Now that warm weather has arrived, it’s time to head out of the house to find an outdoor patio where you can enjoy good food, drinks and company. Philadelphia has many bars and restaurants that offer just that. Read on for some of the best bars with a patio that can be found in Philadelphia.
1210 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Frankford Hall is a fun bar in Fishtown and, in true beer garden fashion, has a big outdoor area featuring wooden picnic benches perfect for a large group of friends. Open year round, it’s heated during the colder months and offers entertainment for all types of people. Pals can enjoy a friendly game of Jenga or ping pong or just enjoy a conversation while sharing a Bavarian pretzel or sausage. Plenty of German beers are on tap here, but Frankford Hall also offers delicious beer cocktails and milkshakes (both alcoholic and non!).
Parc Restaurant Bistro & Cafe
227 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parc’s amazing location right across from Rittenhouse Square offers some of the best people watching and is great for enjoying the nice weather while having a meal. The outdoor patio and sidewalk seating wraps around the restaurant on Locust and 18th Streets, and if you sit outside, you���ll enjoy a chic French brasserie experience. Parc serves traditional French café cuisine, like steak frites, Bolognese, escargot and onion soup. The bar also has a strong cocktail and wine list, which is heavy on varieties from France.
Pub & Kitchen
1946 Lombard St.
Pub & Kitchen at 19th and Lombard Street doesn’t have as much foot traffic as Parc, so you’ll be mostly in peace while you sit outside and enjoy your food. The kitchen serves classic European pub fare and one of the best burgers in town, and the kitchen stays open until 1 a.m., so it’s not hard to grab a late-night meal here. The bar has a nice selection of craft beer as well as perfectly curated cocktails.
Silk City Diner Bar, Lounge & Beer Garden
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Silk City is a dance club, diner and beer garden all in one special place. The garden has 3,000 square feet to it, meaning there’s enough room to gather with your friends and not worry much about huge crowds. Surrounded by wrought-iron gates, Christmas lights hang around the patio to brighten up your time here. If you have a sudden burst of energy, head inside to dance or if it gets too cold, find a seat in the covered diner instead, which serves American cuisine and offers a good selection of cheap beer and creative cocktails.
Talula’s Garden in Washington Square is a collaboration between Aimee Oxley and Stephen Starr. This restaurant features a gorgeous outdoor area that takes you away from city life and into simpler times. The food here is strictly organic and always fresh, so the menu is ever-changing with the seasons. This charming place also has a giant selection of wine and cheese. Stop in next door at Talula’s Daily to try more organic treats from its on-site market.
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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.