West Philadelphia’s Newest Outdoor Destination Offers an Expansive Space for Food, Beverage, Live Entertainment, and more!

The uCity Square Beer Garden is a new and vibrant pop-up seasonal bar boasting locally-sourced food, brews, and cocktails, and inspired by local creativity and activation. Located in the heart of University City at uCity Square’s The Lawn at 37th & Filbert Streets, the beer garden is set to launch on Thursday, October 5. This inviting and spacious outdoor space serves to pay homage to the neighborhood’s rich history while embracing its dynamic future.

uCity Square, the Knowledge Community developed by Wexford Science & Technology, and beer garden partners and operators MilkBoy Restaurant Group (MilkBoy Philly, MilkBoy South Street, Bolo Latin American kitchen and rum bar) and Our People Entertainment (OPE), proudly introduce this thoughtfully curated beer garden centered around a colorful shipping container bar offering an assortment of locally sourced beverages available for purchase.

“This visionary space is brought to life through the collaboration of dedicated minds and creative spirits. From the murals on our walls to the games on our tables, every detail is meticulously curated to ensure an immersive experience that captures the essence of the neighborhood,” said University City Beer Garden partners and operators MilkBoy and OPE. “Join us at the uCity Square Beer Garden at The Lawn – a testament to West Philly’s past, present, and limitless future. Cheers to unity, culture, and community!”

The diverse array of beverages includes selections from two West Philadelphia-based Two Locals Brewing Company, which is opening its brick-and-mortar brewery and taphouse at 37th & Market in uCity Square this fall; and Chill Moody’s nicethingsBEER; and ever-evolving seasonal brews from Yards Brewing Company and Love City Brewing. Complementing this selection are meticulously crafted cocktails, locally canned delights, and a selection of exquisite wines, offering a full spectrum of beverage choices. For food options, the space will also feature a rotating lineup of food trucks.

Art is seamlessly integrated throughout the uCity Square Beer Garden, including the bar wrapped in a mural on loan from West Philadelphia non-profit HopePHL. The mural was created by local artist Emmanuel Elufemi Olatunji (“Femi”), infusing the very essence of the neighborhood into the space. In homage to its storied history of social transformation, the uCity Square Beer Garden emerges as a symbol of communal unity and progress.

Upcoming free events hosted at The Lawn and uCity Square Beer Garden include:
·       Headshot Happy Hour on Friday, October 6 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
·       Live performance: The Female Takeover on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
·       Live performance: Moody’s Klubbhouse UNPLUGGED on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
·       Movies on the Lawn: Scream on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hours of operation for the uCity Square Beer Garden are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; and Sundays, hours vary; seasonally through December. Visit bit.ly/ucitybeergarden or follow @ucitysquare for the latest information.