Open until midnight, this Chinatown spot is huge and the menu is full of crepes, waffles, pancakes, and plenty of mango-themed sweets. As a plus, they’ve got a big upstairs lounge area to seat a crew, which is perfect when everyone’s had a few drinks, or if it’s a weeknight and the whole group just wants dessert.
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Bar Ly Chinatown
Bar Ly is pretty much the only sports bar in Chinatown, but it’s a good one, so we’re fine with it.
Hop Sing Laundromat
You can’t wash your clothes at Hop Sing Laundromat, but you can get some really good cocktails here - as long as you make it past the guy at the door.
Rangoon is a Burmese place in Chinatown that’s good for sharing a bunch of family-style dishes with a big group.
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Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Philly Style Bagels
Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown is our favorite bagel shop in the city, bar none.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
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Sate Kampar is a Malaysian place in East Passyunk where you should go for a low-key weeknight dinner.
Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
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