La Peg’s interior and beer garden was designed by Groundswell Design and Stokes Architecture. The industrial-chic design pays homage to the building which was originally built at the turn of the century as a high pressure pumping station which fed fire hydrants around center city and the north east allowing Philadelphia to grow in height. The dining room is adorned with some of the salvaged tanks, shelves, staircase, doors and a map of the pumping system from the original building. The FringeArts building also houses their 230 seat theater. A massive 30’x30’ sound-proof door can open to combine the theater space with the restaurant. Throughout the year there are events at the FringeArts and La Peg that blur the lines between performance and the restaurant experience.
Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.55 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.54 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.97 miles