Get ready to hit the high seas for a swashbuckling sip of adventure! A spooky shirtwreck pirate saloon is sailing into Philadelphia this Summer. Step into the world of mystery and adventure as Rock Star Beer Festivals takes over one of Philadelphia’s most historic tall ships for “The Shipwreck Saloon: A Unique 4-Part Cocktail Experience and Live Show.” This limited-time immersive experience will drop anchor between August 24 to 28, 2023, with showtimes between 6:00 pm and Midnight on weekdays, and 12 Noon and Midnight on weekends. Head to historic Gazela Primerio, at 301 Columbus Blvd. at Penn’s Landing, for a chilling cocktail experience in the dead of night. The dead tell their tales based on the real-life murders and legends of the Pirates of the South Seas. Beware, as the night holds multiple surprises. Tickets include the four cocktails, venue admission, and the interactive show. Tickets and more information are available now at This is a 21-and-up adult experience.

“We are sailing the high seas and bringing our one-of-a-kind cocktail and pirate experience to Philadelphia for the very first time,”  said VBG Group Director of Marketing Ryan Wieczorek. “We love Philadelphia and its rich history, especially for something relating to the waterfront and pirates. There was no doubt that Philadelphia had to be a stop on our summer tour schedule. We wanted to head to the City of Brotherly Love and take over one of the most authentic historic tall ships we could find. Meet us at the Gazala at Penn’s Landing and prepare ye livers ahead of time for the four different rum cocktails we will be serving up!”

It’s awesome when really fun experiences come to Philly. If you check out Rockstar Beer’s Instagram, you can see they have done alot of these events in different cities so it’s awesome it’s finally coming to Philly and we are doing more fun things on the Delaware River.

  • Nautical Mixology

    Embark on a sensational cocktail experience as talented mixologists unleash their creativity and craft extraordinary libations. From classic favorites to innovative concoctions, they will take guests on a flavorful voyage where they can indulge in expertly crafted cocktails inspired by the spirits and legends of the night, awakening their senses with each sip.
    Pirate Drinks

  • Haunting Ghost Stories

    Guests should come prepared to be captivated by chilling tales of the supernatural that will send shivers down their spine. The ship’s master storytellers will transport guests to a realm where ghosts roam and mysteries unravel. From haunted ships and cursed treasures to spectral encounters on stormy nights, guests will immerse themselves in the ghostly narratives that have fascinated seafarers for centuries.

    Pirate Stories

  • About Historic Ship Gazela

    The Gazela Primeiro was built at the turn of the 20th century in a shipyard in Portugal. Built as a fishing vessel, she traveled yearly to Newfoundland for cod. Her career ended in 1969, but her purchase by the Independence Seaport Museum brought her to Philadelphia. The ship’s ownership has since been transferred to the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.

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  • Delicious Drinks

    It is a saloon so you know there are going to be delicious drinks.  I think it’s fun that so many people will most like dress up and really get into the experience.  It’s kind of like Rocky Horror Picture Show or the Alice in Wonderland tea parties. If you’re into spooky pirates, maybe you’re own version of Goonies, this is for you.

  • Details For Show Times and Tickets

    Showtimes are 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm on Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25, 2023, and 12 Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2023.

    Tickets are $45 each and include all four drinks, venue admission, and the live experience. For tickets and more information, visit and follow @shipwrecksaloon on social.

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