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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Geno’s Steaks

    One half of South Philadelphia’s famous cheesesteak corner

    Geno's Steaks

    Geno’s has been slinging its famous cheesesteaks from the same location here for more than forty years now and has never been more popular. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can visit whenever you get the urge.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar

    A mainstay for super-fresh Italian and seriously addictive gnocchi

    Comfort and elegance blend seamlessly in this contemporary Italian spot, where a lively bar and an open kitchen provide the entertainment, and the rooftop garden provides (some of) the ingredients. Fluffy house-made gnocchi and other light Mediterranean dishes keep locals coming back for more.

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  • Pat’s King of Steaks

    The original and still among the best

    Pat's King of Steaks

    Pat’s claim to fame is that its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location).

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  • Pub On Passyunk East – P.O.P.E.

    The quintessential Passyunk pub

    Fourteen taps with a focus on microbrews and a jukebox stuffed with early rock—hardcore and everything else—make this cavern-like tavern a hipster haven. The inclusive bar menu, ranging from the P.O.P.E.’s namesake burger (topped with a juicy fried tomato) to vegetarian specialties like the seitan cheesesteak, complements the extensive 80-bottle beer list.

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  • Stateside

    A popular eatery starring all things American

    As the name suggests, this bar pours American-made craft beers, wines and spirits, with a focus on whiskeys and bourbons. The tempting dinner menu features mainly small plates that use locally sourced products.

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  • Stogie Joe’s Tavern

    A straightforward pub for all seasons

    A no-frills bar menu and “Sundays with Sinatra” define this South Philly joint. The garage door-enclosed dining area offers open-air seating in the warmer months and a fireplace when the weather gets cool.

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  • The Bottle Shop

    A 700-bottle strong collection defines this beer heaven

    Warning: Jaws drop instantly upon entering The Bottle Shop, where more than 700 American and imported craft beers line the coolers. Beer lovers can buy single bottles, mix and match a six pack to get 10% off and grab a brew-appropriate snack. As interesting as the selection, monthly events range from beer sampling to Quizzo and movie nights.

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