clock menu more-arrow no yes
Royal Boucherie’s upstairs deck
J. Fusco

Philly’s 20 Essential Patios for Drinking and Dining Outdoors

Secret gardens, sprawling patios, and everything in between

View as Map
Royal Boucherie’s upstairs deck
| Photo by J. Fusco

As Philadelphia’s restaurant and bar scene continues to grow, so do the opportunities for dining and drinking outdoors. From secret gardens to sprawling patios, eateries all over the city offer an al fresco tour of flavors. Sit outside and enjoy Mexican dishes in South Philly, French in Old City, Japanese in Center City, Italian everywhere (hey, this is Philly), and more. Looking for beer gardens? Read about those here. Rooftop restaurants and bars? Find them here.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. American Sardine Bar

Copy Link
1800 Federal St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 334-2337
Visit Website

With its lawn chairs and picnic tables, American Sardine Bar’s outdoor space in Point Breeze feels like hanging out in a friend’s backyard — a friend who put together a great beer list for the occasion.

2. Parc

Copy Link
227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262
Visit Website

Snag one of the many sidewalk tables at Stephen Starr’s French brasserie Parc, set right on Rittenhouse Square, for an afternoon or evening of the best people-watching in town. 

3. Harper's Garden

Copy Link
31 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 886-8552
Visit Website

Harper’s Garden, from the crew behind Morgan’s Pier and Parks on Tap, is an indoor/outdoor dining destination with seats for 100 outside and a full food menu. To go with the new American fare, there are cocktails and 30 taps with a rotating selection of beer and wine.

Zach Fratella/FCM/Harper’s Garden

4. Le Virtù

Copy Link
1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-5626
Visit Website

Imagine you’re on vacation in Italy while feasting on pasta and lamb arrosticini at a table on Le Virtù’s spacious patio beneath a mural of Abruzzo. Or opt for a spot in the restaurant’s garden, surrounded by greenery under a pergola.

Le Virtu [official]

5. Barcelona Wine Bar Passyunk

Copy Link
1709 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 515-7900
Visit Website

The greenery-ringed patio at Barcelona, the Spanish tapas and wine bar on East Passyunk Avenue, is a good combination of secluded enough to not feel chaotic, while still being open enough for prime people-watching in one of Philly’s hottest restaurant neighborhoods. 

Barcelona [official photo]

6. Cantina Los Caballitos

Copy Link
1651 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 755-3550
Visit Website

The only thing better than a pitcher of frozen margaritas and a plate piled with tacos or sizzling fajitas (with meat or tofu and seitan) at East Passyunk Avenue’s Cantina Los Caballitos is enjoying those margaritas and eats outside on the big patio. 

7. Little Nonna's

Copy Link
1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-2100
Visit Website

The cozy courtyard at Italian restaurant Little Nonna’s in the Gayborhood is entirely hidden from the street, making it a secret outdoor dining destination complete with string lights and greenery. 

8. Graffiti Bar

Copy Link
124 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3501
Visit Website

Down a narrow alley and behind Michael Schulson's Sampan is this courtyard bar with graffiti-covered walls and communal tables for people who like their cocktails, dumplings, and satay outside.

9. 1225Raw Sushi and Sake Lounge

Copy Link
1225 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-1903
Visit Website

Sushi spot Raw has a dimly lit, red-walled ambiance going on inside, but step through the restaurant’s side door to an airy courtyard with tables, potted plants, and a fun hidden-in-plain-sight vibe.

10. Tria

Copy Link
1137 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 629-9200
Visit Website

Part of the restaurant group that first made wine, cheese, and charcuterie cool in modern Philadelphia, Tria is an upscale spot in the Gayborhood where the servers undergo extensive training on the fermented foods and beverages they sell. In season, the oversized windows are opened and the line between indoor and outdoor tables blurs.

11. Osteria

Copy Link
640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
Visit Website

Osteria has long had a photogenic enclosed patio, but for the first time in more than a decade, the restaurant opened its outdoor patio. Be among the first to experience it this spring and summer while enjoying an amaro-infused cocktail and some of the city’s best handmade pasta.

