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yannie Apr 17, 2009 08:54 AM

Where are your favorite places in Philly to sit outside and have a beer, cup of coffee, breakfast, brunch, dinner, etc...?

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    Ali Apr 17, 2009 09:16 AM

    So I don't actually like sitting outside that much (hair + wind = annoying), but there are a few spots I do enjoy.

    Tria - because good weather and good alcohol should be constant companions

    Parc - because Rittenhouse is a lovely place to spend a mid-day lunch drinking a caraffe or 3 of wine (Some people refer Rouge right next door, but I'm a Parc girl.)

    Le Jardin - I know it's closed, but it had a cute garden when it was around. :(

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      bluehensfan Apr 17, 2009 09:47 AM

      You can eat outside at Pietro's, Reading Terminal, Paesano's, and Q-BBQ.

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      barryg Apr 17, 2009 10:02 AM

      POPE, 1601, and Cantina in South Philly are very pleasant places to sit outside for beer and dinner, if you can get into that scene.

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        phillyjules Apr 17, 2009 12:34 PM

        Standard Tap has a great little outdoor patio which is popular. Other bars in Northern Liberties have outdoor seating - North 3rd and Abbaye.

      2. mlplyons Apr 17, 2009 02:10 PM

        Table 31 after work.

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          PattiCakes Apr 18, 2009 08:19 AM

          a tad over-priced, but you get a great view of the Comcast "wall".

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            doxiemom Apr 21, 2009 09:52 AM

            Table 31 has gotten less expensive since they have changed the concept there - But what's wrong with grabbing something delicious from the market downstairs (DiBruno's anyone?) and staking out one of the tables under the trees? It's lovely...but they need more tables because they are often gone by the time I can get downstairs and across the street!! Come on sunshine!!

        2. hollyd Apr 17, 2009 04:42 PM

          St. Stevens Green up in Fairmount. Quiet, trees, sun...it's the perfect spot for a beer.

          1. joluvscards Apr 18, 2009 03:11 AM

            Bar Ferdinand cause it's in a little pedestrian walking area with other restaurants. Feels like europe. Last night we went to kite and key. It was a mob scene but we still enjoyed sitting outside with all the youngins and the neighborhood pups.

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              Hungryin theBurbs Apr 18, 2009 06:15 AM

              Under the Oak, in Oak Lane just a bit south of Cheltenham Ave. has a lovely little fenced-in courtyard. I wouldn't call this a destination restaurant, but if you are in the area, it's a great place for breakfast or lunch--La Columbe coffee, bagels, rasberry scones w/cream, yummy quiches, etc. It's a great little place.

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                lawgirl3278 Apr 22, 2009 08:46 AM

                I like Southwark and Raw. Raw better in summer b/c it's cool in between the buildings.

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