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There’s a Tropical Beer Garden With a Sandbox in Fairmount Park Right Now

It’s indoors, it has lounge chairs, and it’s selling Weckerly’s ice cream

The Horticulture Center’s greenhouse has been transformed into a beer garden
Sarah Maiellano

An indoor winter beer garden just popped up inside Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center with eats from Philly-favorite food trucks, plus beer, wine, and cocktails. The pop-up, dubbed Getaway at the Greenhouse, is running now through Sunday, February 10. It’s free to get in, but tickets have to be reserved (and are going quick).

The food for sale includes ice cream from Weckerly’s, dumplings and egg rolls from Dump N Roll, burgers from Spot Burgers, and banh mi from QT Vietnamese Sandwich. Also in the lineup: Dre’s Water Ice, Mama’s Meatballs, Dos Hermanos Tacos, Island Shack, and Kono Pizza.

To drink, look for summery brews like Yard’s Pale Ale, Flying Fish Outside IPA, Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale, and Narraganset Del’s Summer Shandy. The beer is going for $6. Wine and cocktails are $10 each.

The Horticulture Center, which has been around since 1979, is always kept at a balmy temperature to keep its greenery comfortable, making it a cozy escape from the February cold. The beer garden ups the appeal even further with a grassy picnic area with lawn games, a giant sandbox with lounge chairs and toys, and a vaguely Moroccan-themed seating area.

The Moroccan-themed lounge at Getaway at the Greenhouse
Sarah Maiellano

On February 10 and 11, look for free family-friendly activities, including screenings of Jungle Book and Jumanji, a cameo from Philadelphia Zoo animals, and live music.

The food and drinks are available Wednesday to Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the day, during the week only, you can bring your own picnic (and non-alcoholic drinks).

There’s an onsite parking lot, which is convenient since it’s in the middle of the massive park.

Check out the full schedule of events here.

The pop-up offers family-friendly activities
Sarah Maiellano
Getaway at the Greenhouse disappears after this weekend
Fairmount Park Conservancy