Popular Beer Garden ‘Pops’ Back Up

Philly has become a haven for pop-up beer gardens. From the wildly popular city-sponsored traveling Parks on Tap to the many spring and summer festivals featuring the city’s favorite brews, pop-up beer gardens are a fun way to check out a new area, enjoy new drinks and make some new friends. You can do all that and much more at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden, located just minutes from your 1500 Locust apartment.

The garden is open from spring to fall, offering locals free access to a space that fuses garden, restaurant and bar—making for an unforgettable outing! There are several PHS Pop-Up Gardens in the area, including the South Street locale, four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. Open seven days a week, the garden is decked out in unique plants and bushes grown by the experts at PHS—giving it a floral feel that transports visitors far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests are invited to take pictures of the flowers, ask questions about them to PHS reps on site and find out how to get involved with the organization.

Of course, there’s also a focus on food and drinks! The garden features a full menu featuring pub grub like burgers, fries, chicken fingers, salads and more. Or skip dinner and head right to the treats, with popcorn and ice cream! A number of the cocktails are also on the sweeter side—with offerings like the garden sangria, a “woodermelon” vodka concoction and the Flower Power Sour. As a beer garden, there’s an emphasis on locally brewed craft beers, with nearly 20 beers on tap and canned, representing some of the area’s best breweries and cideries.

The garden features a laidback layout, with picnic tables and comfy chairs—perfect for taking in the serene atmosphere with your snacks and sips and whiling away a summer night with friends. Make sure to check out the garden’s events website before your visit, as the space features a full roster of special programming—from cocktail-making workshops to plant swaps to Quizzo.

Hope to see you there!

PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden

1438 South St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103