Philadelphia's most popular places 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 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 Japanese small plates, cocktails and sake. 3200 Chestnut Street, (267) 233-7488, cozaraphilly.com
- There’s really no bad view from 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’s 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. The full menu of comfort food and creative cocktails can be ordered from the higher perch. 200 Market Street, (215) 625-4566, revolutionhouse.com
- Southern-fried dinner or brunch plus live music equals Warmdaddy’s winning formula. The waterfront club also features a sunny deck for alfresco seating. 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard, (215) 462-2000, warmdaddys.com