Interested in getting intel on the newest restaurant and retail additions to Northern Liberties? From a multi-purpose park to a cocktail ba, read on for a rundown of the newest hotspots to open their doors in this area of Philadelphia.
Piazza Pod Park
1075 Germantown Ave.
Piazza Pod Park is a new park in the area.
Piazza Pod Park is a multi-use park with restaurants, bars, fitness spaces and retail spots, according to Philly Mag. Vendors include Mama Maria's Italian Ice, Urban Village Brewing Company and Cantonese and Shanghai spot Little Sum Sum.
Piazza Pod Park's current Yelp rating of 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.
Yelper Araba N., who reviewed Piazza Pod Park on June 21, wrote, "The food was excellent from the vendors, along with the ample seating, nice set list, good vibes from the DJ and free parking. There was nowhere to hide from the sun. A couple beach umbrellas could go a long way here."
Piazza Pod Park is open from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
Benita Bianca Hair Salon
421 Fairmount Ave.
Benita Bianca Hair Salon is a hair stylist and waxing spot.
Benita Bianca Hair Salon specializes in women and men's haircuts, waxing and specialty hair coloring, along with extensions and wigs.
According to the business' Facebook page, "This airy boutique salon welcomes you with giant bay windows and luxurious shampoo chairs. Benita Bianca specializes in creating undone, relaxed and glamorous looks with an emphasis in color."
Yelp users are excited about Benita Bianca Hair Salon, which currently holds five stars out of 23 reviews on the site.
Yelper Katrina R., who reviewed Benita Bianca Hair Salon on July 13, wrote, "The salon is also super clean, bright and always has good music and tasty teas and infused waters. It's a friendly and welcoming environment."
Yelper Amanda J. wrote, "Their prices are fair and consistent, and they use the highest quality products. The space has high ceilings, large windows and natural lighting. The shampoo bowls are extremely comfortable as well as the salon chairs."
Benita Bianca Hair Salon is open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Monday and Sunday.)
1029 Germantown Ave.
Germantown Garden is a cocktail bar and traditional American spot.
This new business offers an indoor and outdoor bar and lounge area. On the menu, start with veggie skewers or truffle fries. For a heartier meal, look for burgers, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs paired with one of its wine, cocktail or beer selections.
With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out of three reviews on Yelp, Germantown Garden has been getting positive attention.
Mike S., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on July 4, wrote, "The cheesesteak is literally to die for. The staff is attentive and the cocktails are tasty. The spot is pet friendly, too."
Yelper Jenny S. added, “The spot had a live DJ, and the staff was constantly grilling out on the patio. It smelled so good; you wouldn't be able to resist ordering. They also have an indoor, more lounge-y area."
Germantown Garden is open from 5 p.m.–11 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.–1 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.–midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.