3 Rooftop Bars to Help You Hold Onto Summer

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Summer 2018 is almost in the rearview mirror. While you’ll likely miss fun in the sun, day trips to the beach and relaxing in the local park with a book, one of the best ways to spend a warm summer night near your Edgewater apartment has been at one of the city’s many rooftop venues. The trend has exploded in Philly in recent years, as locals and tourists alike flock to the open-air bars and restaurants to sip and socialize against the beautiful backdrop of the city.

Fortunately, many of these lounges haven’t yet shut their doors for the season. If you want one last spark of summer, head out to one of these rooftop bars:

City Tap House: About 1.5 miles from your Edgewater apartment, City Tap House is one of University City’s most popular outdoor venues. The rooftop seating area is a great spot to dine on the New American dishes, many of which are made for sharing—perfect for a large outdoor table with a group of friends. School is now back in session so the street below will be bustling, making for fun people-watching opportunities while you dine and dive into City Tap House’s extensive craft brew menu.

Continental Midtown: Continental, about six blocks from your Edgewater apartment, is right in the heart of Philly’s nightlife scene. The popular, award-winning restaurant features a number of floors for dining and socializing, including its airy, rooftop bar. Even if fall has started to creep in, you can still enjoy the patio, which is semi-enclosed and features firepits surrounded by plush couches.

R2L: About one mile from your Edgewater apartment, R2L provides culinary excellence, sophisticated cocktails and some of the best views in town! Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, one of the cornerstones of Philadelphia’s skyline, R2L features panoramic views of the city and beyond—stretching to 40 miles. It’s a great spot for a late-night drink with friends, a date night where you want to impress your sweetheart or for a relaxing space to enjoy the setting sun (check R2L’s website before you go, as it updates the exact minute the sun sets each day).


City Tap House

3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104



Continental Midtown

1801 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103




50 S. 16th St.

37th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102