Fare Thee Well September!

We will be in a different location come October (see below) – BUT NOT YET. Tonight, join us for one last Publetters in one of our favorite bars–Bridgewaters Pub, nestled just inside 30th Street Station, 30th and Market Streets, Philadelphia. We will lay out a nice selection of paper, envelopes, stamps and so on, beginning at about 2 minutes past 7 p.m. (give or take!)  A few things to know about Bridgewaters: 1) There is no apostrophe after the ‘r” ; they have a very good selection of beers, especially Belgian and German varieties; the kitchen goes well beyond pub grub, turning out a really nice selection from snacks to entrees. They play good tunes. You can get to Bridgewaters from anywhere in the region VERY quickly by transit. As for October, scroll down, past this picture of a past Publetters, please…


Take a seat, get a drink, ink a letter. Nothing better.

We’ve been to Brewerytown (Era Bar) but never done a Publetters series in Fairmount, or “Art Museum Area” as some realtors call it! Join us any or all of 5 (yup, five!) Tuesdays in October at The Bishop’s Collar, a very nice neighborhood pub at the corner of 24th Street and Fairmount Avenue. Starts at 7 p.m., goes for a couple hours. First one is Next Tuesday, October 3rd. FREE, as always–thanks to Yards Brewing and Trophy Bikes.

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PUBLETTERS IS BACK: in 30th St. Station!


 Bridgewaters Pub is tucked just steps from one of the grandest public spaces in Philadelphia, the main waiting room of Amtrak 30th Street Station.  Bridgewaters has handsome woody interior, a kitchen several notches above your usual tavern, and offers a deep selection of beers on tap and in bottles. So we are very happy to host Publetters there each and every Tuesday in September, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Our first letter-writing session is September 5th.   Join us!

Bridgewaters Pub is located in the South Concourse of 30th Street Station, at the NE corner of 30th and Market Streets.  There is, basically, NOWHERE that doesn’t somehow connect to this mighty train terminal. Every SEPTA Regional Rail Line makes a stop here; as do many Amtrak lines, NJT’s Atlantic City Line, the Boltbus and Megabus, SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line, and all five Subway-Surface trolley lines, and a ton of city buses. It’s 2 min. by bike from the Schuylkill River Trail, and you can dock your Indego bikeshare right outside.      • • •      You can even find metered parking if you insist on driving a motor vehicle!

 In short, if you want to come to Publetters, boy, is this an easy one. 


[ Note Well: Publetters is FREE of charge, thanks to Trophy Bikes and Yards Brewing Company, makers of Philly Pale Ale, to name our personal Yards fave.]

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Here is a stack of more than three dozen letters, some going around the corner, others going all the way to Ghana, West Africa, and at least one going to George Takei.   Next Tuesday (7/25) is our last Publetters of July, our last at Era and our last PL of the summer (we’re taking August off to rest our little digits, though us all and you all will doubtless send our share of postcards as independent study projects!).  Please swing by Era Bar & Restaurant, 2743 Poplar Street in Brewerytown, NOT to be confused with “Art Museum Area, or Fairmount, or Forgotten Bottom, for that matter.

We will start writing letters at the crack of 7-ish and end sometime after 9 p.m., to be inexact!  It’s free, all because of Yards Brewing (Makers of our favorite sessionistic beer: Brawler) and Trophy Bikes (The Shop That’s Open a Lot).

Watch this space, or our little bitty Instagram and Twitter feeds, for our triumphant  sheepish return to a bar TBD on Tuesday, September 5th!


Thanks for reading and writing….

— your Publetters crew.

P.S. Write us on paper:   PUBLETTERS c/o mcget, 627 S. 27th St. Phila. PA 19146


P.P.S.: Have to got an interesting person’s mailing address that you think should be on our cheat sheet, please send it to us at the address above. Do you wish we had a certain address on our cheat sheet?  Ask, again by mail… and we will try to find/add it.





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Brewertyown – next week; time to write your representatives!


As our flyer above illustrates, we will be in Brewerytown for the first time ever on Tuesdays in July. And we are quite happy to set up our stamps, paper, envelopes, stamps and so on at ERA on Poplar Street, a bar which offers the fascinating combo of Ethiopian food and craft beer. For this episode, we will have some very interesting new stamps, addresses and some newly-acquired Hilton Hotel memo cards to complete that vacation vibe. We start, as always, a few minutes after 7 p.m. and gather up the letters around nine-ish, to be inexact!    • • •  Publetters is FREE, thanks to those rascals at Yards Brewing Company–makers of Sons of Ben Rowdy Ale, and Trophy Bikes–the Shop That’s Open a Lot. Get your drink in the glass and your ink on the page – at Publetters.



