If you live near Callowhill, then Prohibition Taproom should be your go-to neighborhood bar. This corner spot from the people behind Kensington Quarters has you covered from weekend brunch to late-night burgers to a daily Happy Hour when all their drafts are just $4. Plus, they have a beer on tap that’s made exclusively for them - an IPA called Hoppy Lil Hudson.
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Cafe Lift is a good option for brunch just north of Center City. Make sure to get some cannoli French toast.
Elixr Coffee Roasters
Elixr’s huge coffee roastery in Callowhill is a great place to get work done, especially after doing one of their “coffee omakases.”
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Hops is a 4,500-square-foot spot in Brewerytown that’s nicer looking than your average brewery.
Burg’s Hideaway Lounge
Burg’s is a tiki bar in South Philly that has a good Happy Hour and is quiet enough to have a conversation in.
Tavern On Broad
Tavern On Broad is a big bar in Center City that’s generally full of recent postgrads.
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Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
With a great rooftop and long list of rotating beers, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties is great for everything from Happy Hour to an office party.
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