Where To Drink and Dine Outdoors This Summer

Outdoor dining and drinking was always a staple of the Philly summer scene—now more so than ever! With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, many local establishments, including lots near your Royal Athena apartment, have moved their operations al fresco, so you can still enjoy the award-winning cuisine and cocktails local spots are known for, and get a little (safe!) socializing done at the same time. With so many outdoor dining options, it can be hard to narrow down all the choices. So why not go with one that has a long history of nailing this whole outdoor thing?

Parks on Tap is returning for its fifth anniversary in 2020. If you haven’t been to the event before, Parks on Tap is the city’s mobile beer garden, which pops up in parks across the city with food, drinks, games and the opportunity to learn more about the local green spaces near home. This year, there are two major changes to the lineup: Parks on Tap will only be in two locations, and it’ll be parked there through the fall. Lucky for us, one spot is right near your Royal Athena apartment!

The event is taking over the Horticultural Center, a 70,000 square-foot space in the heart of Fairmount Park, offering plenty of space to socially distance while you socialize. The center itself is closed but the grounds, less than three miles from your Royal Athena apartment, offer plenty to look at, including fountains, sculptures and the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. When you’re not touring the area, relax with a craft beer and grab some light bites that are perfect for summer, like coleslaw, pulled pork, jerk chicken and fresh fruit.

Summer in Philly this year is going to look a bit different, but with all the exciting outdoor dining options near your Royal Athena apartment, you can still make it a memorable one!


Parks on Tap

100 N. Horticultural Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19131