108 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Pizzeria Beddia is a sit-down pizza spot in Fishtown with arguably the best pizza in the city, plus a natural wine list and excellent soft serve.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
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.
Royal Sushi & Izakaya in Queen Village does the best sushi omakase in the city and has a fun bar up front.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
Cheu is a noodle and dumpling spot in Fishtown where you should start a night out.
Hardena is a small Indonesian place in East Passyunk that works great for a casual weeknight dinner or carryout.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.