Beer gardens are hardly a rare sight these days in Philadelphia, but there's still room left for some more worker bee- and tourist-convenient options in Center City (especially since a planned third PHS pop-up garden fell through this season). Luckily, the team behind Bru Craft & Wurst will step up with Uptown Beer Garden outside of the PNY Mellon Bank building, opening Wednesday, July 1.
The garden will run through September, boasting 9,000 square feet of outdoor drinking space, a full bar with six taps, and a casual menu of snacks, sausage sandwiches, sliders, and ice cream sandwiches. A portion of the proceeds from the garden will go to animal rescue organization PAWS, which will operate an on-site informational booth accepting additional donations.
Opening hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, and 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). Happy hour deals are available from 5 to 7 p.m. each day, with $3 beers and $5 sausage sandwiches.
Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 JFK Boulevard, opens July 1.