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Explore Northern Liberties

World cuisine and late-night adventures

Good food and cold beer is plentiful at Standard Tap in Northern Liberties. Credit: J. Fusco for GPTMC


For diners excited by unconventional ethnic options, Northern Liberties offers a chance to circle the globe without leaving the neighborhood.

After a progressive tour of the international dining scene, let loose at some of the area’s top late-night drinking holes.

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Bar Ferdinand

True tapas and authentic Spanish drinks star in Northern Liberties

A hip tapas bar with delicious yet affordable food and drinks

A hip tapas bar with delicious yet affordable food and drinks

1030 N. Second Street
Liberties Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 923-1313

Mood Cafe

Major masala


An offshoot of a West Philly favorite in the ground floor of the 444 building, Mood does chaat, tandoori barbecue and all manner of other Indian-American specialties.

444 N. Fourth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-5080

Circles Contemporary Thai Cuisine

Enjoy the spicy flavors of Thailand


A more upscale version of its South Philly restaurant, Circles delivers Pad Thai, curry and fried rice dishes with varying degrees of heat—from mild to Thai hot and everything in between.

812 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 687-1309


Classic Greek eats


Philadelphia’s third location of this mini Greek chain sports a BYOB policy (like the original in Queen Village) and serves classic Greek dishes, including lamb, kebob, grilled octopus and spinach pie.

944 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(212) 592-4550
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700 Club

Local bar by day, dance club by night


Good music, good beer and good times abound at this bi-level spot, which looks like a club built inside a house (because that’s exactly what it is).

700 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 413-3181

Standard Tap

Widely considered “America’s First Gastropub”

Standard Tap

A multi-room Northern Liberties gastropub — some say America’s first — that pairs local microbrews with excellent, gourmet pub fare like chicken pies, fried smelts and double burgers.

901 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-0630


Bring quarters for a good time


Combine a sizable craft beer list with more than 40 25-cent classic arcade games, and the result is Barcade. Based on locations in Brooklyn and Jersey City, the bar-arcade combo also offers up a generous menu and outdoor space—for those who can tear themselves away from Tetris or Donkey Kong.

1114 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-4400



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