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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Cinco de Mayo Celebration – May 5, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, dancing, food, drinks and more! 5pm – 10pm


With Love Super Pet Adoption Day – May 13, 2017

Join us for Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia’s 8th annual With Love: Super Adoption Day!


Preakness at the Piazza – May 20, 2017

Grab your hats and bow ties… it’s time for the 5th annual Preakness at the Piazza!