Beer Gardens in Philadelphia: The 2017 Lineup

Spruce Street Harbor Park’s floating beer garden | Photo by Douglas Bovitt

Philadelphia loves its pop-up and permanent beer gardens — and this year, you’ll have plenty of places to add to your beer-garden bucket list, including a few great spots in the suburbs. Here’s everything you need to know about the city’s full lineup of beer gardens for the 2017 season, from where you can go for outdoor drinking now to insider details on beer gardens opening in the coming weeks.

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Philly Chefs Are Popping Up at PHS’s South Street Beer Garden

PHS Pop-Up Garden South Street/Facebook

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s pop-up garden at 15th and South is in full bloom, serving up cold drinks and tasty eats run by East Passyunk’s Cantina Los Caballitos seven nights a week.

But every other Thursday starting next week, PHS will host some of the city’s top chefs for a guest series at their flagship pop-up — and now, they’ve announced the lineup of heavy hitters who will be bringing their chops to the garden.

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La Peg’s Biergarten and Seafood Shack Are Back for the Season

The Seafood Shack's Lobster Roll / Facebook

The Seafood Shack’s Lobster Roll / Facebook

Craving clam strips but can’t make it to the shore? La Peg Brasserie’s got you covered this summer. Their outdoor Haas Biergarten has reopened for the season, offering a seafood-by-the-water experience on the Delaware River — minus the traffic and tolls.

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Beer Garden Madness Continues as Independence, PHS Drop Opening Dates

Photo by Neal Santos

Photo by Neal Santos

It’s the time of year when the deets on soon-to-open beer gardens fly fast and furious. Today, Independence Beer Garden in Old City dropped its start date, drinks list, and menu. And the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced its plans for two pop-ups: its flagship near 15th and South and a new University City spot at 36th and Filbert.

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Get High at the World’s Most Celestial Beer Garden

SkyGarten/Facebook

SkyGarten/Facebook

Every spring, beer gardens pop like cherry blossoms across Philadelphia in vacant lots, historic sites, and parks. These sometimes controversial spots provide spaces to gather outdoors and enjoy the warm weather over a frosty beverage.

Philly’s (and the world’s) tallest, SkyGarten — which looms 51 stories above street level — has reopened for a second season of German-inspired festivity in the Sky Philadelphia space atop 3 Logan Square (1717 Arch Street).

(Also, we hate to burst your bubble—but it’s just a coincidence that we’re posting this headline on 4/20. Only legal substances are served at SkyGarten.)

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MORE Free Fitness?! Wellness Wednesdays at The Oval Kick Off Next Week

Yoga at The Oval | Photo via Facebook

Yoga at The Oval | Photo via Facebook

Good news, people: Wellness Wednesdays at The Oval — their weekly day of free fitness programming — are about to make a BIG comeback. With everything from evening power yoga classes with Fairmount’s Yoga Habit to Cardio Kickboxing with Rittenhouse’s CKO Kickboxing to cardio dance classes put on by Philly Dance Fitness, there is something for everyone — and it won’t cost you a penny. Read more »

Two More Beer Gardens For You To Visit This Weekend

ShofusoGarden

Seriously, I know that people like drinking outside and that, for years, we had to fight just to see one or two beer gardens open for the summer. But now it seems like these things are opening/popping up/changing location every weekend, and pretty soon we’re going to get to the point where there’s one on every block.

Not saying this is a bad thing, just… Man, how things have changed.

Anyway, there are two new beer gardens for you to explore this weekend. And the first one also comes with sushi.

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