The beer garden at UCity Square is a vacant lot for most of the year, but during the summer, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society turns it into a full-on forest with big trees, wood-chip floors, and string lights. Even if you don’t normally hang out in West Philly, it’s worth taking a trip here to drink some craft beers in this Narnia-esque garden.
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