‘An Outside Paradise’
Morgan’s Pier, reopening on April 20, 2017, is an outdoor beer garden style bar and lounge that is right next to the Ben Franklin Bridge on Columbus Boulevard in Penn’s Landing. Once a former location for Rock Lobster and a quick stay for Octo8, Morgan’s Pier first opened on May 25, 2012.
Morgan’s Pier Experience & Atmosphere
Philadelphia waterfront’s bar, Morgan’s Pier, is a great complement to Race Street Pier because of its openness, having a large space in which you can get around freely and because of the lush greenery and scenery.
You will get to experience the wooden picnic tables, vintage umbrellas, former cable spools as table tops, and trees strewn with market lights combined with urban and salvaged materials to provide an unique outdoor setting for Philly.
There are two bars, the main bar and the craft bar. They will offer a rotating selection of 20 draft beers, 20 craft cans, summer wines and signature cocktails. Each season, Morgan’s Pier, invites a different renowned chef to take over the kitchen with their own version of a chef-hosted cookout, combining casual eats with celebrated expertise. This year, the Chef’s menu will focus on unique ingredients from urban farms to complement simple summertime snacks.
The 2017 Chef’s in Residence will be Kevin D’Egidio and Michael Griffiths, whose menu will be rotate throughout the season with vegetable centric items which can be ordered as single item or as a tasting of three. Other menu items will be their “easy to eat” Brown Sugar Glazed Ribs – slow cooked and marinated with brown sugar, whole grain mustard and garlic; as well as a shrimp roll sandwich with roasted red pepper aioli and cucumber.
Last year’s popular chef’s table – a 20-person, intimate dinner on the second level crow’s nest will be available for booking all season again. Diners can enjoy the same breathtaking views but with new items from our chef’s, for a family-style meal such as Dry Aged Duck paired with a Duck Confit Panzanella Salad.
So you have tasty food and good beers. What seems to be missing when at an outdoor establishment? Yes, you guessed it, good music. There will be weekly entertainment with DJs and live bands. There will be Saturday afternoon concerts that will be free, starting June 9th and every Sunday at 3 pm, the deck will host the Sundae Open Air Dance Party, presented by Lee Jones.
How did Morgan’s Pier come about? Named for George C. Morgan, who was the first person to cross the span of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Morgan did so by walking the final 50 feet of the incomplete foot bridge on a bare support cable 400 feet in the air.
Morgan’s Pier Extras
- Full menu served until 10:00 pm
- Live bands & DJs
- Brunch served on Saturday’s & Sunday’s
- Tuesdays – game nights with prizes
- Monthly Mini Beer Fests
- Special Wednesday performances by the Sensational Soul Cruisers
- Thursday Band Nights
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221 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday – Friday | 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday & Sunday | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
(215) 279 – 7134
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