Philadelphia, PA - Independence Day is “Philadelphia.” The city celebrates every year with over-the-top fireworks, patriotic events all week long, and let's not forget, the rich history that comes with being the birthplace of this country.
Independence Day Bar and Restaurant Specials
For all those taking part in this years 4th of July in Philadelphia celebrations, PhillyBite Magazine has put together a short list restaurants and bars to enjoy a bite to eat and cold beverages during the 4th of July Week.
4th of July in Philadelphia Celebrations
The Twisted Tail, located in historic Headhouse Square, just steps away from Penn’s Landing hotspots like Spruce Street Harbor Park, offers the ultimate location to enjoy a cocktail and bite before Camden’s Independence Day Festival fireworks — kicking off at 9:30 pm. Guests can enjoy an order of BBQ Smoked Ribs ($12) or the Fried Chicken ($19) before securing a first-row seat on the Delaware River. Guests looking for a tipple post-show can head to The Twisted Tail to toast to America’s birthday with a beer or cocktail. 509 S. 2nd St. | 215.558.2471 | www.thetwistedtail.com
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively American brasserie from award-winning chef Nicholas Elmi, is celebrating the birth of the nation with two of America’s favorite things: burgers and beers. For $20, guests can enjoy a Boucherie Burger paired with a draft beer of their choosing. Conveniently located on 2nd st, guests can take a short walk to Penn’s Landing after dinner to catch the Camden fireworks from across the Delaware River. 52 South 2nd St |267-606-6313 | www.royalboucherie.com
Assembly Rooftop Lounge, offers Philadelphians sweeping views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia Art Museum and Center City from nine stories above Logan Square, making it the perfect location to watch the city’s most prominent fireworks display above the Art Museum — kicking off at 9:30 pm. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as standing room is available on a first come, first serve basis. However, those who secure a spot soon enough can enjoy one (or two) of Assembly Rooftop Lounge’s famed Frosés ($14) while waiting for the spectacle to begin. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215-963-2723 | https://assemblyrooftop.com
Red Owl Tavern, located across from Independence Hall, is paying homage to America's history with a rum cocktail - America’s original craft spirit. Independence Jawn is a modern American craft cocktail, named in contemporary street vernacular, and is made with muddled blueberries, Demerara rum, White rum, Peychaud’s Bitters, and blueberries. Served in a Mason jar, this $10 red, white, and blue cocktail is available all day and is sure to make anyone feel patriotic. 433 Chestnut St. | 215-923-2267 | www.redowltavern.com
The Bourse, Old City’s historic food hall located across from Independence Mall, offers patriotic diners the choice of food and drink from close to 30 vendors. Guests can take a break from their celebrations and the July heat in the coolest AC in town while enjoying a world of flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the shadows of history. Options for Independence Day imbibers include sipping on a frozen Gin and Tonic from Bluebird Distilling while enjoying bites from Rebel Taco, or enjoy a beer from Taps Fill Station while munching on a grilled cheese from Mighty Melt. 111 S. Independence Mall | https://theboursephilly.com
Jet Wine Bar, is kicking the summer off with a bang, with the grand opening of Jet Wine Garden, a wine lover’s outdoor oasis, on Thursday, July 4 at 4 pm. Adjacent to it's brick and mortar location, Jet Wine Garden offers a diverse and affordable list of wines, beers, and cocktails as well as small bites, courtesy of new Culinary Director, Lucio Palazzo. Guests can celebrate the opening with a glass of wine and snack before heading to the Parkway for the annual July 4th concert and fireworks. 1525 South St | 215-735-1116 | https://jetwinebar.com