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Exploring Point Breeze, Philadelphia

Brittany Valentine
Brittany Valentine
Posted on August 17
Point Breeze has an iconic Keith Haring mural. (@pointbreezephl/Instagram)

Point Breeze has an iconic Keith Haring mural. (@pointbreezephl/Instagram)

Point Breeze is a thriving neighborhood in South Philadelphia that sits between Broad and 25th Streets, from Washington Avenue in the north to Moore Street in the south.

Name origin

: In the late 1800s, the Schuylkill River provided a much-need breeze along one stretch or ‘point’ in the river. That name stuck to a nearby area that was home to large oil refineries. Locals sometimes call the neighborhood “The Breeze.”

Claim to fame

: Grammy-award winner Tariq Trotter, aka “Black Thought” of The Roots, grew up on 23rd and Watkins Streets.

Here are some fun spots to visit next time you’re in the area:

Check out the striking art, grab a coffee, and maybe even see a show at this hybrid gallery/cafe/event space ☕

1300 South 18th Street

Release anger and stress in a healthy way with an invigorating axe throwing session 🪓

1719 Washington Avenue

Stop by this authentic Mexican spot to indulge in pizza, carne asada, tacos, and ceviches. ¡Buen provecho! 🦐

1260 Point Breeze Ave

This gastropub has a rotating menu featuring comfort food like burritos, seafood, and grilled peaches. Enjoy happy hour deals on the patio every weekday from 4-6 p.m. 🍽️

1800 Federal Street

Check out this map of Point Breeze. (Google maps)

Check out this map of Point Breeze. (Google maps)

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