119 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Philadelphia.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
Martha in Kensington has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
Veda in Rittenhouse serves upscale Indian food and is a good option for a weeknight date.
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
Mission Taqueria is a bright and airy Mexican spot in Center City where you should go for Happy Hour or a casual date.
Royal Sushi & Izakaya in Queen Village does the best sushi omakase in the city and has a fun bar up front.
Fitz And Starts is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Nunu is an izakaya and bar in Fishtown that’s great for a casual date or Happy Hour.
Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day spot near 30th Street Station that looks like the apartment in Rittenhouse you’ll never be able to afford.