SOMO SoPhi is our go-to for an early dinner before a concert or game on Broad Street, or a late night drink after the fact. It’s a huge American spot that’s open until midnight every night, and has two separate levels of outdoor seating for when the weather isn’t miserable. It’s probably the most upscale place you’ll find in the area, so if you’re celebrating a birthday or just thought you’d be nice and take your niece and all of her 15-year-old friends to see Justin Bieber On Ice, it’s probably your best bet.
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South Philadelphia Tap Room
South Philadelphia Tap Room is a neighborhood bar where you plan to stop for a drink and end up spending the whole night.
John’s Roast Pork
There are a lot of places you can go for a cheesesteak in Philly, but John’s Roast Pork in South Philly is the best.
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Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.
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It might not be the best cheesesteak in the city, but Tony Luke’s does have one of the better ones.
Bar Amis is an offshoot of Amis Trattoria that serves solid pasta and antipasti dishes in the Navy Yard.
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