When the warm weather hits, Philadelphia comes alive — and most people love heading to their local beer garden.
These special summertime hot spots have been popular in and around the city for decades. And every year, new pop up beer gardens appear around late April until October that takes Philadelphia by storm.
If you’re going to be in Philly this summer and want to check out some of the best beer gardens around, we’ve got you covered.
Grab your favorite IPA, and settle in to explore the top beer gardens to visit in Philadelphia.
Independence Beer Garden
One of the most popular tourist spots in Philly is the area called Independence Hall. This is where you’ll find the famous Liberty Bell and a bunch of other historic sites. The Independence Beer Garden overlooks these sites.
Frankford Hall is one of the most popular beer gardens in Philadelphia. It’s open year round and prides itself bringing a little taste of Munich to the city offering long communal tables and some tasty German-style snacks.
This popup seasonal beer bar has an entertaining twist. Bok Bar is a rooftop beer garden giving you amazing views of the Philly skyline. It’s very weather dependent so keep an eye on the skies if you’re planning on visiting.
Hop Angel Brauhaus
Hop Angel Brauhaus is another authentic German-style beer garden. It’s got 12 lines on tap, with plenty of German beers, and they are served in European style glasses. They also do a Sunday brunch.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
On the banks of the Delaware River, you’ll find Spruce Street Harbor Park. This park is a haven for an afternoon of relaxation. It’s got hammocks, floating barges, food trucks, and yes, a beer garden in the summer.
The Deck on the Moshulu
A beer garden on the deck of a ship sounds cool, right? In Philly, you can sip some of your favorite drinks on The Deck of the Moshulu. It sits right on the Delaware River and offers some pretty unique views of the city.
Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
Beer and pizza are one of the all-time great combinations. You can enjoy both at the outdoor beer garden at the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company. They’ve got locally sourced beers and wood-fired thin crust pizzas on the menu.
Parks on Tap
Parks on Tap is a rotating roaving beer garden that’s run by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. During the summer months, pop up beer gardens appear at a number of the cities parks offer beer, games, and snacks.
Drury Beer Garden
The popular Greek restaurant Opa recently opened a beer garden called Drury, and it’s been a significant addition to the Philadelphia beer garden scene. The courtyard spot serves casual snacks and popular beers.
If you love beer gardens, this is the list of places to start with when you’re in Philly. The city is a haven for beer gardens, so you’ve got plenty of places to explore and enjoy!