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  • Landmark Americana

    Elevated sports bar on Drexel’s main campus

    One of West Philadelphia’s most popular sports bars serves brunch for those early Sunday games and bar snacks for the afternoon and night matches. The large menu takes pub grub to a higher level with international dishes such as carne asada, Caribbean salmon salad and chipotle burritos.

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  • Legendary Dobbs

    A longstanding live music venue for up-and-coming acts

    A down-and-dirty venue for then up-and-coming acts like Nirvana and Pearl Jam in its former life, Dobbs has been reincarnated for the 21st century, but it still projects a no-nonsense rock club swagger.

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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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  • Loco Pez

    One taste and you’ll join the Pez Heads

    Loco Pez

    Patrons at this Mexican gastropub swear by the 10 kinds of tacos (carne asada, seitan and spinach, chorizo and potato) offered as low-priced singles, encouraging eaters to try as many varieties as they can.

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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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  • Lucky 13 Pub

    A chill hangout with way-above-average bar food and a rockin’ jukebox

    The staff serves New American cuisine alongside local draught beers at this tiny, punk rock-themed bar, featuring a jam-packed jukebox, a DJ night and weekend brunch. Nachos, stuffed meatloaf, creative sandwiches and even vegan and vegetarian fare pack the menu.

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  • Mad Mex

    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.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns

    The crowd at Made In America.

    The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.

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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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  • McGillin’s Old Ale House

    The oldest continuously operating pub in Philadelphia

    McGillin's Old Ale House

    For nearly 150 years, McGillin’s Old Ale House has been serving up cold beer, solid bar food and friendly service to its loyal patrons, who come in all types.

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  • Melrose Diner

    A South Philadelphia landmark for brunch and great diner food

    Melrose Diner

    Simply stated: everybody who knows goes to Melrose.

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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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  • Meritage

    Fusion fare complemented by a spectacular wine list

    Meritage features a fusion menu dotted with signature dishes, such as the local favorite Korean fried chicken. Two seating areas, a bar and a wine list praised by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast round out the dining experience.

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  • Mikey’s American Grill and Sports Bar

    Game-day favorite for cold drafts and big TVs

    With eight 50-inch flat-screen televisions, Mikey’s has established itself as a game-day favorite. American fare and domestic and microbrewed draughts keep patrons around long after the last play.

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  • Millcreek Tavern

    This American restaurant, bar and live music venue pours 20 draught beers and offers drink specials during its daily regular and late-night happy hours.

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  • Morgan’s Pier

    Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront

    Morgan's Pier is named after George C. Morgan, the first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hotspots, Morgan’s Pier is an oasis of craft beer, delicious food and incredible live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Morimoto

    The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant

    Morimoto

    The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.

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  • Moshulu

    Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal

    Moshulu

    During the warmer weather months, you can enjoy a drink or a meal on the historic ship’s multi-level decks and take in the Philadelphia skyline and the shimmering lights on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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  • Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge

    Soul-satisfying southern cuisine on South Street

    Enjoy some of Philadelphia's best soul food — and a few cocktails — at Ms. Tootsie's.

    The charming bar and lounge restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2000. Its southern comfort cuisine has a built a reputation as being among the best in the city.

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  • Murph’s Bar

    Local dive will please your stomach and your wallet

    The sign outside Murph’s Bar reads “A comfortable place to be,” and with $2 PBR draughts all day every day, along with a more expansive craft beer list, it’s tough to argue with that.

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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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  • New Angle Lounge

    Grab a drink at the triangle bar

    Built in the 1800s, this triangular bar’s clientele has evolved drastically. Today’s mixed crowd keeps in step with the eclectic drink specials.

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  • New Deck Tavern

    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.

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  • New Wave Café

    Old-school appeal makes for a game-day great

    This longstanding neighborhood sports bar was among the first Philly pubs to realize its patrons wanted great food with great drinks. To that end, the New Wave offers beer specials during local games and Niçoise salads, organic salmon burgers and lamb tacos all day and night.

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  • Night Market Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you

    Sample great food from local eateries at Night Market.

    A popular series of outdoor street festivals, Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

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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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