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!
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.  


 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. 

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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We’re at the P.O.P.E. every single Tuesday evening in May, for your letter-writing pleasure.




Slow down with us and write an actual ink-on-paper letter every Tuesday this month of May at the Pub On Passyunk East, 1501 E. Passyunk Ave. (at Dickinson)  

We bring everything needed for letter-writing: stationery, stamps, post cards, loaner pens, and our *Cheat Sheet of the great, the good, and the notorious. We pop open our Samsonite Slim-Line ™ Briefcase at a couple minutes past 7 p.m. and stay till 9-ish p.m.  Write a letter and enjoy a nice beer; repeat as desired.

Thanks to Yards Brewing and Trophy Bikes, Publetters is FREE, just bring words. First one is May 1st (8, 15, 22 & 29).  EZ bike parking and SEPTA stops all over the place nearby.


  • This month’s Cheat Sheet guaranteed to contain politicians, actors, activists, brewers, and interesting people from the U.S. and beyond.

• • If you’d like to keep up with Publetters, please follow us here, or Twitter, or Instagram or even Facebook, ugh. 

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“…April is the Coolest Month”. Follow us far beyond Northern Liberties, higher than Fishtown, well past Kensington…

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.
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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) 



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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. 

plloveWe 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!   

Do follow us on InstaTweetBook if you like! 

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PUBLETTERS will be at the intimate LIBRARY BAR, hidden away behind the lobby of the Rittenhouse Hotel; join us This Tuesday, 1/23, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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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