History and local brews unite
The variety of beer gardens and pop-ups in Philadelphia have a much anticipated addition with the opening of Independence Beer Garden (IBG), a new laid-back outdoor space that upgrades the ultimate summertime hangout.
On July 15, IBG will open its doors at 4 p.m. equipped with two bars and 40 taps in a variety of beer cans and bottles.
The beer garden offers visitors a view of several of the most noteworthy landmarks in America, overlooking the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historical Park.
Restauranteur Michael Schulson and his partner David Fierabend, principal of Groundswell Design Group , envisioned an open space offering local beer at the heart of the Historical District.
“Philadelphia is home to the country’s most beautiful – and walk-able – historic area, but until now, there was nowhere to relax and take it all in,” Schulson said.
The sprawling 20,000-square-foot-space includes a variety of first-come, first-serve communal seating areas including picnic tables and fire pits surrounded by greenery and plantings.
Starting this Tuesday IBG will open daily serving an all-day menu from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, until 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and until midnight on Fridays and Saturday. The bar stays open until 1:45 p.m.