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America’s favorite holiday is swiftly approaching and Philadelphia-area restaurants and bars are pulling out all the stops to embrace the spirit of Independence Day, from patriotic specials, Fourth of July parties, to the best places to eat or drink before & after the firework shows.

See themed cocktails, mouth watering dinner specials, plus a list of restaurants located in close proximity to the celebratory firework shows over the Delaware River on June 29th and the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 4th from Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Stella of New Hope, Patchwork,  Red Owl Tavern, 48 Record Bar, Stratus Rooftop Lounge, Bolo, Panorama Wine Bar and The Twisted Tail. 



Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s swanky rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the place to be to celebrate the Fourth of July. On Thursday, July 4 from 7 pm to 11 pm, guests are invited to head up the elevator of The Logan Hotel to the best vantage point in the city to experience the magic of the firework show. The celebration will feature a four hour open bar, light bites, live music and, of course, unbeatable views of the fireworks. Tickets are $120/pp and can be purchased here

Event attendees can enjoy bites from Assembly’s newly revamped menu dubbed Assembly, Heightened including a Crab Rangoon Spring Roll with scallion-cilantro chili sauce, Duck Buns with duck confit, black garlic hoisin, Napa cabbage ginger slaw, cilantro on a steamed bun and Vegetable Pakora with mango amba sauce, smoked broccoli-almond slaw and pickled red onion. There will also be a Street Taco Station with choice of braised chicken or elote and a Taste of Philadelphia Station with soft pretzels, cheesesteaks, tomato pie and French fries. 

The four hour deluxe bar will offer select beer, select wine and featured cocktails including Frosé made with rosé wine, dry vermouth, cocci rosa aperitif, strawberry and fresh lemon and a Classic White Sangria.

PHOTO: Credit // Assembly Rooftop Lounge 

PHOTO: Frosé // Credit: Assembly Rooftop Lounge 

Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday 4pm – 10:30pm; bar closes at 12am; Friday and Saturday 4p – 10pm; bar closes at 2am; Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday 4pm – 5pm

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy • 215.783.4171 • Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter 


Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant located in the Ghost Light Inn with 180 degree views of the Delaware River, is the ideal location to view the Visit New Hope’s Summer Series Fireworks on Friday, July 5. The restaurant boasts a large outdoor patio where guests can enjoy dinner and drinks before watching the display.

In addition to the patio, Stella has just unveiled a new outdoor bar, situated directly beneath its popular second-floor deck, complete with expanded riverfront seating and a new bar menu. Also, the Waterfront Terrace now offers umbrella-shaded full-service tables, providing guests with more options for waterfront dining before the firework show. Show-goers can grab a drink at Stella’s outdoor bar and sit at one of the first-come, first-served Adirondack chairs on the grassy knoll adjacent to the restaurant for a front row seat. 

PHOTOS: Outdoor bar + seating // credit Stella of New Hope 

PHOTO: Outdoor patio // credit Stella of New Hope 

Hours of operation: Thursday 5 – 12am, Friday 5 – 2am, Saturday 8 – 2am

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 • 267.740.2691 • Website • Instagram • Facebook 


Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine nestled on the second floor of the Hyatt Centric, is offering hotel guests and Philadelphia locals the perfect patriotic cocktail in celebration of July 4th. Those looking to beat the heat can indulge in a frozen Firecracker Cocktail ($16) composed of vodka, Meyer Lemon, Cherry and Curaçao — paying homage to the nostalgic Firecracker ice pops. A delicious and refreshing way to honor the holiday. This cocktail will be available July 1-7. 

PHOTO:  Firecracker cocktail // credit Punch Media 

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm; Sunday 7 am – 9 pm

1620 Chancellor Street • 215.985.1234 • Website • Facebook • Instagram


Red Owl Tavern, the contemporary kitchen and bar located across from Independence Hall in Old City, is celebrating the Fourth of July with two festive sippers. These include the Declaration of Spritz ($16), a strawberry-infused Aperol with Prosecco, soda, lemon, pea flower, and elderflower mixed gin float ($16), and the Watermelon Rickey ($17) crafted with gin, watermelon, lime, Sicilian lemon Fever-Tree soda, and a Pimm’s float. These two cocktails will be available starting July 4 through the weekend. 

In addition to the Fourth of July cocktail specials, Red Owl Tavern is launching ’Smoked Out Saturdays,’ starting on Saturday, July 6, perfectly timed for the Fourth of July weekend. The event will feature a rotating lineup of BBQ specialties available from 10 am until sold out every Saturday from July 6 through September 7. The kickoff bash held on July 6, will feature a Brisket Sandwich ($19), served with crispy fried onions, jalapeños, and ‘Bama White BBQ Sauce. Families can enjoy a complimentary kids’ hot dog meal with the purchase of any BBQ selection. Additionally, an all-beef uncured hot dog is available for $10, served with fries and ketchup. 

