As of Fri., July 22, the Philadelphia Zoo will debut its new beer garden, The Watering Hole. Sponsored by Victory Brewing Company, this open-air retreat enables you to grab a beer or glass of wine while exploring the 42-acre home of over 1,300 animals.
Located at the southern-most tip of the zoo, the beer garden features reclaimed conversation-style seating, brightly-colored fabric umbrellas, lush landscaping, environmentally-friendly LED lighting and terra-cotta mosaic décor.
Its beer menu offers a variety of craft and domestic beers including:
- Victory Summer Love Ale, Prima Pils and Headwaters Ale
- New Belgium Flat Tire and Snapshot
- River Horse Summer
- Goose Island IPA
- Tröegs Sunshine Pils
For guests who prefer wine, Woodbridge Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Cabernet will be available. All beverages are served in eco-friendly cups, ranging in price from $6–$8.
“As Philadelphia gave rise to our brewery’s amazing success in craft beer we remain committed to our community and paying homage to our roots,” said Bill Covaleski, Victory’s co-founder and brewmaster. “The Watering Hole will serve as a vivid example of the universal attraction of craft beer. I can’t think of a more fun environment for folks to enjoy a refreshing brew.”
The Watering Hole was designed in partnership with Groundswell Design Group, creators of some of the most popular beer gardens in Philadelphia (Spruce Street Harbor Park, Morgan’s Pier, Independence Beer Garden, to name a few).
Entrance to The Watering Hole is included in zoo admission. Hours of operation are Friday–Sunday, 11–4 p.m. and holidays. For more information or to purchase zoo tickets, visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. When you go, share your beer garden photos with the zoo by using #WateringHole. More info and photos here.
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