NEW GUIDANCE FOR OUTDOOR DINING
The City is committed to ensuring that all Philadelphia restaurants—across all neighborhoods—have an equal opportunity to reopen safely and earn a living by offering outdoor dining.
Restaurants that have patio areas on their properties or already have sidewalk café licenses will be able to offer outdoor seating starting Friday, June 12, as long as they follow COVID-19 safety precautions and have current, valid restaurant licenses.
New outdoor dining registration forms will be available online by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12 and the City will begin review of sidewalk cafe applications on Monday, June 15. Businesses without existing permits are encouraged to apply for our new outdoor dining options. Registration and approval is required for outdoor dining prior to opening. Learn more here.