Inspired by the beach side cantinas and taquerias of Baja Mexico and named after the iconic motorcycle that was the favored mode of transport among local surfers, El Poquito (“the little one”) wins fans with a whimsical approach to quality food and drink in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Tacos are center stage at El Poquito and served on house-made, soft corn tortillas. El Poquito’s sauces and salsas are prepared with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Established: 2014

Location: 8201 Germantown Avenue,  Chestnut Hill, (Philadelphia), PA

Website: El Poquito


Since its' inception in 1979, Gates has been a New Canaan institution where great food and familiar service culminate in a fresh, energetic, and inviting dining experience. Whether it is a working lunch, date night, birthday celebration or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-night, Gates has you covered. Relaxed, casually elegant. Always fresh. Natural and sustainable whenever possible. Nightly specials. Live music. This is Gates.

Established: 2016

Location: 10 Forest Street New Canaan, CT

Website: Gates Restaurant

Publicans is the restaurant that you always wished was on your block. With a nod to the past and an eye on the future, Publicans is the place you will quickly claim as your own. Publicans serves the best of what’s available, fresh and delicious. With respect for the past (and the traditions described in J.R. Moehringer's, “The Tender Bar,” Publicans aims to honor the tradition and history formed within these fabled walls by extending true hospitality to the community, while creating new memories, stories and tales.

Whether you want to watch the game at the bar, have date night in a cozy booth, catch up with old friends, or just get the whole family around one table for dinner, Publicans is that place. The soul of Publicans is hospitality personified.

Established: 2017

Location: 550 Plandome Rd. Manhasset, NY

Website: Publicans Manhasset

Founded in 1993, Tequila Mockingbird serves authentic Mexican cuisine in an eclectic, upbeat environment. Tequila Mockingbird offers one of the largest tequila selections in the United States and is known for having one of the best margaritas around. In addition to a vast tequila list, Tequila Mockingbird serves an array of unique menu options inspired by the founders’ world travels.

Established: 1992

Location: 6 Forest St. New Canaan, CT 

Website: Tequila Mockingbird

Local offers a variety of craft beer, creative cocktails and upscale comfort food in a relaxing atmosphere. Located directly across from Madison Square Garden, Local is the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite before a concert or after a big win. Local’s 6,000 square foot outdoor Beer Garden offers guests a unique fresh air experience right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Established: 2004

Location: 1 Penn Plaza New York, NY

Website: Local West

Lucy’s Cantina Royale, a Baja California/Tex Mex concept, is located adjacent to Local and The Beer Garden at Local. With the culinary fun of a taco truck, Lucy’s Cantina Royale captures the essence of the ‘endless summer’ and makes an impact on the midtown social scene. 

Established:

Location: One Penn Plaza, (corner of 34th & 8th) NY, NY

Website: Lucy's Cantina

The mobile version of Tequila Mockingbird, known as "Mobile TBird," travels around Fairfield County bringing the authentic taste of Tequila to festivals, fairs and private events!

Established: 2017

Location: Mobile

Website: Mobile Tbird

The Beer Garden at Shippan Landing is an outdoor oasis on the water in Stamford. Serving local craft beer and carefully curated cocktails, The Beer Garden is the perfect spot for happy hour. In addition, The Beer Garden is kid-friendly and dog-friendly and offers games like volleyball, corn hole, jenga, connect four & more!

Established: 2014

Location: 290 Harbor Drive Stamford, CT 

Website: Beer Garden Shippan


Constitution Yards is a seasonal beer garden featuring 30,000 sq. ft of outdoor space at Justison Landing, along the Christina Riverwalk. Helping to round out what has already become the area’s go-to place for summer time fun, Constitution Yards will feature classic backyard BBQ fare, an ever-changing rotation of craft beers, frozen cocktails, and plenty of space for backyard games like corn hole toss, badmington, bocce, life-size jenga and a full sized wiffleball field. Eat, drink, relax and play; Constitution Yards is an urban waterfront destination unto itself.

Established: 2016

Location: 308 Justison Street Wilmington, DE

Website: Constitution Yards

Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park. IBG is helmed by restaurateur Michael Schulson of Sampan in Midtown Village and designed by Groundswell Design Group, responsible for the incredible Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Wrapping 360-degrees around the Rohm & Hass Building, IBG seats more than 300 guests with nearly half a dozen seating areas. The outdoor space allows guests to lounge in a rock garden on a large granite boulder, cozy up in a colorful Adirondack chair or grab a picnic table. Other notable features include lush greenery, a 10-foot projection television under cover, ping pong and table-top Jenga. 

Established: 2014

Location: 100 South Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA `

Website: Independence Beer Garden

The Beer Garden @ Harbor Point is a waterfront beer garden, serving local, craft beer in a fun, relaxing environment. The Beer Garden’s rotating roster of food trucks ensures that each night offers visitors a diverse assortment of food choices.

Established: 2013
Location: 15 Harbor Point Rd. Stamford, CT