Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia is known for its food and drink scene, and Springtime Sipping and Dining is the perfect time to celebrate it. This region has no shortage of places to enjoy wine and cuisine. From cozy neighborhood bars to elegant eateries, spring is the perfect time to enjoy these cities. In Philadelphia, there are plenty of options to explore. Here are some of the best places for Springtime Sipping and Eating.
Springtime Sipping and Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia
Outdoor dining: Once a seasonal luxury, outdoor dining has become a way of life for Philadelphia's intrepid diners. This year, certain thoroughfares have been closed to create impromptu streeteries, and countless dollars have been spent on tents, heaters, and partitions. While it might not be a summertime activity for all, outdoor seating is still a popular way to enjoy food and drink.
East Passyunk Avenue
East Passyunk Avenue, home to more than 160 independently owned businesses, is a cultural hub for dining and drinking in South Philadelphia with an impressive selection of top-tier restaurants and bars offering outdoor patios, including Barcelona Wine Bar, Flannel, Laurel, River Twice, Cantina Los Caballitos, Pub on Passyunk East, La Scala's Birra, Separatist Beer Project, and Bing Bing Dim Sum. 1904 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Philadelphia Brewing Company, the city's largest and oldest brewery located in Kensington, holds an expansive beer garden open for service year-round with picnic tables galore available for patrons to take a seat, grab a pint (or six-pack) of Walt Wit, Working Cat, or Kenzinger, and BYOF (bring your own food — or order from nearby Martha, Zig Zig BBQ, Pizza Brain, etc.), in addition to a covered sidewalk patio. Bonus: the beer garden is pet-friendly too! 2440 Frankford Ave
What could be better than outdoor dining with a beautiful view of Rittenhouse Square? Not only does outdoor seating at The Love offer stunning views, the "Love Shacks" allow you to dine comfortably and cozily while watching the hustle and bustle of the city. Join The Love for lunch, weekend brunch, or dinner and savor seasonally-inspired, classic America fare. 130 S 18th St
Jet Wine Bar's
Jet Wine Bar's adjacent outdoor oasis recently re-opened to the public with an array of refreshing cocktails, brews, and of course – global wines in addition to small bites at a vibrant and lush garden area. Guests are invited to imbibe from an array of white, red, rosé, orange, semi-sparkling, sparkling wines, and other hard-to-find, rare wines while enjoying the breezy temps this spring. 1525 South St.
The Twisted Tail
A popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square offers visitors and locals a sweeping sidewalk patio in the charming Society Hill neighborhood, ideal for enjoying dinner, brunch, or drinks al fresco year-round. The spacious streetery is surrounded by various heat lamps allowing guests a toasty experience while sipping on delicious libations, including the Cargo Plane, composed of bourbon, orange, cardamom, Amaro, and Aperol, the signature Mint Julep, with Maker's Mark, mint, and sugar, and winter-inspired cocktails such as Smokestack Lightning, crafted with mezcal, orange, lemon, sweet vermouth, and cherry. 509 S. 2nd Street
MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand in Center City, offers plenty of sidewalk seating and happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 - 6 pm, which includes $2 off draft beer and glasses of wine and cocktails. This hot spot for outdoor hangs boasts robust menus featuring mixed drinks, canned beers, and a unique selection of house-made seltzers for imbibers to enjoy al fresco. 1100 Chestnut Street
Royal Boucherie, Old City's lively neighborhood bistro, offers a well-curated craft cocktail and French-forward wine selection and a robust dinner and brunch menu helmed by Executive Chef Matt Buehler. Guests can indulge in contemporary takes on classic French dishes such as Steak Frites prepared with grass-fed Bavette steak, arugula-anchovy butter, and frites. The famed Grass-Fed Boucherie Burger is crafted with bone marrow, watercress, and gruyere, while dining outdoors at the covered sidewalk streetery, and flourishing, intimate second-floor garden – one of Philadelphia's most hidden gems. 52 S. 2nd Street
Known for its vibrant garden and plant-filled patio, Harper's Garden is the perfect place for outdoor dining to escape the commotion of the center city. By offering access to the sunny garden patio or the individually heated greenhouses, Harper's Garden is equipped for outdoor dining at any time of the year. When looking for the best outdoor dining spot in Philly, Harper's Garden is one to beat. 31 S 18th St
Urban Farmer, Logan Square's modern American steakhouse, has a picturesque outdoor patio with stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Diners and imbibers can reserve an outdoor table during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch service and enjoy seasonal starters such as Pan Roasted Pork Belly, locally-sourced Cheese Plate, house-made Charcuterie Board, and superior steak offerings including New York Steak Tasting, Dry Aged 1855 Beef, Joyce Farms Ribeye, and much more. An array of hot, chilled, and no-proof cocktails are available for sipping, including a Mezcal Mule composed of mezcal, lime, pomegranate, falernum, and ginger beer. Yuzu 92 is crafted with Bluecoat Gin, yuzu, gentian, rosemary, and sparkling. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia's top craft beer bar boasts a spacious outdoor streetery and sidewalk patio with a smattering of heaters to assist in keeping guests warm and comfortable while dining al fresco all season long. Guests can enjoy an array of local craft brews, seasonal cocktails, and brand-new pub fare, including the newly-rejuvenated weekend brunch service featuring The French Toast BLT, Breakfast Burrito, and toppling house-made Breakfast Burger, all while staying toasty outdoors. 1148 South 11th Street
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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