Discover Fishtown

Named for the occupation of many of the neighborhood’s earliest residents – shad fishermen in the nearby Delaware River – Fishtown has become one of Philadelphia’s liveliest neighborhoods. Music venues, hip bars and restaurants, trendy shops, and vibrant street art make Fishtown one of the most sought-after destinations in the city for travelers.

Spotlight on Local Business

Discover Mural City Cellars, known as Philadelphia’s “neighborhood winery.” Owners, Francesca and Nicholas, produce wine with crops from local growers within a 300-mile radius of Philadelphia and all wines are hand-crushed and bottled right in East Kensington, neighboring Fishtown.


The neighborhood is just a short walk or bike ride away from Northern Liberties and the Delaware River waterfront, and SEPTA’s Market/Frankford Line (“The El”) soars over the neighborhood along Front Street, providing quick and convenient transportation to and from downtown Philadelphia.

Things To Do

Spend the day shopping at local boutiques while admiring street art, then revel in the neighborhood’s nightlife, which includes concerts, comedy shows, and more.

To Do

Inside view of local coffee shop, La Colombe with patrons buying coffee and eating.

Where to Eat and Drink

Foodies will feel right at home in Fishtown, with an increasing collection of acclaimed restaurants and local favorites dotting the landscape.

Eat and Drink

Places to Stay

Though downtown hotels are just a short train or car ride away, there are a few options available for those looking to stay in the heart of this energetic neighborhood.


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