HOURS OF OPERATION:
MAY 17th - October 1st
Open at Shakespeare Park until October 8th
WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY 5 pm - 10 pm FRIDAY 4pm - 10pm SATURDAY 1 pm - 11 pm
SUNDAY 12pm - 10pm
*closed on Monday + Tuesday with exception of some holidays*
Parks on Tap is Philadelphia's traveling beer garden that gives back! It is a partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality that brings a beer garden to 20 different parks for 20 weeks. Parks on Tap is an initiative with the city that kicked off in 2016, aiming to engage the Philadelphia community and give back to the neighborhood parks.
We provide fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks, and clean restrooms. We also offer a variety of family friendly activities and weekly programming. This year's menu is brought to you by Brandon Thomas and Alex Bois offering a variety of barbecue inspired sandwiches and snacks all cooked in house with a custom John Lewis smoker truck which can be seen on site.
This year, the season will be 20 weeks long featuring 20 different parks, including a variety of parks from the previous season and new additions too. To thank these Philly parks for working with us, a portion of all proceeds goes directly back to them. Check out the full 2017 season SCHEDULE below.
We are DOG-FRIENDLY!
Use GoPhillyGo to find the best route to any of our locations!
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of nearly 10,200 acres of public land and waterways as well as through hundreds of safe, stimulating recreation, environmental and cultural centers. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the city’s residents by connecting them to the natural world around them, to each other and to fun, physical and social opportunities. PPR is responsible for the upkeep of historically significant Philadelphia events and specialty venues, and works collaboratively with communities and organizations in leading capital projects and the introduction of inventive programming. To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits – including access to some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us at facebook.com/fairmountparkconservancy, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.
Parks on Tap Jr.
In addition to our main Parks on Tap schedule, we have expanded our offerings with Parks on Tap Jr. - a mini version of our traveling beer garden that will be popping up at even more parks this season! Parks on Tap Jr. provides similar concessions and amenities as our traditional beer garden, but in a "junior" setup for one day park pop-ups as well as season long series that run weekly. See the full Parks on Tap Jr. events calendar below!
The official beer garden of the Fireflies!
- SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 8
- THURSDAYS thru SUNDAYS
- HOURS: 5 - 10PM
Take a free ride on a customized pedicab adorned with hundreds of luminous colorful lanterns brought to you by internationally renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Then stop by our beer garden for a drink and watch as the pedicabs glide along the Parkway and light up the streets at night. The view from Shakespeare Park will be beautiful! Learn more here.
Commissioned by the Association for Public Art with Fung Collaboratives.
We will also be open at Shakespeare Park on WEDNESDAY, September 27th from 5-9PM
DURING MURal arts Monument to the Philadelphia Poet
A monumental project deserves a monumental performance, and Philadelphia’s poetry scene does not disappoint. Local writers Yolanda Wisher, Lillian Dunn, Nicole Steinberg, and more have selected a host of Philadelphia-based poets for this one-night-only monument in verse. Before the event, visit Emeka Ogboh’s Logan Squared sound installation, on view this night from p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central location. FREE.