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Ray's Happy Birthday Bar

$$$$

1200 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
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You may think that the idea of hearing the “Happy Birthday” song more than 10 times in a night sounds annoying, or even unbearable. And in an Applebee’s, Chili’s, or pretty much any other restaurant where they have the entire staff come to your table with a huge gong and sing to you, you would be correct. At Ray’s, though, it’s somehow the opposite. By the time you get to the fifth serenade, you’ll be a few shots in and it will feel like it’s two weeks before Christmas and Mariah Carey’s version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” just came on over the loudspeaker. You just can’t help but sing along.

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