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Where to Drink Near Philadelphia's New Rail Park

by Drink Philly on Jun 12, 2018 in Roundups

On Thursday, June 14, the former Reading Railroad Viaduct space at 13th and Noble will become Philadelphia's Rail Park, the city's answer to New York's High Line Park. With 360 panoramic views, this project, which has been in the works since 2010, is sure to revitalize its surrounding neighborhood and become one of Philly's favorite new outdoor spots — so if you're heading to check out the new park, stop at one of these nearby bars for a drink.

Boxcar Beer Garden
This new beer garden from FCM Hospitality is right underneath the Rail Park, making it the easiest and closest option available. Stop in and sit under the shade of the park itself while you snack on BBQ sandwiches and sip a cold beer. (1129 Callowhill St.)

Trestle Inn
Stop in for the excellent cocktail list, extensive whiskey selection, bar snacks, and laid back atmosphere, and stay for the go-go dancers. (339 N 11th St; 267-239-0290)

Prohibition Taproom
Though Prohibition Taproom is best known for its craft beer menu, don't overlook its cocktail program or its seasonal food menu. (501 N 13th St; 215-238-1818) 

Love City Brewing
A new addition to Spring Garden's brewery scene, Love City Brewing is housed in a former rail parts factory, serving their signature brews alongside other local beers, bar snacks, and a rotating list of food trucks. (1023 Hamilton St; 215-398-1900)

Roy Pitz Barrel House
This Chambersburg brewery's barrel house, decorated with murals from local artists, offers a full selection of Roy Pitz's beers as well as a full food menu. (990 Spring Garden St; 215-992-6792)

W/N W/N Coffee Bar
This cozy cafe serves coffee during the afternoon but stays open late, hosting special events (including pop-ups from Pizza Gutt) and offering a full menu of beer, wine, and cocktails. (931 Spring Garden St)

Hop Sing Laundromat
This secretive, cash-only Chinatown speakeasy is home to some of the city's best cocktails — but make sure you follow the rules to the letter, or you may not be allowed back. (1029 Race Street)

Photos via Friends of the Rail Park

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