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Alfresco Restaurants & Bars in Philadelphia
In 1998, Rouge opened the first sidewalk cafe in Philadelphia’s posh Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Since then, the number of restaurants offering alfresco dining has increased exponentially, as diners rush to hit these spots each year at the first sign of spring.
The region is now home to more than 200 restaurants with outdoor seating, and that number continues to grow. Here’s a look at some of the hottest fresh-air seating in Philadelphia and The Countryside.
A little slice of Munich in Fishtown
Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept; embrace the allure of the German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.
Widely considered “America’s First Gastropub”
A multi-room Northern Liberties gastropub — some say America’s first — that pairs local microbrews with excellent, gourmet pub fare like chicken pies, fried smelts and double burgers.
Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront
One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hotspots, Morgan’s Pier is an oasis of craft beer, delicious food and incredible live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Rittenhouse Square’s original bistro-cafe
The Rouge Burger alone will make you an instant devotee.
Part diner, part bar and part dance club, Silk City is one of Philly’s coolest night spots.
One-third diner, one-third club and one-third beer garden, Silk City’s American fare with flair has helped it become one of Philadelphia’s most popular destinations.
Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris
With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.
A gorgeous events space on the banks of the Schuylkill River
Fairmount Park’s famed Water Works — onetime home to the engine room for Philadelphia’s cutting-edge water department — is a National Historic Landmark and events space.
Fun and games on the Delaware River
SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mix of table games, slots, restaurants and a VIP Lounge.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal
Docked permanently at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront, the Moshulu is a restaurant that deserves a spot on your must-visit list. A Philadelphia landmark, the Moshulu is world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship.
Making Philadelphia’s great public spaces even better
May 13-21, 2017View More
Philadelphia’s fifth annual “LOVE Your Park Week” allows residents to pitch in and help clean up some of Philadelphia’s 10,000-acre park system – and then enjoy the spaces with special events.
Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 20-21, 2017View More
Celebrating more than a 100 years in operation, the Italian Market in South Philadelphia brings back its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival, filled with food, live entertainment and more.
A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year
The Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia, hosts family-friendly attractions and events all year long.View More
Waterfront dining at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
For a waterfront dining experience, look no further than Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.View More
Enjoy DJ-spun music every weekend at this posh spot
Eleven stories above the city’s most historical treasures, party people dance to the sounds of DJ-spun music every Friday and Saturday night at Stratus Lounge.View More
Get cheeses from around the world at this BYOB bistro
Cheese lovers revel in the global selections at this small bistro.View More
Enjoy an al fresco beverage and a view, nine stories above street level
Head to Assembly Rooftop Lounge for epic outdoor views and cool cocktails, nine stories above the streets of Philadelphia.View More
The hammock-filled haven on the Delaware River
Spring 2017 (TBA)View More
Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday through September 2016View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
September 8, 2016View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
Now known as Supper Sessions on the Avenue
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.View More
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Block Party: September 17, 2016View More
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall teams up with neighbor Fette Sau to host one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year
September 3-4, 2016View More
The Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend, is set to return in 2016.
Two temporary outdoor escapes with food, beer and more
Spring 2017 (TBA)View More
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.
Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you
Spring 2017 (TBA)View More
A popular series of outdoor street festivals, Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.