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I Wish We Still Had a German Beer Hall in Our Basement

Thanks to former Edible World Tour Guide Art Etchells, we learned a little something about the home of First Person Arts, 1 S. Broad. Before it was the PNB Building, it was the Betz Building and housed in the basement was a German beer hall, Soula’s Raths Keller. It sounds like it was a pretty cool place back in 1910…


Art unearthed this bit of Philadelphia history from Rand, McNally & Co.’s Handy Guide to Philadelphia and Environs. I can only imagine what other cool stories that book has to share.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Overdoing it at Fringe Arts (Tickets on sale Dec. 3)
  • Date: December 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: FringeArts
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106