March 31, 2022 — Spring has sprung! In preparation of patio season, we’ve gathered a plethora of superb outdoor dining destinations in Philadelphia and its burbs from noted locales such as Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, Art in the Age, Royal Boucherie, Bluebird Distilling, MilkBoy Philly, and more.
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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, offers imbibers a sweeping outdoor cocktail garden for sipping sensational craft cocktails courtesy of the expert, in-house mixologists. The al fresco garden is an ideal venue for enjoying spirit tastings and cocktails made with seasonal ingredients such as Tamworth Distilling’s White Mountain Gin and Art in the Age’s Blueberry Cordial, in addition to partaking in Golden Hour, a happy hour from 3 – 5pm, Tuesday through Friday, featuring $2 off cocktails and $1 off local beer and cider.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 6 pm.
116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | http://artintheage.com/
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s upscale rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is gearing up for their highly anticipated spring and summer seasons with a recently rolled out beverage and food menu, including the crowd pleasing Frozé and Frozen Gin Lemonade (both $16), Champagne, sparkling wine, and more. Those looking to enjoy the blissfully warm temps can do so whilst taking in sweeping views of the parkway at one of Philadelphia’s premiere rooftop bars.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 4 – 10:30 pm
1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 | https://assemblyrooftop.com
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Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery, holds an expansive, weather-proof (and dog-friendly!) patio ideal for sipping on a selection of expertly curated craft cocktails courtesy of Beverage Director Matt Giarratano. Guests can snag a seat al fresco and enjoy a myriad of refreshing tipples including Bored Bermuda Yacht Club ($11) composed of dark rum, coconut rum, pandan, lime, falernum, and nutmeg, and Vicious Dissent ($12) crafted with barrel-rested gin, agave salvaje reposado, dry vermouth, honey, lavender, habanero, and salt rim.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 4 – 11pm, and Friday through Sunday, 1 – 11pm
100 Bridge Street | 610.933.7827 | https://bluebirddistilling.com/
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Devil’s Den, Philadelphia’s leading craft beer bar, boasts a spacious outdoor streetery and sidewalk patio which plays host to guests grabbing a bite to eat, a craft brew to sip on, and fun-filled events such as the buzzed about Drag Me to the Den monthly series. Locals and visitors can enjoy an array of local craft beer, seasonal cocktails, and brand-new pub fare including the newly-rejuvenated weekend brunch service featuring The French Toast BLT, Breakfast Burrito, and toppling house-made Breakfast Burger.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm, with brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm.
1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 | http://www.devilsdenphilly.com
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The Dutch, the popular breakfast, lunch, and (most recently) dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, offers diners ample sidewalk seating at their newly opened space on 11th and Tasker Street, with stunning views overlooking the Singing Fountain on East Passyunk Avenue. Folks can dine al fresco and indulge in signature brunch dishes and newly launched dinner items, all while sipping on carefully curated cocktails, beer, and wine.
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday, 8am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 3pm for brunch, and 5 – 9pm for dinner
1537 S 11th St. | 215.551.5000 | https://thedutchphilly.com/
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East Passyunk Avenue, home to more than 160 independently owned businesses, is a cultural hub for dining and drinking in South Philadelphia with an impressive selection of top-tier restaurants and bars offering outdoor patios including Barcelona Wine Bar, Flannel, Laurel, River Twice, Cantina Los Caballitos, Pub on Passyunk East, La Scala’s Birra, Separatist Beer Project, and Bing Bing Dim Sum.
Check out the respective businesses’ websites for hours of operation.
1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
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Jet Wine Garden, Jet Wine Bar’s adjacent outdoor oasis, recently re-opened to the public with an array of refreshing cocktails, brews, and of course – global wines in addition to small bites at a vibrant and lush garden area. Guests are invited to imbibe from an array of white, red, rosé, orange, semi-sparkling, and sparkling wines, as well as other hard-to-find, rare wines while enjoying the breezy temps this spring.
Jet Wine Garden debuts a bevy of new, seasonal offerings including Sparkling Rosé Margarita, Berry Hibiscus Mule, Rosé Aperol Spritz, Two Robbers Seltzer, an array of worldwide wines, and for snacking – Blackened Shrimp Tacos, Cauliflower Wrap, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Weisse Braised Bratwurst, and more.
Hours of operation: Thursday and Friday, 5 – 10pm, and Saturday, 2 – 10pm
1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 | https://jetwinebar.com/
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MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, offers plenty of sidewalk seating and happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 – 6 pm which includes $2 off draft beer, glasses of wine, and cocktails. This hot spot for outdoor hangs boasts robust menus featuring mixed drinks, canned beers, and a unique selection of house-made seltzers for imbibers to enjoy al fresco.
Hours of operation: daily from 7am – 2am
1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 | https://www.milkboy.tv/
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Philadelphia Brewing Company, the city’s largest and oldest brewery located in Kensington, holds an expansive beer garden open for service year-round with picnic tables galore available for patrons to take a seat, grab a pint (or six pack) of Walt Wit, Working Cat, or Kenzinger, and BYOF (bring your own food — or order from nearby Martha, Zig Zig BBQ, Pizza Brain, etc), in addition to a covered sidewalk patio. Bonus: the beer garden is pet-friendly too!
Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 11 am – Midnight, and Sunday from 11am – 11 pm.
2440 Frankford Ave | 215.427.2739 | http://philadelphiabrewing.com/
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively neighborhood bistro, offers a well-curated craft cocktail and French-forward wine selection in addition to a robust dinner and brunch menu helmed by Executive Chef Matt Buehler. Guests can indulge in contemporary takes on classic French dishes such as Steak Frites prepared with grass-fed Bavette steak, arugula-anchovy butter, and frites, and the famed Grass-Fed Boucherie Burger crafted with bone marrow, watercress, and gruyere, all while dining outdoors at the covered sidewalk streetery, and flourishing, intimate second-floor garden – one of Philadelphia’s most hidden gems.
Imbibers are welcome to sip on a tasty tipple such as the Castles Made of Sand, composed of Hendricks Gin, Crème de Violette, orange liquor, and lemon, at one of the many outdoor tables.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm
52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | https://www.royalboucherie.com/
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, the eclectic Northern Liberties diner and lounge, is ready for patio season wth a sweeping outdoor seating including a streetery on Lawrence and café seating along Spring Garden, in addition to Silk’s magic garden – filled with art, sculpture and other visual treats from restaurateur Mark Bee’s findings in and around Philly. Imbibers enjoying the warmer temps can indulge in stellar dinner and brunch offerings as well as sip on craft cocktails including Pear Shaped ($12) with Ketel One Peach and Orange Blossom Vodka, spiced pear, lemonm and honey, and Purple Rain ($12) composed of Espolon Blanco Tequila, triple sec, pomegranate, orange, and lime.
Hours of operation: Wednesday from 5 – 10pm, Thursday from 5 – 11pm, Friday from 5 – 12am, Saturday from 11am – 12am and Sunday from 11am – 9pm.
435 Spring Garden Street | 215.592.8838 | https://www.silkcityphilly.com/
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Stella of New Hope, located in the heart of bustling Main Street overlooking the Delaware River, is the ultimate outdoor imbibing location with a sweeping deck boasting stellar views of the river, the Bucks County Playhouse, and adjacent quaint small town Lambertville, NJ. Diners can enjoy an array of seasonal, refreshing cocktails, wine, and local brews, and a deluxe selection of fare from Executive Chef Michael O’Halloran including Beef Tartare, Pan Seared NY Strip Steak, and Pan Roasted Day Boat Sea Scallops on the expansive deck while taking in the crisp, cool air and unparalleled views of New Hope, PA.
Hours of operation: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4 – 10pm, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 2pm
50 S Main Street | 267.740.2691 | https://www.stellanewhope.com/
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Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the swanky rooftop venue on the 11th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, is getting prepped and ready for the spring and summer season, boasting an all-new cocktail menu courtesy of new Lead Bartender Christopher Devern and light fare from the talented in-house culinary team.
The indoor/outdoor lounge features two private pavilions (Mist and Vapor) freshly fitted with posh booth-style seating, an illuminating, expansive bar with a garage-style entrance to the outdoor space, contemporary light fixtures, and a lush “green wall” encompassing the lounge, adding to a thoroughly modern, sexy scene.
Hours of operation: Thursday from 5 pm – 12 am, Friday from 7 pm – 2 am, and Saturday from 8 pm – 2 am.
433 Chestnut Street | 215.925.2889 | https://stratuslounge.com/
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The Twisted Tail, popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, offers visitors and locals a sweeping sidewalk patio in the charming Society Hill neighborhood, ideal for enjoying dinner, brunch, or drinks al fresco year-round. The spacious streetery overlooking Headhouse Square offers guests a comfortable experience while sipping on delicious libations including the Cargo Plane, composed of bourbon, orange, cardamom, Amaro, and Aperol, the signature Mint Julep, with Maker’s Mark, mint, and sugar, and winter-inspired cocktails such as Smokestack Lightening, crafted with mezcal, orange, lemon, sweet vermouth, and cherry.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4—10pm, Friday 4—12am, Saturday 11—12am and Sunday 10—10pm
509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com/
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, has a picturesque outdoor patio with stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Diners and imbibers can reserve an outdoor table during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch service and enjoy seasonal starters such as Pan Roasted Pork Belly, locally-sourced Cheese Plate, house-made Charcuterie Board, and superior steak offerings including New York Steak Tasting, Dry Aged 1855 Beef, Joyce Farms Ribeye, and much more. An array of hot, chilled, and no proof cocktails are available for sipping including a Mezcal Mule composed of mezcal, lime, pomegranate, falernum, and ginger beer, and Yuzu 92 crafted with Bluecoat Gin, yuzu, gentian, rosemary, and sparkling.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 8am – 9pm, and Sunday from 8am – 3pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | https://www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com/philadelphia-happenings/