When the snow starts falling, an encyclopedic knowledge of the local bars that have fireplaces is pretty much invaluable. But The Dandelion really works any time of year. They’ve totally committed to the theme, and you’ll see this not only in design elements like tartan stools and silver trays brought out for tea service, but in a lengthy menu full of English staples like Sunday roast and rabbit pie. Bring your work friends, bring a date, or just bring yourself for a pint during Happy Hour.
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Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
Alma De Cuba
If you’re in Rittenhouse and need a spot for Happy Hour, a date, and/or dinner with a group, go to Alma de Cuba.
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Tradesman's is a two-story sports bar that serves classic BBQ dishes like brisket and tri-tip.
You have to walk down an alley next to Sampan to get to Graffiti, an outdoor bar with TVs and cheap drinks during Happy Hour.
Kostas is a Greek restaurant and bar on Girard with a hidden back patio where you should be day drinking in the summer.
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Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
Alimentari is a wine bar above the Center City Di Bruno Bros that has more charcuterie board options than you’ll know what to do with.
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