Welcome to Fishtown
An exciting neighborhood that’s a hub for entertainment.
Fishtown is the epitome of hip. It’s an exciting neighborhood full of great food, art, and entertainment. It’s a collaborative mix of old and new, with historic warehouses becoming art galleries and restaurants. Fishtown is a happening haven for artistic, musical, and culinary exploration.
Fishtown is named for the shipyards and fishermen who built upon the shores of the Delaware River. It was home to industry and hardworking businessmen for many decades, but the community suffered in the slump after World War II. Much of the neighborhood sat vacant for years, but then in the late 20th century, it was revitalized and quickly transformed into the home of some of Philly’s most cutting-edge residents.
Narrow streets lined with row houses make up much of Fishtown. The layout of this area of the city eschews the usual grid format of many other neighborhoods, giving it a rambling feel that adds to its charm. Fishtown’s row houses come in many sizes and were built in a variety of decades, giving homebuyers plenty to choose from.
What to Love
- Full of young, hip residents
- A delightful mix of old and new
- Exciting dining and drinking scene
- Art and creativity abound
- A handful of incredible parks
Fishtown is a colorful neighborhood that provides the perfect mix of long-time residents and young professionals and artists who are moving in. The arts and culinary scenes are bursting with life — from high-end restaurants and local breweries to art galleries and music shows, there is something for everyone.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Fishtown has a variety of gorgeous restaurant options mixed with quaint local shops. It has rightfully become a destination for dining and drinking, drawing Philadelphia residents from all over.
Frankford Hall is a German beer garden that perfectly balances industrial edge with charm, anchored by delicious food and drink. Suraya is a specialty market and restaurant together in one beautiful space. They serve Lebanese fare in a chic, airy environment with an outdoor garden. A repurposed warehouse has become a luxurious spot for seasonal local fares at Kensington Quarters.
Peppered among the warehouse spaces and high-end restaurants of Fishtown are local boutiques with an eye for lifestyle. Doggie Style Pets has everything furry companions need no matter their dietary restrictions or specialized preferences. At Made and Maker, stylish and professional attire meets saving the planet.
Things to Do
Fishtown is thriving with hip music events and fun ways to foster community connection. It’s no wonder it’s one of the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
Penn Treaty Park is a historic Philadelphia spot, but now is a gorgeous waterfront park where Fishtown residents enjoy the outdoors with events, picnics, and recreation. One of the events that take place at the park is Fishtown RiverCity Festival. This annual afternoon of fun was started to reinforce the community bonds and celebrate all the delightful things that Fishtown offers.
Johnny Brenda's is a bar and restaurant, but first and foremost it’s a music venue that has incredible acts who perform most nights each week. The Fillmore Philadelphia is another iconic music venue that is great for dancing the night away to your favorite band. Fishtown FestivALE is a family-friendly street festival full of draft beer, fun kids’ events, and local entertainers.