Philadelphia's most popular place to sit back and relax on the waterfront. Summertime is just around the corner, so it time to head on down to the river at some of Philly's best waterfront bars and restaurants.
Philly's best places to drink by the waterfront
The second-floor deck at University City’s coZara may be one of the city’s better-kept secrets. Overlooking Chestnut Street and the Schuylkill River, the outdoor area seats 40 and offers the restaurant’s full menu of small Japanese plates, cocktails, and sake. 3200 Chestnut Street, (267) 233-7488, cozaraphilly.com
There’s really no bad view from the Delaware River hang Morgan’s Pier, but the bird’s nest deck over the beer hut gives diners and drinkers an even better vantage point to enjoy canned beer, summer cocktails, and fun picnic eats. 221 N. Columbus Boulevard,(215) 279-7134, morganspier.com
So, it’s not exactly a roof, but dinner and drinks on the vast deck of Penn’s Landing are circa 1904 Tall Ship Moshulu, the world’s oldest, largest square-rigged sailing vessel still afloat, sure make for a memorable evening. Chilled oysters and loaded burgers star on an American menu with international leanings. 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 923-2500, moshulu.com
On warmer nights, patrons of Old City’s Revolution House take advantage of the lively roof deck, one of the few in the neighborhood. one can order the full menu of comfort food and creative cocktails from the higher perch. 200 Market Street, (215) 625-4566, revolutionhouse.com