Morgan’s Pier is named after George C. Morgan, a construction worker on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge 85 years ago, who is credited as being the first person to cross the bridge. He defied his boss' orders and shimmied across the wires before the deck was completed.
Each season, Morgan’s Pier, Philadelphia’s seasonal backyard beer garden along the Delaware River Waterfront, invites a different celebrated chef to take over the kitchen with their own version of a chef-hosted backyard barbecue, allowing a larger population of Philadelphia and its visitors to enjoy the casual cuisine while soaking up the outdoors and its scenery just steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge. In 2015, Morgan's Pier was named "Most Popular Bar in Pennsylvania" by Buzzfeed.
This season, our Chef-in-Residence is Adam Lazarick who spent time in the kitchens of Ela, Stateside and Lacroix. Past chefs include: (2016) Jim Burke, decorated kitchen master with a long list of culinary awards and previous executive chef for famed Daniel Boulud at DB Bistro Moderne in Manhattan; (2015) Nicholas Elmi, who won Season 11 of "Top Chef" and owns Laurel restaurant in East Passyunk - named #1 restaurant in Philadelphia and listed as GQ Magazine's eighth most outstanding restaurant in America; (2014) David Gilberg, who owned the critically acclaimed Portuguese BYOB Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties; (2013) George Sabatino, who was named "Best of Philly" best chef and was the executive chef at Stateside - rated 2013 #1 restaurant in Philadelphia; and (2012) David Katz, who was executive chef at Fitler Square's MeMe and earned a coveted three bell review from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
2018 season Highlights
- 2018 chef-in-residence ADAM LAZARICK
- Live Djs, bands, and acoustic sets all weekend long
- DIY Succulent Workshops, Manna's Annual Guac off & Yappy HOur with the Phillies
HOURS of operation:MON thru FRI: 4PM - 2AMSat & sun: 11am - 2am
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID INCLUDE: U.S. ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE, ID CARD, MILITARY ID OR PASSPORT - ORIGINAL COPY; GOVERNMENT ISSUED FOREIGN PASSPORT - ORIGINAL COPY
DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA
UNDER THE AGE OF 21 YOU MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AND ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 MUST LEAVE THE RESTAURANT BY 9PM.