Welcome to the Commons

Anchored by the decommissioned historic brewery, the Schmidt’s Commons is a mixed-use district and residential community for Philadelphians seeking a home off the beaten path. Located in the heart of Northern Liberties, this 15-acre district was once home to Schmidt’s, Philly’s largest and most famous brewery, established in 1860. Today, with its thriving ecosystem of culture, commerce, and top-shelf food and beverage, the Schmidt’s Commons offers an unparalleled experience in which to live, work, and play – differently.

About us

Philadelphia’s sixth public square, the award-winning Commons surrounds residents with art, culture, and one dynamic public space.

Anchored in history, inspired by NoLibs culture

With the 80-year-old Schmidts Brewery at the heart of the Commons, this district imbues the richness of its past with the spirit of the neighborhood today – melding industrial roots with contemporary tastes and culture.

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Upcoming EVENTS

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Wawa Welcome America | Philly @ the Movies – June 29, 2017

The Minions are BACK in the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons!! 8-11pm


Live Music – June 30, 2017

Come out and listen to Suburban Sensi from 7:00pm-10:00pm!


Movie Night – July 6, 2017

Be transported to JK Rowling’s magical world in the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons.