Photo Credit:
Coleman Yunger
No. 17



Love City Brewing

The co-founder of Love City Brewing, Melissa Walter, is building a brewery dedicated to serving crowd-pleasing drafts in a space the whole community can enjoy.
What restaurant are you always excited to get back to?
I love me some pub grub, and Memphis Taproom will always have a special place in my heart. But I get excited about Charlie was a sinner. (I'm vegetarian) I want to eat everything from their menu.
How did you end up in your industry?
I came from a completely different place - I worked in the mental health field prior to opening Love City Brewing. Kevin, my husband and business partner, worked for another brewery, so I already loved craft beer. And then we took the leap into our own thing! My path is definitely not the norm, but I use my therapist skills every day. So much of owning and running a business is about communicating clearly and helping people feel heard.
What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won the lottery?
A building for our brewery! We don't own the bricks, and now I'm seeing how important that can be.
Favorite activity to pass time when you're not working?
Physical activity: rollerskating! I am into dance skating and it's so much fun. Stationary activity: knitting and crochet. I love having something to do with my hands.
Who is someone you admire right now?
I am always in awe of Margaux Murphy of the Sunday Love Project. She's been feeding people on Kensington Ave for years, and now she's opening a free-choice food pantry. One of the most giving people I have ever met!

The Vitals

Map icon
Philadelphia, PA
Alarm icon
Alarm set for
Emoji icon
Most used emoji


Phone icon
Most used app
All the socials (I am the Love City marketing department)
Briefcase icon
First job

Cashier at a grocery store

Search icon
Last Google search

Isuzu NPR truck