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Top bar recommendations from locals

English Restaurant
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“This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Expensive and will require a reservation and semi-formal attire. Easily one of the best places to eat in the tri-state area.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.”
  • 46 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
American Restaurant
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“Open year-round, 50 S. 16th St. 37th floor. Chef Daniel Stern serves up fine dining on the 37th floor of Two Liberty in booths and tables that face out over the city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“As is the case with most speakeasies... don't judge a book by it's cover. Stephen Starr’s red-walled speakeasy-esque bar, tucked into the alley street (Ranstead) behind his Mexican eatery El Rey, is lit almost solely by candlelight. The sexy space is a perfect spot for a fancy cocktail and the bartenders here are top-notch. - from Eater Philadelphia”
  • 28 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. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“All of the Tria locations are spectacular. They all have great food (tasting portions) as well a a huge selection of wines and craft beers. I would not come for dinner expecting to get full though!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“The atmosphere is exactly what you would expect from a good whiskey bar, comfortable, crowded and active. They have a seemingly endless selection of whiskeys to choose from and the bartenders all know their stuff. The food is great, good portions and perfectly prepared. The bar is beautifully designed, and the service is excellent. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“#kaylyn'sFAV! get tickets at will call and eat at Vic's Sushi next door (fantastic hole in the wall), OR Porcini Italian BYOB across the street (reservations!!!) , OR grab cocktails at my favorite speakeasy - The Ranstead Room (there's no sign, but it can be found.)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably my favorite seafood spot in Philly! They have great seating on Rittenhouse Square, 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Sunday and a delicious selection of oysters and seafood any time!”
  • 12 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Unexpected and unique craft cocktails, drink list is the size of a short novel.”
  • 19 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Old City’s original martini bar, the Continental specializes in global tapas served in a lively, stylish setting. The kitchen stays open late on Fridays and Saturdays to satisfy the cravings of the neighborhood’s party people.”
  • 27 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
American Restaurant
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“Just on the next block, and fairly new to the area. A meat-eater's paradise, but plenty of veg as well!”
  • 8 locals recommend