Best things to do in Fishtown
As a bicoastal company with offices in Philadelphia and Santa Monica, Inspire knows how important it is for our employees to keep a good work-life balance. And with the Fishtown neighborhood located so close to our Philly office, it couldn't be easier.
There is something truly beautiful about Fishtown in Philadelphia. With its unique aesthetic, diverse community, and intriguing nonchalance, this small pocket of Philly is the perfect place for Inspire to call home. Plus, Philadelphia continues to experience rapid growth and development, making it one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city for residents and business owners alike.
To show you just how fun Fishtown is, we put together a weekend walking tour of all of our favorite Avenger-approved local spots and sustainable businesses. So whether you're thinking of joining our team or are already a seasoned Avenger, this list has something for you. From the best breakfast spots to sustainable shopping to the perfect places to snag a late-afternoon beer, we've got you covered.
Girard Bruncherie is the perfect place to start any early morning in Fishtown. Head here for locally sourced breakfast and brunch foods in a very franco-chic atmosphere. Even more modern than their decor is their tipping-optional policy.
With a modest selection of over 800 bottles to-go or to-stay, Bottle Bar East has become the go-to bottle shop for Fishtown craft beer drinkers. Pick out a bottle from the massive, glowing refrigerators and order brunch, lunch, or late night, elevated bar food.
If you're in the mood for something light and cozy, head to Good Spoon for fresh, artisanal soups using local and organic ingredients. We love Good Spoon's sustainably minded mission, encouraging customers to use their purchasing power to support local and sustainable food systems.
Fishtown Social is a true wine bar through and through, with a wine list designed by a certified Sommelier. With a clean and simple interior and delicious tapas available to order — there isn’t much to distract you from your premium glass of vino.
In the heart of Fishtown, on the corner of Palmer Park, exists Steap and Grind, a neighborhood favorite for some of the world’s best loose teas. Grab a cup and head to the park to people (or dog) watch.
The Art Department is a lot of things - a workshop space, a home for exhibitions, a boutique of hand-crafted products and art supplies, and a community art center. But ultimately, all of these offer Philadelphians one thing - a way to appreciate and connect to art and underrepresented artists in their neighborhood.
Franklin & Poe is a clothing and durable goods store with an emphasis on products made in the USA, aiming to support manufacturing, jobs, and craftsmanship. They are all about products that enhance the lives of their customers, get better with age, and are ethically constructed. What’s not to get behind?
While you may or may not require motorcycle maintenance during your tour of Fishtown, Yorick & Sons is a staple on Frankford Ave. On any given day, you can check out some bikes they have lined up on the sidewalk and peek inside their shop to see how it all goes down.
Minnow Lane is another sustainably minded business specializing in natural and organically made essentials for babies, toddlers, and the family. They also serve as a gathering space for expectant parents and families to participate in creative, informational, and supportive classes and workshops.
Grace & Glory Yoga is out to disrupt business as usual through physicalness, possibility, and empowerment. Get centered with their awesome daily yoga and meditation classes at their warm and earthy studio.
While Philly is widely known for its breweries, Rowhouse Spirits Distillery offers Fishtown visitors an alternative to beer with malt-, corn-, and rye-based spirits. Stop in to grab a bottle or two for your weekend or enjoy some libations in their tasting room.
Ending with Greensgrow Farms is a particularly appropriate finale to this tour of Fishtown. Greensgrow engages neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and city greening. From their weekly CSA, Community Kitchen, and many workshops, Greensgrow truly embodies the importance of community, togetherness, and growth toward a more sustainable way of living in Fishtown.
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