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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The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Tredici Enoteca is a wine bar in Midtown Village that has a big, inexpensive wine list and solid small plates.
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As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Jaxon is a neighborhood BYOB in Northern Liberties with a small, seasonal menu that’s great for both a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.
The Dutch is a corner BYOB and brunch spot in South Philly that you’ll wish you lived around the corner from.
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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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