Chestnut Hill Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl

By Chestnut Hill Community Development Corporation (other events)

Friday, October 19 2018 7:30 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl

10/19/2018 Update: Online sales remain open, but will be closing in advance of the event this evening.  If you still wish to purchase tickets after online sales have ended, please come to the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center at 8514 Germantown Avenue to purchase them in person.

Friday, October 19, 7:30 – 10 pm

What: A new twist on a former fan-favorite, this updated Pub Crawl offers an evening of magical fun including spirited food and drink specials, live DJ entertainment, two outdoor beer gardens, costumed actors and fortune tellers along Germantown Avenue, performances by circus aerialists and fire-breathers, a recreational archery range, a costume contest at the Venetian Social Club, and The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours showcase.

Where: 10 Participating bars and restaurants from 7700 to 8700 Germantown Avenue. See below for bar locations and additional details on entertainment, activities, and specials at local businesses. 

Pub Crawl Tickets: $25 per person, pay-as-you-go food & drink specials. Purchase tickets today! Once the participating bars reach capacity, only ticket holders will be permitted to enter.

The Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl ticket includes:

  • Wristband entitling you to exclusive discounted drink specials ($4 beer, $5 wine, $6 cocktails) at 10 participating locations for the duration of the event.
  • Witches & Wizards swag: Reusable bag, cup, and t-shirt
  • 1 free activity ticket: Good for fortune-telling, caricaturist, or glow-in-the-dark face painting
  • Pub Crawl map, featuring the locations of all programmed activities and exclusive specials at local businesses

Beat the crowd and pick up your swag before the event at the Chestnut Hill Business Association office at 8514 Germantown Avenue! Ticketholders will be contacted at the email provided to TicketLeap to announce when wristbands and swag are available for pick-up.  

Pub Crawl Participants: Check back often for additional participants and specials!
Discounted drinks for ticketholders at 10 Participating Bars:

  • Tavern on the Hill, 8636 Germantown Avenue: Featuring costumed bartenders serving Boar’s Butt Brew and Potent Punch
  • McNally’s Tavern, 8634 Germantown Avenue
  • Top of The Hill Market & Café, 184 E. Evergreen Avenue: Featuring fall wines (Apple, Spiced Apple, Halloweenie, DeChaunac) along with a $6 featured food menu
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 8400 Germantown Avenue
  • Paris Bistro, 8229 Germantown Avenue
  • Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café, 8229 Germantown Avenue: Live DJ music; outdoor bar (weather permitting); costumed staff serving discounted food specials including $6.00 Burgers and $6.00 Nachos for ticketholders
  • Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, 8221 Germantown Avenue: Live DJ music; featured menu of Exploding Hops Beer, Wicked Wheat Craft Beer, and Pumpkin-Themed Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • El Poquito, 8201 Germantown Avenue
  • The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown Avenue
  • The Foodery, 7829 Germantown Avenue: $4-Carton Boat (on the River Styx), $5 Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby, $6 Dirt (Were)Wolf, plus discounted food menu and discounted bottle-shop beers.

2 Outdoor Beer Gardens:

  • Top of The Hill Market & Café, 184 E. Evergreen Avenue: Harvest beer garden featuring live music, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, fall flowers, and lanterns.
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 8400 Germantown Avenue

More Sips, Sales, and Spooky Sights Along the Avenue:

  • The Night Kitchen Bakery, 7725 Germantown Avenue: Free Fireball shot with the purchase of a Butterscotch “Beer”, plus food specials.
  • SL8 Hair Lounge, 8135 Germantown Avenue: Wine and spirits night featuring wine, cheese, and fortune telling.
  • Tailored Home, 8528 Germantown Avenue: Magical merchandise on sale
  • Bohemian Pink, 8638 Germantown Avenue
  • Banjara Indian Bistro, 8705 Germantown Avenue
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue: Bites and Brews around the St. Paul’s Labyrinth: featuring parish-made craft beers in Saint Paul’s Sanctuary, live music, and home-made bites for all.
  • Glow and the Dark Face painting
  • Caricaturists
  • Fortune tellers
  • A Tarot card reader
  • Slow motion videobooth
  • A fire breather
  • Circus aerialists
  • Actors on the Avenue
  • A recreational archery ranger

Costume contest at Venetian Social Club with Chestnut Hill gift certificates for winners! FREE TO WATCH – 6:30pm

  • Awards for best hero, best villain, best creature, and best of show.

The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours:

  • Wizard School is in session! Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging science curated by Philadelphia’s premier science museum in collaboration with organizations across the city.


Five public paid parking lots will be open throughout Chestnut Hill during the event. Lot locations and pricing can be found at Limited street parking is also available. As parking capacity is limited, visitors traveling to Chestnut Hill for Witches & Wizards are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation.

Public Transportation:

Public transportation is the most convenient way to travel to and from Chestnut Hill. SEPTA (Philadelphia’s regional transit system) has two station stops in Chestnut Hill located just a short walk from the heart of the community: Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East. This train system provides roundtrip transportation from Center City Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill. Visit for complete schedules and details.

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Chestnut Hill Community Development Corporation

Mailing Address

8514 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118