Besides being one of the oldest bars in Philly, McGillin’s is also the entire city’s favorite place to day drink and watch sports. The beer hall has rows of long picnic tables, projector screens playing whatever game is currently on TV, and no matter what time of year it is, you’ll see big groups cheers-ing each other with pints of whatever’s on draft. They also have two fireplaces, so it’s especially relevant in the winter, when all of the outdoor beer gardens are closed and day drinking options have dwindled.
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Hershel’s East Side Deli
Hershel's is a deli inside Reading Terminal Market with a great pastrami sandwich.
Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
Jean-Georges is an expensive French restaurant on the top floor of the Comcast tower with panoramic views of the city.
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Morgan’s Pier is the biggest day drinking party in Philly every weekend in the summer, and it’s right on the Delaware River.
Moonshine is a divey pub in Pennsport with solid cocktails and a full bar menu that they serve until 1am.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Dim Sum Garden
Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
With its purple walls and loungey feel, Sampan may feel a bit outdated, but the pan-Asian food more than makes up for that.
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