Every year, Parks on Tap brings local food and craft beer to Philly parks, and the pop-up beer garden is back this year at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center until later this summer when the traveling beer garden returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The traveling locations haven’t been announced, but we will share the details and directions to get to each of them sustainably as soon as they are released.
Make the most of your visit with some trail time before or after your visit. Parks on Tap at the Fairmount Water Works is at a key location where you can access miles of paved greenways on both sides of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.
Finding destinations near Parks on Tap is easy with GoPhillyGo. Download the Android App before you go, and use it while you’re there to get a list of GoPhillyGo destinations can walk, run, or bike to based on proximity to your current location. You can always save the GoPhillyGo mobile site to your home screen and get easy walking, biking, and transit directions to Parks on Tap and other events and destinations that you don’t need a car to get to. Drinking and driving is never a good idea so plan a safe and sustainable trip to Parks on Tap this summer with GoPhillyGo.
Parks on Tap
Enjoy local food and craft beer along the Schuylkill River at the Fairmount Water Works. The beer garden is open daily and will remain at this location until the end of the summer when it will once again travel to different parks across the city. Check back soon for details on the traveling beer garden.
Parks on Tap is right on the edge of one of the largest urban parks in the country. East and West Fairmount Park are easy to get to from the Schuylkill River Trail on the east side and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on the west side. Belmont Plateau, The Discovery Center, Boxer’s Trail and many other points of interest in Fairmount Park are a short walk or bike ride from Parks on Tap. If you don’t have a bike, Philly’s bikeshare program Indego has four stations near Parks on Tap and numerous stations on both sides of the park.
Schuylkill River Trail Tours
GoPhillyGo Tours are collections of destinations related by a common theme, and GoPhillyGo has Tours that can help you get to trail crossings and points of interest along the Schuylkill River Trail like Valley Forge National Park, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Glendinning Rock Garden, and many more.
Use these two tours to access trail crossings and points of interest near Parks on Tap
ICYMI - POOL: A Social History of Segregation
The historic Kelly Pool building at the Fairmount Water Works is the site of a powerful new interactive exhibit that uses oral history through audio and video to detail the role public pools played in segregation and the civil rights movement. Read our blog on this important FREE exhibit where we spoke to Dionne Watts-Williams, Communications & Special Events Manager at Fairmount Water Works.