Pop-up beer gardens are a great way to socialize with friends in an outdoor setting. You can find them all over Philadelphia, and some are even near great parks and trails! Enjoy a drink with fantastic views of the Delaware River on the Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum, or check out the brand new beer garden at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.
Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, so leave the car behind and double down on your commitment to the environment. We made a list of outdoor beer gardens close to GoPhillyGo destinations. All are accessible by transit, walking, or biking. If you plan on drinking, be responsible and make sure you use GoPhillyGo to get you there safely and sustainably.
Independence Beer Garden
This popular beer garden is just across 6th street from Independence Hall and all the other attractions that make up Independence National Historical Park. Explore places like the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell, then wash down that dose of history with a cool beverage. The Market-Frankford El 5th Street Station is the closest transit stop, but you can also get here using a number SEPTA bus routes. Click here for directions to Independence National Historical Park!
Spruce Street Harbor Park
This amazing waterfront green space is a great place to enjoy a cold beer while you take in the cool river breeze. Relax in one of their many hammocks or take a stroll along the boardwalk. Spruce Street Harbor Park is a short walk from Old City, the Market-Frankford 2nd Street Station, and SEPTA Route 25 drops you off at the entrance. Click here for directions!
Flying Fish Brewing Company and Adventure Aquarium teamed up this year for the first ever Flying Fish Beer Garden at Adventure Aquarium. Sit by the water on the outside terrace and enjoy your favorite Flying Fish brews with an amazing view of the Philly skyline. The NJ Transit River Line drops you off at the main entrance and the aquarium is a short walk from PATCO City Hall station. Click here for directions!
Climb aboard the Cruiser Olympia and enjoy brews and amazing views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River. There is an $8 cover charge, but that gets you in and your first beer. Take SEPTA Route 5 to get there or you can walk from the Market-Frankford Line 2nd Street Station. Click here for directions!
Parks on Tap
Parks on Tap is Philly’s annual outdoor beer garden series where some of the city’s best parks host this traveling beer garden. You can always find information and directions to the current Parks on Tap location on the GoPhillyGo mobile site and Android app. This week, Parks on Tap takes over Campbell Square in Port Richmond. Click here for directions to Parks on Tap at Campbell Square!