When we hear the phrase “urban oasis” there is one particular spot we’ve been drawn to lately, The Patio at Spring Arts. This outdoor lounge popped up this July and will remain open until Halloween sending out the season with a big bash! This unique seasonal bar/venue is brought to you by the creators of The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia’s only spot for whiskey and go-go dancing (yes you heard me right).
Located only three blocks from The Trestle Inn and the Rail Park, The Patio at 10th and Hamilton Street brings back stylish summer fun to the site of the previous PHS Pop Up Garden at the corner of 10th and Hamilton Streets in the Callowhill neighborhood. Reimagined as a desert oasis in the city, The Patio showcases white shipping containers for the bar and seating areas, mid-century lounge furniture, desert plants, six wading pools for customers to cool off in and a stunning view of the Viaduct’s industrial beauty.
“The parcel of land that houses The Patio at Spring Arts was one of the first assets acquired by Arts + Crafts Holdings,” said Aaron Cohen, General Partner. “We bought 448 North 10th and it came with a small slice of overgrown land that had been used essentially as a junkyard. We loved its petite scale and unique location framed by the Viaduct Rail Park. We saw it as an incredibly compelling space for the creative aspects of placemaking.”
The space was cleaned by Arts + Crafts Holdings team and landscaped with help of PHS in 2016. Celebrity Chefs Jason Ciconski partnered with PHS and Arts + Crafts to program a PHS Pop up Beer Garden 2016. The space was later used in 2017 as a preview location for Celebrity Chef Chad Rosenthal’s soon to open “Lucky Well” barbecue concept, which will be coming to another Arts + Crafts Holdings property, 990 Spring Garden.
Inspired by the glamour and lifestyle of mid-century Palm Springs, The Patio is serving up refreshing 60s and 70s style cocktails (of many vibrant colors) including the classic Mai Tai, Aperol Spritz, Cucumber Cooler, The Patio Sour, Pink Flamingo, Spring Arts Sangria, Blue Hawaii and a large format Scorpion Bowl, perfect for sharing. Craft beer cans selection includes Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Love City Generator Wheat, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Original Sin Dry Rosé Cider and Bitburger Radler. With top shelf spirits including Macallan Scotch and Hendrick’s Gin, plus selections of crisp white and rosé wines.
If you’re looking for entertainment, The Patio has live music every weekend. Friday and Saturday nights feature The Sound of Trestle and special guests DJs spinning diverse sets of summer sounds. Sunday is a family friendly day with refreshing non-alcoholic drinks in addition to the regular menu and chill music. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 11pm, 21+ only and Sunday: 2pm to 7pm, Children 10+ welcome. The Patio does not serve food and is Cash only, with an ATM on premises. No pets, please.
Arts + Crafts Holdings, led by partners Aaron Cohen and Craig Grossman is an investor and igniter of creative communities. The company is the leading investor establishing Philadelphia’s authentic creative class commercial district in Callowhill’s Spring Arts and the Northern Edge of Center City Philadelphia.
Arts + Crafts reimagines historic buildings and the urban spaces between them, to create “place” and a vibrant canvas for the new economy’s entrepreneurs and makers. The company was founded in 2015 and has since acquired nearly 1.6 million square feet across 20 plus assets of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate from Callowhill to Spring Garden, from Broad Street to the Delaware River.
“We are thrilled to see our friends from the Trestle Inn make this special, previously forgotten space come to life this summer,” said Craig Grossman, General Partner. “This exemplifies our intention as developers…to acquire interesting buildings and open space in the neighborhood, provide the capital improvements and design investment to make them usable again, and to partner with visionary entrepreneurs who can activate our properties with dynamic and inventive uses that bring visitors to the neighborhood.”