Where to Drink and Dine Outdoors this August

Outdoor dining and drinking was always a staple of the Philly summer scene—now more so than ever! With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, many local establishments, including lots near your The Isle apartment, have moved their operations al fresco, so you can still enjoy the award-winning cuisine and cocktails local spots are known for, and get a little (safe!) socializing done at the same time. With so many outdoor dining options, it can be hard to narrow down all the choices. So why not go with one that has a long history of nailing this whole outdoor thing?

Manayunk Brewing Co., just three blocks from your The Isle apartment, has a standout outdoor patio, overlooking the Manayunk Canal. Even before the pandemic, the brewing company’s outdoor space was a haven for hangouts, providing picture-perfect views of Manayunk. And now, as one of the city’s largest outdoor dining and drink spots, it’s a setting that provides peace of mind for those who want to socialize but do so safely.

As a brewery, the space is known for its quality beers. It has 10 brews on tap, representing IPAs, Pilsners, ciders and everything in between—in flavors like cream ale and guava mango. If you’re in the market for a summery drink to fit the scenery, try one of the half-dozen specialty seasonal cocktails, which include ingredients like muddled cucumber, elderflower and blueberry vodka. On the food side, Manayunk Brewing Co. offers something for diners of all tastes. There are plenty of shareable apps for your newly reunited friends, such as nachos, wings and hummus. When it comes to entrees, the options include stone oven-fired pizzas, burgers, sushi and much more.

Summer in Philly this year is going to look a bit different, but with all the exciting outdoor dining options near your The Isle apartment, you can still make it a memorable one! 

Manayunk Brewing Co.

4120 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127