Posted by: Jen Diehl, Summer 2013 Intern
One of the newest restaurants on Main Street is also one of the healthiest. I sat down with Goat’s Beard Owner, Sean Coyle, and Special Events Manager, Kelsey Hill, to learn more about their start in Manayunk! The name, “Goat’s Beard”, is actually not referring to the animal, but the native Pennsylvania plant. Keeping with the theme, Sean keeps the focus of this eatery on the community by choosing local ingredients and even featuring local beverages.
Upon their opening in spring 2013, The Goat’s Beard soon became known as Main Street’s go-to destination for gluten- free dining and use of domestic ingredients. “All food is domestic, sustainable, and organic. We like to keep it as local as possible,” said owner, Sean Coyle. Sean is excited to be bringing a one-of-a-kind menu to Main Street and with the help of Chef Joel Romano, they have the district buzzing about their healthy strides.
In addition to their ever-changing menu, Goat’s Beard also specializes in whiskey/bourbon (71 types to be exact) and all-domestic craft beer. If you’re a whiskey fanatic, you may want to check out the page of their website menu solely dedicated to their whiskey selection, cleverly dubbed, “The Whiskey Bible”. The third floor loft of Goat’s Beard is used for a variety of events including whiskey tastings and private parties. Goat’s Beard has even been a popular spot for hosting rehearsal parties!
Goat’s Beard offers a wide array of specials each week including Mexican Mondays, Can Night on Tuesdays, and a special on IPA’s Wednesday evenings. “Philly Phridays” at Goat’s Beard offers specials on Philadelphia beers in bottle and draft. Recently, Goat’s Beard began serving up a wicked Sunday brunch menu featuring $15.00 Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s with any entree!
As for upcoming events at The Goats Beard, Kelsey would like to round out the summer of 2013 with a clam or crab bake after Labor Day weekend. Sean loves Manayunk, and while he is open to collaborating with other businesses on Main Street, he says they are still settling into their new home at 4201 Main Street.
Visit the Manayunk Development Corporation Contact page for full contact information.
Office: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127