Photo via Aurora Grace Chocolates / South Street Headhouse District.
We all know that our moms are spectacular superheros, so why not remind your #1 lady how much she means to you with a #SlightlyOffCenter Mother’s Day celebration in the South Street Headhouse District?
Whether your cool mom introduced you to South Street or you’re showing off South Street to your cool mom, here’s 8 must-do things to add to your Mother’s Day plans this year.
1. Art crawl across the South Street Headhouse Distrct
From collective-owned art galleries like 3rd Street Gallery to pop-culture sticker sanctuaries like South Street Art Mart, bring your Cool Mom to South Street to soak up some #SlightlyOffCenter arts & culture!
Must visit: 3rd Street Gallery, Brooke Lanier Fine Art, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Partners + Son, South Street Art Mart, & Yowie.
2. Enjoy the fantastic view from Emmy Squared‘s roof deck!
Who doesn’t want the absolute best for their Mom?? Emmy Squared‘s roof deck recently made Visit Philly’s list of Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Philadelphia—and we totally agree with them! Grab a cocktail, let your hair down, and share a fabulous drink & dining experience with the Coolest Mom in town!
Must order: Detroit-style MVP Pizza, Frozen Pomegranate Margarita
3. Play fun and intimate tabletop games at Queen & Rook
Let your Cool Mom show her whimsical side at Queen & Rook Game Cafe, where hundreds of tabletop games are available and waiting to be played!
Try your hand at food-based card games like Sushi Go and Ramen Fury! Build a pile of tinder with Tinderblox or a tower of fuzzies with, y’know, The Fuzzies! Feeling bold? How about a deep dive into conversations about life and love with a game like hella awkward?
If you find a game your Cool Mom totally loves, many games from the Cafe are available for purchase right next door at Queen & Rook’s The Keep!
Must order: Butterbeer, Loaded Kimchi Fries
4. Sip Caribbean-inspired cocktails on the patio at Reef Restaurant & Lounge
Guava Cosmo?? The Painkilla’, aka the piña colada’s cooler older brother??? How about the Doctor Bird, made with Myer’s Jamaican Rum & Campari??!
Reef Restaurant & Lounge is consistently giving unbeatable tropical flavors, so no matter what you order… you’re gonna want another one! Pair a fantastic cocktail with Reef’s beautiful backyard Queen Village patio and you’ve got a receipe that any Cool Mom would love!
Must order: Brown Stewed Oxtail, Rum Punch
5. The ultimate Cool Mom move: pool and tater tots at Tattooed Mom
South Street’s very own Tattooed Mom is part street art museum, part psychedelic grandma’s house, part dive bar, and part tater tot & waffle fry heaven! Stop in for some snacks and a few games of pool, and maybe your Cool Mom can tell you all her TMoms stories from 20 years ago! <3
Must order: Pickle Fried Chicken (regular or vegan), Cheese Tots (regular or vegan), Cosmo Cloud
6. Take a BYOB art class at Painting With A Twist
Want to spend some quality time with one of the most important women in your life? Sign up for an art class at Painting with a Twist, available in-studio, at-home, and virtually!
In-studio classes are BYOB (there’s the twist!) and feature dozens of vibrant subjects, including several special Mother’s Day events!
Don’t miss: #Love Class (Sunday, May 8th), A Mother’s Love Class (Monday, May 9th)
Don’t forget to BYOB! Stop by Banh Mi & Bottles, Bloomsday Cafe, Bistro Romano, The Good King Tavern, Hale & True Cider Co., or BeerLOVE to grab some drinks to-go!
7. Indulge in some sweet treats from The Sweet Life Bakeshop, Sprinkled Sweetness, and Aurora Grace Chocolates
Your Cool Mom probably taught you to eat dinner before dessert, but the best part about being an adult is showering your Cool Mom with love, affection, and SWEETS at any time of day!
The Sweet Life Bakeshop and Sprinkled Sweetness are both Black woman-owned bakeries, and their menus are filled with goodies like macaron-topped mini cakes and sugar biscuit peach cobblers!
Craving chocolate? Aurora Grace Chocolates is another woman-owned business with unbelievably creative Mother’s Day specials, including Bonbon Boxes and Breakable Chocolate Hearts!
Must order: The Sweet Life Bakeshop’s Banana Pudding, Sprinkled Sweetness’ Strawberry Crunch Cakes, Aurora Grace’s French Macarons
8. Treat your mom like the queen she is with a stay at Sonder’s boutique hotel, The Queen
After a long, incredible day in the South Street Headhouse District, let your Cool Mom lay down her head at The Queen, Queen Village’s boutique hotel with an exposed brick, industrial aesthetic! After all, every Cool Mom is a queen and deserves to be treated like one!