Philadelphia’s famous beer garden that gives back to city parks announces its return for the summer season. Parks on Tap will start their extended stay outside of the historic Fairmount Water Works (640 Waterworks Drive) on Friday, May 20, 2022.

For fans of the original traveling format, Parks on Tap will travel again starting August 31, 2022, hitting the road for five weeks highlighting five different Philadelphia parks. This hybrid model will offer the perfect blend of experiences for Philadelphia locals and tourists alike. When open, patrons will be able to enjoy sweeping riverfront views, fresh food, beers on tap, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages in a secure outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and clean restrooms. Parks on Tap is family (and fido) friendly.

Season hours for Parks on Tap at the Water Works location will be Wednesday to Friday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 11:00pm, weather permitting.

Parks on Tap at Water Works celebrates Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19th, plus there will be special hours on Monday, June 20th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in honor of the official City holiday of Juneteenth, and Tuesday, June 21st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Pride at the Park: Pride Day at Parks on Tap returns Saturday, June 18th, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

For 2022, all guests must sign-in prior to entry to access their free seasonal membership.

Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Seating is first come, first served. For more information and directions, please visit www.parksontap.com.

All credit cards and cash are accepted for food and drink. Credit cards are preferred. The opening food and drink menu is as follows:

WATER WORKS MENU

Snacks:

  • Warm Soft Pretzel (V) $4
    Spicy Maple Mustard
  • Burrata Cheese $11
    Pesto, Prosciutto, Sesame Crackers
  • Hummus (V) $9
    Edamame, Mint, Spring Onion, Togarashi, Pita Chips
    -sub cucumber and celery for pita (GF)
  • Arugula (VG) $11
    Dried Cherries, Roasted Squash, Aged Gouda, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pretzel Crouton
  • Soba Noodle (V) $12
    Snow Peas, Shaved Hearts of Palm, Shiitake Mushrooms, Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette
  • Sandwiches
    (All served with a bag of potato chips)
  • Pulled Pork $14
    Coleslaw, B&B Pickles, Brioche Bun
  • Hot Roast Beef $15
    BBQ Eye of Round, Horseradish-Miso Sauce, White Soy Pickled Onion, Seeded Long Roll
  • Turkey Hoagie $12
    Smoked Turkey Breast, Lancaster Colby, Shaved Iceberg, Cherry Pepper Relish, Seeded Long Roll
  • Veggie Wrap (V) $12
    Hummus, Roasted Peppers, Broccoli, Red Onion, Flour Tortilla
  • Kid’s Hot Dog $5
    All Beef Hot Dog, Martin’s Potato Bun

Sweets:

  • Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie $3

DRINKS

Beer on Tap

  • Mainstay Bowline IPA (8.4%) $7
  • Mainstay Poplar Pills (5.0%) $7
  • Mainstay King Laird Weisse (5.3%) $7
  • Mainstay Love Your Parks Pale Ale (5.3%) $7
  • Mainstay Constitution lager (5.4%) $7
  • Kenwood light lager (4.2%) $7
  • Downeast Cider $7

Beer in Cans

  • Bowline IPA $7
  • 2SP- Sunfest Shandy $7
  • Bud Light Seltzer $7
  • Coastal Rose Spritz $7
  • Parks Pale Ale $7

Cocktails

  • Hibiscus Lemonade $10
    Vodka, Hibiscus, Fresh Lemonade
  • Hanami Punch $10
    Tequila, Soju, St. Germain, Green Tea, Lemon Juice

Wine

  • Rose $9

Non-Alcoholic

  • Red Bull $6
  • Fresh House Lemonade $3
  • Bottled Water $3

For hours, Parks on Tap at Fairmount Park’s Water Works will be open Wednesday to Friday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 11:00pm. Additional hours for Parks on Tap at Water Works location include Monday, June 20th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in honor of the official City holiday of Juneteenth, and Tuesday, June 21st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm to offer guests of the national city parks conference, Greater & Greener. The Greater & Greener conference is presented by the City Parks Alliance in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. For additional information regarding the City Parks Alliance, visit www.greatergreener.org.

For fall, Parks on Tap will again become the traveling beer garden and offer its traditional module for five weeks from Wednesday, September 7, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022. The official schedule and locations will be announced in August. When opened, season hours for traveling editions will be Wednesday to Friday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday Noon to 11:00pm.

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.