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People walking through Fishtown, a Philadelphia neighborhood.

Northern Liberties and Fishtown

Artistic and ambitious, where Philadelphia comes to chill.

Just north of Center City, Northern Liberties and Fishtown Philadelphia are home to eclectic restaurants, craft breweries, and popular live music venues.

What to Do

Once a manufacturing district, the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties and Fishtown allure artists, ambitious chefs, and adventure seekers. During the day, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you peruse local boutiques and small businesses like Trunc, which offers a diverse range of handcrafted goods, and Harriett’s Bookshop, a Black-owned establishment celebrating female writers, activists, and artists. As night falls, dive into the neighborhoods’ lively performing scene, ranging from underground acts at Johnny Brenda’s to the captivating cabaret dinner theatre experience at Fabrika.

Where to Dine

Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighborhood chefs feel the creative freedom to try new concepts and experiment with food fusions. Chef Michael Solomonov’s acclaimed Laser Wolf serves an array of grilled Israeli dishes in the salatim style. Looking for an after-hours nightcap? Grab a beer at one of Philadelphia’s flagship breweries, such as Yards Brewing, which serves ales made from the Founders’ recipes.

Yards Brewing Company

Yards Brewing Company

Where to Stay

Experience the high-roller lifestyle at Riversuites at The Battery, across from Rivers Casino Philadelphia. This newly renovated waterfront hotel seamlessly blends the sophistication of a world-class residence with the vibrant atmosphere of a lifestyle club. For those seeking a more intimate stay, explore the charm of Lokal Hotel Fishtown, an enchanting boutique. As a family-operated bed and breakfast, Lokal Hotel Fishtown ensures you’ll feel at home while immersing yourself in the authentic local flair of Philadelphia.


Lokal Hotel Fishtown

Lokal Hotel Fishtown