Nowhere has the pop-up beer garden craze been more appreciated than in Philadelphia. Vacant lots and other unexpected places have been transformed into thriving gardens and gathering places. Summer visitors to Philadelphia can choose from over a dozen centrally located outdoor watering holes. One of the best of these seasonal offerings, the Independence Beer Garden is in a prime location just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. With a fantastic food and cocktail menu, and dozens of draft beers, this intimately decorated space will charm visitors as they soak in the colonial atmosphere of Independence Square. Fans of a strong English style brew may want to order the Yard’s Thomas Jefferson Ale. The fried pickle chips are a must-try.