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While Philly’s gastropubs and dive bars can surely hold their own (and do), the fleet of restaubars in and around Center City that draws the city’s twenty- and thirty-somethings are just as popular and just as worth a visit.
The scene here is not Bourbon Street or the Strip (thankfully), but rather it’s composed of a bunch of chill, sophisticated spots where you can enjoy a martini at the bar, savor a lite bite in the lounge, or toast your friends at a communal banquet.
A fun night out without the hassles to which you may be accustomed — no lines, no loud music, no dudes spilling drinks on you at the bar — all adds up to a lot of places in Philadelphia that your are going to really like.
A New American restaurant with world flavors at the Hotel Palomar
Hotel Palomar welcomes a New American restaurant with world flavors, amazing cocktails and an Art Deco decor
Jose Garces tackles the classic American spirit, with bar snacks to match
Located in a Rittenhouse Square space evoking the free-wheeling spirit of a speakeasy, Village Whiskey is prolific Chef Jose Garces’ intimate, 30-seat tribute to the time-honored liquor.
Quickly becoming of Philly’s hottest event venues, the gorgeously appointed Vie plays host-with-the-most to all manner of upscale soirees and events.View More
Superb classic cocktails and seasonal fare
A burnished mahogany bar greets patrons of this romantic, neighborhood bistro. The couple-owned spot—she’s the chef, he’s the bartender—features refined seasonal fare, along with a curated wine list and some of the city’s best Manhattans.View More
A premium hang on the northern edge of NoLibs, this swim club attracts an attractive crowd with tunes, drinks and chill space.View More
A French-inspired cocktail bar tucked away behind The Piazza, Emmanuelle features classic cocktails and luxurious liquors for all tastes.View More
A popular wine bar on South Street West
Wine connoisseurs feel right at home at Jet Wine Bar, which features vino from around the globe along with a revolving menu of small plates of meats, cheeses and sandwiches.View More
Down-south, on South
From the owners of Jet Wine Bar across the street comes Rex, a small and swanky haunt where American Southern food and drink is the focus.View More
Fusion fare complemented by a spectacular wine list
Meritage features a fusion menu dotted with signature dishes, such as the local favorite Korean fried chicken. Two seating areas, a bar and a wine list praised by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast round out the dining experience.View More
Experience the wonderfully wide world of whiskey
Lloyd Coudriet, a retired science teacher from nearby Penn Treaty Middle School, heads up his namesake “whiskey-heavy” bar.View More
Classic cocktails, polished wood fittings and gastropub grub
A recent addition to Fairmount, this pub and restaurant is named for the famous mansion nearby.View More
A popular eatery starring all things American
As the name suggests, this bar pours American-made craft beers, wines and spirits, with a focus on whiskeys and bourbons. The tempting dinner menu features mainly small plates that use locally sourced products.View More