Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, announces the grand opening of a brand new indoor-outdoor beer garden this Friday, January 25, 2019. Parx Beer Garden (2999 Street Road, Bensalem) will feature 7,600+ square feet of space with 24 rotating craft drafts, 14 wine options, specialty cocktails, a full bar, and exceptional food from the chefs at the adjacent Liberty Bell Gastropub and Oliveto. Overhead, take in the view as the entire state-of-the-art glass roof retracts letting in the sunrays and warmer temperatures when spring arrives. Head outside through the retractable glass walls that open out to two patios featuring lush greenery, modern furniture and ten foot long fire pits. For game day action, place your bets on the sports betting kiosks, while you catch the game on two giant LED TV walls. Call your squad, pull up a barstool and get ready to say “what a night” in Buck’s County’s newest nightlife hotspot.
“Parx Beer Garden is designed to be our next evolution and the perfect complement to our Xcite Center, X Lounge and two new restaurants, Liberty Bell Gastropub and Oliveto,” said Yeghiche Manoukian, Executive Vice President of Parx Casino®. “With this bold new addition, we wanted to create a year-round, all-weather beer garden that was at the next level and something you can’t find anywhere else in the Philadelphia region. Raising a glass with an exceptional list of draft selections in a unique and cool beer garden setting is an amenity we are proud to offer. We aim to be a one stop shop for entertainment - and offer the total package for our customers.”
Parx Beer Garden is new construction and part of continued expansion efforts on property. The entrance is located through the dining room in Liberty Bell Gastropub. In the future, Parx Beer Garden will also be accessible through the state-of-the-art permanent Parx Sportsbook (set to open this summer). Once inside, patrons can enjoy 7,600+ square feet of entertainment space - including 4,000 square feet inside for the main bar and dining room, and 3,600+ square feet for the two outdoor patios. Seating will be available for 155 inside and 65 outside. The roof over the bar and interior dining tables features a custom built a retractable roof system and exterior glass walls are retractable and will pull back to create more mixed use indoor-outdoor space. Outdoors, look for modern wooden features to match the interior, lush greenery, tables and chairs, and ten-foot long fire pits.
Raise a glass with 24 draft lines pouring a vast variety of craft beers, domestic and imports, and ciders. Constantly rotating draft pours will average from $5 to $10 per selection. Beer lovers can also find over a dozen additional bottle selections.
Craft drafts will include a mix of local staples, seasonal selections and notable brewers. The vision was to offer a wide and robust selection to rival the best beer garden tap lists you can now find in Center City Philadelphia. Notable brewer selections include 2SP (with their Becky Beer that was created for Uptown Beer Garden and Craft Concepts Group), Troegs, Left Hand, and Vault. The opening draft list includes several beers that are only available at Parx - according to Philadelphia Finder. The opening tap list is as follows:
Yards Make the World Better, Purl, 5%, $7.00
Ballast Point Coffee Vanilla Victory at Sea, Imperial Porter, 10%, $10.00
Yuengling, Amber Lager, 4.5%, $5.00
2SP Becky, American Pale Lager, 4.5%, $7.00
Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale, White Ale, 5.4%, $8.00
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, Hazy IPA, 7.5%, $9.00
Vault Hidden Bine, IPA, 6.0%, $9.00
Goose Island Matilda, Belgian Ale, 7.0%, $11.00
Bud Light, Light Lager, 4.2%, $5.00
Goose Island IPA, IPA, 5.9%, $6.00
Troegs PA, IPA, 7.5%, $7.00
Victory Winter Cheers, Wheat Ale, 6.7%, $8.00
Downeast Winter Cider, Cider, 6.5%, $9.00
Knee Deep Breaking Bud, IPA, 6.5%, $10.00
Bells Brewery Abracadabra Coffee Porter, Coffee Milk Stout, 5.5%, $8.00
Left Handed Fade to Black Vol 1, Foreign Stout, 8.5%, $9.00
Avery Old Jubilation, English Strong Ale, 8.3%, $9.00
Avery Raspberry Truffale, Stout, 14%, $25.00
Einstock, Icelandic White Ale, 5.4%, $9.00
Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier (50L), German Hefeweizen, 5.4%, $9.00
Victory Prima Pils, German Pilsner, 5.3%, $7.00
Deschutes Grapefruit Rose, Sour Ale, 4.3%, $7.00
Beer selections above are based on availability. Check the Parx website and the interior draft list menu for updated selections.
Wine lovers will enjoy 14 rotating wines by the glass, prices between an average of $8.00 and $16.00. Opening selections include:
White Wines -
Indomita Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile, $8.00
Kim Crawford Chardonnay, New Zealand, $12.00
Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay, California, $18.00
CK.Mondavi Pinot Grigio, California, $8.00
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Italy, $16.00
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, $14.00
Beringer White Zinfandel, California, $9.00
Seven Daughters Moscato, Veneto, Italy, $9.00
Red Wine -
Greystone Cabernet, California, $9.00
Raymond Cabernet, California, $12.00
Scire Cabernet, Italy, $14.00
14 Hands Merlot, Prosser, WA, $11.00
Montepelleir Pinot Noir, $8.00
Zensa Primitivo, Italy, $9.00
COCKTAILS AND SPIRITS
On top of beer and wine, the Parx Beer Garden will feature seasonal cocktails created by Sarah Fiocco and the Parx beverage team. Cocktails will feature notable local and national brands changing seasonally. Additionally, look for classic frozen cocktails all year round.
