For 20 years, Mike "Scoats" Scotese and his business partner Patrick McGinley have torn it up in the Northeast with their three fantastic craft-centric bars, Grey Lodge Pub, Hop Angel Brauhaus, and Sawtown Tavern. Last night, without notice, the two soft-opened their fourth venture: Bonk’s Bar, a Port Richmond icon, revived.
Bonk’s at 3467 Richmond Street is an old-school joint, known for its beer and crabs, so those will stay the focus. Scoats told Eater there will four different crab options, a few sandwiches, and a burger on the menu, but unlike his other bars, Bonk's 10-tap beer list will be a little less trendy in terms of craft options. Instead, get ready for two rotating seasonal crafts, two macro-brews (Yuengling and Guinness), and a steady-six of "old-school crafts" — beers, like Yards Brawler and Troegs Dreamweaver, often overlooked in lieu of the "next best thing".
Bonk's kitchen is open till midnight daily, and the bar pours till 2 a.m. If you become an avid fan, make sure to buy the Bonk's Bar fictional novel.