Happy spring! Sure, it might snow again next week, but even a single day with temps above 60°F feels like reason to celebrate this year. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the nicer places to catch a bite or a drink outdoors this weekend.
In Riva: Ride your bike up Kelly Drive to this riverside patio and you’ll feel good about treating yourself to some extra wood-oven pizza from chef-owner Arthur Cavailere (215-438-4848).
Talula’s Garden: It will be a last-minute decision at Aimee Olexy’s Washington Square spot, so call before you go, but chances are the gorgeous garden will be open, at least for an early evening drink (215-592-7787).
Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen: Sit at tables lining the wide wood planks forming the large deck outside this veg-friendly craft beer bar and take in the sights and sounds of Fishtown (215-423-5400).
La Calaca Feliz: Official kickoff to patio season at Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner’s Fairmount cantina comes April 17 (there’s a pig roast), but if you want to sit in the garden behind the colorful dining room this weekend, you’ll be entirely welcome (215-787-9930).
Revolution House: On the second level of this Old City tavern is a spacious deck that even lets you catch a glimpse of the Ben Franklin Bridge (215-625-4566).
Standard Tap: Sip local craft drafts on the covered patio at this NoLibs favorite, but know that full table service (aka with food) doesn’t start until April 1 (215-238-0630).
Cantina Los Caballitos: The enclosed triangle next to this East Passyunk Mexican cantina provides a prime spot for margaritas and people watching (215-755-3550).
Drury Beer Garden: Behind Opa in Midtown Village, this outdoor beer garden will open early afternoon with an expanded bar and outdoor Ping-Pong (215-545-0170).