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  • 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge

    10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in the majestic lobby space of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    Specializing in American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable, locally grown ingredients, 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge is a sophisticated dining experience that’s both worldly and home-grown.

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  • 12 Steps Down

    A straight-up subterranean pub

    A dozen stairs below ground, this drinkers’ pub inhabits the northern tip of the Italian Market. Three beers on tap—one microbrew, one big-name, one low-priced—and a rock-stocked jukebox aim to please patrons on all types of budgets.

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  • 1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge

    Innovative Asian cuisine and a sizzling dance floor

    1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge

    Located in Philadelphia’s original Stetson Hat Company building, Raw exudes the hip charm of the Washington Square area.

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  • 2nd Street Brewhouse

    Stay awhile on Two Street

    Mom-and-pop tap houses abound down on Two Street, so the Brewhouse decided to do something a little different — its comfy-chair feel encourages drinkers to stay awhile and taste through their always-rotating selection of a dozen drafts.

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  • 32°

    Experience the lap of luxury in the center of Old City

    Lounging with cocktails at 32°

    Fun and innovative cocktails, including drinks served in glasses made of ice, make for an exciting change from the typical bar scene.

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  • 33rd Street Armory

    Versatile event space at Drexel University

    The 33rd Street Armory is a versatile event venue on Drexel University’s campus known to hosts concerts, food events and art gatherings.

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  • 40th Street Summer Series

    Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City

    Once a month every month this summer, talented musicians and performers perform an array of acts for attendees at the series of free outdoor concerts.

    University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.

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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).

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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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  • Abyssinia Restaurant & Bar

    Favorite spot for signature Ethopian cuisine

    Abyssinia is a long-time favorite of Spruce Hill residents fond of the singular spices and textures of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. Abyssinia cooks up savory and authentic Ethiopian cuisine in a neighborhood packed with African dining destinations. The native Tusker Lager beer complements tasty vegetarian and meat-based entrees served on traditional injera bread.

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  • Adobe Cafe

    Southwestern supping in South Philly

    This Southwest-style, vegetarian-friendly abode features house-made sangria, generous happy hour specials and karaoke every Saturday night. Sports enthusiasts practically get a front-row seat to the game from any spot at the U-shaped bar.

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  • Alma De Cuba

    Stephen Starr tips his hat to chic Cuban cuisine

    Alma De Cuba

    Meet for a few drinks at the popular first floor bar, where classic Cuban cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris flow freely.

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  • Amada

    Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant

    Amada by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.

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  • Arts Garage

    A dynamic and multifaceted entertainment venue

    One of the city’s most unique event venues, the Arts Garage is many things to many people: gallery, under-the-radar bar, dance club, presentation space and marketplace. Its “plug and play” accessibility means it appeals to a wide range of performers and creators.

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  • Atlantis: The Lost Bar

    A brewer’s beer bar

    Situated just a few feet from the popular Philadelphia Brewing Co., Lost Bar is not officially affiliated with the makers of Kenzinger, but they sure as heck have the freshest draft selection you’ll ever find. Yes, it’s a place for shots and pints, but they’re also known for their next-level Bloody Marys available on weekends.

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  • Bainbridge Street Barrel House

    Roll out the barrel

    This handsome seven-days-a-week newcomer credits craft beer with its existence (with 25 brews on tap, 180-plus bottled options, plus wine and classic cocktails) and lists smothered fries, pickled veggies, stuffed sandwiches and hearty mains as its staples. The owners are the guys behind Bella Vista Beer Distributors on South 11th Street.

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  • Bank & Bourbon

    Craft cocktails and comforting dishes at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    Bank and Bourbon, located on the ground-floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

    Taking over the ground-floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Bank & Bourbon is a relaxing restaurant featuring classic American dishes and an extensive selection of the namesake brown-liquor.

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  • Barcade

    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.

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  • Barclay Prime

    Stephen Starr’s elegant modern steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

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  • Birra

    Part gastopub, part pizzeria, all scrumptious

    Somewhere between a gastropub and pizza parlor is Birra, serving an assortment of thin-crust pizza (including the head-turning mac-and-cheese pizza), paninis (try the grilled cheese) and antipasto, as well as an impressive list of craft beers. Plenty of sidewalk seating adds to the modest table count and provides a view of the avenue.

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  • Bistrot La Minette

    An authentic French bistrot in the Queen Village neighborhood

    An authentic French bistrot in the Queen Village neighborhood

    Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey’s dream to bring the charm and good taste of a French bistrot to Philadelphia’s dynamic restaurant scene.

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  • Black Vulture Gallery

    Custom tattoo studio and gallery

    Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.

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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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  • Bob and Barbara’s

    Where Pabst Blue Ribbon embraces Drag

    If you want the perfect dive bar plus a racially diverse, gay and straight crowd, welcome Bob and Barbara’s.

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  • Bottle Bar East

    A new craft beer haven

    With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.

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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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  • Buddakan

    Where creativity and cachet loom large

    Buddakan

    A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr

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  • Butcher & Singer

    Stephen Starr’s 1930s-era steakhouse in Rittenhouse Square

    The dining room at Butcher & Singer

    Step inside Butcher and Singer, the new, 1930s-era steakhouse by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, and you’ll be swept up in the sophistication of Rittenhouse Square dining at its finest.

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  • Cantina Dos Segundos

    Creative Mexican cusine and tasty margaritas

    Like its Passyunk Avenue sibling Cantina Los Caballitos, the second Cantina serves up creative Mexican fare such as vegan “beef” tacos and slow-roasted goat, along with flights of tequila, 11 different margaritas (think prickly pear, blood orange and guava) and a fiesta-like atmosphere.

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