DB After Hours
Ready. Set. Eat All the Cheese!
If you’ve ever imagined tasting your way through Di Bruno Bros. or wondered how you could gleam some invaluable knowledge from our expert mongers, we've got two event options crafted just for you.
Culture Club is designed for those gastronomes who want to know all about the deliciousness their imbibing. Hosted at our Franklin location, you'll study up on food, beer and wine pairings with your guests and compadres.
With Di Bruno Bros. After Hours, our Franklin or 9th St. locations remain open to you and your guests to enjoy a private shopping experience that affords you the tastes and smells of our shops. In addition to our artisan cheeses, gourmet charcuterie and antipasti, our cheesemongers will whip up select concoctions not available elsewhere, while they regale you with wondrous facts and tales of life behind the cheese counter. This BYOB-friendly event is a unique chance for an in-depth look into, and taste of, all that is Di Bruno Bros. Here's a few more delectable details!
• 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
• BYOB wine & beer with pairing suggestions from our cheesemongers
• Enjoy composed plates of current Cheesemonger picks and pairings prepared while your party watches
• 10% off all purchases (whoop!)
• 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 the Instagram feed below)!
Ready to book your reservation? Fill out this quick online form.
Have a Question? See our FAQs Below!
What days of the week and time of day do you hold the program?
Details for our Italian Market location are:
Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Details for our Franklin location are:
Saturday and Sunday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
How do I reserve my date?
You must provide a deposit to officially reserve a date. The Italian Market location deposit is $110 and the Franklin location is $140 deposit. A secure PayPal link will be sent to your email address and you can process via major credit card or PayPal account. Easy and cheesy!
Must I have a PayPal account to process a secure transaction on their site?
No, you are not required to have a personal PayPal account. You may enter credit card information into the site to complete any transaction. PayPal accepts all major credit cards from Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
How far out does this program take bookings?
We accept bookings up to 24 months in advance. Please note, the weekend availability will book faster than the weekday options, so plan your booking schedule accordingly if you have a specific date in mind.
Is this a BYOB program?
At our Italian Market location you may bring your own beer and wine only. At our Franklin location, you may BYO, but both wine and beer are available for purchase at the Franklin Bottle Shop, located on site.
Do you provide glassware and general service ware?
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?
Yes, happily! If you can give us advance notice of what wine varietals and or beer styles you will be bringing with you, our cheesemongers can customize your menu to pair with your selections. They will walk your guests through the pairing nuances and why specific cheeses and meats were chosen with that beverage option.
Can I bring in a cake?
Yes, you may bring in a cake or other dessert item of your preference. Please let us know in advance.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel this experience, you will receive a full deposit refund up until 12 calendar days prior to your event. After 12 calendar days, Di Bruno Bros. will keep the full deposit and your event will be cancelled. If you would like to transfer your deposit to a future date, we can accommodate that as long as we have two weeks advanced notice of your event date.
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 at 9th & Sansom. 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 10% 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.
How do we settle the final bill?
The final bill will be settled the night of the event, on site at your designated location. You have three options:
- You can present one form of payment and pay for all tickets and purchased items.
- You can present one form of payment to pay for all tickets for the program, but allow guests to purchase their own food staple items.
- You can allow each guest to pay for their own ticket and any additional items they would like to purchase that night.
Is tipping allowed?
Yes, but it is not required. If our cheesemongers go above and beyond for your event, tips are always appreciated. If you are incredibly WOW'd and would like to provide a gratuity, you can either leave a cash tip, or add a tip to your payment.
After Hours In Action
See how they cheesed the night away below and follow tag #dbafterhours on Instagram and Twitter for a steady stream of After Hours magic.