Updates From Skygarten
As much as it pains us to admit, I think we can all agree that the summer season is beginning to wind down. Labor Day is looming on the calendar. Kids are going back to school. The first assholes are already starting to pour pumpkin flavored beers and lattes (you know who you are).
More to the point, the absolutely massive number of beer gardens that we saw open this year are all likely having conversations right now about when it will be the right time to close down for the season. I know that the team behind Skygarten has been talking about it. As a matter of fact, they’ve already come up with an answer.
As of yesterday, their answer was not anytime soon. The way things are looking now, Philly’s highest beer garden will be pouring through the fall, through the holidays, and at least up until the end of the year. And the space is expanding, too–branching out to take over the east and west balconies, and installing another bar in the hallway between.
What’s more, once Center City Sips wraps up for the year (which it will be doing on September 28, so mark your calendars), Skygarten will be rolling out its own, brand-new happy hour program with $3 craft cans, $4 German draft beers, $5 wines (red, white, rose and sparkling), and signature $6 cocktails. It’ll run from 5-7pm.
Going forward, they’re thinking about doing an Oktoberfest party way up there in the clouds, too (because why not?). The tentative date for it is October 1, but that’s still subject to change. More details as that date draws closer.