The Blind Pig, or the Pig, as we already affectionately refer to it, feels like it's been open for ages.
You walk inside Northern Liberties' latest watering hole and friendly barkeep John hands over the Canned Beer List. The chalkboard wall next to the bar has the day's specials along with the draught list. You might see a Lime Rickey or an Alligator Sausage Sandwich next to a sketch of a flying pig, with his eyes X'ed out. And while that might have you wondering how comfortable you'll be here, just trust us: You will surely feel at ease here. The staff is incredibly nice and charming. Weird, right?
If you've ever walked into a local bar that has a very established "scene" and just feel out of place, well, that isn't going to happen at the Blind Pig. Crickets are not going to chirp when you sit down at the bar.
This isn't just a beer bar, there's a nicely edited wine list and a $3 chilled red wine special served in a mason jar that is just too good to be true. The food menu is certainly pork-influenced, but there are lighter salads, salmon, and falafel to please all ranges of hunger. One of the stand-out items that you'll see floating past you and wonder, what on earth? The Thanksgiving Balls, which happen to be a huge hit during July, are an almalgamation of turkey wrapped in mashed potatoes and stufﬁng. Breaded, fried and served with gravy and cranberry sauce. You know, in case you're a little impatient with the weather. It may just be the best cure for the summer doldrums in Northern Liberties.
We highly suggest you get over to 2nd Street and see for yourself. Maybe the pigs can't tell, but things are definitely looking up along this stretch of the neighborhood.
For hours and menu, check out http://blindpigphilly.com.