The Creamery at Kennett Square
Have you ever been to a place that feels like you're walking into a real life Instagram photo? The Creamery at Kennett Square is one of those places. It's a beer, wine, and cocktail garden housed in an old dairy creamery in the suburbs of Philly. Open Thursday through Sunday, it has food trucks, live music in the evening, and of course delicious drinks. While it can close in the event of rain, it's open and airy, just the perfect summer spot. The Creamery at Kennett Square is somewhere you're going to visit this summer.
The Creamery was an actual dairy creamery that bottled milk starting in 1902. It passed through several different hands over the years and was even a mushroom cannery (in case you didn't know, Kennett Square is considered the mushroom capital of the world). The current owners bought the property in 2011 and set about restoring it. The vision of its current owners is to make it a community gathering space for the people of Kennett Square. Because of its rich history, many parts of the original creamery were preserved. You can find little pieces of its history labelled like the corrugated metal roof used for siding on the bar and a part of the bottling line used as a bench. Besides being a spot for good food and drinks, it also showcases local artists.
The Creamery is an oasis hidden in Kennett Square. My favorite part was wandering around, drink in hand, discovering every little detail. Despite the hot and humid temperatures last Saturday, it was easy to find a hidden nook in the shade somewhere. It truly is a gem that you'll find when you escape the city and head out into the 'burbs. If you're in the Philly area this summer, get out to Kennett Square and make a stop at The Creamery!