Now that the warmer seasons have started to settle in and the beer gardens have opened up, you’re ready to enjoy yourself, right? Surely you’ve read our list of the top patio bars for the season, but did you know some of these beer gardens, with impressive draft choices, happen to have outdoor patio games too? Classic games like Jenga, bocce, and others are adding to your fun day or night at some of Philly’s best beer gardens. Check out the following list to see which beer gardens are adding lawn games to your experience.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
401 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 629-3200
www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

There are a lot of reasons to spend the evening with friends and family at the Spruce Street Harbor Park. The park is located in the Marina at Penn’s Landing with three areas to spend your time, a gorgeous skyline, splash fountains, and food from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants. But you don’t have to just relax at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Before it closes on September 25, 2016, spend some time playing lawn games like bocce ball on the waterfront, ping pong, and shuffleboard. You can also play classic Pacman, Connect Four, and giant Jenga.

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Independence Beer Garden
100 S. Independence Mall W.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-7100
www.phlbeergarden.com

The Independence Beer Garden is a great place to go enjoy a large selection of draft beers and a variety of food choices. The beer garden has a cool scenery and ambiance due to the reclaimed wood and metals that the furniture was created from, and you also have a nice view of the Liberty Bell as well. In addition to those great features, you can enjoy some games like giant Jenga, cornhole, and other lawn games while you wait to be seated or while you’re finishing a drink.

Drury Beer Garden
1311 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-0170
www.opaphiladelphia.com

The Drury Beer Garden at Opa is a smaller patio bar with good service, good food, and a variety of drafts to choose from. Though the patio is smaller, Drury still offers lawn games like ping pong, and you can play Connect Four at your table. And if you happen to be in Midtown Village on August 31, 2016, Drury Beer Garden will be hosting a Labor Day weekend barbecue. Ping pong will be the center of attention along with classic BBQ favorites on the grill.

Related: More Food, Music, Hammocks At Spruce Street Harbor Park

Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3338
www.frankfordhall.com

Frankford Hall is a cool beer garden in Fishtown with a nice patio area to enjoy your selection of drafts and your choice of interestingly named dishes. While you’re waiting to be served, you can take part in lawn games like Jenga, Dominoes, and Uno to keep you occupied. And if you and your friends decide to have an impromptu tournament in Jenga, don’t worry about a reservation unless you have a party of 20 or more people coming.

Barcade
1114 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-4400
www.barcadephiladelphia.com

Barcade may not have outside games to play, but they surely have a well-versed category of arcade games. In addition to enjoying happy hour, you can delight in some classics arcade games like Ms. Pac Man, Qbert, Marvel vs. Capcom, Asteroids and more. Barcade also holds special events, such as the exclusive Smuttynose Brewing beer launch on May 26, 2016. Also, make sure you take advantage of drink and food specials throughout the week, including Taco Mondays.

Related: Top Spring Patios Opening In Philadelphia

Amber Gibbs is a Philadelphia native and self-proclaimed dreamer who spends her days as a traffic reporter. She enjoys writing about sports, gaming news and other fun happenings around the tri-state area.

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