The Grape Street Pub is closing their old bar and opening up a new one down the street. The new venue will be bigger and should attract more signed bands. It will probably also have bathrooms you can actually use. The new place will be called Grape Street Philadelphia and will be located on Main Street in Manayunk, next to the Manayunk Brewery.
Philadelphia, PA ? (January, 2004) Legendary Philadelphia original live music venue Grape Street Philadelphia (GSP) ? formerly known as The Grape Street Pub – has announced the opening of a new, larger venue and entertainment complex.
The current GSP location is a converted row home offering only 1400 square feet of operating space on each of its two floors for patrons, performers and bar alike. Despite the fact that this small performing area proved to be somewhat limiting, the club has assembled one of the best sound and stage lighting systems on the East coast for a club of equal size.
The new GSP, located at 4100 Main Street, is only a few blocks North of the current location in the building formerly housing the Chemistry nightclub. This structure, a four story ?L? shaped building next to the famed Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, is a former textile mill and offers a spacious 7,000 square feet of space per floor with fifteen foot high ceilings. This added elbowroom will allow GSP to provide far more than their customary hot entertainment and cold libations to their patrons.
I don’t know what a cold libation is, but I want one. You can check out pictures of the new layout here.