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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Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
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.
Charlie Was A Sinner
Charlie Was A Sinner is a vegan bar in Midtown Village that’s good for meeting up with a friend for a drink and a few small plates.
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Tradesman's is a two-story sports bar that serves classic BBQ dishes like brisket and tri-tip.
Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
Martha in Kensington has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
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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.
Tiki is a two-floor bar in Midtown Village that you should go to when you want to feel like you’re in college again.
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