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TwoMoreTwosdays at McNally’s…

We  ALMOST  ran out of BATMAN  stamps (RIP Adam West) at yesterday’s PUBLETTERS. But before that happened, we composed, wrote, signed, sealed and stamped letters and postcards to Urbana IL, Huntsville, AL (where your host spent his toddler years catching crayfish), Amsterdam HOLLAND, and even to pals right here in Philadelphia.


• • •  Looking heavenward, we wrote to His Holiness Pope Francis, and to Katharine G. Johnson – whose computations at NASA helped send the first Americans into space and inspired the movie “Hidden Figures.”  We’ll be at McNally’s Tavern for two more Tuesdays (6/29 & 6/27) to keep letter writing alive and kicking.

FREE, of course, thanks to Trophy Bikes and Yards Brewing (makers of “Sons of Ben Rowdy Ale”)

Starts about 7 p.m. and goes till a bit after 9, so your host can race back to the Chestnut Hill West Station, just a block away!

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Off to a snappy start in CHESTNUT HILL

We are always happy when someone writes us back, be it friend, or relative or – just this week – Alec Baldwin!  Philly writer and Publetters recidivist GD Hoffman showed us an awesome, personal note he got back from AB, in response to a letter he sent off to Mr. Baldwin recently at Publetters.


Which brings us around to our motto: Want to get mail? Gotta give mail!

Join us every Tuesday this month at McNally’s 8634 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.  It’s a congenial bar AND it’s just a few feet from the Chestnut Hill West train station. We set out the paper, envelopes and stamps at seven p.m. and gather up your sincere letters a little after nine p.m.   Cheers!

OH, and it’s FREE, of course, thanks to Yards Brewing Co. and Trophy Bikes PHL.  


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Just as it says above, we are back at McNally’s Tavern,  birthplace of ‘The Schmitter” sandwich, a large,  extraordinary assemblage which we think should be eaten before or after writing a letter for reasons of neatness.

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 Join us, just a few steps from the Chestnut Hill West train station every Tuesday in June, starting 6/6. We set out all the stationery and stamps at about 7:01 p.m. and collect all the letters and cards around 9-ish, give or take!

As always, Publetters is F R E E, thanks to Yards Brewing  and Trophy Bikes. 

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Passyunk Post Office at P.O.P.E. !

Trot (or gallop) down to South Philly tonight!

We’ll be writing cards and letters and drinking beer at the Pub On Passyunk East this evening (and every Tuesday in May) at the P.O.P.E, where Dickinson diagonals rakishly across Passyunk Ave.  •. Join us from 7 to 9ish; it’s FREE, thanks to Yards Brewing + Trophy Bikes. • OH–and if you like things more compact–maybe follow @publetters on Instagram, FB and Twitter! 

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We will only add that we expect this could, in fact, be a very popular Publetters indeed, so please arrive early at Local 44, and collect your thoughts! As always, thanks to our Sponsors: Yards Brewing, Trophy Bikes, and we must mention the Gang Of Three:  Printers Place,  Rittenhouse Press, and Northern Liberty Press–thanks for the stationery, you all.


The particulars, as noted in the photo:  Publetters at Local 44, 44th and Spruce, West Philly (aka University City). Every Tuesday in April (4, 11, 18 + 25), from 7 p.m. to 9-ish p.m.  We bring all the stationery, stamps and loaner pens, as well as our cheat sheet with the mailing addresses for a diverse group of noteworthiness and not-so-worthies.!


FREE, of course; just bring words.

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Cards & Letters gettin’ Better n’ Betters

Oh my, we really enjoyed our Publetters session at Tattooed Mom this week: From elegant letters on linen stationery to scrappy illustrated postcards, it was a great Tuesday.


We wrote to friends in Brooklyn NY and Brewster MA and Madrid ESPAÑA and a very good friend in Oaxaca MEXICO and also, for the first time, we wrote to Kannapolis NC! We sent a story to Quiet Riot – care of their agent in West Hollywood CA; and we wrote a number of cards to that life of the party, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. And last but not least, we penned sincere letters to: “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN”, care of Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley CA, -and- one to “Our Future Self”, care of the writer. Got us to thinking, those did…

IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO PUBLETTERS YET… Next Tuesday (3/28) would be a perfect evening to start–it’s our last one at Tattooed Mom. For April, we’ll be at LOCAL 44 (at 44th + Spruce, which many believe is the exact spot where University City becomes West Philly) First one is April 4th. We go back to our regular start time of 7 p.m. and end around 9-ish.  FREE, of course, thanks to Trophy Bikes (the shop that’s open a LOT) and Yards Brewing (who would be great even if all they ever made was Philly Pale Ale) .   

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