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Perk Alert - Parks on Tap


Parks on Tap is Philadelphia's first and only traveling beer garden! Beginning on May 17 and continuing through September, beer gardens will be popping up in public parks all over the city. This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 20 different locations, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens – you can also use it to save. Get $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Pass! Check out the upcoming beer gardens coming to a park near you:

6/21 to 7/3 – Paine’s Park

Paine's Park is a public skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail, featuring ledges, rails, and benches for skaters of all skill levels.  The park was created with the goal of combining skateboarding, architecture, and city planning to create a quality experience for the skateboarders of Philadelphia. To get to Paine’s Park on SEPTA, hop Route 43 to Spring Garden St. & Kelly Dr. or Route 38 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

6/28 to 7/4 – Strawberry Mansion Bridge

The Strawberry Mansion Bridge is a steel arch bridge across the Schuylkill River near the Historic Strawberry Mansion. Used by pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, and horses, the bridge serves as a link between East and West Fairmount Park. To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 7 or 32 to 33rd & Dauphin St.

7/5 to 7/9 - Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house located in West Fairmount Park. The garden offers a koi pond, teahouse garden, courtyard garden and a pavilion. To get here on SEPTA, hop Route 38 to Lansdowne Drive & Belmont Avenue. Routes 40, 43, and 64 also get you close.

7/12 to 7/23 - Schuylkill Banks

Schuylkill Banks is a Philadelphia riverfront destination located south of the Fairmount Waterworks Damn. Parks on Tap will be under the Walnut Street, offering excellent views of the river and city. Get here on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail or the MFL to 30th Street, or hop Bus Routes 7, 12, or 9.

7/19 to 7/30 - Jefferson Square Park

Jefferson Square Park is one of South Philly's favorite parks, located right over the border of Queen Village leading into Pennsport. The park was established in the 19th century and used as an encampment site during the Civil War. To get here on SEPTA. hop Bus Routes 57 or 64 to 4th & Washington. 

Once you arrive safely and worry free at the park on SEPTA, don't forget to flash your Pass for $1 off your first drink!

These are just some of the many beer gardens Parks on Tap will be opening in Philadelphia this summer. Check back for more locations and how to get there on SEPTA!

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