Morgan’s Pier has everything you could possibly want in a beer garden: river views, a ton of seating, and over 40 different beers to choose from. So, not surprisingly, it’s pretty much the biggest day drinking party in the city during the summer. Even with the huge amount of space it takes up under the Ben Franklin Bridge, Morgan’s Pier still gets crowded super quickly, so your best bet is to head here early, grab a few tables, and order enough pitchers so that you don’t have to get the bartender’s attention for the foreseeable future.
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LaScala's is a casual Italian restaurant that looks like a diner and is useful for watching football games over a plate of pasta and beer.
Art in the Age
Art In The Age is part bar, part bar supply store, and part day drinking spot before hitting up the tourist attractions in Old City.
Sassafras is a little bar in Old City that looks like the living room of an old, expensive, probably haunted house.
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The Sidecar Bar & Grille
The Sidecar is a corner bar in Graduate Hospital with great bar food and solid Happy Hour specials.
Philadelphia Distilling is a huge warehouse with a tasting room that has mostly gin cocktails, plus a menu of small plates.
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There’s no better place to sit outside and eat French food around Rittenhouse Square than Parc.
Little Nonna’s is an Italian spot in Midtown Village that has the perfect back garden for a date night.
Frankford Hall in Fishtown is a huge German beer hall that’s perfect for day drinking, with food, games and plenty of beer.
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