text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Mace's Crossing

Maces crossing bar

Opposite it is Mace's Crossing, a tavern which refused to leave when the apartment building behind it — The Windsor — was constructed. It provides one of those accidental but delightful accents which enliven a city. It is also a rather old-fashioned watering spot, rather than a cocktail lounge like those in the fashionable buildings nearby. The outdoor patio affords an excellent view along the parkway, so this is an ideal spot to temporarily transition from a walking tour to a temporarily sitting and drinking tour.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway