After Hours is a private, after dark, tasting, learning, and shopping experience in our shops. Get a behind-the-scenes store peak with our cheesemongers as guests enjoy an exclusive two-hour shopping experience. In addition to our artisan cheeses, gourmet charcuterie and antipasti, our cheese experts will regale you with wondrous facts and tales of life behind the cheese counter. Each event includes an abundant antipasto, six perfect cheese pairing dishes, and the ability to sample just about anything your heart desires in the store and shop at a 20% discount. Celebrate even more by selecting a curated wine package for your party or shop our Bottle Shop stores before the event. Please note: no outside beverages can be consumed during the event. After Hours is a fun and unforgettable sampling of all the Di Bruno Bros. legacy. Our calendar is filling up fast, so book your upcoming event or celebration today! Click on your preferred location above to start the booking process.
Due to recent guidance from the City of Philadelphia Department of Health,
we have updated After Hours Covid-19 vaccine and mask guidance as follows:
After Hours at The Franklin will be a seated event, with passed hors d’oeurves and beverages brought to your tables for you to enjoy while seated.
Masks must be worn upon entering and exiting the store, but do not need to be worn when seated at the tables, eating and drinking.
All members of your party must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and must provide proof of vaccination.
Since all associates and guests are vaccinated, guests may freely eat, drink, and mingle about the shop without a mask on.
For more information, please view Philadelphia's recently updated guidelines here.
Here are a few more delectable details:
- Choose a curated wine pairing package selected by our wine team, or shop our Bottle Shops before the event.
- Private shopping and tasting experience for 2 hours.
- Personal tutorial from our cheesemongers (includes cheese, charcuterie, oil, antipasto, vinegar, condiments).
- Our store is your store: customers are free to taste practically anything in the shop.
- Enjoy composed perfect pairing plates selected by our cheesemongers.
- 20% off all purchases, excluding alcohol.
- A special Di Bruno Bros. gift.
- Stand behind the counter where Danny & Joe once stood and become a part of the Di Bruno family.
- Don’t forget your camera (and to tag #dbafterhours to appear on our Instagram feed)!
What days of the week and time of day do you hold the program?
Details for our Italian Market location are:
Monday-Friday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Details for our Franklin location are:
Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Is this a BYOB program?
No BYOB, but you may add on one of our curated wine pairing packages and have us do the work for you. We also have additional wine and beer available on-site at our Franklin location, and the Di Bruno 9th Street Bottle Shop is located two doors down from our Italian Market location.
Do you provide glassware and general serviceware?
Yes, we provide disposable wine glasses, plates, silverware and serving utensils. If you would like to bring in something special for us to serve your guests with, please inform us and we will make arrangements.
Do you offer pairing menus for beer or wine?
We do! Scroll back up and check them out! Our pairing packages are intended to pair with a wide variety of bites, as our cheesemongers will be preparing bites from our extensive collection of cheeses, charcuteries, and condiments for your event. If you would like to curate your own pairing experience, the staff on-site at our Franklin store, or down the block from our Italian Market store at the 9th Street Bottle Shop will all be happy to help you pick out the perfect wines and beers.
Can I bring in a cake?
Yes, you may bring in a cake. Please let us know in advance.
Where are your locations?
Our Italian Market shop is at 930 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Our Franklin shop is located at 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (main entrance is on 9th Street).
Do you have parking?
No, we do not have a parking lot however there are many privately run lots in the city of Philadelphia.
What can we expect the night of the program?
The event is a private tasting and shopping experience at our original location, in the Italian Market as well as our Franklin location. You are invited to taste your way through our store as our expert cheesemongers provide several curated plates of unique pairings. All of your guests are able to shop our store at a 20% discount and will also leave with a little gift from us!
Can we have guests that are under age?
Yes, you may have under age guests, but no guest under 21 years of age may consume alcoholic beverages.
What if a guest has a specific food allergy or is a vegetarian?
Our team can always accommodate food allergies so please tell us in advance and our cheesemongers will prepare the menu accordingly. If you would like to bring in a specific food for a guest (e.g. a particular gluten free cracker) please feel free to do so to ensure your guests are comfortable. We can always keep food types separated so there will not be cross contamination for vegetarians we are serving that evening..
Is tipping allowed?
A 20% gratuity will be added, upon booking, for our seasoned staff to serve your party.
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