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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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  • 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 Restaurant

    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.

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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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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Chris' Jazz Cafe is one of four venues hosting the Center City Jazz Festival.

    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the third annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.

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  • Chick’s Social Kitchen + Bar

    Classic cocktails, Italian-style

    Classic and newly invented cocktails and small plates are the order of the evening at this bustling restored taproom. As a nod to its Italian roots, Chick’s serves Chianti and Prosecco by the glass, along with draft Peroni.

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  • Chickie’s and Pete’s

    Philly’s most popular sports bar

    Chickie's and Pete's

    If you can’t be at the game, you’ve got to be at this Philly fanatic hotspot

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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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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • Copabanana

    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.

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