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About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

Everyone 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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