December First Friday!

Warm up this winter with these HOT First Friday events!

Lloyd Whiskey Bar
529 E Girard

NKCDC Happy Hour | 5-7 pm


Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard

Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.

Vape O2 
411 E Girard Ave

Pre-Christmas Sale!
E-juice 30% OFF
All Products up to 25% OFF
12-10 pm

Hello Fishtown Vapers!
We thought it would be fun to use this first Friday to kick off the run up to Christmas and give you some awesome deals. Come, stack up on your favorite E-juice or give yourself an early Christmas present and upgrade to a better MOD 🙂 Raffles, promos and discounts all Friday. Don’t miss it!!

306 E Girard Ave

Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9 pm

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard Ave

Group art fundraiser show | 6-11 pm
Food, drinks, raffle, painting, auction
All proceeds will go to


Indie Photo
206 E Girard Ave

Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
1105 Frankford Ave

Megawords Magazine Issue 23 Release Party


Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour from 4-6 pm and half-price raw bar featuring local beer and oysters

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave

Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden

Front Street Cafe
1253 N Front St

New show of works by Hope Helmuth!
This collection of photographic art by local photographer Hope Helmuth are representative of Hope’s travels, portrait work and recent creations. Hope is inspired by unfamiliar places and her landscape images resonate deeply with her.

Complimentary cheese and wine from 5pm-8pm in the second floor gallery space.

Bill Russell Gallery
1215 Frankford Ave

Holiday “Bargain Bin” in our Foyer Gallery of specially priced art for holiday giving!

Roman Tybinko | Luminescent drawings on glass | 5-8 pm


ICONS for NATURAL LIGHT combine the medieval glass-stainer’s medium of vitreous enamels with common, modern, industrial glass. It is a studio medium that I’ve adapted to Plein-air painting: in studio work my imagery is composed over multiple panes of ordinary window glass arranged in a low relief construction; while in Plein-air work over a single pane as though on a single sheet of paper. By deliberate choice the colors in my work are restrained, meant to turn heads in a milder way than the strident palette of traditional stained-glass. They invite investigation from less than 20 feet. Form is described by line as thin and fragile as a fine pencil line, which I see as an accomplishment in this medium so dependent on brushwork. Since glass is transparent I often use both sides of each “sheet”, which is fired at high temperatures to fuse the enamels to the glass. Each side requires a separate firing, and each firing is an opportunity for a new discovery or the complete destruction of the work. The process itself is an apt metaphor for the fragility of artwork and trying to make artwork. All of the work is meant to be viewed by natural light, to be displayed at glazed openings, as it changes in mood and feeling according to the direction and quality of light that illuminates it. Special Artists Reception will be on Sunday Dec. 4, 1-5 pm.

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

$2 Beer. Kitchen open until 1 am, 7 days a week. Happy hour 5-7 pm Monday through Friday.

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave

4 Year Anniversary!
We’ll have a dope draft list tapping at 5pm, a First Friday art show featuring Sparagmos: Art by Jake Rhoda, DJ Grotsky Versace spinning at 10pm, and food specials!
Formal wear is encouraged, so dress up to get down!

1333 Frankford Ave

3 Year Anniversary Sample Sale! | 7-10 pm
Toile designers: Heartless Revival, Agashi, blckbts, HE Collective


Art Machine Productions
1345 Frankford Ave

Krampus: Featuring art celebrating the dark side of Christmas | 6-9 pm
Beer, snacks, and refreshments for all good boys and girls


Gryphon Cafe
100 W Oxford St

Opening : New work by Ripley Nichols
Music by Dr. Doppler, Child Savage, and The Buoys!


Atmosphere Printing Company
1761 Frankford Ave

“Warm Feelings/ Chill Vibes” featuring Brittany Slopey
Limited edition sunlight color changing prints that have a vacation/ exploration theme.


Atonement Lutheran Church
1542 E Montgomery Ave

Christmas Sing-A-Long and Winter Clothing Drive | 6-9 pm
We will gather, sing, have some refreshments, and collect warm winter clothing to distribute to our neighbors in need. Even if you don’t want to sing, we would love to have your company- come hang out with us and meet your neighbors! We will have mulled wine, hot chocolate, and other refreshments to share, of course.

The Art Dept
1638 E Berks St

“Blood Dopes” by Kate Glasheen
Opening reception 6-9 pm


Franklin & Poe
1817 Frankford Ave


1860 Frankford Ave

Accessories, apparel, houseware, and art

Minnow Lane
2029 Frankford Ave

All natural, organic children’s clothing, toys and prenatal skincare

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

7-8 pm: FREE beginner- level Argentine Tango Class. No partner needed!
8-9:30 pm: Practica (Social Dance) with refreshments, plus discounted gift certificates and holiday specials on group and private lessons — $5 or free if you’re just there to shop

Two Percent to Glory
2031 Frankford Ave

Vintage | Jewels | Mid-Century Modern Furniture+Lighting | Found Objects

Fishtown Vapes
2040 Frankford Ave

50% off e-juice and 20% off all hardware

Grace and Glory Yoga
2220 Frankford Ave

Class 5:30-6:30pm & shop apparel

Little Baby’s Ice Cream
2311 Frankford Ave

Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s World Headquarters will be serving assorted Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Gluten-Free, French-Style macarons by Brulée Bakery.

Middle Path
2415 Frankford Ave

Massage and Therapeutic Essential Oils

Atlantis the Lost Bar
2442 Frankford Ave

December Group Art Show in memory of Fritz

“Dear Friends,
We are switching gears on our Annual December Group Art Show this year, and hope you will all want to take part. In an effort to continue to raise funds for Davey’s expenses due to Fritz’s sudden passing, this December we are asking for donations of artworks from you, the proceeds of which will go directly to him. Any size framed, hang-ready artwork will be gratefully accepted.
First Friday is December 2nd, and we will be hanging the show that morning, so drop off at the bar is any time before then. Please help us get the word out to reach as many potential participating big-hearted artists who love Davey and Fritz as much as we do. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the bar, mostly to give us a rough idea of how much work we’ll have, but it’s not necessary to sign up if you can’t make it around before drop-off. Thank you all so much for your help, support and love.
-Your friends at Lost Bar.”

Amalgam Comic & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave

Join us for TribbleTang, Amalgam’s official First Friday event and live podcast. Great conversation, fun, games, and prizes! Let’s eat, drink, geek, and be merry!
Donation bar available 21+


Cook & Shaker
2301 E Albert

Firkin Friday featuring Manayunk Brewing  Festivius conditioned with hazelnuts and photography by Brittany Boyce.