Manayunk Brewing Company is the only brewery in Manayunk, featuring the largest outdoor dining area in Philadelphia! MANAYUNK got its name from the Lenape Native American word meaning, "place where we drink," which identified its ideal location at the confluence of the Schuylkill River & the Wissahickon Creek. During the 1800’s & into the 20th century, Manayunk’s location on the river allowed it to boom in the manufacture & sale of fine textiles. The building you’re in was once a woolen mill, opened in 1822 by Anne Dawson. The original antique scale, that was used to weigh the wool brought into the factory, can be found at the entrance of the Manayunk Brewing Company even to this day! In 1912, the Krook family took over, but maintained the original cornerstone. The Krook’s Mill, now Manayunk Brewing Company, was one of the linchpins of the American textile industry, & didn’t close its doors until 1992. Four years later, Harry Renner IV brought the facility back to life as a space for retail business, a fine eatery & brewery for both neighbors & visitors alike to enjoy. The first batch of fresh-brewed beer was tapped on October 17, 1996. In 2000, they expanded the outdoor seating with a deck overlooking the Schuylkill River. In 2003 they added a Stone Oven & a Sushi Bar to expand the menu selection.