The Ultimate Guide to Eating, Drinking and Playing in Philadelphia

 

**IMPORTANT: DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT EAT A CHEESESTEAK WHILE YOU ARE HERE. THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF SUPERIOR FOOD OPTIONS. YOU CAN THANK US LATER**

 

Best Bites and Restaurants

Fast Casual

1)      Mac Mart

2)      DiNic’s (Roast Pork Sandwich)

3)      Meltkraft

4)      Sketch Burger

5)      Jake’s Sandwich Board  

6)      Federal Donuts

7)      The Quick Fixx

8)      Wokworks

9)      RyBrew

10)     Shoo Fry

11)      Buena Onda

12)      Dizengoff

13)      Honest Tom’s

14)      Hai Street Kitchen

15)      Spot Burger

Casual

1)      Fette Sau

2)      Heritage

3)      Standard Tap

4)      Silk City

5)      Dim Sum Garden

6)      Mission Taqueria

7)      Kensington Quarters

8)      Cheu

9)      Varga Bar

10)     Pub & Kitchen

11)      Bud & Marilyn’s

12)      Kanella Grill

13)      Good King Tavern

14)      Bing Bing Dim Sum

15)      Bottle Bar East

16)      Han Dynasty

17)      Bridgid’s

18)      Double Knot (Varied menu on each floor)

19)      South Philly Tap Room

20)      Butcher Bar

Fine

1)      Vernick

2)      Laurel

3)      Stateside

4)      Jamonera

5)      Serpico

6)      Talula’s Garden

7)      High Street of Market

8)      Fork

9)      Zahav

10)     A Mano (BYOB)

11)      Will (BYOB)

12)     Twenty Manning

13)     Audrey Claire (BYOB)

14)     Fitler Dining Room

15)     Mercato (BYOB)

Breakfast/Brunch

1)      Reading Terminal Market

2)      Sabrina’s Café (multiple locations)

3)      Green Eggs Café (multiple locations)

4)      Café Lift

5)      Day by Day

6)      Sam’s Morning Glory

7)      Spread Bagelry

8)      Honey’s Sit N Eat (multiple locations)

9)      Ants Pants Café

10)     The Dutch

11)      Tela’s Market & Kitchen

12)      Girard

13)      Miles Table

14)      Talula’s Daily

15)      Little Spoon Café

Sweets

1)      Cake Life Bake Shop

2)      Beiler’s Bakery

3)      Scoop Deville

4)      Capogiro

5)      Franklin Fountain

6)      Lil’ Pop Shop

7)      Insomnia Cookies

8)      Magpie

9)      Sweet Charlie’s

10)     The Sweet Life Bakeshop

11)      Termini Bakery

12)      Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen

13)      Isgro Pastries

14)      Gran Caffe L’Aquila

15)      Sarcone’s Bakery

 

Drinks

Beer Bars

1)      Bottle Bar East

2)      Alla Spina

3)      Monk’s

4)      Tap Room on 19th

5)      Bainbridge Street Barrel House

6)      Brauhaus Schmitz

7)      Tria Taproom

8)      Varga Bar

9)      Strangelove’s

10)     Standard Tap

11)      POPE

12)      Kyber Pass Pub

13)      Barcade

14)      Race Street Café

15)      The Abbaye

Wine Bars

1)      Jet Wine Bar

2)      Root

3)      Vintage Wine Bar

4)      Tria Café

5)      Tredici Enoteca

6)      Paris Wine Bar

7)      Zavino

8)      Panorama

9)      Fishtown Social

10)     Cooperage

Cocktail Bars

1)      The Franklin

2)      Hop Sing Laundromat

3)      Writers Block Rehab

4)      Ranstead Room

5)      1 Tippling Place

6)      Olde Bar

7)      a.bar

8)      Stateside

9)      Otis and Pickles

10)     Vesper (ask bartender for password then pick up phone at front and tell it to person who answers)

Breweries/Distilleries

1)      Crime & Punishment Brewery

2)      2nd Story Brewing

3)      Dock Street Brewery

4)      Yards Brewery

5)      Flying Fish Crafthouse

6)      Evil Genius Brewing

7)      Brewery ARS

8)      Saint Benjamin Brewery

9)      Second District Brewing

10)     Bar Hygge

11)      Rowhouse Spirits

12)     Philadelphia Distilling

13)     New Liberty Distilling

14)     Federal Distilling

 

Entertainment/Sites

1)      Flyers vs NY Islanders (3/30 @ 7PM), Flyers vs. NJ Devils (4/1 @ 7PM)

2)      Cherry Blossom Festival

3)      Urban Axes (book a group event or walk in on Wednesday/Thursday (6-9pm) or Sunday (12-4pm)

4)      SugarHouse Casino

5)      Skygarten (go here instead of paying at the liberty place observatory)

6)      Grim Philly Twilight Tours 

7)      Barnes Foundation

8)      Philadelphia Museum of Art

9)      Franklin Institute

10)     Mütter Museum

11)     Rodin Museum

12)     Academy of Natural Sciences

13)     Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

14)     Independence National Historic Park

15)     Philadelphia Magic Gardens

16)     Japanese House and Garden

17)     Elfreth’s Alley

18)     Reading Terminal Market, Italian Market

19)     Race Street Pier/Delaware River Trail

20)     Rittenhouse Square, Franklin Square, Washington Square

21)     Dilworth Park/City Hall

22)     Schuylkill River Trail/Boathouse Row 

23)     Philadelphia Zoo

24)     Belmont Plateau

25)     Eastern State Penitentiary