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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Dock Street Brewery is Philadelphia's First microbrewery, Est. 1985. We are known for their award-winning beers like our Man Full of Trouble Porter. They add a couple of new beers a week to the tap and can lineup each week, so there's always something new, delicious, and timely - cue some solid, award-winning dark beers for winter, refreshing weisse beers for summer, and everything in between.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“The best tiny bar and outdoor spot to grab a casual beer and hang with friends (it’s a lovely Ethiopian restaurant too). Definitely a local favorite. If you’re interested in karaoke on Tuesdays, ask me!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Are you yearning for some of the best Vietnamese food you've ever had? This is the place for you! The atmosphere is lively, the space is lovely, and there is a full bar.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Slightly west of the city, but Manayunk offers tons of entertainment day and night!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“The chair cushions are worn through, the floor sags, and the service is leisurely, but it all adds to the comfortable charm at Abyssinia, where locals know they can find some of the best Ethiopian food in Philly. The stew-like dishes — including several vegetarian and vegan options — are scooped up with perfectly thin, spongy, slightly sour injera bread, used in place of utensils. Up a narrow staircase from the dining room is Fiume, a thimble-sized dive bar with an enviable whiskey list.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“The trendy Neighborhood of Manayunk hugs the Schuylkill River banks, and provides direct access to the Wissahickon Park! 15 mins from Center City, this area has a small-town vibe with traditional Philadelphia charm. Galleries and boutiques line Main Street, while its trendy eateries and boisterous bars evoke the area's Lenape name, "the place to drink.””
  • 29 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“Good food, good bar, super hidden patio, and possibly the best place to watch Intenational Soccer on a big screen, with a knowledgeable crowd.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best place for everyone in Manayunk, breakfast, lunch or dinner, always open.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Absolutely 100% the best tacos in Manayunk. EXCELLENT Lunch Special! Must try: fish tacos, kale salad, coconut shrimp!!! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Long live the dive bar! Super low-key dive bar with pool tables in back, pretty good deals on drinks. Hot tip: avoid using the restrooms if you can. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Because of the steak mac'n'cheese. And the cocktails. The Goat's Beard is a frequent go to for us.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“AMAZING burgers, great staff, and a great carefully picked beer selection. I love this place.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Music Venue
“About a 20 minute ride, but totally worth it to hear the live music and dance. Best place in the Suburbs for that!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Small size bar with 150 craft beer cans & bottles, plus 2 drafts. 80 Whiskeys, focusing on Bourbon & Rye. They also have original & classic craft cocktail, sipping rums, tequilas, mezcals, and brandys.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“There are actually two locations of Tired Hands. Both are a ton of fun - the beer is brewed here and both locations have great food - just slightly different menus. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The food is amazing! New Orleans is one of our favorite cities so this is a place we love to eat!”
  • 7 locals recommend