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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Great bar about a 7 minute walk up the street. Always plenty of people around, outdoor seating in the summer. Good happy hour specials as well.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“El Vez is a Mexican restaurant with some truly over-the-top, tacky decor. The food is excellent, but getting a table is difficult without a reservation. Getting a spot at the bar may be your best bet. The margarita options are all wonderful, but the frozen blood orange margaritas are worth the wait. El Vez is about a 10-minute cab ride away.”
  • 63 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Philly's most iconic micro-brewery, has a brand new tap room! Great spot to try all of the beers that Yards makes as well as great spot to hang out. Families are not recommended. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“This concert venue set in a historic building hosts a variety of music genres & has 3 bars.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Trendy bowling alley with a full bar + pool & other games upstairs. Lower priced bowling on Sun and Wed nights”
  • 55 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Down the block from the Deacon is a historical Bar and Belgian cafe. With maybe the greatest selections of beers in the US, dont miss out on their mussels and bar food selection”
  • 52 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Roadhouse
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“I love this divey, classic diner for its weekly specials, music venue/lounge, and 3rd Thursday reggae night. Chock full of whimsy and good eats! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if not a little loud. Great for a drink or a meal.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is the best when exploring South street/ Broad street Art Area. Some weekly specials: Mondays' Meatless mondays / Tuesday Taco Tuesday / Wednesday 1/2 price Burgers - Check out their site for more info! (Also try the Parm Pepper Fries!)”
  • 35 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
American Restaurant
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“A little on the pricey side - but its over in Rittenhouse Square. Worth the $$$. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“I love Time restaurant and live jazz bar with musicians most evenings, located on Samson St near 13th Street. The quality of the entertainment is awesome, the food and drinks are great and ambiance is a great feel. They have live music most nights of the week.”
  • 41 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Dive Bar
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“B&B's has been a South Street staple since 1969. Don't think about it, just order "a special". Show up on Friday and Saturday nights to hear familiar jazz standards and more on their Hammond B-3 Organ. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“I don't know why the food in this bar is soo good. Food shoudn't be that great in a bar right? Breakfast is great too. It's ok to go to a bar for breakfast right? Beer selection is the best of the best local brews. ”
  • 40 locals recommend