Pentridge Station Beer Garden Now Open in West Philly

The neighborhood gathering spot is serving up drinks, games, food trucks, and music Thursdays through Sundays this summer.

Photo by Ashenafe Tessema

Pentridge Station, the out-of-the-way beer garden in West Philly’s Cedar Park neighborhood, opened this past weekend at 5116 Pentridge Street.

The beer garden’s regular offerings include beer and cocktails, hookahs, games like cornhole and giant Jenga, and a dog run for pups to play in while their humans relax nearby on Thursday through Sunday evenings this summer. The space was converted from an overgrown vacant lot earlier this month into a family-friendly gathering place for the neighborhood by a team that includes Dahlak’s Ephream Amare Seyoum.

Photo by Lynn Laswell

While Pentridge Station doesn’t serve food, food carts like Caribbean Palm and vegan soul foodery Obsidian Eats have posted up so far.

They’re planning to host DJs, open mics, and Dr Thunder Karaoke, a Dahlak favorite, in the coming weeks, with food provided by Homespun, Rio Brazilian Steak, Bright Yellow Creamery, and Pop Shop A Go Go, the mobile retro diner from Collingswood-based Pop Shop.

Check out the list of events through mid-July below.

Pentridge Station Beer Garden Schedule
June 29th Dr Thunder Karaoke w/ Homespun food truck
June 30th The Aardvark Felon w/ Homespun food truck
July 1st Fresh’s Open Mic
July 2nd DJ Tsiga w/ Pop Shop a Go Go food truck
July 6th Open Jam Session
July 7th DJ Izzy Lion & Karriem-Reggae/ Throwback Hiphop w/ Pop Shop a Go Go food truck
July 8th Dj Shango w/ Rio Brazilian Steak + Bright Yellow Creamery food trucks
July 9th Qunify Happy Hour (open to all, LGBTQ friendly)
July 14th Blümntl

Pentridge Station is open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday each week through September 16th.

Pentridge Station [Foobooz]