17 April 2018 — Warm weather is finally approaching! Philadelphians will want to soak up the sun with the following restaurants offering the city’s best outdoor seating throughout the season:
Point Breeze’s hidden oasis, Burg’s Hideaway Lounge, is Philadelphia’s tiki destination for outdoor seating and Polynesian fare. Guests can grab a shaded seat underneath an umbrella and sip on Burg’s new dressed can cocktail, Grapefruit Paloma.
Burg’s Hideaway Lounge | 1200 S. 21st St. | 215-271-6627 | burgshideaway.com
Take in the historic sites of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell at Old City’s Red Owl Tavern, headed up by Chef Caitlin Mateo and Philadelphia’s only full-service restaurant on Independence Mall offering outdoor seating, Lobster Clambake Mondays, and a vast selection of whiskeys and unique craft cocktails by celebrated Lead Bartender Kyle Darrow.
Red Owl Tavern | 433 Chestnut St. | 215-923-2267 | redowltavern.com
Assembly Rooftop Lounge offers Philadelphians an expansive rooftop experience with fire pits and unrivaled views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia Art Museum and Center City. Imbibe in style this season with a frosé or seasonal frozen cocktail in hand.
Assembly Rooftop Lounge | 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215-783-4171 | assemblyrooftop.com
Urban Farmer, modern American steakhouse, has generous outdoor seating along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where folks can dine al fresco for brunch, lunch and dinner. Look for Tuesday night featured brewers and other programming.
Urban Farmer | 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215-963-2788 | urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
Rex 1516 on South St. offers guests outdoor seating and an array of authentic Southern fare. Stop by for St. Louis style Spare Ribs and Collard Green Spaetzle, while enjoying happy hour specials every day from 5 to 7 p.m.
Rex 1516 | 1516 South St. | 267-319-1366 | rex1516.com
Those looking to dine al fresco in Center City, should head to Square 1682 for innovative craft cocktails and all new menu from Chef Bobby Surdam. Stay tuned for additional outdoor programming this summer with Square 1682’s multitalented Lead Bartender Daniel Kulisek hosting events along Sansom Street.
Square 1682 | 121 South 17th St. | 215-563-5008 | square1682.com
MilkBoy boasts dynamic music venues and outdoor seating at its locations on Chestnut St. and South St. Both restaurants are prime people watching spots, bring a friend and enjoy some shareable snacks by Chef Chris Beyer.
MilkBoy | 1100 Chestnut St. & 401 South St. | 215-925-6455 | milkboyphilly.com
Head to Headhouse Square’s The Twisted Tail to enjoy outdoor dining and Southern-inspired dishes and beverages like the Champagne Pop cocktails, ideal for cooling down while temperatures rise.
The Twisted Tail | 509 South 2nd St. | 215-558-2471 | thetwistedtail.com
Hangout at Graduate Hospital’s The Sidecar Bar & Grille, offering outdoor seating in addition to refreshing coolers six different wing choices to dig into. Enjoy the weekday happy hour from 4-6 p.m. with rotating food specials.
The Sidecar Bar & Grille| 2201 Christian St. | 215-732-3429 | thesidecarbar.com
— Mackenzie Mills