Philadelphia Zoo to open a beer garden

Everybody is getting into the act with beer gardens.

Now, it's the Philadelphia Zoo.

Later this month or in early July, America's oldest zoo will open The Watering Hole.

This new spot - open to admitted zoo patrons - is on the south side of the property near Eagle’s Roost, the popular lunch spot. (It's the entrance area to the former children’s zoo.)

Groundswell Design did the layout.

Eagle's Roost and Tiger Terrace just started selling beer and wine recently.

The choices may not be edgy - 10 beers include Goose Island IPA, Goose Island 312, Troegs Sunshine Pils, Victory Summer Love, Victory Headwater, Bud Light, and Stella Artois for $6 and the two wines are from the cellars Robert Mondavi for $8 - but they will be poured into clear eco-friendly cups.

Note that outdoor beverages are forbidden from the zoo.