Drinking & Nightlife

  • Trestle Inn Who doesn't love a cool cocktail bar with a glitter ball, DJs and go-go girls?
  • La Colombe Fishtown Premium coffee and artisan spirits, including creamy lattes on tap.
  • Philadelphia Distilling Take a tour of the distillery and get merry on their gin and absinthe cocktails.
  • The Random Tea Room Pure pleasure for tea fans with some 40 blends to choose from.
  • Monk's Cafe For those serious about their beer, this place offers an incredible selection.

Bars with a View

  • R2L Restaurant All of the city glitters around you at this sky-high cocktail bar.
  • Bok Bar Head to this summer-season rooftop bar for panoramas of the city skyline.
  • City Tap House Enjoy the many beers on tap while sitting on this bar's outdoor terraces surrounded by University City.

Beer

Gay & Lesbian

  • Woody's Philly's most famous LGBT bar is the anchor of the Gayborhood.
  • Tavern on Camac Stalwart of the Gayborhood, with a piano bar downstairs and DJs upstairs.
  • Toasted Walnut Bar & Kitchen Newer venue that caters primarily for women into women.
  • Voyeur For dancing until near dawn, this after-hours club is your option.

Cocktails

Wine Bars

  • Panorama Biggest selection of wines by the glass in the city.
  • Tria Cafe Wash West An extensive list of wines here and in its other Center City branches.
  • Jet Wine Bar Wine tasting evenings including ones comparing old and new world wines and sampling unusual varietals.
  • Paris Wine Bar Enjoy wines from Pennsylvania as well as live jazz.

Artisan Spirits

  • New Liberty Sample the rye whiskey, rum and vodka, and take a tour of the distillery.
  • Manatawny Still Works Tasting room for craft spirits and cocktails on the E Passyunk strip.
  • Art in the Age There's a tasting room at the back of this Old City store specializing in everything you need to make cocktails.

Dive Bars

  • Bob & Barbara's Lounge Classic low-frills, cheap drinks boozer with drag shows, live jazz, karaoke and more.
  • Tattooed Mom Casual and fun spot for whatever wets your whistle on the South St strip.
  • Dirty Franks See how many of the Franks you can name on the mural outside.
  • El Bar Watch the El rattle by from the junky beer garden at this Fishtown institution.

Coffee

Elixir Coffee Roasters Quality hand-dripped coffees at this alleyway cafe in Center City.

W/N W/N Coffee Bar Elixir coffee is served at this cool, evening cafe-bar in Northern Liberties.

Rival Bros Coffee Bar Try the nitro coffee, a creamy cold-brew infused with nitrogen and served on tap.

Menagerie Coffee Perk up your exploration of the Old City by dropping by this slick cafe.

Bars with Good Food

  • Double Knot The basement of this sake bar hides an impressive Japanese restaurant.
  • Olde Bar Enjoy oysters and other seafood at this bar run by Iron Chef Jose Garces.
  • Khyber Pass Pub Tuck into good-value Southern US dishes at this bar that also specializes in craft beers.
  • Harp & Crown Weekend brunch includes a make-your-own doughnut station. Plus there's a bowling alley in the basement.