Join Us For Happy Hour 4-6 PM

Happy Hour 4-6 PM


Situated on a cozy-corner of Lehigh Avenue between Philadelphia’s historic Port Richmond & Fishtown districts; Em’s Place was founded by Lance and Emily Bachmann to provide their family, friends, and the community they’ve known, grown up in and loved their whole lives with a spot to enjoy drinks, dining, and each other.

In 2021, Em’s Place was purchased from the Bachmann family by Loretta and Shawn Starck. Loretta is revered throughout the real estate industry as one of the top realtors in Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties and brings the fire and personality to light up any room! 

Her husband Shawn Starck, brings an impressive military background, serving as Military Police for the Army National Guard and looks forward to giving back to the community and all who have served our country. 

Together, this Philadelphia power-couple is excited to build on the Bachmanns’ success and provide an unmatched dining experience for the Port Richmond community and all patrons of Em’s Place!

Em’s Place breaks the mold of your typical Philadelphia restaurant or bar, providing guests with a modern twist on the tasteful ambiance, mood, and a splash of the Roaring 20s.

We strive to create a memorable experience for the families of our community and invite you to get out of the house each weekend to bring the kids down for a delicious brunch!


To relentlessly pursue our guests’ unwavering satisfaction by providing them with a meal that is undeniably delicious, fresh, and creative. We will have fun and enjoy the craft we love. We will be innovative and forward-thinking, and we will embrace change, for it is our catalyst to longevity and prosperity. In this quest, we will remain professional, courteous, and helpful to our peers and our neighbors, and we will act responsibly in all of our affairs, both professional and personal.