.J., on a summer day when there’s a cool breeze and a sunset.
Marisa Magnatta, Preston & Steve Morning Show
Favorite beer: Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale. I love everything pumpkin, just please don’t tap it until October 1!
Favorite place to drink: The With Love Beer Garden—The Four Seasons puts together an amazing beer garden on their back patio, and it’s fun to drink outside, on the grass, at a fancy place in the city.
Abby Kessler & Katie Loftus, owners of Smak Parlour
Favorite beer: Weyerbacher is the best; Merry Monks’ is our favorite!
Favorite place to drink: The outdoor terrace at Revolution House is an awesome place to go on a nice spring day/evening. Pretty flowers and a nice view!
Ralph Archbold, the official Ben Franklin
Wherever you go in this town, there’s good stuff to drink. And Philly Beer Week is a brilliant excuse to veer off your familiar routes of life and try something new.
PW's Taste of Philly 2014