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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 restaurant and lounge on the banks of the Schuylkill River
More than 140 years after it closed for business, Fairmount Park’s famed Water Works — onetime home to the engine room for Philadelphia’s cutting-edge water department — reopened as a chic destination lounge and restaurant.
Fun and games on the Delaware River
SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in the City of Philadelphia, is conveniently located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal
During the warmer weather months, you can enjoy a drink or a meal on the historic ship’s multi-level decks and take in the Philadelphia skyline and the shimmering lights on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.View More
South Philly, start your engines
A true shoutout to South Philly’s sock-hoppin’ heritage, this annual fam-friendly summer event brings together revelers, food, music and some of the hottest classic American cars you’ve ever seen.View More
A hot summer festival focusing on a summer classic
Twenty of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks compete for the title of Top Grill Master during the Third Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. And the medium of choice: hot dogs.View 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
Outdoor retreat just steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park.View More
Four days of 4th of July celebrations just across the river
Celebrate America’s 238th birthday with the free, four-day Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival featuring live music, special events, contests, food, a Festival Beer Garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery and much more.View More
Waterfront dining at the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing
For a waterfront dining experience, look no further than Keating’s River Grill at the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing.View More
An all-day shindig to kick off the city’s 4th of July celebrations
The Shops at Liberty Place and Wawa Welcome America are teaming up to kick off 4th of July festivities right by hosting the Liberty Block Party on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 10 p.m.View More
June 27-August 31: A pop-up summertime village on the Delaware River
With a hammock garden, boardwalk, urban beach, fountains and a series of floating barges with lily pad water gardens, the new Spruce Street Harbor Park promises to be a popular destination this summer on the Delaware Waterfront.View More