Fishtown is an exciting and lively place to call home.

Welcome to Fishtown

Foodie central with hip urban features and an artistic flair

Welcome to Fishtown, where food-lovers and urban-living enthusiasts come together for the ultimate lifestyle dream. Once the center of the shad fishing industry, the neighborhood is no stranger to lively activity. In this artistic and trendy community, taste palettes come alive at the many bustling restaurants, cafes, and eateries perched on street corners, and fun shopping experiences come to fruition at quaint shops dotting the area. In addition to the amazing eats around every corner and the best brews around, you’ll find opportunities to seek and see art and culture all across town. Fishtown is an exciting and lively place to call home because you don’t have to choose between local adventures or a chill atmosphere: you can have it all.

What to Love

  • Incredible eats and huge dining hub
  • Thriving artistic community
  • Exciting urban living
  • Large casino gaming complex

People & Lifestyle

With upscale art, entertainment, and dining establishments, there’s always something happening in the neighborhood. In addition to the working class living in and loving the area, there’s now an influx of artists and professionals who have joined as neighbors. Fishtown is populated by close-knit micro-communities formed by those who live near one another in luxury townhomes, complexes, and homes. Residents enjoy strolling in and out of the vibrant shops in town, indulging in a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants, or hitting one of the many green open spaces to walk among the cool cityscape. The revitalization and gentrification of Fishtown have given the neighborhood a new feel and an atmosphere of possibility.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You can’t go wrong popping into any shop, store, or dining establishment in Fishtown. The amount of great pizza in town is heavenly; become a regular at Circles and Squares, where there are beautiful, undeniable delicious circle and (surprise!) square pizzas. Beddia has daily pie specialties, and Pizza Shackamaxon has your classic pie. For thin-crust brick-oven slices, visit Taconellis in Port Richmond or head to Pizza Brain, where you can BYOB and have ice cream for dessert! Fishtown Tavern and Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen have classic eats and brews. Head to La Colombe Coffee or Good Spoon Soupery for a quick bite to eat. Stop by W.M. Mulherin’s for an Italian meal, Frankford Hall for a fun beer garden, and Suraya for Lebanese cuisine and market.

Things to Do

In addition to all of the restaurants and cafés, there are a handful of exciting things to do in and around Fishtown. Penn Treaty Park is a gorgeous waterside green space that offers plenty of serene places for a stroll, jog, or run. Another cool, one-of-a-kind spot is Barcade, which brings food and fun. The Fillmore is a famous industrial-style venue that hosts excellent live music acts, and Urban Axes is an axe-throwing locale that daredevils will love. PlayArts—a children’s center that includes a large, stimulating playground space and enriching classes—is the perfect place to bring little ones. All across town, you’ll also discover locally owned and operated boutiques.

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