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Top Attractions Featured On It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Interactive guide to attractions seen on the hit comedy series

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For the ego-driven characters of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia aren’t arguing and scheming in Paddy’s Pub, they’re creating scenes all over the city of Philadelphia.

Now in their 11th season of mischief and mayhem, The Gang — Charlie, Sweet Dee, Dennis, Mac and Frank — have done everything from cracking the Liberty Bell to running the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps Rocky Balboa-style.

Browse our interactive map below and discover the iconic spots seen on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Opening Credit Locations

Philadelphia’s famous street bustles with restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more

View of South Street View of South Street
— Photo by Kevin Gilper for South Street District

The now iconic opening credits for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia take viewers on a nighttime drive through the city. Attractions spotted in the opening montage include the Ben Franklin Bridge, Penn’s Landing, Lincoln Financial Field, Swann Fountain, Boathouse Row, 30th Street Station and South Street.

Where: 301 South Street (Between Front and 10th Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Mac's Tavern

Since The Gang spends most of their time at dive bar Paddy’s Pub, a night on the town Always Sunny-style isn’t complete without a visit to a local pub—or four. While it’s not Paddy’s, Mac’s Tavern in Old City is actually owned by Rob McElhenney (Mac) and Kaitlin Olsen (Sweet Dee) and features more than a dozen beers on tap, gastropub fare, a jukebox and occasional live music.

Where: 226 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Italian Market

A South Philadelphia mainstay since the 19th century

The Italian Market The Italian Market
— Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

The Gang frequently spies, plots, eats and argues all around the famed Italian Market. Peruse the outdoor market full of juicy fruits, succulent meats, baked goodies, Italian cheeses and fresh vegetables — just don’t try to return an already eaten piece of fruit like Mac does for Charlie.

Where: 9th Street and Washington Avenue (Along 9th Street between Wharton and Fitzwater) Philadelphia, PA

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Anthony’s Italian Coffee & Chocolate House

Quality espresso, gelator and cannoli in the Italian Market

— R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Treat yourself to homemade gelato and a signature panini from one of The Gang’s best-loved eateries, Anthony’s Italian Coffee House. Grab their favorite table right out front and people-watch in the Italian Market while you sip on a strong espresso.

Where: 903 S. Ninth St.Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Palumbo Playground and Recreation Center

Test your skills or enjoy the action from the sidelines at the Palumbo Recreation Center basketball court where Mac, Dennis and Charlie play ball.

Where: 700 S. 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Dirty Franks

Dirty Frank’s is a favorite a Center City dive bar featuring a mural of famous Franks (Sinatra, Zappa, but no Reynolds though). Charlie ended up at the popular bar in the first season while on a manhunt for a thief who robbed Paddy’s and may have dated Sweet Dee. For those looking for a low-key evening, Dirty Frank’s offers perfect off-the-radar place to share a pitcher, play a few songs on the juke box and throw some darts.

Where: 347 South 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Bleu Martini

Dive bars not your scene? Sweet Dee, Artemis and The Waitress act like the gals from Sex and the City at Bleu Martini, where you can dance, sip perfectly mixed cocktails and sample inventive Asian-fusion fare. The Old City hotspot offers more than 30 different martinis, bottle service and an upbeat VIP atmosphere.

Where: 24 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Lincoln Financial Field

The Eagles’ Nest

Lincoln Financial Field Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field — R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field is a must-see destination for NFL devotees. Charlie’s Green Man makes his auspicious debut as the Gang tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles in a classic Always Sunny episode from season three.

Where: 1020 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Citizens Bank Park

Home of the Fightin’ Phils

Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies — G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

The Gang often frequents the home stadium of the Philadelphia Phillies including an attempt to get seats during the World Series (season five) or posing as a Canadian couple in one of the stadium’s luxury boxes (season eight).

Where: Citizens Bank Way and Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Wells Fargo Center

The Orange and The Black

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A sea of orange at the Wachovia Center — Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers

Mac took a shot for glory from the center ice at the Wells Fargo Center, the home of the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately for Mac, his duster and lack of ice skating talent made for a disappointing (and hilarious) experience.

Where: 3601 S. Broad Street Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Cheesesteak Central

South Philadelphia home to the city's iconic sandwich

Pat’s King of Steaks Pat’s King of Steaks
— Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

South Philadelphia is cheesesteak central with long-time neighbors (and friendly-competitors) Pat’s and Geno’s serving up their own versions of the iconic Philadelphia sandwich. Over the course of 10 seasons, the Gang has been spotted in front of both cheesesteak heavyweights during their tumultuous adventures throughout the city.

Where: 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Chinatown Friendship Gate

Colorful portal to Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood

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The Chinatown <em>Friendship Gate</em>marks the entrance to Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood. — G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

The visual gateway to Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood, the Chinatown Friendship Gate is the first authentic Chinese gate to be built in the country. Charlie, Frank and Mac most likely did not take the time to appreciate the gate’s colorful designs as they attempted to become famous news reporters in season three.

Where: 10th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Swann Memorial Fountain

1924 by Alexander Stirling Calder

— B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

The beautiful Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Square, designed by Alexander Calder, marks the halfway point between City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In addition to thousands of visitors every year, the fountain is frequented by The Gang who all shared their absurd beliefs about its “magical” powers in season four.

Where: 19th Street and Logan Square Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Independence Hall

Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Independence Hall Independence Hall
— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

A visit to Philadelphia isn’t complete without seeing the birthplace of our nation, Independence Hall. The historic site make’s a cameo appearance in season four, along with a surprise visit from Green Man.

Where: 520 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Sugarcube®

Pairing perfect vintage with the latest styles

— J. Smith for GPTMC

Even though Sweet Dee tried to steal stylish heels for her nighttime outfit, you can buy your dancing shoes from nearby Sugarcube, an indie boutique that sells vintage and contemporary fashions to the effortlessly hip crowd.

Where: 124 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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City Hall

The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

Philadelphia City Hall Philadelphia City Hall
— Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

Sweet Dee revealed her sassy Latino reporter character Martina Martinez in front of Philadelphia City Hall before sports icon Green Man puts her in a “world of pain.”

Where: Broad Street and Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Sculpture is being renovated through fall '17; check out sister sculpture AMOR nearby

Park to reopen in late November 2017; LOVE Statue to return in early 2018

LOVE Park LOVE Park
— Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

Note: Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture has been removed for renovation while the sculpture’s home — Philadelphia’s iconic John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE Park — gets an overhaul ahead of its re-opening in September 2017. However, just a short walk away from LOVE Park stands the equally grand AMOR sculpture, the bilingual version of the LOVE sculpture, on display at Sister Cities Park.

(https://www.instagram.com/p/BO4cQkmAvmF/?tagged=amorsculpture)

Where: 16th and JFK Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Third-largest art museum in the country and a must-see attraction

Exterior of Philadelphia Museum of Art Exterior of Philadelphia Museum of Art
— Photo courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Speaking of love, the characters of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia do crazy things in the name of romance. Head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and run up the steps just as Mac and Carmen did on their happy-go-lucky, Rocky-inspired date. Once you finish your celebratory dance at the top, step inside and experience one of the greatest art museums in the world.

Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia’s most popular town square

Rittenhouse Square Rittenhouse Square
— Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Enjoy a leisurely walk through Rittenhouse Square, where Mac and Dennis try to educate Charlie on world affairs. After taking in the serene scenery, grab a bite to eat at fantastic restaurants surrounding the park or do some shopping on Walnut Street.

Where: 18th and Walnut Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Dave & Buster's

Arcade fun on the Delaware River Waterfront

Take your energy and inner-child to Dave & Buster’s on the Delaware River waterfront. Play your way through the Million Dollar Midway, a refined arcade complete with Skee-Ball, Dance Dance Revolution, pinball machines and bar and lounge seating. Most games at this adult funhouse award points that add up to prizes at the end, which inspired Dennis and Mac to create “Paddy’s Dollars” in season five.

Where: 325 North Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Pub & Kitchen

Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008

Sweet Dee and Artemis performed an unforgettable version of Sting’s “Desert Rose” at Pub & Kitchen, a beloved gastropub in Rittenhouse Square known for great beers on tap and satisfying pub grub.

Where: 1946 Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Woodlands Cemetery

This historic cemetery in West Philadelphia was the site where Frank learned the meaning of the holiday season during the A Very Sunny Christmas special.

Where: 4000 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Franklin Square

Carousel rides, mini-golf, burgers and more

Franklin Square Franklin Square
— Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

One of Philadelphia’s original squares, Franklin Square is a family-friendly destination complete with a carousel, mini-golf course and burger stand. Dennis and Charlie are a family-unfriendly pair that were seeking the talents of a caricature artist hanging out at the park in season seven.

Where: 200 N. 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Opening Credit Locations
Mac's Tavern
The Italian Market
Anthony’s Italian Coffee & Chocolate House
Palumbo Playground and Recreation Center
Dirty Franks
Bleu Martini
Lincoln Financial Field
Citizens Bank Park
Wells Fargo Center
Cheesesteak Central
Chinatown Friendship Gate
Swann Memorial Fountain
Independence Hall
Sugarcube®
City Hall
Sculpture is being renovated through fall '17; check out sister sculpture AMOR nearby
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rittenhouse Square
Dave & Buster's
Pub & Kitchen
Woodlands Cemetery
Franklin Square
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