Most everybody's got people:  they could be family (mine numbers more than 55 if you count just brothers & sisters, nieces & nephews and cousins!) or they could be a group of friends like your old college crowd - your high school BFF's - the gang at work - 
or the neighbors on your block. But whoever YOUR people are, summer is for face-timing them the old fashioned way...in person!  

But the question is always: "Where are we going to meet?" 
Here are a few ideas.  Some are free, some are not - but all are outdoors, or have a deck or patio option...

STINGERS RESTAURANT, ON THE DELAWARE RIVER  - “It’s Always a Great Time on the Water!”
A few weeks ago Edith, a Bureau co-worker, attended a family party for 30 people on the outdoor deck of Stingers.  She gave a big thumbs up to the event, the service, great river views and patio breezes at Kevin Farrell's and Chef/Owner Joseph Mele's newest venture at the Ridley Marina.

Stinger's Restaurant on the Delaware River
Bring friends for lunch, dinner, or just enjoy some cocktails, as you watch the boats and local wildlife from the nearby John Heinz Refuge at this beautiful waterfront establishment. 

Weekly specials: 
  • MON-THURS:  Happy Hour 4pm-6pm - Kitchen 11am-10pm (Late night menu available 9pm-10pm) - Also live Acoustic Music on Thurs
  • FRIDAY:  Happy Hour 4pm-6pm - Kitchen 11am-11pm Live Acoustic Music - 4pm-7pm - DJ Eddie Stank - 8pm til Midnight
  • SAT:  Kitchen 11am-11pm Live Acoustic Music - 2pm-5pm - DJ Robbie Hines - 8pm til Midnight
  • SUN:  Kitchen 11am-10pm Live Acoustic Music - 2pm-5pm 
  • Check out their Menu Here
LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
401 South Swarthmore Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078

AUTOGRAPH BRASSERIE IS HOME TO GREAT FOOD... and exudes a sublime legacy of celebrity!
Marilyn, another team member here at the Bureau, joined a group of old friends last month at Autograph Brasserie, on the Main Line in Wayne.  She gave it rave reviews for atmosphere, food and decor!  Autograph Brasserie, part of Marty Grims' Fearless Restaurants, opened in 2016 in the former location of Peppercorn and George's. The building's rich history and French influence framed the inspiration of a concept Grims has had for over 20 years.

Featured throughout the restaurant are over 1000 celebrity autographs, music albums, and authentic photographs celebrating those individuals that have impacted popular American culture. 

Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and private parties
  • THE PATIO:  Enjoy outdoor dining on their hidden patio featuring a bubbling fountain and lush florals.
  • HAPPY HOUR:  Monday – Friday, 4 to 7 PM with $5 specially priced cocktails, wine & beer and Happy Hour menu featuring $5 snacks, $7 small plates and $10 medium plates.  
  • GIRLS NIGHT OUT:  Every Wed. in the Lounge, extended Happy Hour pricing til 9:30pm
  • WINE NOT SUNDAYS:  Half priced bottles every Sunday for Brunch and Dinner.
Check out Autograph's Menu Here

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 964-2588
Autograph Brasserie Website

PLAN A GORGEOUS NIGHT OVERLOOKING THE DELAWARE RIVER...Take in a Philadelphia Union Soccer Game at Talen Energy Stadium

There are some great games coming up, so why not buy a block of tickets and watch the ships glide up and down the river under the Commodore Barry Bridge?  Here are the Union's home games this month:
  • August 8th  vs. Chicago Fire
  • August 18th vs. New York City FC
  • August 25th vs. New England Revolution
Click Here for Pricing and Tickets

Or perhaps your group would like the view from an Individual Suite?
Philadelphia Union Individual Suites provide the benefits and comforts of a Full-Season Suite experience on an individual game basis. Individual Suites are the ideal venue to host your next corporate or social group outing, ranging in size from 14 to 28 guests.  For an additional cost, suites can feature food and beverage items with multiple menu options and a personal wait staff.

LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA 19013, (610) 859-3100

FREE FUN FOR GROUPS LARGE & SMALL: Rose Tree Park's Summer Festival is the biggest free party in the County, and it comes with stars overhead and great entertainment on the stage.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: the US Army Field Band & Soldiers
Chorus (above left) and the Blackbird Society Orchestra (on the right)

Just two weeks left to enjoy the best entertainment deal in town!  Come early and toss a ball around, or just share blankets and catch up with everybody as the band sets up to play.

Rose Tree Park August Line up

Aug 1 Bryn Mawr Mainliners
Aug 2 Yellow Brick Road, Tribute to Elton John
Aug 3 Reggae Thunder, Stones & Dylan in Reggae
Aug 4 The Ebony's, The Forever Relevant tour
Aug 5 The Big House Band
Aug 8 22 Park Avenue, Swinging Through Hollywood
Aug 9 The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
Aug 10 Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers
Aug 11 Blackbird Society Orchestra, the roaring 20's  Roar Again!
Aug 12 The Core, Tribute to Eric Clapton

All Performances begin at 7:30pm -- And please bring blankets and chairs for seating. Show will be cancelled in the event of rain.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Prividence Rd, Media, PA 19063

HOW ABOUT A DAY AT THE RACES?  Meet at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Race Track!

Harrah’s offers full-card Philadelphia simulcasting of both thoroughbred and standardbred signals, seven days a week, and the Casino provides a state-of-the-art indoor wagering area with plenty of seating and simulcast video options.

The Racetrack is one of the state's most exciting places to go for harness racing, boasting one of the fastest 5/8 mile horse racing surfaces anywhere with its first-of-its-kind in North America miracle turn that actually extends over the Delaware River with a specially constructed bridge.

LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
(800) 480-8020
Click Here to Find Out More