The kitchen does a locally sourced farm-to-table menu. In its 33 years, the West Philly brewpub has never been anything but wonderful. Had a wonderful meal and server came back advising us the desserts were on the house. And get your camera ready. Photography by Ted Nghiem Cocktail Bars Smart, boozy, but way less stodgy Preserved graffiti, potted ferns, lovely views, a small-plates menu, and a cocktail program that leans heavily on smartly reconsidered classics, all in a single new addition to the Bok Building. Downstairs is dimly lit; upstairs has a tiki theme. The menu includes a diverse lineup of lighter wines, with an even bigger variety of floral- and citrus-inspired cocktails.
Half the joints in town have bar programs that are as good as or better than their kitchens. Shortly after that, we received our appetizers. Just off Rittenhouse Square, the bi-level, half-subterranean bar stirs and shakes up classy drinks with spirits from its extensive liquor collection. The weekly summer happy hour known as Center City District Sips returned for the season on June 6, and runs through August 29. With 25 Belgian brews on tap and over 200 beers — often rare — in bottles, this always-buzzing spot is frequently recognized as one of the best beer bars nationwide.
The restaurant is an occasion spot, serving some of the best steaks in the city. The food menu is similarly flexible, ranging from hummus or French fries to filet mignon. The bar at Suraya in Fishtown The restaurant itself is amazing at all hours of the day. All restaurants should have one as good as this. Arrived at 5:45 and was told we had to wait until 6 to be seated. Yes, it has a bar.
Plus, when the kitchen is open, the full dining menu is available at the bar. Grab one of the Beer Bibles and ask the bartender for ordering advice. For the music lover, it's a place where they can catch some live music and their favorite drink in a great environment. The Parkway Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia transforms its Skyline Terrace into a rooftop beer garden on select evenings from April to July. At 6:50 pm the server came over and apologized stating the chef lost our appetizer tickets and we should have flagged her down letting her know we did not get our food. It served a Lagavulin under a glass bell full of tobacco smoke, with a cigar on the side. It has a much, much bigger — and more interesting — beer selection than a bar of its size should be able to handle, plus an impressive whiskey list.
Specials abound, with various deals offered during pretty much any hometeam game. Reserve a table for any upcoming Eagles game. You have to slip down a nondescript alleyway around the corner from to access this sexy speakeasy-inspired cocktail den. When it comes to food, go for one of the mussels plates, which feature different beers in the broths. And as the state continues to roll back onerous booze laws, the bar culture here has a bright future. Not Just Drinking For singing, dancing and playing Yes, it has great Ethiopian and Eritrean food. Graduate Hospital A sports bar with a touch of class Can we call a sports bar suave? Mosey on over if you just need a place to enjoy a beer and breathe.
Believe us, there are so many to try. From the decadent crepes and classic cocktails to the tin ceiling and roaring fireplace, Beau Monde is a date night dream spot. Take note that some of these venues—like Bok Bar and Cira Green—are only open during summer. . Follow our guide to make sure you find them all. When Stephen Starr is involved, one thing is pretty much guaranteed: Everything is going to be on theme. So far, the winter of 2018 doesn't seem to be cutting us any slack, but you can beat the frigid temps in some of the cozy bars in Philadelphia.
From classic cocktails and specialist craft beers from around the world to obscure sports on big screens, Philly has you covered. Nestled within the Rittenhouse Hotel, the Library Bar exudes the kind of quiet sexiness that you want in a luxe hotel bar experience. In a neighborhood that is sometimes overrun with over-served suburbanites when the sun goes down, 1 Tippling Place is a bar for grown-ups. In 2018, Deck will be open during and the weekends of the Fourth of July and Labor Day. The winter cocktail menu includes a lineup of creative artisanal drinks such as Love on the Rum, made with rye, rum, brown butter maple syrup, apple juice and egg yolk; Goonies Never Say Rye, made with rye, curacao, lemon and pistachio orgeat; and the Cheese Louise, a concoction of rye, apple brandy, quince and ricotta. And the space is big, bright, comfortable and casual. Twenty-eight taps with interesting brews, a curated wine list and shop! Watched numerous tables be seated and get appetizers while we still waited for ours.
Black-and-white tile, a marble bar top, and an ever-changing list of cleverly named and brilliantly mixed cocktails. Photo of cocktail at Opa by. Dives and Taverns A Philly specialty It is, and will always be, the same windowless, sin-colored bunker with the same cheap beer, the same crowd of regulars, and the same one-and-a-half-cheesesteak deal. And the cocktails shaken up by the bartenders classics and updated versions of classics are among the best in the neighborhood. Thank you for making our experience go from a low to a high! It also provides a view of the eclectic architecture that dots the neighborhood, such as the ornate 19th-century highrises and the slicker, more contemporary development.
This is one of the. Expect a wait to get in. Everything is served in proper glassware to guests seated in the narrow space, many in armchairs and on cozy sofas. Taking in a sunset over the City of Brotherly Love is hands down one of the best , so head out and take advantage of our sweeping city views. For a long time, these folks were schlepping their cider door-to-door and from event to event.
Browse Drink Philly and find more information on great locations to discover in the city. Sometimes you just need a friendly place to get a shot and a beer at 7 a. The former Root went through a transformation recently, from a full-fledged wine bar to a full-fledged cocktail bar and a new name. The spiked hot chocolate bar is where to get creamy, booze-forward hot chocolates and spiked coffees topped with sprinkles, marshmallows, whipped cream and other treats. Live jazz at South in Spring Garden Dark and loud and crowded and fun.