Parks on Tap Returns for a Summer-Long Pop-up Outside Fairmount Horiculture Center
The set-up for the beer garden outside the Horticulture Center will be self-contained within roped boundaries, providing its own power, bathrooms, food and drink trucks, seating, shade and lights – all without use or dependency of existing park facilities. This means more money can be raised and make a direct impact on park improvements and future programming.
For food and drink, patrons can look to FCM Hospitality to provide a variety of local craft beers, wine and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic beverages such as water, soda and iced tea. A full food menu is available for purchase that highlights items made from locally sourced items and snacks. The food menu will include bread and pastries from award-winning and nationally recognized affiliate partner Lost Bread Co. The beer menu will include Mainstay Independent Brewing Company’s Love Your Park Pale Ale. All credit cards and cash are accepted for food and drink. Credit cards are preferred. The opening food and drink menu is as follows:
Warm Soft Pretzel- Sweet and Spicy Mustard (V) $5
-add Pimento Cheese $2 (VG)
Deviled Eggs- (VG) $6
Sour Cream and Onion Dip- Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (VG, GF) $7
White Bean Hummus- Chimichurri, Pita (V) $7
Chopped Salad- Rotating selection of Local Greens and Veggies, Yogurt Ranch (VG, GF) $8
“The Dutchy” Hoagie- Lebanon Bologna, Country Ham, Horseradish Cheddar, Spicy Mustard, Lettuce, Pickled Onion $11
Pulled Pork- Coleslaw, BBQ sauce, B&B pickles, Seeded Milk Bun $11
Brisket Cheesesteak- Fried Onion, Cheese Sauce, Baguette $13
Smoked Mushrooms- Vegan Cheese Sauce, Caramelized Onion, Baguette $12 (V)
Jerk Chicken Salad- Jalapeno, Scallion, Seeded Milk Bun $11
Kid’s Hot Dog- Martins Bun, Potato Chips $5
Coleslaw (VG, GF) $4
Pickles (V, GF) $4
Cornbread- BBQ Butter (VG) $4
Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (V, GF) $2
Seasonal Fruit Salad (V) $4
Draft or Cans depending on safety and location
Cucumber Mint Water
Mainstay Independent Poplar Pils $5
Mainstay Independent Seasonal $7
Mainstay Parks Pale Ale $7
2SP ‘Up & Out’ IPA $7
Dogfish Head Seasonal MP
Evil Genius #adulting Guava IPA $7
Mainstay Independent seasonal $5
2SP Baby Bob Stout $6
Golden Road Melon Cart $6
21st Amendment El Sully $6
Flying Dog Numero Uno Cerveza $6
Workhorse Brewing Seasonal MP
Sixpoint Crisp $6
For seating, Parks on Tap does not offer reservations. All seating is first come, first serve. If the beer garden is at capacity during the time guests come to visit, a wait list will be established and guests will be encouraged to explore the park until they receive a text message that it’s their turn.
Due to the global pandemic, Parks on Tap will be extensively following state regulations in regards as the best way to safely operate and will be adjusting (if necessary) to the city guidelines once they are released. Social distancing markers will be measured out and posted throughout the garden and its outside fencing area as reminders for guests. Guests free seasonal membership also allows for contact tracing if a local outbreak occurs. Sanitizing spray and/or wipes will be accessible to guests, so they are able to wipe down chairs and tables. Staff and guests in the beer garden area must always wear a mask, except when seated. Staff will be subject to temperature checks prior to the start of all shifts to assure they are safely able to work. Additional cleaning standards will be implemented prior to opening, after closing and throughout the day by staff.
Parks on Tap is family and fido friendly. The beer garden is 21+ to enter. Children, families, and anyone under 21 are welcome to participate if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has legal identification. Alcoholic beverages must stay within the beer garden’s fenced area. This is required for full compliance with PLCB code. All patrons must sign-up for a free seasonal membership to enter. This is free membership is available at the host table or by visiting parksontap.com/
Season hours for Parks on Tap at the Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum will be Monday to Friday, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:00pm. 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.
Parks on Tap is located inside some of Philadelphia’s best outdoor locations. Each park is accessible via public transportation, car or ride sharing app. If driving, guests are strongly encouraged to not leave any valuables in their vehicles. Bikes are not permitted inside the beer garden. Limited bike parking is available, but patrons should bring their own lock. Organizing partners encourage everyone to explore new park spaces during their day with Parks on Tap.