Northern Liberties

Yards Brewery's taproom offers 20 different beers on tap and a full menu of beer-friendly fare crafted by Chef Jim Burke. Photo by Ben Lackey.


Just north of Center City, diverse neighborhoods are home to eclectic bars and restaurants, micro-distilleries and popular live-music venues.


Once the country home of the famed Biddle family, the stately Andalusia Historic Site provides a glimpse into the life of prominent early Philadelphians, with carefully preserved interiors and pristine gardens. Overlooking the Delaware River, the Big House is built in the Greek Revival tradition and was originally designed by Benjamin Latrobe, architect for the U.S. Capitol.


Take a beer tour in this area that is fast becoming a destination for the city’s booming craft beer and spirits scene. Tour the new facilities of Yards Brewing Company before sampling the seasonal and signature ales on tap, including its Ales of the Revolution, which pays tribute to founding fathers.

Spirits enthusiasts will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Philadelphia Distilling, maker of Bluecoat Gin. After, sip inspired cocktails in the hip and modern cocktail lounge.


Heritage is a restaurant, urban garden and jazz bar rolled into one. Sample any of their flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees like pan-seared duck breast, while enjoying live music every night of the week.

For farm-to-table food and a chic environment, dine at Front Street Café.



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