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A Drink With a View

Everyone’s flocking to their favorite streeteries to enjoy some city air with cocktails in hand, and while our urban environs offer plenty a cute street for denizens to loll in, we’ve rounded up a selection of locales that kick it up a notch by offering quintessential visual gems to be enjoyed while imbibing.

Check out our list below for the some of the most viewtiful vistas, featuring Assembly Rooftop Lounge, PatchworkThe Bourse, Red Owl Tavern, Playhouse Deck and Stella of New Hope.

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the Logan Hotel’s year-round swanky rooftop cocktail bar and lounge perched above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has transformed into The Grove at Assembly, a tropical bungalow-inspired pop-up boasting island cocktails, a bright seafood-centric menu, exotic plant life, and a relaxing ambiance paired with an unparalleled view of the Philadelphia Art Museum, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Swann Memorial Fountain and the Cathedral Basilica. Assembly’s cocktail list takes a tropical direction and features a bevy of fresh, fruit-forward concoctions, including boozy slushies on tap. The full cocktail menu can be found here.

Hours or operation: Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm – 10:30pm

PHOTO: Assembly Rooftop Lounge (Photo Credit: Assembly)

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.783.4171 | https://assemblyrooftop.com/

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Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine, located on the second floor of Hyatt Centric Philadelphia, is a true hidden gem in the heart of Center City. The Patchwork patio overlooks the bustling 17th Street corridor and boasts a skyline featuring the iconic One Liberty Place skyscraper, juxtaposed with the charm of surrounding brick-clad facades, perfectly contrasting the old and new. Patchwork features a full bar, with updated versions on classic cocktails along with local beer. The full beverage menu can be found here.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 6:30am – 11:30am; Saturday and Sunday, 7am – 2pm; Sunday through Thursday, 5pm – 9pm;  Friday and Saturday, 5pm – 1pm. The patchwork bar is open Sunday through Thursday, 4pm -9pm, Friday and Saturday, 4pm – 11pm.

PHOTO: Patchwork Patio (Photo Credit: PUNCH Media)

1620 Chancellor St | 215.985.1234 | www.patchworkphilly.com 

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The Bourse Food Hall, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall across the street from Independence Mall, is the perfect spot to people-watch against a historic background. The 5th St. patio overlooks lush Independence Mall, bookended with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Visitors can grab a cold one (and a snack) at one of many eateries nestled within the Food Hall, including all-new boozy shakes from Scoop DeVille, brews from Freebyrd, and margaritas from Rebel Taco. A complete list of vendors and menus can be found here.

Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday 7am – 10pm and Sunday 9am – 6pm

PHOTO: The Bourse Food Hall (Photo Credit: Christopher Devern)

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 | http://www.theboursephilly.com 

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Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern situated a stone’s throw from Independence Hall, boasts a variety of carefully curated classic and signature cocktails, courtesy of Lead Bartender Christopher Devern. Perched on the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets, the Red Owl patio makes for one scenic sip, surrounded by Signer’s Garden, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. The full beverage menu can be found here.

Hours of operation: Monday through Wednesday, 8am – 9pm, Thursday and Friday, 8am – 10pm, Saturday, 9am – 10pm, Sunday, 9am – 3pm

PHOTO: Red Owl Tavern (Photo Credit: Christopher Devern)

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | https://redowltavern.com 

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Playhouse Deck, a modern, yet laid back perch over the Delaware River tucked behind the legendary Bucks County Playhouse in picturesque New Hope, provides a view that can otherwise only be found on a postcard. The recently re-opened restaurant and bar hit the stage with an entirely new Mediterranean-inspired menu, along with a fresh beverage program featuring citrus and spices. The full beverage menu can be found here.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday 12pm – 9pm. Bar menu only: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 9pm – 10pm; Friday, Saturday 9pm – 12am

PHOTO: Playhouse Deck (Photo Credit: Christopher Devern)

70 S Main St, New Hope, PA | 267.397.6866 | www.playhousedeck.com

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Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant helmed by Chef Michael O’Halloran, is an absolute New Hope staple sharing in the Delaware River vista. The restaurant is named after owners Sherri and Kevin Daugherty’s beloved rescued pit bull Stella – their one-eared point of inspiration, which also extends to the cocktail dubbed the Stella Spritz, one of several flavor hitters on their cocktail menu. The Delaware river’s lush imagery along with the iconic view of the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge make Stella’s outdoor deck an ideal spot to relax and sip.

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 9pm

PHOTO: Stella of New Hope (Photo Credit: PUNCH Media)

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 | 267.740.7131 | http://ghostlightinn.com/

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