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The Piazza at Schmidts

A European-style open space surrounded by shops, restaurants and galleries

Piazza at Schmidts

Above the Piazza at Schmidts Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC


Since the days of William Penn, Philadelphia’s five original squares have been prized places to rest and relax outside.

And now, the Piazza at Schmidts — affectionately designed and named after Rome’s famous piazzas — is giving Philadelphians and our visitors a new place to hang out outside.

Located in Northern Liberties, the Piazza at Schmidts is a beautifully landscaped, 80,000 square-foot, open-air plaza with free events year-round, surrounded by three new buildings including 35 artists’ studios and boutiques and four new restaurants.

Viewing Parties at the Piazza

The new Piazza, with a 800 square-foot stage and a high-definition, 400+ square-foot Daktoniks LED screen, will be a hive of activity all year long with free festivals, concerts, dance performances and live broadcasts of sporting events.

You can expect to catch lots of Phillies games on the screen throughout the summer.

Dining and Shopping

While alcohol is prohibited within the Piazza itself, several surrounding restaurants and bars give you plenty of opportunities to get a drink or two.

Surrounding the Piazza are several restaurants: Darling’s Diner, a funky 1950’s style diner; Apollinare, an Italian wine bar with pizza and pasta; P.Y.T. bar and lounge serving up wild burgers; and the newly opened Gunners Run, featuring classic American cuisine and craft beers.

Some of the 35 artisans and boutiques surrounding The Piazza include: Millesime+, a fashion and home design boutique; Toothless Cat Gallery, with underground, tattoo and pop surrealist art; Jinxed, featuring art and design based t-shirts, books, vinyl toys and more; and Paris Chic, a full-service bridal boutique.


The Piazza hosts free events just about daily. Visit their Events Calendar and join in the fun.


2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123


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