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The Old City Eats Block Party is Back With Vendors, Music, and the Neighborhood’s Top Restaurants

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The Old City Eats Block Party is Back With Vendors, Music, and the Neighborhood’s Top Restaurants

Old City is home to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars and here’s your opportunity to try these delicious bites and drinks in a block party setting. On Thursday June 20th Old City District will be hosting their annual Old City Eats Block party from 5 – 9 pm

Taking place along 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut, the block party will feature a collective of the neighborhoods best retail, and services. Oh, and of course restaurants will be onsite because what’s an event with eat in the title with no food?

Old City Eats Block Party is free to attend with food and beverage available from participating purveyors as pay-as-you-go. The participating restaurants and bars encompass a variety of culinary styles, providing all in attendance with a vast selection of small bites and libations to enjoy.

“The Old City Eats Block Party highlights our neighborhood’s impressive, diverse, delicious and ever-evolving dining scene,” said Old City District Executive Director Job Itzkowitz. “We’re looking forward to putting a spotlight on our stellar restaurants, in a fun, spirited, open-air celebration along Second Street.”

Old City Eats Block Party is proudly sponsored by Bacardi. Guests can enjoy specialty cocktails featuring Bacardi, Patrón, and other Bacardi liquors at participating restaurant locations. With every Bacardi brand cocktail purchased, guests can earn tokens, which are redeemable for exclusive swag and prizes at the Bacardi tent!

Hosted al fresco along 2nd Street in Old City, a number of Philadelphia’s top tier locales will offer seasonal snacks, beer, cocktails, and wine during this one-night-only block party. A list of participating businesses include (but are not limited to) the following:

48 Record Bar

48 Record Bar is a chic and vibrant venue known for its eclectic vinyl record collection and lively ambiance, offering a unique blend of music and specialty cocktails.

Amada is Chef Garces’ iconic first restaurant that features delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas.

Brownie’s Irish Pub

Brownie’s Irish Pub located in the heart of Old City on 2nd Street

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar


Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is dedicated to celebrating Cuban heritage. During the Block Party, stop by Cuba Libre for music from a live DJ, salsa dancing, giveaways, and more!

Khyber Pass Pub


Khyber Pass Pub offers Philadelphia’s finest food (including vegan options) and is specialized in Southern, cajun, and creole cuisines. With 22 rotating craft drafts, a wide selection of craft bottles, wine, classic cocktails and an extensive selection of brown spirits, The Khyber Pass Pub is offering a fun and elevated bar program in addition to the food elements..

Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia 


Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia is not only Philadelphia’s premiere location for axe-throwing; but they are also a full service bar and restaurant, serving up delicious cocktails, appetizers, and more. During the Old City Eats Block Party, Kick Axe will be serving Jack Daniels chicken wings, Pain Killer cocktails, and more.

Las Bugambilias


Las Bugambilias is a vibrant Mexican restaurant offering authentic flavors and a lively atmosphere. They’ll be serving up delicious sangria, tamales, tacos, and more during the Oldduring Old City Eats Block Party.

Lilly’s Ferry

Lilly’s Ferry is a vibrant bar and lounge known for its delicious Middle Eastern food. It offers a variety of craft cocktails, an extensive beer list, and hosts events such as live music and trivia nights.–


Malooga is a hidden gem specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine, serving up aromatic spices and flavorful dishes that transport diners to the streets of Beirut. During the Old City Eats Block Party, Malooga will be serving hummus, falafel, veggie bowls, and more.

Mei Mei


Mei Meioffers an exciting fusion of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, featuring traditional favorites alongside innovative dishes. With its modern yet cozy ambiance and commitment to fresh, high-quality ingredients, Mei Mei provides a memorable dining experience that satisfies both cravings and curiosity.

Nick’s Bar & Grille


Nick’s Bar and Grille in Philadelphia is a beloved neighborhood spot known for its classic American fare, friendly atmosphere, and extensive beer selection. W

The Plough & the Stars 


The Plough is an authentic Irish pub renowned for its friendly staff and patrons, its great atmosphere, and highly celebrated food.

Positano Coast

Positano Coast invites diners to experience the essence of the Amalfi Coast with its authentic Italian cuisine and seaside-inspired ambiance. From fresh seafood to homemade pasta, every dish reflects the flavors of Italy while offering a taste of coastal luxury in the heart of the city.

Royal Boucherie

Royal Boucherie is a lively French-inspired brasserie with outdoor dining space, plus a bar & a tavern area.


Sassafras is a charming and historic bar known for its extensive whiskey selection, classic cocktails, and cozy, vintage atmosphere.

Vista Peru

Vista Peru offers a culinary journey through the flavors of Peru, blending traditional recipes with contemporary twists. Each dish is a celebration of Peru’s rich gastronomic heritage served in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. During the Old City Eats Block Party, guests can enjoy ceviche and more from Vista Peru.

In addition to a bevy of bites and beverages, attendees can expect musical acts, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun from a number of outlets including the Philadelphia Union.

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