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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Makers Market – April 28, 2018

Come out for an open air market of artists, crafters and local businesses selling handmade, repurposed, made in PA and the USA goods. Featuring the boozy farmers’ market, Local Libations. CLICK for more information!


Salsa Night – May 4, 2018

First Friday Salsa Nights are back on May 4, 2018!! Come out to the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons for a night of dancing under the stars with our live Salsa band.


Live at Schmidt’s Commons – May 11, 2018

Come out for a night of live music! From Jazz, rock, swing and cover bands; it’s always a fun Friday night in The Piazza. Want to perform? Email Krystal at ksouvanlasy@wmapts.com for an application!