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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Balcony Bar Pop-up
Balcony Bar is a pop-up at the Kimmel Center that’s only open during SIPS in the summer.
1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
When you’re looking for reasonably priced sushi, but still want it to feel a little special, head to 1225 Raw in Center City.
HipCityVeg is a fast casual vegan spot with things like impossible burgers and “chick’n” sandwiches.
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Friday Saturday Sunday
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.
Hershel’s East Side Deli
Hershel's is a deli inside Reading Terminal Market with a great pastrami sandwich.
Local 44 is a West Philly bar and bottle shop with really good burgers and a lot of vegan/vegetarian options.
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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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