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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Movie Night – September 21, 2017

Who doesn’t love “The Diva Dance”? We’ll be screening the sci-fi classic, The 5th Element, in the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons


Silent Philly – September 22, 2017

Silent Philly is back in the Piazza for a silent disco!


Piazza Makers Market – September 23, 2017

NEW open air market in Northern Liberties!