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11 Rooftops and Decks for Dining Outdoors in Philly

Where to eat and drink above the city

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During the pandemic, restaurants across Philly are set up for outdoor dining, with tables on patios, along sidewalks, and even in parking spaces. Those looking for dinner with a better view have options too, at Philly’s rooftop bars and restaurants.

Looking for where to go when it rains? Find covered patios here.

For updated information on coronavirus cases in Philly, visit the City of Philadelphia website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio and sidewalk dining is contingent on restaurants and diners following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sunset Social

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129 S 30th St, Philadelphia
PA 19104, United States
(215) 436-9364
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In University City, Sunset Social at Cira Green serves burgers, hot dogs, and frozen cocktails on a grassy, partially tented rooftop. The venue also hosts guest chefs for pop-ups and a weekly dog-friendly happy hour with part of the proceeds donated to the PSPCA and the Morris Animal Refuge.

2. Assembly

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1875 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 783-4171
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Assembly at the Logan Hotel is here to impress with its views of the Ben Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia Museum of Art in one direction and City Hall in the other. Add fire pits, cozy couches strewn with plush pillows, and plenty of bubbly, and it’s easy to see why this is a destination rooftop. Reservations are recommended.

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3. The Continental Mid-town

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1801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-1800
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Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse location of retro restaurant Continental has two big floors inside plus a roomy rooftop with indoor and outdoor spaces for sipping an Astronaut (vodka, peach liqueur, and Tang) above the city. The roof is open Fridays and Saturdays.

4. Attico

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219 South Broad St Rooftop
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 536-5725
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Located on top of the Cambria Hotel at Broad and Locust, the indoor/outdoor Attico brings the garden vibes with its hanging greenery and twinkling lights. It’s open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Reservations are recommended.

5. Stratus

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433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2889
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Rooftop bar Stratus, 11 stories up at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, just reopened after a renovation. It’s still a lounge with DJs, but reservations are now required and social-distancing rules are in effect. It’s open Friday and Saturday evenings; Thursday hours will be added next week.

red cocktail with sugared rim on black surface Stratus [official]

6. Revolution House

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200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-4566
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Revolution House’s second story features an outdoor deck, umbrella-topped tables, and greenery. The Old City restaurant is set in a former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse that dates back to 1798.

7. Positano Coast

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212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-0499
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The second-level terrace at Mediterranean restaurant Positano Coast is a good option in Old City for an outdoor cocktail alongside a plate of oysters or a bowl of seafood risotto. There are sidewalk tables too.

8. The Deck at the Moshulu

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401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Does it count as a deck if it’s the deck of a ship? On the Delaware River, the tall ship Moshulu is open daily with cocktails, a seafood-focused menu, and water views.

9. Emmy Squared

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632 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 551-3669
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In Queen Village, Emmy Squared serves burgers and Detroit-style pizza at sidewalk tables and on the roof. The rooftop is open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday.

10. Bok Bar

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1901 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The city’s coolest roof deck is set atop a former public high school in South Philly with panoramic views of the skyline and a lineup of events, from pop-up dinners to guided meditation. Reservations are required.

11. Irwin's

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800 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 693-6206
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Just across the hall from Bok Bar, indoor/outdoor restaurant Irwin’s is currently operating as a pop-up space for guest chefs. Next up is Nok Suntaranon of Thai destination Kalaya. Reservations are required.

1. Sunset Social

129 S 30th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

In University City, Sunset Social at Cira Green serves burgers, hot dogs, and frozen cocktails on a grassy, partially tented rooftop. The venue also hosts guest chefs for pop-ups and a weekly dog-friendly happy hour with part of the proceeds donated to the PSPCA and the Morris Animal Refuge.

129 S 30th St, Philadelphia
PA 19104, United States

2. Assembly

1875 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Michael Persico

Assembly at the Logan Hotel is here to impress with its views of the Ben Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia Museum of Art in one direction and City Hall in the other. Add fire pits, cozy couches strewn with plush pillows, and plenty of bubbly, and it’s easy to see why this is a destination rooftop. Reservations are recommended.

1875 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. The Continental Mid-town

1801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse location of retro restaurant Continental has two big floors inside plus a roomy rooftop with indoor and outdoor spaces for sipping an Astronaut (vodka, peach liqueur, and Tang) above the city. The roof is open Fridays and Saturdays.

1801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Attico

219 South Broad St Rooftop, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Located on top of the Cambria Hotel at Broad and Locust, the indoor/outdoor Attico brings the garden vibes with its hanging greenery and twinkling lights. It’s open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Reservations are recommended.

219 South Broad St Rooftop
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Stratus

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
red cocktail with sugared rim on black surface Stratus [official]

Rooftop bar Stratus, 11 stories up at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, just reopened after a renovation. It’s still a lounge with DJs, but reservations are now required and social-distancing rules are in effect. It’s open Friday and Saturday evenings; Thursday hours will be added next week.

433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Revolution House

200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Revolution House’s second story features an outdoor deck, umbrella-topped tables, and greenery. The Old City restaurant is set in a former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse that dates back to 1798.

200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

7. Positano Coast

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The second-level terrace at Mediterranean restaurant Positano Coast is a good option in Old City for an outdoor cocktail alongside a plate of oysters or a bowl of seafood risotto. There are sidewalk tables too.

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

8. The Deck at the Moshulu

401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Does it count as a deck if it’s the deck of a ship? On the Delaware River, the tall ship Moshulu is open daily with cocktails, a seafood-focused menu, and water views.

401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

9. Emmy Squared

632 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

In Queen Village, Emmy Squared serves burgers and Detroit-style pizza at sidewalk tables and on the roof. The rooftop is open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday.

632 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

10. Bok Bar

1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

The city’s coolest roof deck is set atop a former public high school in South Philly with panoramic views of the skyline and a lineup of events, from pop-up dinners to guided meditation. Reservations are required.

1901 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

11. Irwin's

800 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Just across the hall from Bok Bar, indoor/outdoor restaurant Irwin’s is currently operating as a pop-up space for guest chefs. Next up is Nok Suntaranon of Thai destination Kalaya. Reservations are required.

800 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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