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MGK's Locals Only Beer Fest 2018


Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia , 19106 United States
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(215) 413-8655

MGK has teamed up with Independence Seaport Museum to bring 25 of the area's finest breweries into one place to celebrate the tremendous bounty of awesome brew being made in and around Philadelphia.  It's MGK's Locals Only Beer Fest. Attendees - get important event info below.

Ticket Prices

General Admission = $45
Designated Driver = $10

CHECK IN TIME:  12:15pm - To expedite the entry process, we will begin check-in at 12:15p.  You will not be able to consume beer until 1p, but you will be allowed into the event space to enjoy the music & awesome views.

TICKET UPDATE:  Less than 80 tickets remain.  Tickets purchased day of event be will online purchases only.  Simply show the ticket scanners the QR-code/scan box on your ticket PDF to gain entry.
There will be no cash or credit sales on-site at the Museum.  Online sales only, while tickets remain. 


Check out photos from last year's Locals Only Beer Fest & photos from previous MGK beer fests. 

PA, NJ, DE's Finest Brewers In One Place

Soak up the awesome views of the Delaware River on the Museum's tented observation deck while sampling 50 varieties of beer from 25 of the area's best brewers.

Each brewer will offer up their flagship beer (a beer they are most known for), as well as a specialty beer (a new or rare beer).
Attendees will get to vote for their favorite in each category.

The MGK DJs Spin From Their Personal Collections

WMGK's John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner & Ray Koob will be there to hang with you and play music.  Each DJ will play an hour long set of music from their personal collection.

Food and Freebies

Attendees get free admission to tour the museum with their Beer Fest ticket + the station will have plenty of chances to win free prizes throughout the event.

You can't tour the musuem once you've consumed alcohol but you can use your free museum ticket/voucher up until 12/31/18.

There will also be great food available for purchase from Pic-A-Lilli Inn and Harvest Season Grill & Wine Bar.
Pic-A-Lilli will serve:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches , Buffalo Nuggets
Harvest will serve:  Grilled Chicken Club , Quinoa Fried Green Tomate Wrap

ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS - all patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.

This year's line-up

See what beers each of these brewing companies are pouring. We'll be confirming more and more beers each day.

Broken Goblet, Conshohocken Brewing, Crooked Eye, Dogfish Head, Double Nickel, Doylestown, Evil Genius, Flying Fish, Great Barn, Levante Brewing,  Locust Lane, Naked Brewing, Neshaminy Creek, Philadelphia Brewing Company, River Horse, Saint Benjamin, Ship Bottom, Stable 12, Sterling Pig, Troegs, Twin Lakes, Victory, Weyerbacher, Yards, Yuengling.

Location, Parking, Directions

Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing waterfront.
Link to directions


Parking is available in the Hilton Penn's Landing Parking Garage, located next to Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Blvd.

Parking is also available at the Penn's Landing Walnut Street Parking Lot.  Parking rates may be more expensive at this lot.  This lot is owned and operated by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and prices may vary by season

On-street metered parking is available on Front Street and the surrounding area.

If you park at the Hilton parking garage next to the Museum, you may receive $12 parking if you obtain a discounted parking ticket on your way out of the beer fest. We have 100 discounted parking tickets available. Once the discounted chips have been used, we won't have any additional available. The parking garage structure houses the Hilton parking lot, the outdoor parking across from the Hilton is not affiliated with the Hilton and does not offer discounted parking.

We will have staffers stationed in and around the exits on the 4th floor area of the Museum from 3p-5p to hand you a parking ticket should you need one.

Getting There Without Driving

Septa: Bus routes 12, 21, 21 and by the Market- Frankford Line, 2nd street station

Patco: The 15th/16th Street station is a short cab ride away.

Social Media

If you're posting about going  to MGK's Locals Only Beer Fest on social media or posting pictures of the event while there, make sure you tag @WMGK and/or use the hashtag #MGKLocalsOnly .

The Museum

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. With National Historic Landmark ships Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, a boatbuilding workshop, small boat rentals, hands-on exhibits, a new Citizen Science Lab, one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America and more, the Museum is a premiere destination on the Penn’s Landing waterfront. Visit daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and see our full schedule of programs and events at