Philadelphia Rooftop Bars and Restaurants for Outdoor Drinking | Philadelphia Caller

PHILADEPHIA, PA. - It's time to head outdoors once again in Philly, a sip on ice-cold cocktails outside while taking in the sun and rising temps! We've rounded up some of our go-to Philadelphia restaurants, bars, beer, and wine gardens offering outdoor seating and drinking this spring and summer. Also, See...  The Complete Guide to Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia


 

Drink Outdoors at These Philly Restaurants and Bars

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

The eclectic Northern Liberties diner and lounge are ready for summer with expanded outdoor seating including a new streetery on Lawrence and café seating along with Spring Garden, in addition to Silk's magical garden – filled with art, sculpture, and other visual treats from restaurateur Mark Bee's findings in and around Philly. Space calls for a specialty cocktail with friends, such as Spicy Margarita, Rotating Mule, and Spiced Apple Red Sangria. 435 Spring Garden Street

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

This newly-renovated open-air rooftop bar and lounge located just across historic Independence Hall has returned for Friday and Saturday nights. Starting at 7 pm for folks to dine and drink outdoors at their swanky Old City rooftop. Expanded hours of operation are coming shortly. 433 Chestnut Street

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Center City's best rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It boasts expansive outdoor seating with its vast chic rooftop, fit for sipping on popular frozen cocktails while taking in sweeping views of the parkway. Happy hour specials are available from 4 – 6, featuring a full menu of small bites, craft beer, cocktails, and wine. Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 4 - 9 pm 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Bourse

Old City's modern artisanal food hall offers imbibers the choice of delicious Mimosas and Bloody Marys from Grubhouse Philly and local and domestic brews available for purchase at Freebyrd Chicken. Folks can enjoy these libations at The Bourse's expansive outdoor 5th St. patio during the spring and summer months. Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm, and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm at 111 S Independence Mall E

Devil's Den

The South Philly bar with an extensive beer selection has a plethora of frozen popsicles, craft cocktails, local draft and bottled beer, and a selection of wines available for sipping at their spacious streetery for outdoor dining. Weekend brunch service consists of $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys on the street-side patio. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm, with brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm. 1148 South 11th Street

The Twisted Tail

The popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square excel in delicious libations, including their craft cocktails. The Champagne Pop comprises lemon or strawberry popsicle with champagne and signature Mint Julep Maker's Mark, mint, and sugar. Enjoy the refreshing sippers, as well as an impressive craft beer and wine selection, available for dining and drinking outdoors at their streetery. 509 S. 2nd Street

East Passyunk Avenue

The home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia is an ideal spot to stroll and sip while catching some rays. Various Avenue restaurants such as Barcelona Wine Bar, Flannel, Cantina Los Caballitos, Pub on Passyunk East, La Scala's Birra, Separatist Beer Project, and Bing Bing Dim Sum offer spacious venues for outdoor dining and drinking with stellar happy hour specials, in addition to takeaway and delivery. Check out the respective businesses' websites for hours of operation. 1904 E. Passyunk Avenue

Art in the Age

Old City's one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop offer a socially distanced happy hour daily from 3 – 5 pm. It features $2 off small-batch bottled cocktails and $1 off local craft beer and cider at their outdoor cocktail garden. Stay and sip your bottled cocktails in the garden or grab a four-pack to take to the beach, park hangs, stoop sitting, etc. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 6 pm. 116 N 3rd Street

Fond

the acclaimed French-focused restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue is ready for al fresco drinks on the patio with an expanded seating area on 11th and Tasker and killer libations such as specialty cocktails including Feelin' Vaxxed, composed of rum, blackberry, lemon, and basil, exclusive wine by the glass or bottle, and local craft beer, in addition to delicious menu offerings. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 5 pm – 10 pm. 1537 S 11th St.

Forsythia

Old City's French bar and restaurant provides an ever-evolving beverage menu including tasty tipples, a vast selection of bold wines by the glass and bottle, and craft beer to their seasonal, delicious French-forward dinner menu. Imbibers are welcome to take a seat at their sidewalk set-up and sip on Rosé, Grenache-Syrah, or a signature drink, Body of the Year, composed of Foie Gras Washed Maker's Mark Whiskey, Oloroso Sherry, and candied orange. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm 233 Chestnut Street

Jet Wine Garden

Jet Wine Bar's adjacent outdoor oasis operates table service with a bevy of refreshing cocktails, brews, and of course – global wines in addition to small bites at their vibrant and lush garden area. Guests are invited to imbibe from an array of white, red, rosé, and sparkling wines while enjoying the rising temps this spring and summer. Additionally, Jet Wine Bar will continue to operate as a bottle shop, with wine, beer, sangria, and cocktails to-go — available for curbside pick-up or online orders. Opening hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday from 4 – 10 pm, Saturday from 12 –11 pm, and Sunday from 12 – 8 pm, and closed on Monday. 1525 South St.

MilkBoy South Street

Known for booze, bites, and great music has taken streetery to a whole new level with its expanded and covered outdoor seating area. In contrast, MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City. Offers plenty of sidewalk seating and happy hour on Monday through Friday from 4 - 6 pm, which includes $2 off draft beer, glasses of wine, and cocktails. Both spots boast stellar menus featuring mixed drinks, canned beers, and a unique selection of house-made seltzers for imbibers to enjoy al fresco. Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 –11 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.   1100 Chestnut Street & MilkBoy South Street

Philadelphia Brewing Company

Offers customers an expansive beer garden open with year-round and covered picnic tables available for patrons to sit back and enjoy a craft beer. Bonus: the beer garden is dog-friendly, too! Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 am – Midnight, and Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.   2440 Frankford Ave

REX 1516

Philadelphia's go-to for elevated Southern cuisine remains open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining at their streetery set-up. REX 1516 is open Monday through Thursday 1 pm – 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm. Outdoor dining services are open after 5 pm every day, weather permitting. 1516 South Street

Royal Boucherie

Old City's American brasserie specializing in French-style cuisine offers quite the extensive curated craft cocktail and French-forward wine selection, as well as brand-new sidewalk streetery and the return of their second-floor, verdant rooftop garden – one of Philadelphia's most hidden gems. Imbibers are welcome to sip on a tasty tipple such as the À La Philly, composed of Northbound Rye Whiskey, Bénédictin, sweet vermouth, absinthe, and Peychaud's, at one of their many outdoor tables. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 - 10 pm 52 S. 2nd Street

Urban Farmer

Logan Square's modern American steakhouse brings variety to its beverage menu with a bevy of hot, chilled, and virgin cocktails. Available for sipping on their sweeping outdoor patio – overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Imbibers can choose from an extensive menu featuring Farm Toddy, Mulled Wine, House Martini's and Manhattans, Seasonal Old Fashioned, and non-alcoholic takes on a Paloma and Moscow Mule. Opening hours:  Tuesday  through  Saturday from 4 – 9 pm  1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway