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Late Night Eats
Looking for a bite after midnight? Philadelphia is full of restaurants and bars that keep the kitchen open until 1 a.m. and later, so you can eat before and after a night on the town.
Restaurants like Royal Tavern and Standard Tap offer pierogies, burgers and other delicious bar food well into the wee hours — or you could always head to South Philadelphia for a 3 a.m. cheesesteak at Pat’s or Geno’s.
So no matter how late your night or how strong your craving, there are plenty of ways to get a midnight snack.
Jose Garces tackles the classic American spirit, with bar snacks to match
Located in a Rittenhouse Square, Chef Jose Garces’ prohibition-like bar Village Whiskey features a library of over 80 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch.
Widely considered “America’s First Gastropub”
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.
Tapas and tequila reign at this funky Mexican hot spot
At Distrito, Jose Garces’ two-story Mexican outpost in University City, incredible tapas dishes mingle with a funky (and mostly pink) décor — including the restaurant’s famous Volkswagen Beetle booth.View More
Enjoy DJ-spun music every weekend at this posh spot
Eleven stories above the city’s most historical treasures, party people dance to the sounds of DJ-spun music every Friday and Saturday night at Stratus Lounge.View More
The hammock-filled haven on the Delaware River
Through September 25, 2016View More
Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.
The late-night cheesesteak shop in Philly’s Old City neighborhood
What Pat’s, Geno’s and Tony Luke’s are to South Philly, Sonny’s Famous Steaks is to bar-filled Old City. Open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends, Sonny’s serves up cheesesteaks of all sorts, rib-eye burgers, cheese fries and onion rings to partyers who need to fuel up before going down for the night.View More
Stellar food and drink just off the Avenue of the Arts
Fancy drinks in a stylish setting are just the beginning at Medi-Latin eatery Valanni Social, which boasts one of the best late-night snacks in town — a feast of roasted feta, Greek olives, hummus and pita, spicy pulled-chicken empanadas and grilled adobo beef kebobs.View More
Another member of Philly’s cheesesteak royalty.
Steve’s Prince of Steaks has been a cheesesteak institution in Northeast Philadelphia for more than three decades and now that they’ve opened a location in downtown Philadelphia, more and more happy customers are becoming “loyal subjects” of the Prince…, as the slogan on Steve’s t-shirt happily declares. And for good reason: the cheesesteaks at Steve’s are legit.View More
Historic drinking hole on Sansom Street
Located in three renovated Second Empire-style row houses built in the late 1800s, this tavern boasts a liquor license that dates back to the year Prohibition ended. Along with its half-pound burgers, cheesesteaks, salads and sandwiches, New Deck pours draught beers from around the world and houses one of the largest single malt scotch collections in Philadelphia.View More
Hot spot for cool margaritas
Huge margaritas wash down the tasty Mexican fare at the University City outpost of this tequila bar. The terrace gets especially crowded during happy hour, when margaritas are cheap and hot wings are half-off.View More
Six for here, six-pack to go
raft beer flows from the taps at this University City bar, where crowds pump quarters into a killer jukebox and enjoy savory bar food (plus vegan and seafood options) along with their draughts. The owners opened a bottle shop next door, expanding the sudsy offerings with 500 bottles and a cask that pumps out beers to drink while shopping.View More
Half Ethiopian, half dive, all awesome
One of the friendliest bars in West Philly, Gojjo is Ethiopian-owned, offering a small but solid selection of that native cooking (you gotta try the beef tibs). It also enjoys a reputation as a downhome dive bar, where the the High Lifes are so cheap they’re nearly free. These worlds collide in the form of amazing beer-muncie snacks like the “Ethiopian cheesesteak.” Even more surprising: live country and bluegrass acts.View More
An Old City and Rittenhouse favorite in West Philly
With sister locations catering to the college and post-college crowd in the Old City and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods, a West Philly branch finally brings the brand directly to the college area. Ping pong, pool, bubble hockey tables, DJs on the weekends and ultra-cheap food during sporting events mean there’s something to do at all hours of the day and night.View More
Can’t miss Tex-Mex cuisine
Margaritas, burgers, Spanish fries and Tex-Mex dinners served by friendly waiters make this a popular happy hour spot. The plentiful outside seating makes this a happening place in warm weather months.View More
Craft beer lovers’ paradise
Reclaimed wood, slate and tile create a handsome space for this beer lovers’ haven, boasting 60 taps and 120 seats, plus outside seating. Classic American fare includes brick-oven pizzas, free-range chicken, mussels and plenty of vegetarian-friendly options.View More
Perfect place to catch the big game
This college bar fits perfectly in the neighborhood thanks to plenty of televisions and great wings and burgers—not to mention 24 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles.View More
Pub food perfected
This local sports pub, boasting a pool table and nightly events such as Quizzo, has perfected the art of bar food.View More