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  • Abbaye

    Local hangout with delicious dishes and craft brews

    Living up to the neighborhood standard, the Abbaye boasts a fine draught and bottle beer list to satisfy the thirsty locals.

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  • Blarney Stone

    Pub food perfected

    This local sports pub, boasting a pool table and nightly events such as Quizzo, has perfected the art of bar food.

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  • Bridgewater’s Pub

    Grand drinks in Philadelphia’s central train station

    Located in 30th Street Station, Bridgewater’s offers commuters and travelers a seasonally changing menu and wide selection of imported and local beers, all served in an upbeat atmosphere. The menu includes ethnic and American specialties such as duck pot stickers, ceviche, baba ghanoush, rabbit sliders and salmon BLTs—and it all changes depending on the mood of the chef.

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  • Bridgid’s Bar & Restaurant

    Outstanding craft beer and a loyal following

    Quite possibly the first bar in the city to put its menu on a chalkboard, Bridgid’s pairs an outstanding selection of Belgian and craft brews with delicious lunch and dinner dishes.

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  • Cantina Los Caballitos

    Hip Mexican fare and local brews in South Philly

    Cantina Los Caballitos

    Part restaurant, part bar, Cantina draws a pretty diverse and eclectic clientele. Longtime locals mix with neighborhood newbies… and even folk from Center City make their way this far south to experience the food and fun at Cantina.

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  • Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square

    Society Hill sports bar with signature wings and cold beers

    Outside of Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square in Society Hill.

    Located in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square is a relaxed sports bar and local hangout.

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  • City Tap House

    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.

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  • Dock Street Brewery and Restaurant

    Award-winning craft brews

    Dock Street became a Cedar Park stalwart the second the respected craft brewery settled down in a lovingly converted firehouse at 50th and Baltimore. In addition to award-winning beers, it also offers a selection of expertly tossed wood-fired pizzas.

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  • Gojjo

    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.

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  • H & J McNally’s Tavern

    Home of the Schmitter®

    H & J McNally's

    McNally’s is famous for its signature sandwich, the Schmitter®, which is a variation of Philadelphia’s famous cheesesteak sandwich.

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  • Interstate Draft House

    The road ends here with a burger and a brew

    Chow down on alligator and beef chili, grilled seitan tips and burgers topped with applewood bacon and mac and cheese at this Southwest-inspired eatery.

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  • Irish Pub

    Classic pub experience in Center City

    Grab a pint at Irish Pub in Midtown Village.

    With locations on Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square and Midtown Village, Irish Pub is a convenient and comfortable spot for locals and visitors alike.

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  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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    Brewery micro-chain has inviting beer, great food and awards galore

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

    The award-winning Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the kind of place where old friends can enjoy a round of brews at the billiards tables, or dine on seared ahi tuna and prime rib.

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  • Jack’s Firehouse

    Get fired up for solid American fare and an impressive whiskey list

    Set in a 19th-century firehouse—the fireman’s pole is still standing—Jack’s has been serving innovative American cuisine, along with impressive whiskey and scotch selections, to neighbors and visitors for more than 20 years.

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  • Johnny Brenda’s

    Delicious food + great beer + live music = a Fishtown landmark

    Johnny Brenda's

    Located at the intersection of Frankford and Girard Avenues on the southern tip of Fishtown, Johnny Brenda’s is, at once, the catalyst, champion, living room, kitchen/dining room and concert hall of its neighborhood.

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  • Kite & Key

    Local bar that would make Franklin proud

    Enjoy the evening air at Kite & Key.

    Named for Ben Franklin’s famous experiment with electricity, Kite & Key has one cask, 16 taps, countless bottles and even some cans of local, domestic and foreign beers.

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  • Kraftwork

    Local food, international brews

    This sleek restaurant/bar pours an astounding 25 draught beers from around the world, plus specialty cocktails and wines.

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  • Lemon Hill
    Bar and Restaurant

    Classic cocktails, polished wood fittings and gastropub grub

    A recent addition to Fairmount, this pub and restaurant is named for the famous mansion nearby.

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  • Liberties

    Antique bar with modern pub fare

    Yesterday and tomorrow mix seamlessly at this authentic tavern, featuring original fixtures dating back to the mid- to late-19th century along with inventive American fare.

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  • Lloyd

    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.

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  • Local 44

    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.

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  • London Grill

    A mainstay destination for local brews, burgers and finer dining

    London Grill

    A neighborhood staple since 1991, London Grill is one part pub, with local microbrews on tap and a classic cocktail menu, and one part white tablecloth restaurant.

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  • Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

    Taking the meaning of “Manayunk” — “a place to drink” — quite literally

    Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

    Taking the meaning of “Manayunk” quite literally. Located in an historic wool and cotton mill that was part of the booming industry that powered Manuyunk through the 1800s, the Brewery is a great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner and an even better spot to go hang out later into the night with some friends.

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  • McCrossen’s Tavern

    Neighborhood favorite with exceptional dishes

    Chef Townsend Wentz consistently puts forth exceptional cuisine, along with a few classic favorites, in what The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban called “the best of the Art Museum area.”

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  • Memphis Taproom

    Craft beers, creative sandwiches and an outdoor patio

    An epic bottled beer list is just one highlight of the vegan-friendly Memphis Taproom, which also boasts 10 craft beers on tap and extensive brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

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  • National Mechanics

    Nostalgic cuisine with a side of humor

    National Mechanics

    Oozing with authenticity — and a healthy doze of eccentricty — National Mechanics serves outstanding beer alongside old-school favorites like grilled cheese with tomato soup.

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  • Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

    Delicious craft brews and food hidden away upstairs

    Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

    Nodding Head brews its own beers to go along with its excellent, gastro-pub fare.

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  • Noir

    South Philly meets French-Canada

    The chef at Noir is a Montreal native, which means he cranks out native specialties like poutine and smoked brisket in addition to upscale bar food.

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  • North Bowl

    It’s not just about bowling at this Northern Liberties hotspot

    North Bowl

    Seventeen regulation bowling lanes on two levels, an old-school photo booth and a billiards area makes this throwback spot a perfect pick for noshing with friends, a date or a family outing.

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  • North Third

    A great corner spot in Northern Liberties with serious bar food

    This neighborhood eatery keeps the crowds coming with its casual menu of bar classics—Asian-style Buffalo wings, potato pierogies, veggie spring rolls and one juicy burger.

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