Olde Bar

Cocktail Bar in Old City & Society Hill

This remake of a classic Philly oyster house (formerly Bookbinders – the original sign hangs outside the building) maintains a stately, nostalgic vibe while improving the cocktails and keeping the oysters on the half shell ($3 each).

It's also a good place for a meal including fish and chips, and solid regional dishes ($18 to $32), such as snapper turtle soup and cowboy rib eye.