Beer Gardens in Philadelphia

by Angelique Platas

Jul 21, 2016

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Trends / Food & Drink

Summer is the ultimate excuse to get outside with friends and family. Beer gardens are popping up everywhere and can be surprisingly versatile for after-work drinks with coworkers, catching up with friends or even enjoying dinner and a view with family.


Philadelphia has a growing alfresco dining scene with pop-up gardens all over the city. To compete with the growing trend, many restaurants renovated outdoor space and created an open-air venue with food trucks, string lights, television projections and more.


Memphis Taproom is a great beer garden in a converted, brick enclosure where guests sit at picnic tables under lights, flags and an open night sky with drinks.


Independence Beer Garden is a city favorite located on the South Independence Mall Lawn in Philadelphia. This venue offers an impressive 20,000-square-foot beer garden with a view of the Independence National Historic Park. With All-American food, décor and 40 beer taps to choose from, Independence Beer Garden will be a hot spot this summer.


La Peg is a great, contemporary, American-style dining venue located in Old City, inside the FringeArts building. This once high-pressure pumping station for the city’s fire hydrants during the turn of the century has been repurposed into a theater and dining space. The industrial style and incredibly high windows, ceilings and salvaged tanks, repurposed wood, original staircases, doors and maps decorating the dining room all contribute to what makes this space so unique and beautiful.


Head outside for the beautiful summer weather under the lights, or stay inside to beat the heat. Options abound.



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