Philadelphia drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in South Philadelphia

Second District Brewing

A converted auto workshop is the location for this South Philly microbrewery that's one to watch. They like to experiment with their brewing here, so there's bound to be something interesting and unique on the menu …
Top Choice Bar in Chinatown & Center City East

Dirty Franks

In business since 1933, Franks' regulars call this bar an 'institution' with some irony, but it does have grunge style as well as housing the Off The Wall gallery. Like many Philly dives, it offers the 'citywide spe…
Top Choice Bar in South Philadelphia

Tattooed Mom

It feels a little disrespectful to call such a fun and fabulously decorated place a 'dive bar', but the friendly staff and patrons of Tatttooed Mom likely wouldn't mind and that label just easily sums up the bar's c…
Top Choice Bar in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Trestle Inn

On a dark corner this classed-up old dive is notable for its friendliness and craft cocktails, which can be enjoyed in a happy hour that lasts from 5pm until 8pm. From 9pm on Thursday and 10pm on Friday and Saturday…
Top Choice Bar in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Monk's Cafe

Hop fans crowd this mellow wood-paneled place for Belgian and American craft beers on tap – it has one of the best selections in the city. For those needing assistance, a 'Beer Bible' is available.
Top Choice Cafe in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Elixir Coffee Roasters

Tucked in an alley, this hopping coffee spot has a warehouse theme, complete with meat-locker doors for the bathrooms. Funky miniature terrariums, murals on the walls, good wi-fi and quality hand-dripped coffees mak…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Old City & Society Hill

Khyber Pass Pub

A wide range of craft beers from across the US are sold at this friendly all-day bar. Happy hour runs 4pm to 6pm and the beer menu includes handy tasting notes.
Top Choice Coffee in Philadelphia

Pilgrim Roasters

Dan Faehl and Ryan Connelly are the passionate and friendly duo behind this coffee roaster and cafe. Take your pick from four daily featured coffees, all single origin and with different flavor profiles. A Scandinav…
Top Choice Coffee in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

La Colombe Fishtown

All the stops have been pulled out for the Philadelphia gourmet-coffee giant's flagship store in a converted Fishtown warehouse. Here you'll find a self-serve cafe, bakery and distillery producing Different Drum, a …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & Center City East

Charlie was a Sinner

Charlie, apparently, sinned during the building's sketchy past as a brothel. Never mind, it's a catchy name for what is now a sophisticated cocktail bar and restaurant where food and booze are both vegan. Watch the …