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June 29, 2021 – Here’s a toast to freedom this Independence Day.  We’ve listed our favorite restaurants, bars, and shops located in the birthplace of America who are serving up specialty brunch, weekend-filled events, and patriotic cocktails – perfect for celebrating the 4th of July weekend.  


Art in The Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop, is hosting Art in The Age All American Weekend in celebration of Independence Day in the birthplace of America. The weekend festivities start on Friday, July 2nd, Liberty Kitchen, the South Kensington & Fishtown’s locally-focused deli & market will be grilling hot dogs for folks to snack on all afternoon long. Then on Saturday, July 3rd, Philadelphia’s own Milk Jawn will be on-site selling their locally-made, uber-popular ice cream – pairing perfectly with Art in the Age’s Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial.   

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 – 7pm, and Sunday from 12 – 6pm.  

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 |     

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s sexy rooftop experience with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sets a luxury backdrop to celebrate Independence Day considering its close proximity to Philadelphia’s remarkable fireworks display. This year, five pods are available to be reserved from 6 – 11pm on Sunday, July 4. Each pod holds up to 12 people and requires a $2,000 food and beverage minimum to be reserved for the evening.  

Snag a reservation by calling Assembly Rooftop Lounge, and enjoy a memorable night of sipping, mingling, and taking in the breathtaking views of the fireworks.    

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 |      

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Devil’s Den, the South Philly gastropub, has one beer-tactic 4th of July celebration planned on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Imbibers can enjoy $1 off all Pennsylvania and New Jersey beers on tap. Raise a glass to freedom in the birthplace of America with locally-made brew. For fare, brunch service will be available from 11 – 2pm, following with a robust menu consisting of House-made Burger, Aventinus Mussels, Salmon BLT, and more.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Wednesday 4 – 10 pm, Thursday through Friday 4 – 12 am, Saturday 11 am – 12 am, Sunday 11 am – 10 pm, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm.

1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 |

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East Passyunk Avenue, home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, has the ideal providers for one’s 4th of July backyard grilling needs: Primal Supply Meats. The locally sourced, pasture-raised butcher shop offers high-quality, sustainable meats, in addition to eggs, fresh produce, and prepared foods. Folks are encouraged to stop by the East Passyunk location [or order online here ] to purchase hot dogs, burgers, steaks, and all the necessary grilling essentials for the holiday weekend.    

Check out the respective businesses’ websites for more info.        

1904 E.  Passyunk Avenue |     

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Red Owl Tavern, the neighborly yet sophisticated tavern located on Independence Mall, is extending its fan-favorite brunch service into the Monday following Independence Day for one-weekend-only, with the addition of specialty cocktail The Patriot ($15) composed of strawberry-infused tequila, blueberry-infused tequila, coconut syrup, and sage agave, garnished with a small American flag pick. 

Brunch lovers are welcome to sip on this refreshing patriotic cocktail and enjoy brunch meals such as Buttermilk Pancakes, Steak and Eggs and Chicken and Waffles on Saturday, July 3, Sunday, July 4, and Monday, July 5.    

Hours of operation for 4th of July weekend brunch service: Saturday from 9 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday from 9am – 3pm, and Monday from 8 am – 4:30 pm.    

433 Chestnut St | 215.923.2267 |     

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Royal Boucherie, Old City’s American brasserie specializing in French-style cuisine, boasts an extraordinary, and truly unique Spritzer Bar concept this summer — with a customizable three-step process for crafting the ideal libation. To celebrate Independence Day, the talented in-house mixologists are featuring a local spirits producer Boardroom Spirits for $10 as the base of the spritz. Folks are welcome to choose the modifier and topper for the tipple, and enjoy the Spritz indoors at the newly re-opened bar, or outdoors on the famed rooftop patio.  

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10pm.  

52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 |        

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Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch, and (in one case) dinner restaurants, has taken their popular brunch staples down the shore this summer, at the local hotspot Tomatoes in Margate, NJ every weekend from 8am till sell out.   

For this Independence Day July weekend, Sabrina’s will be celebrating by serving brunch on Saturday, July 3, Sunday, July 4, and Monday, July 5 for folks to enjoy throughout the three-day weekend. Guests can expect a menu of classic dishes such as Huevos Rancheros, Mel’s Chicken Cutlet, and Avocado Toast, — plus, on special: Star Spangled Stuffed French Toast prepared with blueberry-strawberry cream cheese, topped with a wild berry compote, warm vanilla bean syrup, and white chocolate chips [available at all locations]. 

Sabrina’s knows that no holiday celebration is complete without a cocktail. Enjoy a spicy Bloody Mary to finish off your brunch and complete the celebration.  

9300 Amherst Ave, Margate City, NJ |   

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, knows the best way to celebrate a three-day holiday weekend is with a sensational brunch line-up. Guests may enjoy their famed weekend brunch service on Monday, July 5 from 9am – 2pm, in addition to Saturday and Sunday. 

Indulge in decadent dishes such as Sweet Potato Hash, Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, and Duck Wings & Waffles, and toast to Independence Day with a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or one of their seasonal cocktails.    

121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 |   


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-Samantha Kilpatrick