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.
: 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