10 Best “Date Night” Spots in Fishtown Philadelphia

fishtown date night top 10

HEY HEEEYYYY Philly people!! At Lydia Joy Photography, we ditched the traditional “engagement session” and invited our couples to join us for “date night” sessions instead. Fishtown, Philadelphia is the perfect spot to explore multiple locations with plenty of unique spots without having to venture too far.

Here are my 10 favorite “date night” spots in Fishtown:

(full list with addresses at the end)


1. Joe’s Steak + Soda Shop

to enjoy a delicious cheesesteak (and they have vegan options!)


2. WmMulherin’s Sons

has a calming vibe + incredible menu, but honestly, I’d go for the drinks alone because their staff is so personable! Plus, they have a fireplace which is perfection in the winter.


3. Pizza Shackamaxon

incredible pizza and an aesthetic wall for photos. Y’all, I was instantly hooked!


4. Acme

hear my out!  Alyssa + Collin (the couple pictured above) love to grocery shop together (plus how cool is a rooftop grocery store?!)


 5. Interstate Drafthouse

home of the famous Fishtown Tea. This little spot is such a vibe and the owners are so kind (and they love serving you AND your four-legged friends with outdoor seating)


6. Weckerley’s Ice Cream Shop

for the BEST ice cream sandwiches you’ve ever had. Seriously, don’t just take my word for it, go devour one for yourself!


7. Philadelphia Record Exchange

to shop for wedding decor + old vinyls. I’m such a sucker got old vinyls and I ALWAYS leave with an Elvis Presley record *fun fact*


 8. Jinxed Antique Shop

has some of coolest items to pick through. You can find everything from old books, maps, drawer pulls, artwork postcards, and more.


 9. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

has lattes on draft and they’re unlike any coffee I’ve ever had! I’ve never done a session here but I want to SO BAD so… who want’s to be first? See ya there! (Coffee is on me!)

10. And lastly, Fishtown Murals

because I’m obsessed with incorporating awesome and quirky artwork into photos!


I love that “date night” sessions feels relaxed, authentic to who YOU are as a couple, and allow you to enjoy some of your fave spots around the city.

Over here at Lydia Joy Photography, we have a fun set of “mini sessions” releasing soon in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Follow along on Instagram @lydiajoyphotography to stay in the loop!

Do you have a favorite “date night” spot in Philadelphia? Tell us in the comments section below! (Who knows… we may just go there next!)



1. Joe’s Steak + Soda Shop

1 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125


2. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

1355 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122


3. Pizza Shackamaxon

115 E Girard Ave #3907, Philadelphia, PA 19125


4. Acme

180 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123


5. Interstate Drafthouse

1235 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125


6. Weckerly’s Ice Cream Shop

9 W. Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA


7. Philadelphia Record Exchange 

1524 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125


8. Jinxed Fishtown (Antique Shop)

1331 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125


9. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

1335 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125


10. Fishtown Murals

North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125


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