To the GREY LODGE PUB, at 6235 Frankford Avenue.
(7pm-9 pm, every Tuesday in April. First one: 4/3)
This two level pub is one of Philadelphia’s original great beer bars, where a great selection of brews await, along with a surprisingly wide-ranging menu. It is (slightly) awkward* to get to by transit (unless you have a Brompton folder, but that’s another story)… parking is a breeze for you motorists, and a Lyft comes up at about 16 bucks from 13th and Market to the Grey Lodge, so… carpool you CCers! Or maybe you are smart enough to live in Mayfair or Tacony, so come see exactly. what Publetters is about. We bring all the stationery, stamps and envelopes, and there’s never a charge for these. You need only bring words.
- Getting to the Grey Lodge by transit: Take the El to its northernmost end at the Frankford Transportation Center, then wait a while for the Rte. 66, or briskly walk 9/10ths of a mile up a bleak, yet meditative, stretch of Frankford Avenue– until the sudden oasis of the Grey Lodge hoves into view just past Harbison Avenue. After, grab a Lyft (for like 6 bucks) back to the El or the Bridesburg Regional Rail if the timing’s right! Or splash out about $16 for a Lyft all the way into the CC zone.
The above pretty much says it all–but let’s see: Be sure to come early, as we set out our stationery and stamps and pint glass full of pens at 5:01 sharpish. Another reason to come early is that TMom’s Happy Hour goes from from V to VII p.m. –which is 5 pm to 7 pm for you non-Romans! If there is a particular politician you want to flood with letters about a particular cause, please bring her/his address and we will share it.
NOTE: Publetters is always on Tuesdays, and always free, thanks to Yards Brewing Company (Makers of Chocolate Love Stout) and Trophy Bikes (The shop that opens at 8 a.m. on weekdays!)
SPECIAL NOTE: There’s a teacher in Florida who hopes you will write her kids a letter of support during the tough fight they’ve been tossed into:
Diane Wolk-Rogers / Stonemason-Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Rd. PARKLAND FL 33076 •
Thanks and hope to see you one of these Tuesdays (March 6, 13, 20 & 27)
IT’S FEBRUARY–the month that contains Valentine’s Day! Get ahead of the other Romeos and Juliets this very Tuesday, the first of 4 such Tuesdays in the month.
We will set out an array of nice stationery and stamps and fill a pint glass with pens which themselves are filled with ink that is destined to make your words sing as they lay themselves gently down in rows upon the letter that you yourself you are writing to that special someone.
Hope that was clear enough! PUBLETTERS STARTS as close as possible to 7 p.m. and continues till 9-ish, on the fireplace-equipped 2nd floor of the Tap at 2nd & Poplar Streets in scenic Northern Liberties. Join us, won’t you?
FIRST ONE: Feb. 6 (13, 20 & 27).
Free, of course, thanks to the new and improved YARDS BREWING COMPANY, and TROPHY BIKES – the shop that’s open a lot!
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There is a lovely, intimate (and a bit spendy!*) bar stashed just behind the lobby of the Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Square). We will be in a corner of The Library Bar, with a Samsonite Slim-Line briefcase that has an Air Mail envelope affixed to it. Just sidle over; we will set you up with a post card, or a crisp sheet of linen paper and an envelope. When you’re done, pick out a stamp. Repeat as desired. *N.B. There are a many affordable drink options at The Library. But be ready to spend a bit if you’re dining, we advise thee.
As always, there is no charge for any of the letter-writing materials at Publetters, thanks to the Yards Brewing Company and Trophy Bikes PHL.
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For January Publetters will be peripatetic: we will visit a different hotel bar/lounge every Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • We will announce locations each Sunday night, both here and via Twitter/Instagram @publetters. PRO TIP: Hotel Bars can cost a little more for drinks, and a lot more for meals–thus we’re going from 6 to 8 to take advantage of any Happy Hour savings.
Also: we are attending these cozy little spaces as a regular pub patron and doing Publetters on the down-low, so track us down (We’ll have a Samsonite briefcase with an airmail envelope on it, and an airmail envelope next to our glass; just quietly remind us you’re here to write a letter–we’ll fix you up with paper or a post card) and get started. We don’t want to make any fuss for the venue, so just seek us out, please don’t ask the hostess, “Hey where’s Publetters, anyway?”
ALSO: all of the locations will be within walking distance of City Hall, and most will have Happy Hours that end at 6:30 or 7 p.m., so arrive early and order to save! Please watch this space or follow us on Instagram or Twitter to get the location announcement. Thanks and Happy New Year!
Talent means nothing–unless you show up.
Beautiful cards and letters from last Tuesday
And they did, despite a miserable, chilly rain that blanketed Philly from start to finish. When we were done, 28 cards and letters slid (had slud?) into the mail box, bound for sunny Palm Beach, FL, tiny Mableton, GA and to some notables in Mar-a-Lago, Berlin, Germany (Yo, Chancellor Merkel!) and Houston, TX (hope to see you back on the field, Colin Kaepernick!).
Next Tuesday (11/14) will be chilly but clear, and we hope to see you inside 1214 Sansom Street (between 5:59 and 8-ish p.m.) for the second of four Publetters at Fergie’s.
PUBLETTERS IS FREE, OF COURSE. Thanks to the new, improved Yards Brewing Co. and to Trophy Bikes (the shop that’s open a lot).