Former Swift Half (R.I.P.) bartender John Boswell (more recently a manager at guacamole heaven El Vez) is looking to turn what is currently The Corner Spot, located at 2253 East Clearfield Street, into Port Richmond Pour House. PRPH, a classy establishment whose tagline is “The joint where the neighborhood meets to drink beer and talk sh*t”), has plans to gradually transform (eta April) the 700-square-foot location into a laid-back neighborhood bar where guests can enjoy a frill-free atmosphere (which, judging by the picture, it already is).
The renovated space will offer all-American craft beers, which will be accompanied by a simplistic menu (items undecided) prepared with sustainable, locally sourced ingredients at an affordable price point. Boswell says he will not be competing with the well-established beer bar (Memphis Taproom), as PRPH will offer exclusively American craft beers and the competitor focuses more on being a gastropub. Port Richmond Pour House will complete this gradual transformation of Corner Bar in the next couple months to come. To stay updated on the progression of PRPH you can follow both their blog and Twitter.