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photo by Albert Yee
Philly’s traveling beer garden that gives back is on the move again! Parks on Tap shifts out of park and into drive as its journey back to its original format begins Labor Day weekend. For the first time since COVID-19, Parks on Tap will travel to a new park every week. Parks on Tap will remain at the stunning Water Works location until August 28th. Starting August 31st, fans of Parks on Tap can anticipate a new park every Wednesday – Sunday, starting at Penn Treaty Park, Clark Park, Columbus Square, and Matthias Baldwin, ending at Schuylkill Banks. Each location will offer everything fans have grown to expect from local brews, fresh bites, a variety of seating, lighting, and clean restrooms in a contained area of the public park areas.
This unique collaboration between FCM Hospitality and Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department was originally designed to bring people together and activate the city’s parks in a fun, family-friendly environment. Over the pandemic, the program enjoyed longer-term residencies around the region. Now the program will move around just in time for fall and shine a light on the diverse public parks and spaces Philadelphia has to offer. Fall season hours for Parks on Tap for all locations will operate Wednesday to Friday, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:00pm, weather permitting. A daily digital sign-in is required. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Seating is first come, first served. Parks on Tap is family (and Fido) friendly. For more information on the Parks on Tap locations, menus, and directions, please visit www.parksontap.com.
“Parks on Tap is on the move just in time for fall,” said FCM Hospitality Director of Special Events and Promotions Neina Langford. “Over the pandemic, Parks on Tap took on a season-long residencies at beautiful destinations around the city. Now, by popular demand, the traveling beer garden will travel each and every week. The original mobile format was created to introduce locals and visitors alike to the variety of incredible, beautiful public places all throughout our great city. We are very proud to offer this to our community. Get out your calendars and invite your friends and neighbors. We are gearing up for one of our biggest fall seasons ever! We can’t wait to see you in neighborhoods across Philly!”
Parks on Tap will touch down in five neighborhoods across Philadelphia starting Wednesday, August 31, 2022, and ending on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The schedule includes stops in Fishtown, West Philly, South Philly, Logan Square and Schuylkill Banks, as listed below:
Penn Treaty Park
August 31 – September 5, 2022 (open Labor Day, Noon to 10:00pm)
September 7 – September 11, 2022
September 14 – September 18, 2022
September 21 – September 25, 2022
September 28 – October 2, 2022
The first four weeks will begin their temporary stay with an extra incentive for guests. FCM Hospitality will be donating 25% of proceeds from 4:00pm to 6:00pm each Wednesday directly to the Friends Group of Penn Treaty Park, Clark Park, Columbus Square, and Matthias Baldwin, on their respective weeks.
For each stop this fall, Parks on Tap will offer a traditional beer garden experience set against the stunning backdrop of these lush green local parks. Each week’s traveling beer garden will be customized to the partner venue with a design that allows for the best views and integration with the site, as well as the most natural crowd flow. Each venue will continuously aim for a simple aesthetic: well-kept outdoor spaces where friends and families can meet up to enjoy food, drinks, and fun in a natural green space.
For food and drink offerings, patrons will enjoy local craft beers, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages such as water and fresh lemonade. Food offerings will include casual bites and convenient grab-and-go snacks highlighting locally sourced ingredients. Don’t forget to grab Mainstay Independent Brewing Company’s Love Your Park Pale Ale. Love Your Park Pale Ale was originally created exclusively for Parks on Tap to help raise awareness for volunteering at loveyourpark.org. All credit cards and cash are accepted for food and drink. Credit cards are preferred.
All food and drink is served beer garden, self-service style from the outdoor mobile bar and kitchen. For seating, Parks on Tap does not offer reservations. All seating is first come, first serve. Children, families, and anyone under 21 are welcome to participate if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has legal identification. Alcoholic beverages must stay within the beer garden’s fenced area. This is required for full compliance with PLCB code. All patrons will be asked to digitally sign in when visiting the park. Signing in and entry are complementary and can be done in advance by visiting parksontap.com/signin.
Please note that hours and days of operation may change due to weather and special events. Please visit @parksontap on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates.