If your date’s the type that does all of their shopping at farmers’ markets and always talks about wanting to “explore bee keeping,” then there’s a good chance they’ll like Pumpkin. This small BYOB’s menu changes daily based on what’s in season, but if you see any type of crudo on the menu, make that the first dish you order. It’s cash only, so hit the ATM before you go.
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Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street is like going on a little trip to Germany, with a big beer hall, sausages, and schnitzel.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
When you want to eat a steak inside of a bank vault, go to Del Frisco’s.
Over Easy Breakfast Club
If you live in Fishtown, Over Easy Breakfast Club is where you should spend every Saturday or Sunday morning.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
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White Dog Cafe
White Dog Cafe is a spot near Penn that has good drinks and a solid Happy Hour, but you don’t need to go for a full dinner.
Bob & Barbara’s Cocktail Lounge
Bob & Barbara’s is exactly what you want from a dive bar. It’s also the birthplace of the Citywide, so it’s basically royalty.
Jet Wine Bar
Jet Wine Bar on South Street is the best place in the neighborhood to drink and buy natural wine.
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