Happy hour kicks off two weeks after the grand opening – Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with an assortment of food and drink specials.
From the kitchen, look for great upscale and approachable beer garden fare, plus highlights from adjacent restaurants Liberty Bell Gastropub and Oliveto. Look for selection of appetizers, soup, sandwiches, burgers, salads and pizzas. The menu will be changing throughout the year with classic Beer Garden favorites, including heartier and comforting fare in the winter and lighter selections in warmer months.
Oliveto’s NY style pizza is thin crusted and fired in a rustic brick oven. Liberty Bell Gastropub’s Rotisserie Free Range Chicken is cooked on custom-built Rotisserie bar roasting the freshest meats in the region. Opening menu selections include:
Beer Garden Favorites -
Seafood Chowder, Fresh coastal seafood in season, $10.00
Jumbo Chicken Wings, Jerked, Buffalo, Lemon Rosemary, $12.00
Short Rib Poutine, Braised short rib, cheese curds, pickled onion, scallions, fried egg steak cut fries, $11.00
Clay Pot Crispy Fire Shrimp, Spicy fire roasted pepper sauce, lemon, $12.00
Quesadilla, Rotisserie chicken, caramelized onions, three cheese, avocado & black bean salsa, $10.00
Sandwiches & Burgers -
Lobster Roll, Maine lobster, buttery brioche roll, lemon chive mayonnaise, $22.00
Prime Rib Sandwich, Sourdough roll, horseradish aioli, au jus, $16.00
Bratwurst, Sourdough roll, bacon jam and sauerkraut, $14.00
Sweet Italian Sausage, Sourdough roll, roasted peppers chutney, $14.00
Pork Schnitzel, Fried egg, arugula salad, $16.00
Smoke House Burger, Smoked gouda, onion rings, smoked candied bacon, house BBQ sauce, $13.00
Classic Cheese Burger, House made fries, $10.00
Salads & Pizza
Asian Chicken Chop Chop Salad, Soy honey dressing, $14.00
Calamari Salad, Ginger vinaigrette, $12.00
Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad, $11
Half Rotisserie Free Range Chicken, Root vegetables and arugula salad, $14.00
The vision was to design a fun, young, hip and vibrant indoor and outdoor mixed space that embodies casual elegance with a millennial appeal. Design features include the industrial corrugated metal back wall featuring custom cut colored neck bottles, the custom retractable motorized roof and side doors, aluminum and bronze planters, a green wall and lush greenery throughout, natural teak wood furniture, amber, gold and warm colors, reclaimed woods, organic finishes, Edison exposed bulb fixtures, and a ten foot long copper fire pit.
“We are going for the wow factor when you walk in the door,” added Yeghiche Manoukian. “From the stunning design and earthy yet modern decor, to the sheer size of the space, state-of-the-art roof and extensive tap list, we wanted to focus on the details big and small. We want the vibe, food, beer and the service to be top quality, fresh, evolving and fun for the younger demographic flocking to our Xcite Center concerts and for nights out at Liberty Bell Gastropub.”
GAME DAY ACTION
For game day action, Parx Beer Garden features two giant sixteen foot and fifteen foot screens that can show up to eight sporting or other live events at the same time. With the launch of sports betting at Parx, the beer garden will also feature sports betting kiosks.
PRIVATE PARTIES AND LARGE GROUPS
Parx Beer Garden will be available for large group events. It will also be available for buy-outs and event rentals when not in use for normal operating hours and VIP casino events. Standing, the beer garden can hold up to 200 for a standing reception or 130 for a seated event. For large parties and event rentals, contact Brittany Walthall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-358-0577.
HOURS AND PARKING
Opening hours are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Fridays 4:00pm to 2:00am, Saturdays Noon to 2:00am and Sundays Noon to 10:00pm.
Parx Beer Garden features complimentary self-parking, plus complimentary valet parking on weekdays. Valet parking is available for a nominal fee on weekends.
Parx Beer Garden will seat on first come, first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted at this time. For more information about the Parx Beer Garden, call (888) 588-7279 or visit www.parxcasino.com/beergarden.
The grand opening of the Parx Beer Garden is the latest amenity to open at Parx Casino following the grand opening of the temporary Parx Sportsbook earlier this month (in the former Parx 360 space), and following the $50M expansion that includes the Xcite Center, Liberty Bell Gastropub and Oliveto in 2018. Later in 2019, look for the debut of The Lucky Cheese in the Parx Casino food court, and the debut of the $10M state-of-the-art Parx Sportsbook.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) on Street Road in Bensalem Bucks County. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; 3,270 slot machines and 148 live table games; 40 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and SportsBar; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; The Lucky Cheese ~ gourmet grilled cheese eatery; XLounge, luxury casino lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. One year ago, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue, Xcite Center; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Oliveto, New York City style pizza and Italian Classics; Parx Poker, new custom built private poker room. Parx Casino® continues to grow and entertain the region with the launch of sports betting and new amenities opening in 2019. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.