Starting November 1, SkyGarten, the Center City rooftop bar inspired by Bavarian beer halls, once again transforms into the more seasonally appropriate SkyLodge. Located 51 stories above the city in Three Logan Square (1717 Arch St), the cozy, ski lodge resort-inspired watering hole offers seasonal adult beverages while affording guests a panoramic view of the city and beyond.
Important details first: the bar. There, you can load up on a variety of seasonal brews—like the Pennsylvania Tuxedo, Dogfish Head’s evergreen-infused pale ale—toddies and more decadent boozy options such as spiked coffee and hot chocolate. Bartenders clad in buffalo plaid man the popular spiked hot chocolate bar, where you can top your creamy drinks with sprinkles, marshmallows, whipped cream and other treats. There’s also a shotski, from which you can throw back shots with four of your friends.
On the food front, you’ll find rib-sticking, lodge-inspired edibles like beef and veggie burgers, buffalo wings and mac and cheese balls—all ranging in price from $8 to $14.
SkyLodge is open every Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 10pm and on Saturdays from 5 to 11pm. There’s a $5 cover charge that affords you hand warmers, access to a giant projection screen showing a crackling fireplace, and a lounge corner with rocking chairs and bean bags. To further the lodge theme, the venue is adorned with a bear-skin rug, taxidermy (including a talking deer head!) toboggans, skis and mounted antlers.
There will be music, too. Local DJ Love City plays Philly-based tunes by artists like the Roots, Boyz II Men, G. Love and Special Sauce and Patti LaBelle every night from 6 to 10pm.
Recommended: Check out our full guide to the best rooftop bars Philadelphia has to offer.