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A secret patio opens next week at the Good King Tavern

The Good King Tavern has delicious wine.
Photograph: Courtesy Neal Santos

Outdoor-drinking enthusiasts, take note: This summer the Good King Tavern is opening charming secret patio. Opening June 6, the space is tucked away just behind the restaurant, which sits at the corner of 7th and Kater Streets in Queen Village.

General Manager Chloe Grigri says the patio will be decked out with market lights, greenery and casual garden furniture, where guests can hang out to sip a lineup of refreshing, summer-approved beverages. Drinks include Kronenbourg ($6), Aperol Spritz ($10), and rosé, red and white wines by the glass for $9. A selection of shots will be available for $5. Those include the TGK Fireball (Wild Turkey bourbon, cinnamon and chili) and TGK Kamikaze (Appleton Reserve, Grand Marnier and fresh lime).

As good as all that sounds, the vino is truly where it’s at. The restaurant recently won the 2018 Time Out Philadelphia Bar Award for Best Wine Bar. Our judges were especially impressed with the Good King Tavern’s wine selection, because it’s just downright approachable. “While wine lists can be intimidating, the Good King Tavern has broken up its menu into flavor profiles, rather than listings by region or by grape, said judge David Powell. “This allows even a wine novice to find an incredible bottle without having to be a connoisseur. There’s also great diversity in the price points, inviting everyone to enjoy a bottle without breaking the bank.”

If you’re itching to check out the secret patio before the grand opening, Grigri is hosting a Negroni Week bash there on Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 6pm. Stop by to sip her take on the popular aperitif cocktail, made with Campari and Bluecoat gin. RSVP for that here.

After June 6, the patio will be open Wednesday to Friday from 4 to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10pm. Seating is first come, first serve.

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