You probably follow someone on Instagram who is constantly bragging about how “healthy” and “happy” they are since they cut alcohol out of their diet. And while you’re super happy for them and their new sober lifestyle, the thought of going out to dinner on a Friday without a couple of cocktails sounds like a life you’re just not ready to live. Try Charlie Was A Sinner, a cocktail bar in Midtown Village that makes their drinks with fresh fruit juice and organic liquor, and also serves a completely vegan menu of small plates that’ll make you feel better about your life choices without giving up your weekend activities.
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Tredici Enoteca is a wine bar in Midtown Village that has a big, inexpensive wine list and solid small plates.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
When you want to eat a steak inside of a bank vault, go to Del Frisco’s.
Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
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La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
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Vedge in Midtown Village isn’t just the best vegan place around, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the city.
V Street is Vedge’s much cooler and more casual younger sister that serves vegan street food and cocktails.
Giuseppe & Sons
Giuseppe & Sons is a two-floor Italian spot in Center City that’s part casual lunch shop and part upscale restaurant.
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