An abandoned rail site merged with a green urban space has formed one of the hottest–and coolest– pop-up beer gardens in the city.

Located at the Viaduct Rail Park at 10th and Hamilton Streets, the Viaduct Rail Park pop-up beer garden draws inspiration from railroad cars, the cultural history of the rail line, and the beauty of ecology. The beer garden has transformed an unlikely space in a historic neighborhood that is undergoing a creative rebirth.

Read on to discover 6 reasons to visit the Viaduct Rail Park pop-up beer garden this summer:

1.) It’s only open for a limited time. The garden is open from June 1-September 30.

2.) Special Art Work is on display. A site-specific sound installation, created by artist Abby Sohn is on display under the Viaduct. This piece will make use of the iron structure to create a sonic experience that explores the rail site’s creative potential.

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3.) The pop-up garden features Philadelphia’s new ball toss game, Stones. Created by Philly Stones League, “Stones” piggybacks on other lawn and strategy games, such as bocce and chess.

4.) All-star chefs have created an all-star menu. Top Chef alum, Jason Cihonski, of ELA and Gaslight, and Chef Sylva Senat of Dos Tacos and Maison, will be featuring a smorgasbord of comfort food and new creations, such as the “Bun Box,” an array of steamed buns with ingredients that range from wild to mild.

5.) Beer! Need we say more?  The garden bar features six taps, canned beers, wines, and summer cocktails that include, Blood Orange Margarita, Fish House punch, Pimm’s Cup, and Summer Sangria.

6.) Special events! Stay tuned throughout the summer for a range of special programs from the garden’s partners, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, including, DIY horticulture workshops, mixing cocktails with homegrown herbs, and making hot sauce from your garden peppers. The garden will also feature special themed dinners and nights, including ’90s Night.

For more information, visit: http://phsonline.org/popups/railpark

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