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Spruce Street Harbor Park & The Twisted Tail

On Saturday a friend and I took the train downtown to check out Spruce Street Harbor Park. It's a pop-up park that has a boardwalk, barges, lily pad gardens, hammocks, games, a bar and restaurant, and on Saturdays, a little market with vendors selling all sorts of handmade goodies! It was pretty crowded by the time we got there at 2pm, but we got to walk around, check out the market, and have a drink. It's a fun little addition to Philly's waterfront, and if you're in the Philadelphia area, I would definitely recommend checking it out! The hammocks fill up quickly so if you're looking to snag one of those, I'd show up early or visit during the week. They also limit the amount of people allowed on the barges, due to weight constraints, but it's worth the wait because that's where all the fun stuff is!

Afterwards, we walked a few blocks over to The Twisted Tail, for great food and drinks. They're known for their whiskey selection (I mean, they are a bourbon house...), though we both opted for cocktails and a wine cooler (wine + bourbon + fruit!). We were hoping to try some of their empanadas but we came too early for the dinner menu and chose off of their brunch menu instead. I seriously debated getting their chicken and sweet potato waffles, but wimped out at the last minute and ordered a buttermilk chicken sandwich instead. Maybe next time! I didn't get any decent photos of the place, but they have huge portraits of classic rock artists up in one corner of the dining room, along with some pretty eclectic seating and lighting throughout. Really neat to check out if only for that fact!

I love their tribute to George Thorogood... Shawn would really appreciate this whole list. I'll definitely be going back there with him and some other friends soon!


  1. Those adirondack chairs in bright colours are so fun! I'd love some of those for our new backyard.

  2. That looks like a lot of fun! So cool you can grab a hammock and just hang out in it.

  3. That's exactly what I said! If we had a backyard...

  4. Yeah, if you're lucky enough to snag one! I didn't have the pleasure, but I love the idea :)


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