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Everything you need to know about Parks on Tap 2017!

by Sara Hirschler on May 17, 2017

Parks on Tap, the beer garden that gives back, is a partnership of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation with FCM Hospitality. The program brings people of all ages together and activates the city’s parks, including smaller neighborhood parks, locations in East and West Fairmount Park, and public spaces near Center City. A portion of the proceeds from each location is reinvested into Philadelphia’s park system.


Parks on Tap just launched its second season building on the success of its inaugural season last year, expanding from 14 parks to 20 parks which it will be visiting through October 1, spending a few days at each location. This map from Curbed Philly is an awesome way to see the schedule and locations!

Hours are: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5pm-10pm; Saturdays, 1pm-11pm; Sundays and Holidays, 12pm-10pm.

If you want full event highlights for each location, such as yoga class dates and other special events, be sure to visit the Parks on Tap website.


This year’s food service is led by Chef Brandon Thomas, former sous chef to Eli Kulp at Fork and Andrew Wood at Russet. Chef Thomas will create Philly-style, Texan-influenced sandwiches with barbecue meats prepared in a custom smoker made by John Lewis (the pitmaster behind Lewis Barbeque of Charleston, SC) and nestled within fresh rolls baked by nationally recognized baker Alex Bois of High Street on Market.  Highlights of the menu include:

  • Sandwiches: Pulled Pork, Chicken Salad, Turkey Sausage, or Eggplant served on Malt Yukon Potato Bread or Vegan Roll ($7-$9)
  • Sides: Baked Beans & Burnt Ends, Pea Shoot Salad, Coleslaw, Smoked Potato Salad, Cornbread ($3-$6)
  • Grab ‘n’ Go: Summer Pasta Salad, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Grain Salad w/Cranberries, Chicken Salad on Greens, Fresh Pretzel Twist with Mustard, Crackers ($4-$8)
  • “Picnic in the Park:” Chef’s Choice of Local Cheese, Homemade Butter, Jams, Rillette, Charcuterie by 1732 Meats and Pickled Veggies with a Bread Boule by Bois ($25)
  • “Parks on Tap Presidential”: 1/2 Chicken “Beer-Can” Style, Served with a Choice of 2 Sides ($16 starting Memorial Day Weekend through the end of the season)


On tap will be the brand-new Parks Pale Ale created exclusively by Saint Benjamin Brewing Company of North Philadelphia for Parks on Tap, as well as other drinks including:

  • Beer: Straub American Lager, Jack’s Hard Cider, Weyerbacher Pilsner, Spring House Grapefruit Pale Ale, Evil Genius Mango Belgian Wit, and Sly Fox Rt. 113 IPA ($5-$7)
  • Cocktails: Root & Rye (root beer and whiskey), Frozen Tequila Lemonade, Frozen Vodka Watermelonade ($8-$10)
  • Wine on Tap: Bridge Lane Rosé($8)
  • Non-Alcoholic: Draft Root Beer, Frozen Lemonade, and Watermelon Coolers


  • Yoga on Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30, pay-as-you-wish and led by Roots2Rise.
  • A rentable Game Box
  • Ice Cream Balls which contain ingredients that must be kicked around for 20 minutes to create ice cream.
  • Bubbles, Jenga, chess, and cornhole.
  • Social media contests and more – head to http://www.parksontap.com/ for full details!

View our press release from 5.17.
View photos from opening night by Albert Yee on Facebook


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We hope you will enjoy the second season of Parks on Tap! See you soon!