Just got an e-mail from the folks at Local 44 (who are, of course, also the folks at Memphis Taproom):
"Thursday night...January 1st...at 5pm... Local 44 will open its doors for business."
Twenty taps, a bunch of whisky, sneak menu previews (the kitchen opens for real on Friday the 2nd), and the atmo of being hard-core: "As Art Etchells recently pointed out to us: When you drink on New Years Day, you drink with the pros.We couldn't have said it better ourselves."
They'll be open daily from 11:30am to 2am (kitchen until Midnight), seven days a week.
Local 44 is located at: 4333 Spruce Street (Corner of 44th & Spruce),Philadelphia.
I may have to cut the pork and sauerkraut a bit short and head on down, because...I am a pro.