Where to Eat, Shop and Explore in Manayunk
With award-winning restaurants and bars, miles of riverside walking trails and a quaint Main Street, this charming Philadelphia neighborhood makes for the perfect day trip.
Main Street in Manayunk. Fotolia//Jin.
10 a.m. – Grab brunch at Winnie’s
From crème brulee French toast to fluffy Belgium waffles, this classic Manayunk eatery offers indulgent brunch fare. The menu changes seasonally, including specialty cocktails like apple cider mimosas or pumpkin-infused martinis popping up throughout the year, so no two visits are the same.
4266 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 487-2663.
11 a.m. – Take a stroll down the Manayunk Towpath
After filling up with a hearty breakfast, walk down to Lock Street and hop on the start of the towpath, which stretches for almost two miles along the Manayunk Canal and part of the Schuykill River. Runners, cyclists and walkers are treated to views of old textile mills, the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, various murals and art installations.
98 Lock St., Manayunk.
12 p.m. – Shop local at one of Manayunk’s boutiques
Main St., Manayunk.
1:30 p.m. – Stop by Lucky’s Last Chance for lunch
Arrive hungry to this funky burger and craft beer joint, which has earned a spot on our Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs list multiple years in a row. Out-there options include burgers topped with pierogies or peanut butter and bacon, and hot dogs dressed in mac and cheese or pulled pork.
4421 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 509-6005.
2:30 p.m. – Bike or hike the Wissahickon Valley Park or Manayunk Bridge Trail
While Manayunk is still located inside of Philadelphia city limits, that doesn’t mean that nature isn’t close by. Hop on a bike or lace up your walking shoes as you explore the 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park or take in the view from atop the Manayunk Bridge.
5:00 p.m. – Explore The Spiral Bookcase
Tucked away on Cotton Street, the Spiral Bookcase is a hidden gem that should not be missed. One of Philadelphia’s last indie bookstores, if offers new and used books, cozy vibes and a special section featuring occult literature, tarot cards and magical gifts.
112 Cotton St., Manayunk, (215) 482-0704.
6:00 p.m. – Enjoy Dinner and brews at Manayunk Brewing Company
With an expansive riverside deck and freshly brewed craft beer, Manayunk Brewing Company is a great spot to start off your night. Live music, private brewery tours and a sushi make this iconic watering hole stand out.
4120 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 482-8220.
8:30 p.m. – Go bar hopping along Main Street
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