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Top bar recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
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“Fantastic Mexican food and great margaritas. Their goat cheese guacamole is a favorite as well. This one is in Midtown Village so if you're in that area, you should check El Vez out.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Swanky speakeasy-style bar building a reputation with its meticulously made cocktails. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“So much joy! Located in the Gayborhood. If you need some happiness you’ll find it there! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The science and art of plant-based food- super upscale vegan restaurant with rotating menu and world class chefs. (Call for reservations!)”
  • 51 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“I love Time restaurant and live jazz bar with musicians most evenings, located on Samson St near 13th Street. The quality of the entertainment is awesome, the food and drinks are great and ambiance is a great feel. They have live music most nights of the week.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is the best when exploring South street/ Broad street Art Area. Some weekly specials: Mondays' Meatless mondays / Tuesday Taco Tuesday / Wednesday 1/2 price Burgers - Check out their site for more info! (Also try the Parm Pepper Fries!)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Everything is delicious from the charcuterie plate to the cheesecake. Can get crowded on weekend nights. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Hawthornes is a 5-minute cab ride away and is a great brunch/dinner spot. The food is great, but what really makes Hawthornes stand out is the huge selection of beers. Nearly a dozen refrigerated cases are available to choose from. It's a great way to try something new or to enjoy an old favorite.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Best Happy Hour in the City! They are known for their kimchee fried rice but you must also try the edamame dumplings. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“IBG is a large outdoor pub - one large garden that grows in the historic center of Philadelphia in summer, just steps from Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. Although the business is not located by a river like Spruce Street Harbor Park, but is around one of the business buildings in the center, it certainly does not diminish the charm. In addition to a large selection of delicious draft beers (up to 40 kinds!) And a typical American bar menu (burgers, ribs, etc.), you can also play games (ping pong or jenga) in the surrounding area - just to not sit on your ass and earn per mille nicely sweated.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Cuba Libre opened its first location in Old City, Philadelphia in 2000, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The cuisines of different ethnicities have been gently simmered in the cultural cauldron of Cuba to create what is now the Criollo (home-style) cuisine of the island. They often have free or low-cost dance events!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegan Restaurant known for it’s cocktails and it’s food. Great food for anyone really, not just Vegans and Vegetarians. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Just across the street: Classic Philly dive bar with affordable drinks and darts (no food). ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Attached to Sanpan, the basement is luxurious and stylish. They can make a mean cocktail as we as incredible high end sushi / yakitori. ”
  • 21 locals recommend