The #Yoasis: Pentridge Station
“[It’s a] former empty lot, [and] has retained many lot-like properties despite recent upgrade to place of commerce. These qualities-- wood chips, murals and graffiti, hollowed out shortie school bus, etc.-- are by far its best. The cocktails are pretty good, too [and] worth an early evening peep.”
This checks out: Pentridge is a West Philly community beer garden partnership with Dahlak Paradise, and while there’s a robust calendar of events, the vibe is such that even when it’s poppin’, it’s also bathed in wonderful golden-hour mood. “The sun sets behind a tall building at around 7pm,” Pentridge’s Joceyln DeGroot-Lutner told us, “so arrive around then for the most options in places to sit and a short line at the bar and food vendor, perfect place for an outdoor dinner.”
Drinks on offer include local brews in can and on tap, with cocktails made with fresh ingredients straight from their garden. It’s kid-friendly, it’s date-appropriate, and it’s open through September. Oh, and about those events:
Upcoming events & food vendors:
August 9, 6-11pm Dj Shango and food by Vegan Spice
August 10, 6-11pm GPS Sounds (band) and Mexican food by Chef Clarence
August 11, 12-5pm (Greensgrow West) Free Brunch organized by Wholistic Art and sounds by DJ Oluwafemi
August 16, 6-11pm “The Clout Run” music and artist showcase presented by Newports and News
August 17, 6-11pm Pentridge Flea Market and “Hot Jawn Summer,” poetry and open mic showcase.
August 23, 6-11pm Philly Reggae Band and soul food by Dat Chef Bull, Chef Malik
August 25, 12-5pm (Greensgrow West) jazz brunch with Anthony Passante-Contaldi and Filipino brunch food by Nomster Foods
September 7, 3-11pm “Jam Fest” music festival, multiple food vendors
September 8, 12-5pm (Greensgrow West) “Reggae Got Soul” vinyl brunch with Dj Hydrophonic and food by Obsidian Eats vegan food truck (just won best of philly)
September 14, 6-11pm “Black Hippie Art” and food by Obsidian Eats vegan food truck (just won best of philly)
September 20, 6-11pm Tabachoy Filipino food truck grand opening party with entertainment
Yo. That’s a pretty nice #yoasis. Indulge Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11pm at 5116 Pentridge St. in West Philly.
The #Yoasisis a series of posts on this site that seek to inform the reader of places in an increasingly bustling where one may encounter a sense of calm and tranquility. Philadelphia is full ofPlaces We Can’t Understand, and we have written about those, too; as a counterpoint, a #yoasis is place in Philly that the body and spirit understands intuitively, and feels at peace. If you’ve got a #yoasis you feel comfortable sharing with us, please do by emailing us at tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.