Kegs And Legs
Alberto Vargas made a name for himself in the American art scene by illustrating and painting pin-up girls.
What this has to do with a 22 tap system featuring all American craft beers and delicious pub food is beyond me, but who cares? The place is the bees knees.
Anyone in the business knows that some corners are just a death knell for success and guaranteed failure for any new restaurant. 10th and Spruce in the Gayborhood has been one of those Bermuda Triangles. Leave it to George Anni and Evan Turney to change all the mojo in one broad brush stroke and create a hip spot that’s always 3 deep at the bar with an hour wait for food all weekend.
Varga’s fantastic bar-managerial staff of Ian DiFabio and Rich Colli keep the taps rotating and the beer fresh. They have committed to only serve the best of the red, white, and blue, believing you don’t need to leave our shores to get all the best of the very best in brew.
People murmured they wouldn’t be able to keep going through 22 taps of different beers, but Turney and Co. emphatically shut the doubters up.
“We do 2 orders every week”, says Di Fabio. “We can”t stay ahead of the demand”.
And while you’re drinking this managerie of malt and hops, don’t forget about the ridiculously great food, including the very best macaroni and cheese in all of Philadelphia. Bold statement. Bold bar.
Varga Bar is located at 10th and Spruce Sts.