The Porch, located on the south side of 30th Street Station, is one of Philadelphia's premier public spaces. The Porch features lunch from rotating food trucks, pop-up performances, lush landscaping, outdoor drinks in warmer weather, and plenty of places to relax.

The Porch features a different truck serving lunch each weekday, plus breakfast five days a week from Schmear It in the turquoise pop-up. The schedule is below, but keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for changes and updates.

Enjoy drinks at The Porch in a revamped beer garden! The Pub at The Porch, operated by Bridgewater's, serves drinks in a beautiful setting Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 4pm to 8pm. Fair weather only!  

What's Happening at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Food Trucks



PECO Performances at The Porch are returning for a second year! Beginning May 23rd, a wide array of performers will sing, dance, drum, act, and entertain each week at free lunchtime shows. Stay tuned for updates as we schedule more performances throughout the summer. 

PECO Performances Schedule: (All performances at noon unless otherwise indicated)

  • May 23rd: Unidos da Filadelfia
    • Earth-shaking Brazilian drumming 
  • May 30th: Dan Nosheny Accordion 
    • Genre-bending accordion covering everything from classic polkas to pop culture favorites
  • June 6th: Kyo Daiko
    • Community Taiko group presenting Japanese drumming
  • June 13th: Sistahs Attune (12:30 - 1:30 pm) 
    • Two members of vocal collective Sistahs Attune will sing Afro-centric music in two-part harmony
  • June 20th: Erica Corbo & Pamela Hetherington
    • Jazz standards and original tunes presented through piano and tap dancing
  • June 27th: Mike Casey and Friends (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Saxophonist Mike Casey playing jazz classics and more
  • July 11th: Play on, Philly! (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Students musicians will perform a variety of music from pop to classical
  • July 18th: Ologundê 
    • An ensemble presenting the Afro-Brazilian culture through music, dance, and martial arts
  • July 26th: Hip Hop Fundamentals (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • A fun, family-friendly breakdancing show
  • July 31st: Stevie and the Bluescasters (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Acoustic blues trio mixing different styles of blues, gospel, and country

Brewery Takeovers

Look out for brewery takeovers! We're partnering with local breweries to bring rare beers to The Porch! The complete list of participating breweries and dates is

  • May 24th: Levante Brewing
    • Beers: Cloudy and Cumbersome IPA, Tickle Parks IPA, Dewdrop Mornings Wit, and Functioning Cog Dry Hopped Saison
  • May 31st: 2SP Brewing Company
    • Beers: Strawberry Switchblade Saison and Back N Forth Pale Ale
  • June 14th: Urban Village Brewing Co.
    • Beers: Coming soon!
  • June 28th: Conshohocken Brewing Company
    • Beers: Coming soon!

Happy Hour

Host your Happy Hour at The Pub at The Porch – University City’s newest outdoor pub!

We are now booking happy hour groups for Wednesday nights at The Pub at The Porch beginning May 2nd. Reserve your spot now! Group happy hours can enjoy drink discounts, reserved spaces, or percent donations for mission-based non-profits. The space is free to reserve. For more details, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at [email protected]  or 215.243.0555 x227.


For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x227.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x226.