PHOTO: Declaration of Spritz // Credit: Chris Devern

PHOTO: Watermelon Rickey // Credit: Chris Devern

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

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 215.923.2267 • Website • Instagram • Twitter • Facebook


Uptown Beer Garden, Philadelphia’s pioneering and premier beer garden for nearly two decades, is the ultimate destination this Fourth of July. With holiday hours from 2pm to midnight, Uptown is hosting a lively grill-out featuring $3 Hotdogs and hearty $6 Hamburgers, perfectly paired with a live Phillies game watch party on the large screen starting at 2:20pm along with festive yard games, such as corn hole. Highlighting the occasion is a specialty patriotic frozen drink – a refreshing frozen berry daiquiri dressed in red, white, and blue.  Guests can also enjoy Uptown’s extensive beverage offerings, full-service Orange Crush Bar, and ample food selections. 

PHOTO: Uptown Beer Garden

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday beginning at 4pm and Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12pm, with happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm – 6pm.

1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102 • Website • Instagram 


Located just a stone’s throw away from the Delaware River, 48 Record Bar is the high-tech listening room and coastal bar perched above Old City’s legendary Sassafras, is the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail whether you’re heading out to watch the Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday, June 29, or celebrating afterwards. Featuring festive sips like the Kiki Noelle—a blend of El Jimador tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur, fresh lime juice, jalapeño syrup, pineapple juice, and ginger press ($14)— the Pimm Pom, mixing Beefeater gin, Pimm’s honey syrup, pomegranate juice, fresh lemon juice, and cherry bitters ($14), and the 1794, a fusion of Kinsey whiskey, Campari, Carpano Antica vermouth, Luxardo liqueur, and Aztec chocolate bitters ($14), these carefully curated cocktails perfectly complement the lively ambiance of 48 Record Bar, ensuring a memorable Fourth of July celebration.

PHOTO: Kiki Noelle // Credit: Gab Bonghi

PHOTO: Pimm Pom // Credit: Gab Bonghi 

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm – 2 am.

48 S. Second Street, Philadelphia PA • Website • Instagram • Spotify • Facebook


Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the swanky rooftop venue on the 11th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, is the place to be to enjoy a cocktail before or after the Fourth of July fireworks celebration on Saturday, June 29th. Conveniently located just a short walk from the Delaware River, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails and celebrate the evening. Featuring superb options such as the Midsummer Night, a mix of Ketel One Botanicals, Liquor 43, strawberry, and lime ($17), or the Copacabana, blending Novo Fogo cachaca, Appleton Estate rum, pineapple-infused Campari, and Carpano Antica ($17). Another refreshing option is Photosynthesis, combining No. 3 Gin with cucumber, mint, and Fever-Tree Lime & Yuzu Soda ($17). Guests can sip on these cocktails while enjoying the lounge’s stunning city views as they celebrate the Fourth of July—and maybe even catch a few more fireworks.

PHOTO: Stratus Rooftop Lounge // Credit: Chris Devern

Hours of operation: Thursday from 5 pm – 12 am, Friday from 5 pm – 2 am, and Saturday from 8 pm – 2 am 

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 215.925.2889 • Website • Instagram • Facebook 


For those watching or attending the July 4th concert and fireworks at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Bolo, Chef Yun Fuentes’ Latin American dining room and rum bar nestled in bustling Rittenhouse Square, offers an ideal venue for pre- or post-event dining and drinks. or a lighter bite, the lively rum bar offers a wide selection of ceviches, served in choices of 3 or 5, pa’ picars (snacks), and pinchos (skewers). Highlights include the Tuna Con Coco ($21) with young coconut, pickled Fresno, and coco leche de Tigre, Chicken Pastelillos ($17) served with cachucha aioli, and the Gamba y Chorizo ($9) a skewer featuring shrimp and chorizo. These offerings complement the extensive cocktail selection, including the Cafecito ($17) featuring Pa’lante Coffee Rum, Amaro, and panela, the Mosquito Bay ($17) with Stateside Vodka, Faccia Brutto Centrebe, lemon, parsley, rosemary, and lavender bitters, and the Flamenco ($19) crafted with Magenta Tequila, Combier Blue, Salted Lime Cordial, and Soursop.

PHOTO: Group Dining at Bolo // Credit: Gab Bonghi

PHOTO:  Flamenco // Credit: Gab Bonghi

Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday, 5pm – 10pm for dinner, Saturday 10pm – 12am for late night, and Monday through Friday, 5pm – 7pm for happy hour

2025 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • 267.639.2741 • Website • Instagram