Warm weather means the tables are out, the beer gardens are open, and everyone's mood is elevated. Try out these spots to enjoy the sun's rays with friends. Our food and drink Natives have hooked it up with their favorites!
Each of our Natives specializes in a specific category like craft beer, fun dates, or boozy brunch. They have a deep understanding of each place they recommend to help you make a decision on what place fits you best. We ONLY show places that the Natives have vouched for and love!
Bari - @baris_belly | Philly Foodie Native:
"It may seem cliche to mention Parc, but it has always been good to me! There's something special sitting on Rittenhouse square drinking a glass of Rose, people watching while eating oysters. As I'd say, 'it's so Philly'."
Ashley | Philly Fine Dining Native:
"Talula's Garden has the perfect trifecta for me! Cheese boards, wine list & outdoor seating (and all three of those things are amazing!). This might be a cliche pick for fine dining in Philly, but that's because it's a must try. If you can time it right for a nice Fall or Spring night where you can enjoy the weather in the garden/patio area you're in for a real treat."
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Address: 1927-29 W PASSYUNK AVE, PHILA, PA 19145
Brenden | Philly Brewery Native:
"When you search the definition of “neighborhood bar”, it should just say Brewery ARS. They keep it simple with a quality beer selection that’s big enough to find what you like, but won’t overwhelm you. They’re constantly bringing in local food like pizza or oysters to set up food trucks right outside. The owners hand draw all the artwork on the cans - which is badass!
Oh, and they have a ”Gritty” beer they made with Federal Donuts. Only open Wednesday - Sunday."
Address: 2028 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Lexy | Philly Brunch Native:
"This all organic restaurant serves and interesting twist on brunch. I had glass of Chardonnay with my Eggs Benedict. It came over the most interesting potato pancake I've ever seen but still pretty good. Not pictured is the amazing Crispy Tuna Roll we had as an appetizer (also on their regular menu). Whether you go for brunch or dinner you have to try Fare!"
Address: 1709 East Passyunk Avenue
PhillyFoodies | Philly Foodie Native:
"Most people think of dinner when they hear 'tapas', but their tapas-style brunch is literally one of the best brunches I've ever had. It's a great place to go with a group of people and order one of everything to share!"
Address: 2034 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
*NativX Madness Brunch Champion*
Caitlin - @phillybrunchbabe | Philly Brunch Native:
"Round up all your friends and make a reservation for THE TROUGH. It's actually what it sounds like - a giant smorgasbord of eggs, pancakes, meats, etc. that serves 6-8 people. Reserve in advance!"
Address: 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Brenden | Philly Brewery Native:
"My go-to rooftop for a more high-end vibe. You have to take an elevator up to it which usually has a line, but the wait is never that long. It has fireplaces too for when it chills down at night. The cocktails are around $14 which you gotta expect for the views you get of Logan Square."
Bowser | Philly Dog Friendly Native:
"Only about a 15 - 20 min drive from Center City, this brewery is one of the only one's I've been too that is truly dog friendly! As long as the pup behaves (which i always do), pets are totally welcome.
This is the perfect place to hit after hiking the Wissahickon Trail, which is a favorite for all Philly pets. "
Address: 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Cameron | Philly Craft Beer Native:
"Urban Village is an awesome neighborhood brewpub at the Piazza in Northern Liberties with brick oven pizzas and about a dozen drafts. They have a great happy hour at 5-7 that includes $3 for all draft beer and 1/2 off pizza! They nail every style of beer! Personally, my favorite is A.C.E.S. a NE IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and flaked rice and a lot of late addition hops! Has a lot of flavor and goes down easily! They always have crowlers and a limited amount of 4-packs available to-go!"
Address: 121 S 13th Street
Erin | Philly Boozy Brunch Native:
"El Vez is one of my favorite brunch spots in Philly, and many people don't know they even offer brunch! Brunch is only served on Sundays and starts at 11 am. I would get there fairly early in the afternoon as this place fills up quick. They have an awesome Mexican brunch menu ,and you can order from the regular dinner menu too.
As far as the vibes go, it is a swanky space with big, velvet booths that are great for bigger groups! El Vez is Complete with a rotating bicycle on the bar and polaroid pics pasted all over the wall for a fun vibe."