When in need of a stiff scotch or a finely crafted cocktail, I find myself rapidly making my way towards Lloyd, Fishtown’s best whiskey bar. Inside, the style is of the owner’s childhood living room and certainly carries a vibe that makes me feel at home. The staff is very accommodating and friendly, which helps in working your way through the extensive (80+) whiskey list. This process is assisted by offerings of sweet deals on whiskey flights.
While the drinks are a draw, the real reason to go is for the insane food options. These guys are always whipping up something new and intriguing. I love the inexpensive bar snacks, like the Crispy Fried Deviled Eggs and the Spicy Smoked Pork Chili. My favorite dish right now, the Autumn Grilled Cheese, with brie, fried rosemary, apple, onion marmalade, pullman loaf, & a side salad. Lloyd also has the Lloyd Burger, dressed with muenster cheese, pickled red onion, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, between stacks of brioche.
Once a month on Wednesdays Lloyd hosts a “Whiskey Pig Wednesdays”, where a flight of 3 whiskeys or beers are paired with a three course pork menu. Menu items in the past have been: a Ginger and Chili-Glazed Pork, with potato scallion pancake, and sunny quail egg; and a Smoked Pork Sausage with charred garlic, dates, baked beans, roasted apple and onion.