There are many reasons to make a stop at HeadHouse, the roomy tavern located at 122 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, Pa. For instance, the 20 taps, offering a rotating selection of craft brews from across the nation. Or the fact that there are two, spacious bars, allowing easy access to drafts, drinks and the over 100 beers in bottles and cans from around the world.


We’ve got another argument for making this Society Hill brew hall one of your favorite destinations: our loyal customers will receive special discounts on every visit! Tell your server or bartender you heard about the restaurant on our new and improved website and want to take advantage of the deals, and you’ll receive $1 off all drafts and 10% off your food. This is good all evening long. Not bad, eh?


This is all thanks to Madam Saito, HeadHouse owner and Philadelphia’s reigning “Queen of Sushi.” The classically French-trained chef has also apprenticed with Japan’s best sushi masters, and can do wonders with raw fish, but she also is all about having a good time, even in a tough economy. Together with bar manager Tim McGuire, she wants her Second Street pub to offer “the finest and most affordable craft beer in town.”


Many of you may not be aware of this, but The Headhouse is owned & operated by renown local sushi chef icon Madame Saito. For over a decade she ran the restaurant as Le Champignon & Tokio Sushi Bar mixing the best elements of French & Japanese cuisine. Looking to possibly retire, Madame Saito rented the restaurant. After a major renovation into an upscale “Beer” restaurant and name change to “The Headhouse”, the new owner suddenly passed away just a few short months after getting open. So Madame Saito returned from retirement and we have the best of both worlds… wonderful Japanese food plus an excellent beer selection.


Madame Saito has has a long & storied career in Philly as both a Chef and as a Sushi Instructor. Here is website to learn more about her:


Definitely don’t overlook the varied but appetizing food menu, which offers selections from the sushi bar (now located in the back of the space), but also features other bar-friendly bites. From Asian-themed options like gyoza dumplings, spring rolls and teriyaki to elevated standards like duck and cheddar quesadilla or a sirloin burger, the bill of fare is full of choices that are $10 and under. The priciest entrees top out at $23, with most hovering around $17.


HeadHouse is open 4 PM to Midnight Tuesday–Thursday, 4 pm til 2 am on Friday-Saturday and from 11 AM–10 PM on Sundays. 122 Lombard St.; Philadelphia, Pa. 215-922-1223


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