5 Ways To Beat The Summer Heat in Philadelphia

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Summer in Philadelphia can definitely get hot, and we have found some of the best ways to cool off in the City of Brotherly Love! Don’t let the summer heat get you down; there’s something for everyone on this list, but we recommend trying them all. From frozen cocktails to movie nights, UNATION has you covered. Make sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook for more!

Nothing beats a cold treat on a hot summer’s day, and Philadelphia water ice might be the best kind! Head over to John’s Water Ice in South Philadelphia, serving up the city’s favorite treats since 1945. This mom-and-pop joint sells its classic flavors of Lemon, Cherry, Chocolate, and Pineapple every day with rotating specials like Piña Colada and Mango! If water ice isn’t your thing, there is an excellent selection of hand-dipped ice cream. Besides your classic Chocolate and Vanilla you can find Vanilla Peanut Butter, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, and so much more. Bonus – National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 17th, making this the perfect visit!

John’s Water Ice Details
🗓 Mon – Sat 11:00AM – 10:00 PM
       Sunday 1:00PM – 10:00PM
📍 701 Christian St

Frose had its moment a few years ago, and Garage is bringing that moment back with their Watermelon Frose! The bar in Fishtown resembles an auto-garage and is an awesome spot for drinks with friends.  If frose isn’t your thing, then be sure to try one of their “funbag” cocktails or order from their extensive drink menu! The handmade perogies are a must-order along with your drinks. 

Garage Details
🗓 Mon-Thurs 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
       Friday  4:00 PM–2:00 AM
       Sat-Sun  12:00 PM–2:00 AM
📍 100 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

If you are going to break a sweat this summer, you might as well do it at one of our favorite Philly spots; Thrive Pilates and Yoga! The studio is on Walnut Street and offers Yoga, Pilates, Reformer, Barre, and TRX classes. Whether you are looking for an intense workout or a moment of calm mindfulness, Thrive is the right place. Right now, there is a new member special with 14 days of unlimited classes for just $69.00! Take advantage, sign up with a friend, and make this a fun way to work out together!  

Thrive Pilates & Yoga Details
🗓 Mon – Wed 6:30AM – 9:30PM
       Friday 6:30AM – 7:30PM
       Saturday 8:00AM – 5:30PM
       Sunday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
📍 2016 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Grab your blanket, popcorn, and favorite candy for outdoor movies at Cira Green every Wednesday! After the sun goes down, Cira Green is one of the best ways to enjoy the best view of the city while watching classic, fan-favorite films. Pack your own picnic or try something from their Sunset Social, serving up delicious burgers, sandwiches, fries, and more. Cool down even more with one of their three frozen cocktails: Mango Daiquiri, Watermelon Margarita, and a Casamigos Margarita!

Upcoming Schedule: July 13th: The Fifth Element, July 20th: The Lion King (LIVE ACTION WITH BEYONCE), July 27th:  Moana

Cira Green Movie Nights Details
🗓 Wednesdays 6:00 PM
📍 South 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
🎟  Free

Dock Street Brewery is Philadelphia’s first microbrewery and a “laid-back spot to hang out with friends and family”! At Dock Street, they have hand-tossed pizzas, craft beers, and craft cocktails. Every Tuesday-Friday from 4:00-6:00pm, enjoy $1 off any draft beer and $6 City Wide’s, a 10oz. Bohemian Pilsner & a shot of bourbon, all during Happy Hour! Did we mention they also have Tomato Pie and Fried Pickles on their menu? Book a brewery tour on a hot day for only $10 a person! Each 30-minute tour includes a pint glass and a sticker. 

Dock Street Brewery Details
🗓 Mon – Wed 7:00AM – 11:00 PM
        Friday 7:00AM-2AM
        Saturday 10:00AM-2AM
        Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00PM
📍 2118 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146