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The Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia

Where to go for al fresco beers this summer

It’s beer garden season in Philadelphia again and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Beer gardens are the ultimate summertime hangout. Why? For so many reasons. For one, it’s hard to beat being outside drinking beer. But one of the biggest reasons we love beer gardens so much is their versatility. Think about it: The open-air hangouts are perfect for a night out with friends, a happy hour with co-workers, dinner and drinks with the family and even a daytime hang with kids. Seriously, many beer gardens become stroller-central during the daytime. And that’s awesome.

Fortunately, Philadelphia has numerous beer gardens for one and all to enjoy. There are the established favorites like Frankford Hall and Morgan’s Pier, as well as new additions and pop-ups like the Spruce Street Harbor Park, The Oval and the PHS Pop-Up Garden.

So whether you’re looking for a litre of draft beer served in an authentic German beer stein (Frankford Hall) or looking to enjoy a local beer in a waterfront hammock garden (Spruce Street Harbor Park), Philadelphia’s beer gardens have you covered.

Read on for our guide to beer gardens in Philadelphia.

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Bar 57

Drinks from the highest beer garden in Philadelphia

Dates: September 29 - October 27, 2016
At Bar 57, enjoy a Di Bruno Bros' curated menu of $5 beers, $7 wines and happy hour food items from One Liberty Observation Deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place. Admission will be discounted during the pop-up garden's hours. Tickets are $14 at the door and $12 in advance online, and the jaw-dropping views come entirely free!
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Haas Beer Garden at La Peg

Take in views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge with a drink in your hand

Open through fall 2016
Offering a stunning view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, La Peg, which shares a building with FringeArts, offers craft beers aplenty (with prices as low as $3 a can) and live performances on select nights in its picture-perfect beer garden. This summer brings the opening of the Seafood Shack, a quick-service counter dishing up lobster rolls, fried clams and crab poutine.
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Skygarten

Enjoy food and drinks 51 floors up

Now open
The city’s tallest beer garden, SkyGarten will combine the dramatic views of the uppermost floors of Three Logan Square’s SkyBrunch with the culinary magic of chef Jeremy Nolen. Visitors can choose from four drafts, canned German and craft beers, cocktails and a bar snack menu while enjoying a superb vista 51 floors up.
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The Philadelphia Zoo Beer Garden

Opens late-June/early-July 2016
Pretty soon, adult zoo-goers will be able to roam the park with a glass of beer or wine in their hands. Equally as awesome, a beer garden is in the works called The Watering Hole, to be located adjacent to the zoo's popular lunch spot Eagles Roost. Guests can expect a relaxing beer garden setting surrounded by trees, which of course, will sit just steps away from an oasis of zoo animals.
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Deck at the Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum’s Deck hits the second-story perch overlooking Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Delaware River Waterfront this summer. Shaded by retired boat sails, the three-part space includes a game- and activity-stocked playground for families, a beer garden and a tall-tabled terrace. There’s pallet seating, canned craft beer, cheese and charcuterie plates and a dog-friendly policy. Museum admission is not required. The beer garden is open Thursday through Sunday until mid-September.
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Heffe Beer Garden

Fishtown taco shack Heffe has teamed up with Bottle Bar East and Baby Blues BBQ to open the newest – and first – pop-up beer garden in the neighborhood. Find Mexican and craft beers plus a few cocktail options, all of which you can, of course, pair with the Heffe tacos of your choice.
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Opa's Drury Beer Garden

Tucked behind Greek taverna Opa, the Drury Beer Garden — complete with its own Drury Street entrance — stocks two-dozen cans, five bottles and eight rotating drafts to complement its casual menu. With 24 hours’ notice, parties of six can celebrate summer with a PEI mussel ($25 per person) or pig roast ($35 per person) feast.
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Fette Sau

Fette Sau’s rustic feel is exemplified in its front yard al fresco seating area, complete with picnic tables and heat lamps, which extends to the sidewalk for ample outdoor hanging out opportunities. Grab a plate of barbecue goodness from the cafeteria-style resto, a beer from the bar and enjoy under the sunny skies.
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American Sardine Bar

American Sardine Bar’s backyard patio fronts 18th Street in the Point Breeze neighborhood. Throughout the warm-weather months, brew lovers can expect beer events and grill nights. Hungry visitors can pair their outdoor drinks with the $2 namesake sardine sandwich and the salt-and-pepper fries.
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Hop Angel Brauhaus

With authentic German food, European glassware, wooden picnic tables and live foliage, Hop Angel Brauhaus’ courtyard comes pretty close to a traditional biergarten. Open every night for dinner in season, the Fox Chase beer garden welcomes well-behaved dogs and pays homage to the Fatherland with an Alpine-looking mural. Twelve taps change constantly, but one element stays the same: At least a few of them always carry German and German-style lagers.
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City Tap House - University City

A green roof extending out from the second floor allows for elevated beer garden hanging while enjoying City Tap House’s scores and scores of craft, local and mass-produced beer. Take your pick of one of the 60 beers on tap at City Tap House and call it a day.
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Evil Genius Brew Garden

This summer, the Evil Genius Brew Garden kicks off its summer residency in Fishtown. The brewery will host a number of pop-up preview events this summer and fall in anticipation of its coming-soon brewery. During the preview weekends, guests can enjoy music, a beer block party with food truck and vendors, free movie nights, outdoor games and more.
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Longwood Gardens' Beer Garden

A beer garden inside one of the world's premiere horticulture destinations

Now through the end of October, enjoy a beer at one of the world's greatest garden destinations. Not only can you clench your thirst with an array of local drafts from Victory Brewing Company alfresco, but before or afterwards you can also explore 80-plus acres of scenic meadows, wildflower trails and more. Open Wednesdays–Saturdays from 6–10:30 pm, the beer garden can be accessed with a Nightscape ticket or member reservation.
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