Food and drink on display at Las Bugambilias

Old City Eats Block Party

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene on Thursday, June 20 from 5-9PM!

Kick Off Summer with the Old City Eats Block Party


Old City District  is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of Old City Eats Block Party on Thursday, June 20 from 5 – 9pm. The annual celebration promises an evening of diverse eats, seasonal sippers, music, and more, as a bevy of Old City’s top restaurants, bars, and eateries come together for a one-night-only block party event, held on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets. 

This year’s Old City Eats sponsors are Bacardi and Parkway Corporation. 

Hosted al fresco along 2nd Street in Old City, a number of Philadelphia’s top tier locales will offer seasonal snacks, beer, cocktails, and wine during this one-night-only block party. A list of participating businesses include (but are not limited to) the following:

Old City Eats  Block Party Participant List 

 48 Record Bar 
48 Record Bar is a chic and vibrant venue known for its eclectic vinyl record collection and lively ambiance, offering a unique blend of music and specialty cocktails. 

Amada is Chef Garces' iconic first restaurant that features delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas. 

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar 
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is dedicated to celebrating Cuban heritage. During the Block Party, stop by Cuba Libre for music, giveaways, and more! 

Brownie’s Irish Pub 
Brownie’s Irish Pub located in the heart of Old City on 2nd Street

Khyber Pass Pub 
Khyber Pass Pub offers Philadelphia’s finest food (including vegan options) and is specialized in Southern, cajun, and creole cuisines. With 22 rotating craft drafts, a wide selection of craft bottles, wine, classic cocktails and an extensive selection of brown spirits, The Khyber Pass Pub is offering a fun and elevated bar program in addition to the food elements.

Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia 
Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia is not only Philadelphia’s premiere location for axe-throwing; but they are also a full service bar and restaurant, serving up delicious cocktails, appetizers, and more. 

Las Bugambilias 
Las Bugambilias is a vibrant Mexican restaurant offering authentic flavors and a lively atmosphere. From traditional dishes like tacos and enchiladas to innovative creations, every bite at Las Bugambilias is a fiesta for the senses. 

Malooga is a hidden gem specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine, serving up aromatic spices and flavorful dishes that transport diners to the streets of Beirut. 

Mei Mei 
Mei Mei offers an exciting fusion of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, featuring traditional favorites alongside innovative dishes. With its modern yet cozy ambiance and commitment to fresh, high-quality ingredients, Mei Mei provides a memorable dining experience that satisfies both cravings and curiosity. 

Nick’s Bar & Grille 
Nick's Bar and Grille in Philadelphia is a beloved neighborhood spot known for its classic American fare, friendly atmosphere, and extensive beer selection. 

The Olde Bar 
Set in the Old Original Bookbinder's, Jose Garces' saloon offers seafood, a raw bar & retro drinks.

The Plough & the Stars 
The Plough is an authentic Irish pub renowned for its friendly staff and patrons, its great atmosphere, and highly celebrated food.

Positano Coast 
Positano Coast invites diners to experience the essence of the Amalfi Coast with its authentic Italian cuisine and seaside-inspired ambiance. From fresh seafood to homemade pasta, every dish reflects the flavors of Italy while offering a taste of coastal luxury in the heart of the city. 

Royal Boucherie 
Royal Boucherie is a lively French-inspired brasserie with outdoor dining space, plus a bar & a tavern area. 

Sassafras is a charming and historic bar known for its extensive whiskey selection, classic cocktails, and cozy, vintage atmosphere.

Vista Peru 
Vista Peru offers a culinary journey through the flavors of Peru, blending traditional recipes with contemporary twists. Each dish is a celebration of Peru's rich gastronomic heritage served in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. 

A special thank you to Parkway Corporation!

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This year's Old City Eats sponsor is Bacardi

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Thank you to the Philadelphia Union for participating in the 2024 Old City Eats Block Party!

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