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Best things to do in Bala Cynwyd

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Sandwich Place
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“This is the best place in the city for a cheesesteak hands down! They are worth the wait! Please don’t go to the tourist traps in south Philly!! ”
23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Slightly west of the city, but Manayunk offers tons of entertainment day and night!”
34 locals recommend
Bar
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“The trendy Neighborhood of Manayunk hugs the Schuylkill River banks, and provides direct access to the Wissahickon Park! 15 mins from Center City, this area has a small-town vibe with traditional Philadelphia charm. Galleries and boutiques line Main Street, while its trendy eateries and boisterous bars evoke the area's Lenape name, "the place to drink.””
29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best place for everyone in Manayunk, breakfast, lunch or dinner, always open.”
17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Absolutely 100% the best tacos in Manayunk. EXCELLENT Lunch Special! Must try: fish tacos, kale salad, coconut shrimp!!! ”
17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Delicious local cafe with fresh food options, great coffee, and a cute atmosphere. Excellent for a slow latte, a quick cappuccino, or a working cortado. ”
15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Because of the steak mac'n'cheese. And the cocktails. The Goat's Beard is a frequent go to for us.”
17 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Food, shopping and everything else in between happen down on Main Street! Main Street regularly has different festivals or specials going on with the local restaurants and bars. Its great to take a stroll down and explore different little places!”
12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Our fav because of it's great wine and Italian dishes. It's also totally adorable and intimate.”
10 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“AMAZING burgers, great staff, and a great carefully picked beer selection. I love this place.”
11 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Buzzy Sichuan cafe known for spicy plates served in a historic storefront with Asian touches. BYOB.”
7 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“A local GEM 💎 with delicious Thai dishes, vegan and gluten free options, and THE BEST Spring Rolls ever! BYOB, and outdoor seating! Also try the sister-location up the street, a Japanese concept @Yanako ”
5 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“There is always something going on at the Grape, whether there are 5 people there, or 100. They showcase live bands, have open mic nights and even a comedy night. ”
3 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Bourbon Blue is a very nice American Cuisine restaurant with a hint of New Orleans’s style. You might even walk from home (22 min) or just 7 min by car. I personally love their Jambalaya and their Southern fried Chicken! They have live music on most weekend nights!!!”
6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast staple in Manayunk. Huge portions, hot coffee -- but get there early because it gets crowded!”
8 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the only places left with $1 you call it drinks during Friday Happy Hour”
7 locals recommend