12. M Restaurant

Copy Link
231 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-6666
Visit Website

The formal garden at M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel just off Washington Square transports diners right out of the city with its romantic vibe and ring of trees and flowers. Head here for live jazz on some summer nights.

13. Talula's Garden

Copy Link
210 W Washington Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787
Visit Website

Aimee Olexy's Washington Square restaurant is a peaceful escape for dinner or weekend brunch. Despite the address, Talula’s Garden feels like leaving the city behind to sip crisp white sangria in a country garden.

14. Southwark Restaurant

Copy Link
701 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 930-8538
Visit Website

Queen Village’s Southwark has a charming private patio in the back with greenery and strand lights. While enjoying the weather, order one of the well-balanced cocktails from the bar and a charcuterie and cheese board or plate of pasta from the kitchen.

15. Silk City

Copy Link
435 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 592-8838
Visit Website

Silk City, Northern Liberties’ unusual hybrid of diner, bar, and nightclub, also features a spacious, colorful patio perfect for hanging out in the sun. 

Silk City [official]

16. Royal Boucherie

Copy Link
52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 606-6313
Visit Website

It’s a bit hidden, but the second story at Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie has a petite deck with an exposed brick wall, string lights, and hanging plants. It’s open all summer and serves French fare, along with beer, wine, and cocktails, including those popular $2 martinis at lunchtime.

17. Tuna Bar

Copy Link
205 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-8862
Visit Website

With doors that open onto the sidewalk, Tuna Bar’s patio adds another chic space to enjoy chef Ken Sze’s Japanese creations like the lobster fried rice and the Wentz sushi roll with shrimp tempura, spicy crab salad, and avocado.

18. Front Street Cafe

Copy Link
4601, 1253 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 515-3073
Visit Website

Out back at Front Street Café in Fishtown, diners will find a sunny patio with wooden tables and plants. Head here for a hearty breakfast or lunch (both with solid vegan options) or a dinner of buttermilk fried chicken and loaded shoestring fries. 

Front Street Cafe [official photo]

19. Martha

Copy Link
2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 867-8881
Visit Website

Martha, a neighborhood favorite in Kensington for craft beer, creative cocktails, and upscale hoagies, has a fenced-in patio for all your outdoor drinking and dining needs. 

20. Philadelphia Brewing Company

Copy Link
2440 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-2739
Visit Website

Newly added outdoor drinking areas are a good excuse for a visit to Philadelphia Brewing Co. this summer. Enjoy the brewery’s flagship Kenzinger and maybe try a Commonwealth Cider in the garden or cobblestone courtyard. When the weather is nice, grab a bite from visiting food trucks.

Philadelphia Brewing Company [official]

1. American Sardine Bar

1800 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

With its lawn chairs and picnic tables, American Sardine Bar’s outdoor space in Point Breeze feels like hanging out in a friend’s backyard — a friend who put together a great beer list for the occasion.

1800 Federal St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

2. Parc

227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Snag one of the many sidewalk tables at Stephen Starr’s French brasserie Parc, set right on Rittenhouse Square, for an afternoon or evening of the best people-watching in town. 

227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Harper's Garden

31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Zach Fratella/FCM/Harper’s Garden

Harper’s Garden, from the crew behind Morgan’s Pier and Parks on Tap, is an indoor/outdoor dining destination with seats for 100 outside and a full food menu. To go with the new American fare, there are cocktails and 30 taps with a rotating selection of beer and wine.

31 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Le Virtu [official]

Imagine you’re on vacation in Italy while feasting on pasta and lamb arrosticini at a table on Le Virtù’s spacious patio beneath a mural of Abruzzo. Or opt for a spot in the restaurant’s garden, surrounded by greenery under a pergola.

1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

5. Barcelona Wine Bar Passyunk

1709 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Barcelona [official photo]

The greenery-ringed patio at Barcelona, the Spanish tapas and wine bar on East Passyunk Avenue, is a good combination of secluded enough to not feel chaotic, while still being open enough for prime people-watching in one of Philly’s hottest restaurant neighborhoods. 

