The diagonal south-to-north street that gives this area its name — a nod to its ancestry as a Native-American village — is full of vibrant change and traditional charm. Neighborhood-favorite bars (P.O.P.E., Stogie Joe’s), cutting-edge restaurants (Fond, Stateside, Will) and indie boutiques (Metro Men’s Clothing) integrate with classic neighborhood food institutions, for an experience not easily replicated elsewhere in the city. Don’t miss the Singing Fountain, an only-in-Philly attraction right in the middle of the action.
Neighborhood bars, stylish boutiques, and creative eateries draw visitors to East Passyunk.
East Passyunk is a short walk from the Tasker Morris Station on the Broad Street Line or cab ride from downtown. Available street parking is minimal, but valet parking is offered Tuesday through Sunday outside the Singing Fountain.
In the Neighborhood
This walkable stretch of the city offers ample attractions. Visitors can pick up one-of-a-kind gifts at cute boutiques and independently owned shops, sip coffee or tea at local cafes or weigh in on the debate over Pat’s King of Steaks versus Geno’s Steaks — two cheesesteak places that have held opposite ends of the same corner for five decades.
Weary walkers can sit a spell at the Singing Fountain, a happening park at Passyunk and Tasker Streets that plays hits of yesterday and today.
East Passyunk draws crowds for events year-round. Second Saturday finds local businesses offering discounts and events throughout the neighborhood.
In the springtime, visitors come to sample creations from more than two dozen of the area’s eateries at the Flavors on the Avenue. There are also plenty of activities for kids and the whole family.
Motorheads cruise in for the Car Show and Street Festival each summer, where awards are named for a variety of categories.