The Complete Guide to Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia

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Philly Outdoor Dining and Drinking spotsPhiladelphia, PA - As we start getting back to normal and began to once again venture out of our homes, the city of Philadelphia has temporarily allowed for expanded outdoor seating. From outdoor patios, decks, backyards, sidewalk seating, closed off sidewalks, and other unique arrangements to ensure safety, health, and social distancing.


Philly's Outdoor Dining and Drinking Options

From large outdoor venues such as Morgan’s Pier to small shaded cafes like Pistolas Del Sur, the list below includes places across the city in the most notable food neighborhoods.

Morgan's Pier Outdoor Seating

Morgan's Pier - Large wooden picnic tables with oversized umbrellas are perfect for groups for 6 to 10 guests. Smaller metal tables will be available for single diners to four guests. The opening weekend we will have a DJ Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 1-5 PM, and 5-9 PM as background music. 221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Harper's Outdoor Garden

Harper's Garden - Philadelphia's all-season, plant-filled al fresco oasis in the heart of Rittenhouse neighborhood - will open on June 12 and will nearly double the outdoor capacity with an expansion that will take-over the adjacent outdoor property to the South. Reservations for Harper's are available now on Open Table. 31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Twisted Tail Outdoor Garden

The Twisted Tail - the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and Bar on Headhouse Square, is taking advantage of its Street closing out front. Soon, diners will be able to lounge in an outdoor garden that spills into the area surrounding The Twisted Tail to enjoy a selection of bubbly, brews and bites. 509 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Devil's Den Outdoor Dining

Devil's Den - one of the city's best bars for serious beer lovers, is jumping into the outdoor during the Yellow Phase with a 28-seat footprint, reduced and modified to meet social distancing policies. 1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia PA

Jet Wine Bars Garden

Jet Wine Garden - Jet Wine Bar's adjacent outdoor summer oasis, invites guests to take a break and relax in the shade with a glass of wine, cold beer or cocktail paired with delicious selections from the Garden Menu. 1525 South Sreet, Philadelphia PA

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Assembly Rooftop - located nine-floors above The Logan Philadelphia Hotel will reopen on Thursday, June 18. Center City's favorite rooftop lounge will operate Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with expanding hours coming soon. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia PA

Fond's Outdoor Dining

Fond - one of the top restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue's bustling Passyunk Square will put out its outdoor tables starting this weekend. 1527 S. 11th St (Passyunk Square)

Germantown Gardens Outdoor Dining

Germantown Garden - This urban oasis in the heart of Northern Liberties will reopen in time for outdoor dining this weekend - this is an entirely outdoor restaurant with table seats, full Bar, full food menu, plants and flowers, beautiful lighting and an escape without leaving the city. 1029 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Le Virtú Outdoor Dining

Le Virtú - Dine with the backdrop of Abruzzo on the giant mural behind! A full menu will be offered. Also, they are restarting Caviar this week, and takeout with most of the entire menu - that part starts today, June 10. They will look to get dozens of socially distant seats with a final count coming closer to the weekend. 1927 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Dim Sum Outdoor Seating

Dim Sum House by Jane G's - They will offer nearly 2 dozen seats socially distanced apart with their entire full menu of Dim Sum favorites plus Chinese specialty dishes. 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Finn McCool's Outdoor Dining

Finn McCool's - will open back up this week for takeout, delivery, and now outdoor dining with an estimated seat count of around 16-20. Seating recommended time limits will be 90 minutes for parties of 6 or less and 120 minutes for 7 or more. 118 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Brü Craft & Wurst and Tradesman's Outdoor Seating

Brü Craft & Wurst, Tradesman's - Outdoor seating will be socially distanced with extra precautions and span from Bru across U-Bahn to Tradesman's creating a mini-restaurant row with sidewalk dining on Chestnut Street - with up to 20-30 seats pending final arrangement and party sizes. 1316 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Positano Coast Outdoor Seating

Positano Coast - will offer beautiful outdoor views above the streets of Old City District -with outdoor and cafe/ patio seating with their full menu, Bar, and wine-beer-cocktail list. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti offering Italian inspired Cuisine with a seafood-focused menu 212 Walnut St, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sancho Pistolas Outdoor Dining

Sancho Pistolas - Pistolas Fishtown location will offer sidewalk cafe seating in the heart of Fishtown with socially distanced tables - aiming to get 12-16 seats. 19 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Pistolas Del Sur Outdoor Seating

Pistolas Del Sur - Dine outside under the shade and on the beautiful seating outside East Passyunk's Pistolas Del Sur. Take in the Avenue views and sidewalk scene and enjoy tacos, entrees, margaritas, cocktails, wine, and beer. 1934 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Rosy's Taco Bar Sidewalk Dining

Rosy's Taco Bar - will close off the adjacent parking spots to make room for additional sidewalk and space. This will allow them to utilize the entire sidewalk for dining tables - they will aim for 60 seats. 2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Slice Outside Dining

SliCE - Set between the Italian Market and East Passyunk Avenue, dine outside with a view of Capitolo Park - with around 12 to 16 tables pending party size. Full menu. Social distanced tables. 1180 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hawthornes Outside Beer Cafe

Hawthornes Beer Cafe - Reservations are strongly suggested but will take walk-ins if there is availability. If there is a wait, grab a frozen margarita at one of our brand new slushy machines. 738 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Urban Village Brewing Outdoor Seating

Urban Village Brewing Company - They are aiming 15 tables for seating up to 100 people pending party size - in their beautiful outdoor patio and sidewalk seating in the heart of No Libs on 2nd Street at the Piazza. The tables will, of course, be socially distanced - full-menu - table service - extra cleaning and precautions. 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Jerry's Outdoor Bar

Jerry's Bar- a cozy neighborhood bar with craft beer, specialty cocktails, fine wine, and really great food in Philadelphia Northern Liberties. The Northern Liberties hot spot will aim for 20-30 seats with a combination of two and four tops. 129 W Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

El Camino Real Outdoor Dining

El Camino Real Restaurant - their sidewalk seating in the middle of the picturesque open-air Liberties Walk with beer garden-style seating where you order from stations, and they will bring food out to the tables. A full menu of food, with lots of frozen cocktails. 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Philadelphia Outdoor Waterfront Bars

Water Garden Spruce Street Park

The Water Garden at Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Water Garden at Spruce Street Harbor Park is a unique floating venue over the former Oasis Barge. Complete with a 125+ seating area, decorative shades, breathtaking, and views of the harbors floating garden. The restaurant's menu consists of a casual menu with dishes showcasing in-season local produce.

The Garden Cheer street Peir

The Garden at Cherry Street Pier

The Garden at Cherry Street Pier can only be described as a breathtaking open-air eatery with floor to ceiling trees, blossoming flowers, lush greenery, and of course, an amazing day and night view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

The River Beer Garden Philly

The River Beer Garden at Race Street Pier

The River Beer Garden can be found adjacent to the  Race Street Pier entranceway and features shades picnic tables for as many as six guests, in addition to cafe seating for two and four customers.


Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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