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  • 1. 10 Arts Lounge and Bistro

    Center City West | Bars/Pubs

    Under the soaring, 140-foot-high rotunda of this former bank building, refashioned as the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, is an elegant lobby bar...Read More

  • 2. Eulogy Belgian Tavern

    Old City | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    For those with an insatiable desire to try new and exotic brews, this Old City bar offers an absolutely staggering assortment: 300-plus bottles...Read More

  • 3. Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge

    Northern Liberties | Dance Clubs

    A consistent player in Philly's club scene, Silk City combines a quirky club and live performance venue with a diner side specializing in creative...Read More

  • 4. Standard Tap

    Northern Liberties | Bars/Pubs

    A pioneering establishment in Philadelphia's pub culture, Standard Tap has been pairing local beer with thoughtful seasonal food since 1999...Read More

  • 5. World Cafe Live

    University City | Music Clubs

    A musical flagship in West Philly, WCL's building also houses the radio station WXPN-FM, which emphasizes acoustic, independent, and world-beat...Read More

  • 6. a.bar

    Rittenhouse Square | Bars/Pubs

    Attached to the AKA hotel and its restaurant, a.kitchen, a.bar boasts one of the most enviable views in the city, looking right out onto Rittenhouse...Read More

  • 7. Bar Ferdinand

    Northern Liberties | Bars/Pubs

    One of Philly's steadiest spots for authentic Iberian sabor, the inviting Ferdinand slings a wide variety of both traditional and modern Spanish...Read More

  • 8. Black Sheep

    Center City West | Bars/Pubs

    This handsome pub is just off Rittenhouse Square, in a refurbished town house with a fireplace on the main floor and a quiet dining space on...Read More

  • 9. Chris' Jazz Café

    Center City West | Music Clubs

    This intimate hangout off the Avenue of the Arts (aka Broad Street), Chris' showcases top talent Monday through Saturday. The jazz club stays...Read More

  • 10. Comedy Sportz

    Rittenhouse Square | Comedy Clubs

    Anything goes during this once-a-week night of improvisational comedy, formatted as a high-energy competitive sport. The troupe hosts two shows...Read More

  • 11. Continental Mid-Town

    Center City West | Bars/Pubs

    A more elaborate offshoot of Stephen Starr's Old City martini lounge, the Mid-Town spreads the cocktail and global small-plate concept across...Read More

  • 12. Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar

    Old City | Bars/Pubs

    Even restaurant and nightlife mogul Stephen Starr had to start somewhere—the Continental was his very first restaurant, and it continues to...Read More

  • 13. Dirty Frank's

    Center City East | Bars/Pubs

    Its outside walls decorated with famous Franks throughout history (Frankenstein's monster, FDR, Sinatra, Zappa, etc.), Dirty Frank's is a...Read More

  • 14. Electric Factory

    Northern Liberties | Music Clubs

    Named in honor of the original Electric Factory, which opened in 1968 and hosted acts ranging from Jimi Hendrix to the Grateful Dead, this current...Read More

  • 15. Fergie's Pub

    Center City East | Bars/Pubs

    Fergus "Fergie" Carey is the jovial proprietor of this casual, cozy, and beloved bar, which has been around longer than most establishments...Read More

  • 16. For Pete's Sake

    Queen Village | Bars/Pubs

    Pete's, in Queen Village, could easily be mistaken for just another neighborhood watering hole, but the menu is eclectic, featuring a regularly...Read More

  • 17. Frankford Hall

    Fishtown | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Stephen Starr's big, loud, and lively beer garden brings a bit of Bavaria to Fishtown's nightlife scene. You and your crew can sit outside at...Read More

  • 18. Franky Bradley's

    Center City East | Bars/Pubs

    A former supper club that attracted movers and shakers of yesteryear, the updated Franky's is now under the watch of Mark Bee, architect of...Read More

  • 19. Helium Comedy Club

    Center City West | Comedy Clubs

    Philly's premier comedy club, Helium attracts well-known headliners from television and film, all of whom perform in a straightforward room...Read More

  • 20. Hop Sing Laundromat

    Chinatown | Bars/Pubs

    Run by mysterious and mononym-using owner Lê, Hop Sing is a drinkers' haven for cocktail fans who take their cocktails clandestine. Hopeful...Read More

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