Fishtown - Kensington - Port Richmond

Philadelphia’s Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond—collectively known as the River Wards—are some of the city’s most rapidly changing neighborhoods. An influx of restaurants, bars, music venues, art galleries and residents are quickly transforming the makeup of these formerly working-class sections along the Delaware River.

As with many neighborhoods in Philly, the River Wards’ borders are subject to debate. There’s also East Kensington and Olde Richmond, depending whom you ask.

Cheu Noodle Bar

Taking after its sister restaurants in Washington Square West and East Passyunk (called Bing Bing Dim Sum), the Fishtown Cheu upholds the traditions of serving interesting takes on Asian dishes and not taking itself very seriously. Buns, dumplings and noodles come in a variety of forms, and the snacks and drinks make it a popular happy hour and nighttime spot. 1416 Frankford Avenue, (267) 758-2269.

Front Street Cafe

So much more than a cafe, this versatile space opens at 7 a.m., offering coffee and fresh juices to neighbors on their commute. The full-service restaurant serves healthy and sustainable breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegan and gluten-free options, while the bar draws happy hour crowds with cocktail specials. In warmer months, the patio, garden and outdoor bar turn into an urban oasis. 1253 N. Front Street, (215) 513-3073.

Pizza Brain

Luckily for pizza fans, this Fishtown pizzeria doubles as the world’s first—and largest, according to Guinness—pizza museum, complete with pizza-related vinyl records and pizza-bearing action figures, from Homer Simpson to Spider-Man. With pie names like “Forbes Waggensense” and “Felix Huppert,’ the brick-oven pies are as quirky as their home. 2313 Frankford Avenue, (215) 291-2965, pizzabrain.org

La Colombe

The flagship for the specialty coffee roasting company fills a giant Fishtown warehouse that serves as a restaurant, bakery and cupping lab. Guests choose from the beverage menu of traditional blends, single-origin coffee or the revolutionary Draft Latte, a texturized true iced latte served on tap or in a can. 1335 Frankford Avenue, (267) 479-1600.

The Fillmore Philadelphia

In a rehabbed former factory outfitted with giant chandeliers, exposed brick, a merchandise stand in a VW bus and the giant, photo-worthy “LIVE” sign at the entrance, The Fillmore matches its cool space with fantastic music. A 2,500-person main stage brings in national acts, and the more intimate 450-person Foundry space attracts DJs and local talent. 29 E. Allen Street, (215) 309-0150.

Punch Line Philly

This 300-seat comedy club, Live Nation’s first outside California, encourages patrons to come early and stay after the shows to enjoy the bar, restaurant and outdoor patio. Still, the stand-up comedians are the main draw—think Dave Chappelle, Jay Pharaoh, Bill Bellamy, Marlon Wayans and Nikki Glaser. 33 E. Laurel Street, (215) 606-6555.

Fishtown House cleaning service

Homeworks: The Choice Fishtown House Cleaning Service

Are you a busy, career-minded individual who tries to squeeze the most productivity out of each day? Do you ever find it difficult to balance work obligations, social ones, and personal time with upkeep of your home environment? At Homeworks House Cleaning, we understand the struggle to maintain balance while living a hectic, multifaceted life. Regular use of our Fishtown house cleaning service can save you time which can be used for the more important things in life.

Highly Motivated and Well-Trained Fishtown House Cleaners

Our team of cleaners is made up of artists and students who spend their time outside of work studying and honing their skill sets for their future careers. We only seek out bright, motivated and positive team members for our Fishtown house cleaning service. This separates us from many other cleaning services who use career cleaners, and the difference in quality and service is evident to any regular customer. We are full-service and will cater to all of your Fishtown house cleaning needs, including:


We’ll clean sinks, toilets, bathtubs/showers, floors, mirrors, and all other surfaces to keep your bathroom hygienic and looking pristine.


We’ll take care of your counters, floors, cabinets, appliances, and everything else to give you a clean cooking environment.

Bedrooms & Living Rooms

We can help organize household items like clothing and towels, change linens, dust and clean surfaces, floors, room fixtures, and anything else.

Our Fishtown house cleaning service is very versatile and can tailor our service to your personal needs. Weekly and bi-weekly cleanings are our most popular service method. We also offer 3 or 4 week rotations and one-time cleaning services. We work Tuesdays thru Fridays, and begin at either 9:30 am or 1 pm. Our team will work with you to find a schedule and frequency which best suits your preferences.

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