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“Best during playoffs”

Piazza at Schmidt's
Ranked #240 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: A beautifully sculpted 80,000 square foot Italian Piazza outlined by restaurants, galleries, boutiques, retail, and apartments. Located just north of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The venue hosts numerous events and markets throughout the year. The Piazza is anchored by a 40' jumbotron screen showing independent films, sporting events, movies, and TV shows. For a list of events or for directions please visit our website.
Reviewed 14 September 2013

As I write this, there is a free concert going on at the Piazza so the place is packed which is great for local businesses and a good vibe during daylight hours. Unfortunately, more people means more money which leads to crimes of varying degrees. People opt not to wait in line for the porta potties or use proper facilities at nearby bars and restaurants (which may mandate they be paying customers) and so the place becomes a receptacle for human waste. And, these people have no shame about urinating (or other activities) in public. Not everyone wants to see (or smell) your full moon.

Further, I saw 4 young boys (ages 6-10) brazenly stealing goods from shopkeepers around the Piazza. It may be that the prices are jacked up to cover losses due to pilfering.

The best season to be at the Piazza is during baseball playoffs when the weather is cooler. Of course, with this year's performance by the Phillies, it's guaranteed the Piazza won't be crowded.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The good- see up and coming bands on a summer afternoon for free.
The bad- Do it with about 2000 of your best friends.
The rest- the Piazza seems to be a magnet for the young, tragically hip and Caucasian in an otherwise mixed city. If you are looking for a more refined experience that includes alcohol and flush toilets set up camp at one of the many bar or restaurants on the edge of the space. But do it early, outside seating is hard to come by. Shows go on rain or shine coolers are not allowed. Septa is down the street. Get off the Market Frankford line at Girard.

Thank saraheichorn
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Went there for a free Radio 104.5 concert. Fun and great bands but crazy. I hate to say it, but I think I'm getting to old for the mosh pit. Great venue for free concerts, especially with the jumbo tv screen front and center. Easy to get to and if you don't mind walking a couple of blocks you can find free street parking.

Thank Luci_J_M
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is a very relaxed atmosphere to hang out in. It is a modern living complex, surrounded by shops and restaurants, with a large stage and jumbo outdoor television in the center of it all. It's not a bad day just to hang outside, pick up something to eat, browse the various stores and chill out. On their main website there is a calendar of events listing things like huge concerts, vendor markets, outside workout challenges, sports games playing on the jumbo television... just to name a few. If you haven't been to the piazza, you don't know what you are missing.

Thank m0m101
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