Write on in Old ( no ‘e’) City!

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Things to know about Publetters, letter-writing and the Victoria Freehouse:

• They are neatly tucked away from the rumpus of Old City, on Front St.

• You can get to the VFH from almost anywhere via SEPTA/ Patco / Amtrak / Carriage Horse, bicycle, etc. If you drive, expect to search for parking a little, but possible!

• They serve Old Speckled Hen, a mild British ale that is the perfect accompaniment for writing post cards or letters.

• We are doing Publetters there from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in July. As of NOW, that means there are still: 7/16, 7/23 & 7/30 left, to scritch and scratch out some heartfelt, handwritten mail.

• It is said that Oscar Wilde would sometimes finish sealing a letter in his London study, then fling it out the window to the street, saying breezily, “Someone will post it!”

• Their Happy Hour goes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., overlapping nicely with Publetters.

• We bring everything you need (postcards, paper, envelopes, stamps, even loaner pens and pencils) to Publetters. It’s free, thanks to Trophy Bikes. Tell a friend. Thanks!

 

NEXT MONTH: Bar ERA, in Brewerytown. More on that soonish.

 

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For February, it’s the STANDARD TAP

Start with a great, local, craft beer list; add a nice upstairs bar with a fireplace, and a solid menu. That’s why we ❤️ doing our Tuesday night Publetters at the Standard Tap (2nd and Poplar in N. Liberties PHL. •• Write a post card or letter, sip a beer, repeat as desired, and maybe get a jump on Valentine’s Day. Goes 7pm to 9-ish, FREE; first one is 2/5.

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On 22 Jan.— drink a beer(s). write a letter(s) at ThePostPHL!

Yes—among his other feats—Ben Franklin was the First Postmaster for the 13 Colonies, AND the First Postmaster General for the United States he helped birth.

(Ben’s holding the Samsonite “Slim-Line” brief case—used to bring everything needed to write and send a letter or postcard at Publetters) •  L👀K for that case on Tuesday (1/22) at @thepostPHL , a brand-new pub tucked into the ground floor of  CIRA SOUTH, 129 S. 30th St. We’ll be tucked into a corner of The PostPHL from 7pm to 9-ish. Find us, and we’ll set you up; then Just Add Words. FREE? But of Course!

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four tuesdays/four locations….!

IT’S Complicated… but we will be snapping open our #Samsonite briefcase at a *different* bar each Tuesday in January.  On 1/8–we’re at the wxyz bar, upstairs at the ALOFT HOTEL (101 N. Broad St.; 7p-9p –roughly where that Pelikan pen nib is pointing to, just above Arch Street.) Come write letters with us! Postcards, too. • Publetters is FREE, of course.

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We are trundling into December —And DOOBIES!

Very simple really, find a seat, get some paper and/or a card and write some words to friends & fam! 🖊❤️📩 It’s FREE, thanks to Yards Brewing & Trophy Bikes. Goes from 7 to 9-ish on Tuesdays. First one is 12/4 and yes, we can lend you a pen.

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Back in CenterMidtown Village, as we call it–in Fergie’s Pub

FERGIES has NO TV!  It’s convenient to nearly everywhere by transit, bike and horse carriage. You could even try to drive there if you’re into that sort of thing. We snap open our Samsonite “Slim-Line” brief case (filled with stationery and stamps)  at 5 p.m. and go till 7-ish p.m. approximately.  Which is nice, because this overlaps with Happy Hour!  Please come by and write something ON PAPER, and please PUT THE DATE ON IT for the sake of future historians and flea marketers—not to mention
your descendants. Publetters is FREE thanks to Yards Brewing and Trophy Bikes. Come on by!
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President Barack Obama signs a letter to a Cuban letter writer, in the Oval Office, March 14, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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October—and we’re in Bridgewaters Pub!

Bridgewaters Pub may be the MOST “reachable” place we’ve ever hosted a Publetters in; Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is at the heart of the Northeast Corridor–reachable by Septa , Amtrak, Boltbus, NJ Transit, and a quick walk from Center City and University City. It’s just off the Schuylkill River bike Trail, too. Get here (using your preferred mode) and write a letter(s) or postcard(s) to far-flung friends! Follow us on Instagram/Twitter/FB — @publetters.

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Let’s write home from school–at Local 44!

PUBlocal44Everyone gets a little bit homesick in the fall… sit down in this cozy neighborhood taproom, empty and glass and fill up a page with some words to the folks. They miss you, too! We set out all the stationery and stamps about 7 p.m. and go till 9-ish. PRO TIP: come early, take advantage of Happy Hour and save on delicious beer and snacks.  

OK, here’s OUR FALL 2018 CURRICULUM:

 September …. Local 44 (44th & Spruce, in progress!)

Oct.: Bridgewaters Pub, inside 30th St. Station, 7-9 p.m.  

Nov.: Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. Note earlier time– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Dec.: Doobies Bar, 22 & Lombard Sts. 7 p.m. to 9-ish p.m. 

Remember: Publetters is presented by Yards Brewing, with stamps by those scamps at Trophy Bikes. 

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August… and it’s The BISHOP’S COLLAR!

24th and Fairmount – a most felicitous corner…

 In what realtors have dubbed the “Art Museum Area”, that is also home to THE BISHOP’S COLLAR, a classic neighborhood pub and one of our favorite places to pop open our matte gray SAMSONITE Slim-Line(tm) briefcase full of stationery and stamps.  As always, Publetters is PRESENTED by YARDS BREWING, with stamps provided by TROPHY BIKES.

Translation: It’s Free!  Empty a glass and fill a page at Publetters every ever-loving’ Tuesday in August.  NOTE: We start at 6:30 p.m. (to overlap with Happy Hour – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) so come early and save some revenue. 

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NEXT ONE: This Very Tuesday, August 14th.

 

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It’s June, and we’re at the VICTORIA FREEHOUSE in Old City on Tuesdays.

For JUNE – empty a glass and fill a page at this classic, “British-informed”, shall we say, pub. •• SO…. BEER WEEK HAS COME AND GONE, But perhaps you have gained a bit more appreciation for the brewers–the men and women who watch over the tanks so that we can enjoy a cold beverage.   We will bring a list of BREWERS, so you can write them a letter/card of gratitude which will certainly be welcome in these troubled times. This is in addition to our infamous-slash-handy-dandy Publetters Cheat Sheet, with the mailing addresses for scads of celebs, politicians, and scalawags. OR, just scratch out some cheery words to the fam! •• STARTS EARLY: 6pm to 8-ish, this very Tuesday, 6/5. (PRO TIP: Happy Hour goes 5 to 7 pm, so arrive early and save.  ✍🏼🍺📩📬

We bring everything–stationery, stamps, postcards, even loaner pens–FREE, of course, thanks to YARDS BREWING; USPS stamps courtesy of TROPHY BIKES.

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