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Outdoor Dining


The Table-to-Farm Event Outstanding in the Field Really Does Live Up to the Hype

When I first heard of Outstanding in the Field, I thought it was basically going to be a picnic for rich people. At a ticket […]

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Philly Restaurant Patios and Rooftops Where You Can Thaw Out After Winter

Outdoor dining season is upon us, and we simply could not be more excited. Wednesday afternoon happy hour when it’s 72 degrees? We’re there. Sunday […]


Bok Bar and More Outdoor Drinking Spots Open This Week

With the city in bloom and this week’s temperatures reaching the 70s and 80s, it’s officially outdoor drinking season in Philly. Here are the openings […]


Our City Chose Illegal Parking Over Its Vibrant Dining Scene

I love Philadelphia, I love Philadelphia restaurants, I love the people who operate them and work in them. I always have. For 25 years, I’ve […]

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Philly Today: Let Us Now Welcome the Migrants Texas Just Sent Us on a Bus

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]


Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Philadelphia

There are tons of outdoor restaurants and bars around Philly where you can bring that fluffy thing that lives in your home rent-free. And we […]


Philly’s Biggest Restaurant Ever — Five Years in the Making — Is Now Open

1,400 seats. That’s the size of the Liberty Point (the new riverfront property from Avram Hornik and FCM Hospitality), which officially opened on Tuesday, May […]

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I Learned to Love Outdoor Winter Dining — and You Can, Too

For the most part, the rhythms of life that defined my pre-COVID existence have disappeared, suppressed by months of anxiety, grief, frustration and restaurant shutdowns. […]


On This Warm Fall Weekend, Philly Is Shutting Down More Streets for Outdoor Dining

Earlier this year, as COVID wrecked everything, the city began shutting streets down to allow restaurants to offer expanded outdoor dining in Philadelphia. Back then, […]


Philly Restaurants With Insulated Greenhouses, Warm Cocktails, Fire Pits, and Other Tricks To Keep You Warm This Winter

At this point, basically every restaurant in Philadelphia still offering outdoor dining has a handful of heaters ready to go the moment the temperatures drop. […]


Burgers, a Beer Garden and Live TV: This New Indoor-Outdoor Dining Experience Is What Philly Needed

Liberty Bell Gastropub is taking its “pivot” to the next level by bringing its menu to the Parx Casino Beer Garden. With a combination of outdoor dining and indoor open-air seating, the beer garden will allow the farm-to-fork menu to continue to provide diners with their favorite meals from the pub.

Presented by: Parx Casino
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Philly Health Commissioner Refuses to Eat Indoors or Outdoors at Restaurants

Indoor dining is a hot topic for discussion right now among Philadelphia restaurants and the public — well, in all of Pennsylvania, really. The city […]

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Pennsylvania Gives Fewer COVID Tests Per Capita Than Any Other State in the Country

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. COVID Testing Per Capita: Pennsylvania Ranks Lowest […]


Northern Liberties Is Closing Its Streets for Outdoor Dining

On Saturday, July 11th, from noon until 8 p.m., a half-mile of Northern Liberties’ North 2nd Street will be closed to traffic to allow neighborhood […]

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City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where Outdoor Dining Rules Aren’t Being Followed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where […]