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Monk’s and Fergie’s Tap Rare Beer to Raise Money for Injured Bartender

Drink Pliny the Younger for a good cause

The rare Pliny the Younger will flow at Monk’s Cafe on March 19
Eddy Marenco

Two well-loved local bars are pitching in to help Sheila Modglin, a bartender at Dirty Frank’s who was hit by a car last month. Monk’s Cafe, the Belgium beer bar that’s been a Philly staple since 1997, and Fergie’s Pub, open since 1994, are both tapping kegs of Russian River Brewing Co.’s rare Pliny the Younger triple IPA on Monday, March 19, to raise money for Modglin.

Modglin has been at Dirty Frank’s, the long-running dive bar at 13th and Pine streets, for 25 years. She was stuck on Lincoln Drive early morning on February 9, after the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade, on her way home from work and critically injured. To make it even worse, Modglin, who is also the founder of non-profit youth organization Sunshine Arts, does not have health insurance and faces a very long recovery.

At Monk’s (264 S. 16th Street), from Tom Peters and Fergus Carey, Pliny the Younger will start flowing at 5 p.m. on March 19. A 10-ounce glass will go for $15, cash only, and that entire $15 will go to Modglin’s recovery fund.

Carey’s Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom Street) will tap its own keg at 7 p.m., with the proceeds also going to the fund.

The fundraising goal is $100,000; almost $31,000 has been raised so far. Donations can be made through Go Fund Me.

Dirty Frank's

347 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 732-5010

Fergie's Pub

1214 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 928-8118 Visit Website

Monks Belgian Cafe

264 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 545-7005 Visit Website