Pop Up Beer Garden

In the hands of Groundswell, a vacant lot in Philadelphia’s city center became a vibrant community space. Instead of the odd bits of urban detritus, this Broad Street lot now brims with people. They come for the food and beverages served from retrofitted steel shipping containers. Surrounded by hundreds of native perennials, they sit in vintage metal chairs, or on a sculptural seating wall constructed from shipping pallets. During the day, they are shaded by over a dozen mature, leafy Locust trees and colorful umbrellas. At night, strings of market lights glow overhead—assuring the fun continues.