Just like how Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and Silicon Valley is the birthplace of the technology that’s stripped us of our last bit of personal privacy, Bob & Barbara’s is the birthplace of the Citywide. While lots of other bars have replicated it since this place invented it in the ’90s, no one does it cheaper (or better) than they do. Also, the live music and Thursday night drag shows make it an objectively fun place to hang out, so that doesn’t hurt either.
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Tio Flores in Grad Hospital is a great place to start or spend a night, with a long menu of Mexican classics and margaritas.
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“The Franklin Bar,” as it’s known, is one of the best cocktail bars in the city and a great place to go on a third date.
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