By Peter Gleason
The hottest sports bar in South Philly is going to bat for a worthwhile homeless vets facility in West Philly and widows of our first-responders.
And you can join in the festivities on Sunday, May 7, from 2-8 p.m.
That’s when Toll Man Joe’s, located at 26 E. Oregon Ave., is hosting “A Good Times For a Great Cause” to raise much-needed funds for the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House at 40th and Baltimore, the Police Survivor’s Fund and the Fire Widow’s Fund.
Ever since it opened last September, Toll Man’s Joe’s has become South Philly’s go-to sports bar for all the games and great grub and beers. Toll Man also got a boost when it became the Official After Party for the 2017 Wing Bowl on Feb. 3.
And Toll Man has developed a niche with the area’s communities of veterans organizations and first responders.
“We love to give back,” the bar’s co-owner Tom Penrose said. “Our vets and police and firemen and women do so much for us that we like to give back whenever we can.”
There will be non-stop entertainment all day from 2-8 on May 7, and the performers include:
Audra McLaughlin, a finalist from “The Voice,” Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, the Mike LeCompt Trio, the Wildflower Horn Band, South 47 Country, the Loose Leaf Band, Dave Stone with a Johnny Cash Tribute, the Quixote Project with Rock to Rockabilly, the Tuesday Night Project, the Mia Johnson Duo, the Quaker City Spring Band, the South Philly String Band, the Woodland String Band, and the 2nd Street Irish Society Pipe and Drum!
All that for just $30, which includes draft beer, box wine, finger food, roast beef and pasta.
Toll Man Joe’s is at 26. E. Oregon Avenue and the phone is 215-644-8388.
And there’s plenty of free parking!