As a native of Atlantic County and a 7 year Philadelphia transplant, I am beyond pleased to learn that the local Philly startup, DrinkPhilly is covering their bases for weekend vacationers with the launch of DrinkJerseyShore.com.
After turning 21 in Philadelphia, the nation’s beer capital and living next to The Foodery, I lamented my first trip back toward the beach that summer, upon discovering the average swig in my hometown was Corona. Many bars supplied a laundry list of crappy domestic light beers — all significantly overpriced. This left me appalled… since when does being on the beach have to equate with terrible taste?
Forced to interrogate my friends from around town to get a single name of where I could go to find oatmeal stout, a local microbrew or a bartender who knew how to make a Brandy Alexander, was painful, and I found myself seeking an online guide that simply did not yet exist.
I have faith in Drink Jersey Shore, as the first place I noticed featured is the Boardwalk Beer Garden, which quickly became a favorite upon a recent visit home. In addition to drink specials, they will be featuring Bar Reviews, an Events Calendar, and a page that rounds up posts from local bloggers (amen!). Drink Jersey Shore will be available all summer long, and I certainly hope it will also be available year round.
So, whether you’re just visiting for the weekend during a heat wave– or a local returning home, looking for a cold one– fear not: DrinkPhilly’s Drink Jersey Shore has you covered.