Given that Philly is a Mid-Atlantic city that experiences all four seasons, it'll be a surprise to no one if our summertime beer gardens shut down by summer's end. However, according to some recent announcements by Foobooz, that won't exactly be the case.
CENTER CITY — The world's tallest beer garden, Skygarten, isn't going anywhere once the summer winds down. In fact, it'll be around until at least the end of the year with a new happy hour: $3 craft cans, $4 German draft beers, $5 wines (red, white, rose and sparkling), and signature $6 cocktails, from 5-7 p.m. In the beginning of October, they'll host an up-in-the-sky Oktoberfest, which is a very good thing considering Skygarten is a Brauhaus Schmitz-run operation — pros when it comes to throwing German beer parties.
SOUTH STREET — The Philadelphia Horticultural promised that its Pop-up beer garden enclave at 1442 South Street (next to Jamaican Jerk Hut) will be sticking around through October, and lighting up new fire pits once the weather really cools off. Plus, this upcoming Labor Day weekend (September 3), the PHS crew will host an end-of-summer, three-day-long luau, complete with a pig roast, live music, and rum drink specials. Later in the month (September 27-October 2), they'll be hosting their very own Oktoberfest with fall drinks, brats, oompah bands, and the like.