Tonight Picks: Old City Eats, Parks On Tap, Battle Of The Burger At The Schmidt’s Commons And More

It's another wonderful summer night in Philadelphia...

Happy Thursday! If you’re looking to get a head start on your weekend, there are tons of great things to do all over Philly tonight.

Hungry? Old City Eats brings great dining and drinking deals to more than 25 great restaurants in the Historic District, while burger fans have a can’t-miss event tonight at Battle of the Burger at The Schmidt’s Commons.

Elsewhere, quench your thirst at four (!) drink-centric events tonight: roving beer garden Parks on Tap at both Clark Park and Penn Treaty Park, the Drink Philly End of Summer Boat Party on the Spirit of Philadelphia, the Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party at Philadelphia Distilling and the Little Rebels Cider & Wine Garden at the Betsy Ross House.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Old City Eats

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Tonight marks the final week for Old City Eats, a Thursday-only happy hour in the neighborhood. Guests can enjoy $5 seasonal cocktails and a $4 beer selection at some of the most popular spots in the neighborhood, including Red Owl Tavern (above), Revolution House and The Little Lion.

Old City Eats

When:Thursday, August 24, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Free Screening of The LEGO Batman Movie at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Tonight, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing welcomes film buffs for a free screening of The LEGO Batman Movie. Don’t forget to pack low beach chairs and a picnic dinner!

Free Screening of The LEGO Batman Movie at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

When:Thursday, August 24, 8:30-11 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

DRWCPhoto courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Bring your yoga mat down to the waterfront for a free daily yoga class (weather permitting) at Race Street Pier. Relax your mind and stretch your body in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from 6-7 p.m.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

When:Thursday, August 24, 6-7 p.m.
Where:Race Street Pier, Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Drink Philly End Of Summer Boat Party

End the summer with a splash at Drink Philly’s End of Summer Boat Party. Drink Philly teams up with the Spirit of Philadelphia for a three-hour cruise on the Delaware River complete with an open bar, a DJ, dinner buffet, games and more. All aboard!

Drink Philly End Of Summer Boat Party

When:Thursday, August 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$55

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Parks On Tap: Clark Park and Penn Treaty Park

Photo by Albert Yee

Tonight, Clark Park and Penn Treaty Park are both home for the pop-up roving beer garden Parks on Tap. Visit either the Fishtown or West Philly park for cold drinks, good food and fun games. Bonus: Enjoy a yoga class hosted by Roots 2 Rise at Clark Park tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Suggested donation is $10, and, if you donate, you get a $1 off drink ticket!)

Parks On Tap: Clark Park and Penn Treaty Park

When:Penn Treaty Park, August 23-27; Clark Park, August 23-27 and August 30-September 4
Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue and Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach Street
Cost:Free; pay-as-you-go food and drink

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Battle of the Burger at The Schmidt’s Commons

Six area restaurants duke it out for the title "best burger in Philadelphia" at the Battle of the Burger at The Schmidt’s Commons. Attendees can sample burgers from Lumpy Magee’s Pub and Grub, The Union Tap, Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe and more spots while enjoying cold beer, lawn games and live music.

Battle of the Burger at The Schmidt’s Commons

When:Thursday, August 24, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$40 per person

www.theschmidtscommons.com

Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party

The Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party has a drink to satisfy every taste. Distillers and representatives from Philadelphia brands like Philadelphia Distilling and Federal Distilling will be on hand to pour samples of spirits. Bottles will be raffled for liquor connoisseurs to win and all proceeds will support Philadelphia Craft Distilling Week. Cheers!

Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party

When:Thursday, August 24, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Distilling, 25 E. Allen Street
Cost:$30

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Waterfront Live Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor ParkPhoto courtesy Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Waterfront Live Sessions live music series continues tonight at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Enjoy the musical stylings of jazz bassist Derrick Hodge under the park’s colorful lights. Afterward, explore games, hammocks and more at one of Philly’s most popular summertime attractions.

Waterfront Live Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor Park

When:Thursday, August 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Little Rebels Cider & Wine Garden at the Betsy Ross House

Spend your evening at the Historic District’s Betsy Ross House enjoying a cider and wine garden featuring cider from the Delaware-based Rebel Seed Cider and wine from Harvest Ridge Winery as well as scrumptious eats from food trucks. Live entertainment will also be provided.

Little Rebels Cider & Wine Garden at the Betsy Ross House

When:Thursday, August 24, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street
Cost:Free; pay-as-you-go food and drink

www.historicphiladelphia.com

Stroll The Street in Manayunk

Deals at Manayunk shops and restaurants bring people out each Thursday for Stroll The Street. Find $5 meal and drink deals at certain restaurants and shop for special finds at various shops. Tonight’s theme is an end of summer bash, so enjoy the summer’s end in a fun way.

Stroll The Street in Manayunk

When:Thursday, August 24, 5 p.m.-sundown
Where:Various Manayunk locations including Bourbon Blue, 2 Rector Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.manayunk.com/

Hotel Monaco’s Dog Days of Summer

Bring your dogs to the Hotel Monaco for a celebration of canines and their loving owners. Dogs are welcome to free washes and caricatures will be drawn of pets and their owners onsite by an artist. There will be a Dogs ‘N’ Suds happy hour at Red Owl Tavern immediately following. Donations are not mandatory but will be accepted.

Hotel Monaco’s Dog Days of Summer

When:Thursday, August 24, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street
Cost:Free

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Live Music Tonight

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at Dell Music Center and Lil’ Yachty at the Electric Factory.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, August 24
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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