25 Great Bars in Philadelphia’s Historic District
Where to cheers with a pint or two in the Historic District
Like a fresh almost over-flowing beer, Philadelphia’s Historic District is brimming with options for grabbing a drink.
Whether you prefer an open-air spot with games, snacks and 40 taps like Independence Beer Garden, a waterfront view with late-night dancing such as Morgan’s Pier or a cozy tavern with awesome food like the Khyber Pass Pub, Philly’s original city has you covered when it comes to drinks.
Establishments specializing in wine, whiskey and beer are all options, too, as is a quaint tavern owned by two leading members from the cast of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” all just steps away from the main attractions in the area.
So whether you need a spot for taking a midday break after checking out The Liberty Bell Center or a bar or two to hang out at inside (or, weather permitting, outside!), check out where to grab a drink in the Historic District below.
Independence Beer Garden
Cold beer, games and tasty food, steps from Independence Mall
Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront
The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar
The ever-popular Old City institution
Eulogy Belgian Tavern
Khyber Pass Pub
Philadelphia's oldest established pub
The Olde Bar
Jose Garces' Old City seafood spot
Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
Historic views and comfort foods with an international flair
Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar
Nearly 100 whiskeys to savor
A snazzy rooftop spot
Mojitos, margaritas and other Latin-inspired favorites
Red Owl Tavern
Modern pub fare in a relaxed atmosphere
A haven for singer-songwriter performances in Old City
Bierstube German Tavern
German cuisine and suds galore
When members from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" create a gastropub...
Nostalgic cuisine with a side of humor
Keating’s Rope & Anchor,
Bar + Kitchen
Waterfront dining at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Innovative cocktails and occasional Eagles' player spottings
The Victoria Freehouse
Blimey! What a beer and spirit list!
A classic Philly neighborhood bar in Old City
The Twisted Tail
Modern southern cuisine, bourbon and blues in Headhouse Square
The Plough & The Stars
An Irish pub and restaurant in Old City
The Irish Pol
40 taps and a barrel room
Race Street Cafe
Low-key vibes, 10-plus taps and more