**UPDATE: The free concert and fireworks display over the Delaware River scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed to Sunday, June 28.**
The Tall Ships Festival will arrive in Philadelphia tomorrow, June 25, and while the bulk of the festivities are happening during daylight, the fun continues after-hours thanks to great attractions, restaurants and bars near the Delaware River Waterfront.
Every night, guests can look forward to a variety of happenings — from the Tall Ships Tavern (a beer garden!) at the Independence Seaport Museum to special events at RiverRink Summerfest and Spruce Street Harbor Park. The festival runs from June 25 through 28 and the after-dark happenings are in high supply.
For more about the Tall Ships Festival, check out Visit Philly’s full guide, and for things to do at night, see below.
• Tall Ships Tavern at Independence Seaport Museum
Take in the sites of the Tall Ship Festival at Independence Seaport Museum’s Tall Ships Tavern, an outdoor beer garden on the museum’s second floor balcony that overlooks the Delaware River. Guests of the beer garden can enjoy brews from Troegs and Victory, cocktails, soda and an assortment of food, too. The Tall Ships Tavern will be open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. MORE INFO
• International Beer Garden at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
The Philly side of the Tall Ships Festival will welcome an International Beer Garden with brews inspired by the ships on the Philly side of the river — think Kronenbourg beer from France for L’Hermione, a ship that hails from France. Additional brews include Allagash White, Sagres Cerveja and beer from Narragansett Brewing Company. The beer garden will be open for all four days of the fest. MORE INFO
When night falls, the roller rink at RiverRink Summerfest turns into a dance party on wheels thanks to tunes from a roster of DJs.
(Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)
• Rollerskating at RiverRink
RiverRink Summerfest is home to a roller rink for people of all ages to enjoy — read: it’s not just for kids. Every night of the festival, local DJs will turn the rink into a dance party on wheels. MORE INFO
• Massive Beer Garden and Dining Options at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Just steps away from the Tall Ships Festival action, Spruce Street Harbor Park will offer a bevy of nightlife options for festival-goers. Visit the park for a nighttime beer garden (with wine and cocktails, too), food options, games, hammocks and more. MORE INFO
• Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruises
Sail the high seas aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia as the ships hosts Tall Ships dinner cruises every night of the festival. Take in the beautiful ships from the boat while enjoying food and drinks. Bonus: On Saturday, guests will enjoy the fireworks show from the boat. MORE INFO
On both Friday and Saturday nights, the Camden Riversharks play at their home stadium, and on Saturday night, guests can stick around for prime views of the Tall Ships fireworks. (Photo courtesy Camden Riversharks)
• Old City and Society Hill Restaurants
There are scores of restaurants within a few blocks of the Tall Ships Festival: City Tavern, Zahav, Amada, Han Dynasty, High Street on Market, Khyber Pass Pub and many more. MORE INFO
• Waterfront Restaurants
There are many spots to grab a bite or drink along the waterfront — try out the Moshulu, Chart House, the dockside bar at Dave and Buster’s or Keating’s River Grille. MORE INFO
The FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard — just north of the festival grounds — is home to La Peg, a French brasserie and beer garden. Beyond the restaurant, FringeArts, a performance space, will be hosting live shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MORE INFO
The Tall Ships Festival fun doesn’t end at sundown, cool happenings continue at bars, restaurants, music venues, museums and more. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)
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