The Best Beer Gardens in Philadelphia
Where to go for alfresco 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.
The Summer of the Beer Garden Returns
And since 2014 is undoubtedly going to be “The Summer of the Beer Garden” in Philadelphia, we’re adding another element to the mix: Enter the all-new Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, a new pop-up happy hour series visiting a different beer garden every Friday this summer. We literally cannot think of a better way to start a summer weekend in Philadelphia.
And while the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series spotlights some of the largest beer gardens in the city, there are a ton of smaller, but equally awesome, beer gardens for checking out on your own. Hence this roundup.
Read on for our guide to beer gardens in Philadelphia.
A little slice of Munich in Fishtown
Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront
Spruce Street Harbor Park
June 27-August 31: An awesome pop-up summertime haven on the Delaware River Waterfront
Open until August 31
PHS Pop Up Garden
A temporary outdoor escape, at 15th and South Streets, with food, beer and more
Open until mid-October
July 16-August 17: Shape of fun on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Independence Beer Garden
Outdoor retreat just steps from Independence Mall
Craft beers, creative sandwiches and an outdoor patio
Part diner, part bar and part dance club, Silk City is one of Philly’s coolest night spots.
Opening July 16
Cantina Los Caballitos
Hip Mexican fare and local brews in South Philly
Opa's Drury Beer Garden
American Sardine Bar
Eclectic home for comforting foods
Second location for Starr’s buzzed about BBQ
Hop Angel Brauhaus
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Taking the meaning of “Manayunk” — “a place to drink” — quite literally
City Tap House
Craft beer lovers’ paradise
Garden Variety Beer Garden