In June 2020, the City launched four new options for restaurants to operate outdoor dining in order to earn much needed revenue. Sidewalk cafés, streeteries, temporary use of private lots for dining, and temporary street closures are allowed through an application process.

Businesses or organizations approved for temporary full street closures in support of outdoor dining must reapply weekly.

Street Closures for Weekend of September 17 – 19, 2021

Vehicular traffic should avoid the following streets.

  • N Howard St: W Palmer Street to Cecil B Moore Avenue – 9/7 to 9/20; parking lane only (7 a.m.- 7 p.m.)
  • Main Street Manayunk: Conarroe St – Main Street to Cresson Street, continuous (Friday, June 4 11 a.m.  through Friday, December 31 at 11:59 p.m.)
  • Old City District: S. 2nd Street – Market to Chestnut Streets, continuous
    • 9/13 to 9/16 (12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
  • Midtown Village: S. 13th – Chestnut to Sansom Streets, S. 13th – Sansom to Walnut Streets, S. 13th – Walnut to Locust Streets, Sansom – S. Juniper to S. 12th, Sansom – S. 12th to S. 13th, Drury Street – S. Juniper to 13th, S. Juniper – Chestnut to Sansom Streets, S. Juniper – Drury Street to Sansom Street
    • 9/1, 9/2 & 9/3 (2:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.)
    • 9/4 & 9/5 (11:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.)
    • 8/25 – 9/8 South Juniper Street Closure Only (Continuous)
    • 8/31 & 9/7 Drury Street Closure Only (11:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.)
  • S. Camac Street:  Manning St to Locust St – 9/1 through 9/30 (2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.); Spruce St to Cypress St – 8/31 through 9/5 (3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
    • On Latimer St: S Camac St to S Fawn St – 9/1 to 9/30 (2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
  • Rittenhouse: S. 18th – Locust to Walnut Streets, S. 18th – Walnut to Sansom Streets, Sansom – S. 15th to S. 16th Streets;  S. 18th – Sansom to Chestnut Streets and S. 18th – Chestnut to Market Streets; Walnut Street – S 20th Street to S 21st Street, single lane closure (8/12 to 8/25) 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Sansom Street: S 34th Street to Moravian Street – 8/11 to 8/24 (11 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.)
  • South Street Headhouse:
    • South St, 8/30 to 9/5 (6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
      • S Front St S Hancock St
      • S Hancock St S 2nd St
      • S 2nd St S American St
      • S American St S 3rd St
      • S 3rd St S Orianna St
      • S Orianna St S 4th St
      • S 4th St S Leithgow St
      • S Leithgow St E Passyunk Ave
      • E Passyunk Ave S 5th St
      • S 5th St S Randolph St
      • S Randolph St S 6th St
      • S 6th St S 7th St
      • S 7th St S 8th St
      • S 8th St S Schell St
      • S Schell St S 9th St
      • S 2nd St to S 3rd St (10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
      • S 2nd St: Pine St to Lombard St; 8/23 to 9/5 (5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
    • S American St: South St to Bainbridge St (10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)
  • S 20th Street: Naudain St to Lombard St (6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.)

Restaurants that have patio areas on their properties or already have sidewalk café licenses are able to offer outdoor seating, as long as they follow COVID-19 safety precautions and have current, valid restaurant licenses.

Outdoor dining application forms are available online.

Businesses without existing permits, and those who wish to expand their existing outdoor dining footprint, are encouraged to apply for our new outdoor dining options. Registration and approval is required for new or expanded outdoor dining prior to opening.