About Us

Vanessa Wong and her husband, Ryan Slaven, have been raising their family of five in Fishtown for the past 10 years. Throughout those years Vanessa felt Fishtown was missing something. That something was a good place to sit down, relax and have a great glass of wine. So when she saw the old building at 1525 Frankford Ave. She knew exactly what she had to do.

As a wine enthusiast and lover Vanessa couldn’t stand for another nail salon or the average beer bar, so she opened up the Fishtown Social, to create a casual wine café for fellow parents and singles to enjoy a glass of wine with delicious small food plates. Working with various sommeliers’ to bring world-class wines from around the world to the Fishtown community, Fishtown Social gives those wine lovers the bar they have been waiting for.

Fishtown Social opened in summer of 2016 and has been pleasantly embraced as a go-to spot for locals who appreciate wine. Vanessa is always looking for ways to improve to give the fullest experience anyone could ask for. With the experienced bartenders, Fishtown Social tries to bring the intimidating world of wines anyone who wants to learn or just have a good time.