This Friday Parks on Tap Will Set Up Shop at Fairmount Water Works!
Parks on Tap announces that a second summer-long location will make its debut this Wednesday, July 8th outside the famous Water Works (640 Waterworks Drive). The once traveling beer garden that gives back will now operate two stationary locations at the same time for the balance of the summer. The new Waterworks location will offer beautiful and sweeping views of Boathouse Row and the Schuylkill River. When open, patrons will be able to enjoy fresh food, beers on tap, wine and non-alcoholic beverages set in an outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and clean restrooms. Waterworks joins the already operating Parks on Tap outside Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum (100 N. Horticultural Drive).
The new location will feature the same proven health and safety protocols that have already been launched with the Horticulture Center site, including additional cleaning measures, ability for contact tracing, and other procedures as prescribed by the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania. Parks on Tap is family (and fido) friendly. Season hours for Parks on Tap at the WaterWorks will be Monday to Friday, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:00pm. A daily digital sign-in is required. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Seating is first come, first served.
The set-up for the beer garden outside the Water Works building 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. Love Your Park Pale Ale was originally created exclusively for Parks on Tap to help raise awareness for volunteering at loveyourpark.org. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the special ale goes back to support the parks.
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
Mainstay Independent Poplar Pils $5
Mainstay Independent Seasonal $7
Mainstay Parks Pale Ale $7
2SP ‘Up & Out’ IPA $7
Sly Fox ‘SRT’ Pale Ale $7
Dogfish Head Seasonal MP
Evil Genius #adulting Guava IPA $7
Mainstay Independent Love Your Park $7
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