The 1938, deco Bok Vocational high school has been converted into a multi-use facility, with spaces for craftsman, offices, a pre-school, etc., all housed in classrooms that once instructed students in auto mechanics, welding, hair styling and cooking. The roof now houses Bok Bar, with terrific views across South Philly to Center City and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Try to arrange your visit to coincide with sunset.
Yup, a trip to the bathroom will take you right back to high school!
In these crazy times, all ages are welcome, and reservations are required. The bar is open seasonally, with local chefs (rotated weekly) providing fancy bar snacks.
Irwin’s, a sit down restaurant with views to the stadiums, occupies the other side of the roof. In pre-covid times, they offered free building tours every Wednesday evenings, so check to see when these will resume.