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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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  • Cuba Libre

    A little bit of Old Havana in Old City

    Cuba Libre

    This popular Old City spot is designed to resemble a street scene in Havana — and you can’t beat the mojitos.

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  • Dining Under the Stars

    Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media

    Stroll, shop and dine on State Street in Media during Dining Under the Stars.

    Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.

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  • Distrito

    Tapas and tequila reign at this deliciously over-the-top Mexican hot spot

    Distrito by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    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 — to bring you a thoroughly entertaining night out.

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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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  • Doobie’s

    A legendary old-school dive bar that serves up local beer and board games

    Many Philly bars and restaurants have great beer selections, but Doobie’s sets itself apart with its killer jukebox, dog-friendly policy, vegan food and board games.

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  • Drake Tavern

    Eat a killer burger and catch the big game

    When the weather's nice, the outdoor patio area is the place to be at Drake Tavern.

    When it comes to solid pub fare, few places in Montgomery County can compete with Drake Tavern in Jenkintown. Burger lovers have some fresh choices, including the Captain Morgan’s Burger, drizzled in its titular sauce, and the 2nd and Allegheny Burger, served on a pretzel roll with jalapeño-Philadelphia cream cheese, tortilla strips and roasted red pepper aioli that was voted one of the best local burgers by Philly.com.

    A healthy beer list with local favorites and tough-to-find craft beers should help those french fries down nicely. And when the weather’s nice, the outdoor patio area is the place to be.

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  • Drinker’s West

    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.

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  • Druid’s Keep

    Happening hideaway

    A straight-ahead hang in a neighborhood filled with plenty of more upscale choices, the Keep keeps Libertarians happy the old-fashioned way: cold beer, friendly bartenders and plenty of distractions (billiards, cornhole, etc.).

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  • Dupree Gallery

    Fine art made accessible by visual artist James Dupree

    This Queen Village institution was founded by artist James Dupree, who’s lauded for his accessible approach to running what many call “the people’s gallery.”

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  • El Camino Real

    BBQ and Burritos abound

    Texas or Mexico? Seitan or sirloin? Local brew or Dos Equis? The menu options seem endless at El Camino Real, Bar Ferdinand’s progeny that splits allegiances as a barbecue post and border bar.

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  • El Vez

    Stephen Starr’s dazzling Mexican outpost

    El Vez in Midtown Village

    Located on a hot corner in the burgeoning Midtown Village, El Vez, named after the Mexican Elvis, serves lunch and dinner. Try the margaritas.

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  • Electric Factory

    Supplying live music to Philadelphia for decades

    This four-decades-old live music hall occupies an actual former electric factory. Acts at the standing-room-only venue with a capacity for 2,500-3,000 people span all genres, from indie to pop to classic rock.

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  • Emmanuelle

    Stiff drinks

    A French-inspired cocktail bar tucked away behind The Piazza, Emmanuelle features classic cocktails and luxurious liquors for all tastes.

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  • Era Bar

    East Africa, North Philly

    It might look like the average neighborhood dive bar at first, but Era distinguishes itself by offering an Ethiopian menu full of traditional dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  • Fishtown Tavern

    A recently renovated pub retaining its old-school appeal

    Bought and renovated by the people behind Buffalo Billiards in Old City, this neighborhood pub has retained its local feel.

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  • Fiume

    Hidden tipple heaven

    There’s no sign, no phone number and no website for this beloved dive bar, and that’s exactly how patrons and employees like it. The cash-only Fiume has a tremendous selection of craft beer, but it’s underappreciated as a place for a good stiff cocktail. Regulars know to climb the stairs above Abyssinia to this hidden spot to partake in the “citywide special” (a cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon and whiskey combo) and listen to the live bands as they shake the miniscule space.

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  • For Pete’s Sake

    Beer, for goodness sake

    An underrated beer-drinker’s bar, Pete’s enjoys a strong reputation as a go-to guzzle spot for happy hour or late-night.

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  • Forest & Main Brewery & Pub

    A craft brewer and pub with English leanings set in a 19th-century house

    Forest & Main was voted 2012’s best brewpub by Philadelphia Magazine

    Voted 2012’s best brewpub by Philadelphia Magazine, Forest & Main Brewing Company is a half-British, half-Belgian brewery and cafe that serves a full dinner menu of ingredient-driven pork chops, seafood and curried popcorn out of a charming 19th-century mansion. Some beers are aged in wine barrels and others, true to British tradition, are poured at cellar temperature.

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  • Fountain Porter

    Step up for a distinct selection of craft brews

    Fountain Porter’s owners, longtime bartenders, are particular about their hideaway’s personality. The 20 craft brews on tap are best enjoyed at the wooden indoor picnic tables at this newly opened old-school South Philly corner bar, especially when paired with the simple meat and cheese plates on the concise menu. The beer list changes weekly, so patrons can count on reasons to come back often.

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  • Frankford Hall

    A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

    Frankford Hall beer garden.

    Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept; embrace the allure of the German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.

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