Mini-Guide: Fishtown/Northern Liberties Edition


Photo Credit: Frankford Hall

This year’s Guide to Philly features neighborhood guides written by students and recent grads. In this mini-guide to Fishtown/Northern Liberties, we cover things to do, places to eat and everything YOU need to know to enjoy the neighborhood!

As told by Angela DiMarco, Saint Joseph’s University 2022

Hi everybody! My name is Angela and I’ve been living in Philly the past four years as I studied at Saint Joseph’s University. My friends and I love finding great places to hang out around Fishtown, so here are my top faves!

Añejo: This super cool Mexican restaurant in Fishtown has the BEST tacos! Taco Tuesdays have an awesome deal—$25 for BOTTOMLESS tacos (seriously, no limit on how many you can get!). The lamb barbacoa tacos are my favorite and the red sangria was the cherry on top of a yummy dinner.

Front Street Café: If you love brunch as much as I do then Front Street Café is the spot to go! They have a variety of options like eggs benedict (my favorite!), breakfast burritos, red velvet hotcakes (yum!), and so much more! They even have bottomless coffee.

All of their menus have inclusive options for gluten-free and vegan diets, as well as zero-proof cocktails, so this café is a must-go for everyone. The dinner menu is just as amazing as their brunch—the Stateside berry lemonade paired with the spicy fried chicken sandwich is my go-to!

Photo credit: @frontstreetcafe

Frankford Hall Beer Garden: Frankford Hall is a German beer garden in Fishtown and is a great spot to hang out on a sunny day with friends. There are so many drink options and delicious foods like Bavarian pretzels, frankfurters, and cheese boards. Enjoy these tasty treats while playing their table games and ping pong!

I hope you can check these places out! I make sure to bring friends and family to these spots whenever they’re in town because the food, drinks, and fun never miss.



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