Bead Fest Philadelphia: Extend Your Stay!

Discover Phoenixville

Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
It’s hard to believe that in just over a month, we will be packing our bags and making the trek to Bead Fest Philadelphia! If you’re a Bead Fest Philly veteran, you may have spent some time exploring Phoenixville–a lovely town full of artistic flair just outside of Bead Fest’s home in Oaks, PA.

For our newcomers and our adventurous attendees, we always love providing a list of fun things to do during your bead-cation. Whether you’re searching for a delicious dinner spot after a fun-filled day of creating and shopping at Bead Fest, or if you just want to extend your stay, we’re breaking down the top things to do and see in Phoenixville, PA.

Ready to take a few travel notes? Let the adventure begin! 

Grab a bite to eat…

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Source: visitphilly.com

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant 

Beer lovers rejoice! This top-rated restaurant has a little bit of everything, and it’s a favorite among our Bead Fest Team and our attendees alike. Great food. Great service. Great drinks. This place has it all! Stop by Monday – Friday between 5-7 PM for a scrumptious selection of happy hour appetizers–all under $7!

Thai L ‘Elephant

This flavorful Phoenixville favorite offers a wide selection of authentic Thai cuisine, AND they have a full vegan menu! All menu items can be ordered mild – spicy, so not matter what your taste is, you can enjoy a fabulous meal!

Steel City Coffeehouse Source: visitphilly.com

Steel City Coffeehouse 

If you’re in need of a one-stop-shop for amazing coffee, a full food menu and live entertainment, look no further than this cool local hangout! Steel City has been branded as, “The finest coffee house in the galaxy”, and it’s no surprise based on their exceptional selection of artisan coffee drinks and fresh food. Want to catch some live music or their open mic night? Head over to Steel City’s Facebook page for a list of upcoming events!

Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant & Pub

This casual eatery serves top-notch food, and it’s located in a cute-as-a-button building that is definitely Instagram-worthy! Their tagline is, “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet”, and that perfectly sums up the welcoming atmosphere of this neighborhood favorite. You’ll find Irish-inspired eats along with American classics, a huge drink menu and decadent desserts you have to see to believe!

Shop ’til you drop…

King of Prussia Mall Source: valleyforge.org

King of Prussia Mall

This mall definitely feels as royal as the name implies. With an unbelievable selection of luxury stores, including Gucci, Fendi, Hermes and Neiman Marcus, you can make a day just out of window shopping! And if you want to swoon over some out-of-this-world jewelry, make sure you stop in Cartier, Bvlgari and David Yurman to see red-carpet-ready pieces.

LuLu Boutique & Gifterie

LuLu Boutique & Gifterie 

If you’re in search of some funky new threads, or even a little surprise for your friends back at home, LuLu Boutique offers beautifully curated vintage pieces and gifts at affordable prices.

Get closer to nature…

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park 

If fresh air and natural inspiration are what you’re searching for before or after your Bead Fest journey, explore the expansive 7,526-acre French Creek State Park. Gaze at wildlife, hike through the forest, hit the bike trails or even camp for a few days!

Looking for more things to do around Phoenixville this August? Check out the official Living Phoenixville website and take some time to dive into our Explore Philadelphia page on Bead Fest Philadelphia’s site.

Will you be making a vacation out of Bead Fest Philadelphia this year? Tell us about your travel plans in the comments below!


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