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Parks on Tap Fairmount Water Works

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Wednesday-Friday: 5pm-10pm

Saturday: 12pm-11pm

Sunday: 12pm-9pm

640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philadelphia’s famous beer garden that gives back to city parks announces its return for the summer season. Parks on Tap will start their extended stay outside of the historic Fairmount Water Works (640 Waterworks Drive) on Friday, May 20, 2022. For fans of the original traveling format, Parks on Tap will travel again starting August 31, 2022, hitting the road for five weeks highlighting five different Philadelphia parks.

This hybrid model will offer the perfect blend of experiences for Philadelphia locals and tourists alike. When open, patrons will be able to enjoy sweeping riverfront views, fresh food, beers on tap, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages in a secure outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and clean restrooms. Parks on Tap is family (and fido) friendly.

Parks on Tap will join and work with the existing business community outside Water Works.
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