Do you regularly visit the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall and find yourself wishing there was a place for outdoor drinking nearby? Like, a huge space for outdoor drinking? And maybe some nosh, too? We have some good news today, as we just learned that we're about to get a new beer garden in this neck of the woods.

Current view

According to a press release, Independence Beer Garden will be opening this summer at 100 Independence Hall West, at the southwest corner of 6th & Market. The project comes from Michael Schulson, who owns Sampan in Midtown Village, and will include 20,000 sqft of outdoor beer garden goodness. The menu will trend American, and forty taps will offer a selection of craft beers. Look for communal tables, fire pits, and a selection of games. Sounds like a less German, more centrally located Frankford Hall, no? Design work was done by Groundswell Design Group, the guys behind the awesome Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Beer garden rendering

While you might think that this would just be a summer pop-up, it seems that the beer garden will be a year-round enterprise, serving lunch and dinner daily. Opening is slotted for July 10th, and we can't wait to check it out. Now, if only there were a way to keep this place a secret from the Old City set. Eh, maybe we'll try to keep our visits to weeknight, daytime hours.