Photo Credit: @meganannmayer
This year’s Guide to Philly features neighborhood guides written by students and recent grads. In this mini-guide to Manayunk, we cover things to do, places to eat and everything YOU need to know to enjoy the neighborhood!
As told by Matthew Shanahan, Saint Joseph’s University 2022
I love Philadelphia for the history that is contained in the city. It is the birthplace of our nation and home of so many great museums and places to learn and relax. Manayunk is a great neighborhood to visit!
Photo Credit: @matt_shan
My favorite restaurant on Main Street is definitely The Goat’s Beard. This venue is found on the corner of Main Street and Pensdale Street and is a great location to have a nice lunch, dinner, or bar date. While inside I had the pulled pork sandwich and their ‘Acid Trip’ IPA (21+) and both were delicious. Awesome place overall!
A Manayunk “hidden gem” you gotta check out is The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory. This spot has such a cute design and is filled with delicious and unique ice cream flavors!
Photo Credit: @tubbyrobot
My go-to outdoor space is definitely the Manayunk Canal. This boardwalk-style towpath has a nice view of the Canal and a path to run, walk, and bike.
Pretzel Park is another great spot, especially if you’re looking for a good place to read or study outside. This small park is a quick walk from Main Street and welcomes you with a large statue of a pretzel! This space contains a dog park, playground, and a great view of the historic St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.
And, of course, the best way to get around this area is simply walking! Manayunk isn’t a huge neighborhood, so walking is a great way to see all that it has to offer, while taking in some fresh air.