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PHS Pop Up Garden

Two temporary outdoor escapes with food, beer and more

PHS Pop Up Garden

The popular PHS Pop-Up Gardens have set up shop at two popular locations — one in Graduate Hospital and one in University City — for 2017. Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia


PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street: May 5 through October, 2017
PHS Pop Up Garden at uCity Square: May 31 through October, 2017


The popular PHS Pop-Up Gardens are setting up shop at two popular locations — one on South Street and one in University City — for 2017.

The two gardens will become go-to spots for eating, drinking and hanging out al fresco.

PHS Pop-Up Garden at South Street — 1438 South Street

PHS returns to its Graduate Hospital location for a third year at 1438 South Street, opening May 5, 2017.

The garden is to be operated by Cantina Los Caballitos, which will serve up margaritas, mojitos and frozen daiquiris, along with a selection of craft beers on draft and an extensive list of cans. Food highlights include burrito or bowl selections, corn on the cob with lime mayo and queso fresco, jicama and watermelon salad, black bean hummus and Mexican hot dogs.

Adding to the fun of eating and drinking outdoors, weekly special events are planned for the space. Look forward to live music on “Brewsday Tuesdays” and a guest chef series every other Thursday featuring dishes from Di Bruno Brothers, Federal Donuts, Royal Tavern and more.

PHS Pop Up Garden at uCity Square — 36th and Filbert streets

New this year, PHS travels to University City, turning the corner of a vast vacant lot at 36th and Filbert Streets into an open-air, European-style garden. The pop-up garden is slated to open May 31, 2017.

Jet Wine Bar will operate the garden while dishes created by Rex 1516 and Café Ynez are set to line the food menu. Guests can look forward to a selection of wines and draft beers, frozen margaritas, hurricanes, sangria and a selection of beers imported from Mexico. Food will include an array of Tex Mex cuisine such as BBQ sandwiches, tacos, tortilla salad, nachos, tater tots and chips and salsa.

Throughout the season, the pop-up garden will host special events like Mardi Gras Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays and Thursday Yappy Hours for canines and their companions.

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