• Sunday , 18 February 2018

Oh, Ship! Get Boozing, Bites on Board a Shiny New Deck on the Moshulu at Penn’s Landing

Photos, story by Cassie Hepler

Get ready to see the nicest and biggest deck in Philly!

The Deck at the Moshulu really stepped it up 10 notches. Philadelphia’s Moshulu is the only tall ship in the world with a landmark restaurant. Located on the Delaware River waterfront at Penn’s Landing, The Deck at the Moshulu offers amazing views of the river, the city skyline and the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Food, fun and fitness will abound this season as The Deck offers an array of fitness classes to engage, enlighten and inspire with weekly fitness sessions from yoga, to CrossFit to boot camp. The full workout class schedule along with special events and the live music calendar can be found at www.thedeckphilly.com. A must-go is yoga on Sundays with Stacia Nero (from Full & Happy: The Yogi’s Table) from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. followed by brunch as well as DJs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and special events and late night parties throughout the summer from May to September, maybe later if the weather allows.

“The Deck is the perfect place to go to get away without leaving the City,” said General Manager Jake Wade. “It is approachable casual dining in a fun atmosphere and just a great place to spend a summer night with friends and great drinks. The entertainment schedule at The Deck is filled with events from workout sessions to cigar events, specialty themed parties and fashion events. We have created a location that offers something for everyone,” he added.

Executive Chef Anthony Bonett has created a medley of tasty items including hand-rolled sushi, killer tuna poke, 10 oz. Prime Burger and Ribeye French Dip. The menu celebrates dishes that are timeless American classics, offering top quality seafood, prime steaks, hand-rolled sushi and burgers of course. House made desserts and an extensive wine and crafted cocktail list complete the dining experience.

The Moshulu in all its majestic glory at Penn’s Landing. It’s impossible to miss!

There are two entrances, one to the main dining, pictured here and one more ast (think ass of the ship) for The Deck.

Welcome aboard rose bubbles and wine is always a good sign!

Gotta enjoy those water and bubbles views!

An artist works on the sign throughout the night with impressive craftsmanship.

The DJ in his own deck above the main deck spins some tunes.

The back of the boat chairs and view.

The back of the boat bar in marble and glowing lanterns for night time ambiance.

Some of the cocktails that will be featured on The Deck this season.

Some more of the cocktails that will be featured on The Deck this season.

This is what I dream about swimming in sometimes…

A step and repeat with fun signs, video and GIF options was a hit of the night.

Lounge seats are also an option on the top of the deck.

All the oysters were fresh with inventive toppings like cucumber for a tangy taste.

New automated retractable tent structures provide an open tented feeling while also protecting guests from the weather. Teak bars with marble bar tops offer a relaxed setting and even TVs. The high top tables around the bars on the Bow Deck and Mid Deck will serve beer, wine and spirits as well as The Deck’s menu of specialty cocktails.

The city views from The Deck during the day.

While The Deck has been renovated the original elements of the ship, including the Wheelhouse blends with the modern nautical decor.

The Deck offers lounge like seating on the open air Wheelhouse Deck and new open-sided bar.

This guy was feeling extra strong that night which was good for the packed party!

A view toward the back of the ship.

Don’t forget your social media tags and filters for #braggingrights fun!

Those Philly views at sunset…

The Deck is taking Big Gulps to new heights with these ridiculous refillable booze… or coffee cups depending on your poison.

If you prefer your cocktail frozen and on a stick, cool off with alcohol infused ice pops in flavors such as sparkling white wine, Cointreau with a mango and raspberry swirl ice pop or sparkling rose, St. Germaine with a pineapple and passion fruit ice pop.

As the sun keeps setting, the party keeps popping!

The rainbow cup of “You Old Sailor, You” prepared with bourbon, rum, cinnamon, grapefruit, and angostura.

The Deck’s signature desserts are ridiculously awesome and created by in house Pastry Chef Sandy Valentine. The Tasty Shake – a Philadelphia-centric shake that includes; Bassetts Ice Cream, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, Tastykake Kandy Kakes, soft pretzels, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Or, for those that think pink, there is the Wild Thang strawberry shake that includes strawberry ice cream, vanilla orange cake, strawberry Kit Kats, pink caramel angle hair cake and vanilla whipped cream.

The Tasty Shake with Bassetts Ice Cream, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, Tastykake Kandy Kakes, soft pretzels, whipped cream and chocolate sauce and the Wild Thang strawberry shake – both delicious and amazing.

The moon is rising as the sun is setting.

The Deck will offer happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring a special small bites menu and specially priced drinks. Dinner and Sunday brunch, will also be available on The Deck. The Deck at the Moshulu is and will be open Monday through Friday, 3pm-10pm; Saturday noon to 11pm; Sunday 10am-2:30 for brunch and 3pm-10pm. Follow on Facebook @thedeckphilly, or call 215-923-2500.

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