1709 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

6. Cantina Los Caballitos

1651 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

The only thing better than a pitcher of frozen margaritas and a plate piled with tacos or sizzling fajitas (with meat or tofu and seitan) at East Passyunk Avenue’s Cantina Los Caballitos is enjoying those margaritas and eats outside on the big patio. 

1651 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

7. Little Nonna's

1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The cozy courtyard at Italian restaurant Little Nonna’s in the Gayborhood is entirely hidden from the street, making it a secret outdoor dining destination complete with string lights and greenery. 

1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8. Graffiti Bar

124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Down a narrow alley and behind Michael Schulson's Sampan is this courtyard bar with graffiti-covered walls and communal tables for people who like their cocktails, dumplings, and satay outside.

124 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

9. 1225Raw Sushi and Sake Lounge

1225 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sushi spot Raw has a dimly lit, red-walled ambiance going on inside, but step through the restaurant’s side door to an airy courtyard with tables, potted plants, and a fun hidden-in-plain-sight vibe.

1225 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

10. Tria

1137 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Part of the restaurant group that first made wine, cheese, and charcuterie cool in modern Philadelphia, Tria is an upscale spot in the Gayborhood where the servers undergo extensive training on the fermented foods and beverages they sell. In season, the oversized windows are opened and the line between indoor and outdoor tables blurs.

1137 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Osteria has long had a photogenic enclosed patio, but for the first time in more than a decade, the restaurant opened its outdoor patio. Be among the first to experience it this spring and summer while enjoying an amaro-infused cocktail and some of the city’s best handmade pasta.

640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

12. M Restaurant

231 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The formal garden at M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel just off Washington Square transports diners right out of the city with its romantic vibe and ring of trees and flowers. Head here for live jazz on some summer nights.

231 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

13. Talula's Garden

210 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Aimee Olexy's Washington Square restaurant is a peaceful escape for dinner or weekend brunch. Despite the address, Talula’s Garden feels like leaving the city behind to sip crisp white sangria in a country garden.

210 W Washington Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19106

14. Southwark Restaurant

701 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Queen Village’s Southwark has a charming private patio in the back with greenery and strand lights. While enjoying the weather, order one of the well-balanced cocktails from the bar and a charcuterie and cheese board or plate of pasta from the kitchen.

701 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. Silk City

435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Silk City [official]

Silk City, Northern Liberties’ unusual hybrid of diner, bar, and nightclub, also features a spacious, colorful patio perfect for hanging out in the sun. 

435 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Related Maps

16. Royal Boucherie

52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

It’s a bit hidden, but the second story at Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie has a petite deck with an exposed brick wall, string lights, and hanging plants. It’s open all summer and serves French fare, along with beer, wine, and cocktails, including those popular $2 martinis at lunchtime.

52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

17. Tuna Bar

205 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

With doors that open onto the sidewalk, Tuna Bar’s patio adds another chic space to enjoy chef Ken Sze’s Japanese creations like the lobster fried rice and the Wentz sushi roll with shrimp tempura, spicy crab salad, and avocado.

205 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

18. Front Street Cafe

4601, 1253 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Front Street Cafe [official photo]

Out back at Front Street Café in Fishtown, diners will find a sunny patio with wooden tables and plants. Head here for a hearty breakfast or lunch (both with solid vegan options) or a dinner of buttermilk fried chicken and loaded shoestring fries. 

4601, 1253 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

19. Martha

2113 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Martha, a neighborhood favorite in Kensington for craft beer, creative cocktails, and upscale hoagies, has a fenced-in patio for all your outdoor drinking and dining needs. 

2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

20. Philadelphia Brewing Company

2440 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Philadelphia Brewing Company [official]

Newly added outdoor drinking areas are a good excuse for a visit to Philadelphia Brewing Co. this summer. Enjoy the brewery’s flagship Kenzinger and maybe try a Commonwealth Cider in the garden or cobblestone courtyard. When the weather is nice, grab a bite from visiting food trucks.

2440 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Related Maps