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June 29, 2023 – There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day, AKA America’s Birthday (July 4th), than the city where it all started. Whether enjoying the fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Delaware River Waterfront, or in the suburbs, we’ve gathered a selection of locales with firework watch parties and eateries in close proximity to firework displays for dinner and drinks before or after, such as The Twisted Tail, Assembly Rooftop LoungeRed Owl TavernMilkBoy, and Stella of New Hope.

The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar, and live Juke Joint on Headhouse Square known for its extensive array of brown spirits, will debut their new Champagne Pop that pays homage to everyone’s favorite patriotic popsicle on the Fourth of July (while supplies last.) Red, White, and Blue ($13), consists of a glass of Comtes de Chamberi Brut with a homemade popsicle using local fruit (strawberry, lemon, blueberry)- perfect for enjoying on the sidewalk patio overlooking the Headhouse Square neighborhood before or after the fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4 – 10pm; Friday 4pm – 12am; Saturday 11am – 12am; Sunday 10am – 10pm

509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the swanky ninth-floor year-round cocktail bar and lounge overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is the hosting the ultimate reservation-only watch party for the fireworks display over the Parkway. Before and during the fireworks, guests can dine with drinks and bites from The Grove at Assembly, an experience designed to transport guests to a rejuvenating coastal escape offering array of Mediterannean-inspired snacks and drinks. Guests can reserve from three seating options, each with their own food and beverage minimum:

• Lounge Space “Pods” for up to 12 people each – $1,000  Food and Beverage Minimum 

• Small Lounge Fire Pit for up to 6 people each – $600 Food and Beverage Minimum

• High Top Tables for up to 6 people each – $400 Food and Beverage Minimum

To make July Fourth reservations, click here.

Each reservation is three hours and includes viewing of the 9:45 pm Independence Day Firework Show. A card on file is required for all reservations. Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours prior to not be charged the full amount. 

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy | 215.783.4171 |


Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern located on Independence Mall, is celebrating Independence Day from the epicenter of the American Revolution with a cocktail that plays on popular ice pops, dubbed the Rocket Pop Margarita. Courtesy of Red Owl Tavern Lead Bartender Christopher Devern, the Rocket Pop Margarita ($15) is comprised of strawberry-infused Corralejo Tequila, basil, lime, and agave, topped with peaflower-infused tequila. The Rocket Pop Margarita will be available Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10:45am, Saturday and Sunday 8 – 10am (breakfast); Monday through Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm (lunch); Monday through Friday 4:30 – 10pm, Saturday 5 – 10pm (dinner); and Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm (brunch).

Red Owl Tavern | 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | 215.923.2267 |

MilkBoy, the iconic Philadelphia-born brand known for booze, bites, and music, is saluting Independence Day with a heat-beating boozy beverage called Free Bird, exclusively available while supplies last at the 11th & Chestnut Street locale on Tuesday, July 4. This colorful concoction is a perfectly sweet mix of raspberry vodka, Blue Curacao, sour mix, and club soda, and is topped with a Popsicle® Firecracker ice pop for an icy finish.  

Hours of operation at MilkBoy Chestnut Street: Monday through Friday 7am – 2am; Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2am 

MilkBoy Chestnut Street | 1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 | 

Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River, is the spot to be to enjoy the fireworks on the river between New Hope and Lambertville. Guests can enjoy dinner and drinks on Stella’s outdoor patio, or head down the the riverside promenade at Stella’s brand new outdoor bar serving drinks and appetizers.  

Hours of operation: Tuesday – Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm | Friday – Saturday 4 pm – 10 pm | Sunday 4 pm – 9 pm | Friday – Sunday 11 am – 2 pm 

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 |