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Top Choice Park in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Rail Park

The old Reading Viaduct is the location of the first phase of this ambitious project to reuse 3 miles of decommissioned rail lines between Fairmount Park and Center City. A bridge over N 13th St has been rebuilt, ol…
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 Southeast Asian in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

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At this no-frills BYOB it's all about the taste of the food – which is delicious and authentic. Piquant salads, such as the Burmese gin thoke or Vietnamese-style green papaya, come piled high, while steaming large b…
Top Choice Books in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Amalgum Comics & Coffeehouse

Reveling in geek culture is this mashup of a comic book store and cafe, the passion project of owner Ariell Johnson. Check its Facebook page for details of the many events held here including anime screenings, month…
Top Choice Asian in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

CHeU Fishtown

Asian buns, dumplings and noodles with a Jewish mama's twist (smoked matzo balls and brisket in the ramen, for example) have made CHeU a hit. The fusion dishes taste great and the funky diner-meets-punk-street-art f…
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 …
Synagogue in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Rodeph Shalom Synagogue

Home to the oldest Jewish Ashkenazi congregation in the US, Rodeph Shalom is one of the most beautiful pieces of religious architecture in Philadelphia. The 1927 building, designed by Simon & Simon, features Bab…
Distillery in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Philadelphia Distilling

The old Ajax Metal warehouse near the Delaware riverfront has been revamped into this impressive craft spirits operation, with a sophisticated bar and inventive cocktail list. Their award-winning Bluecoast American …
Historic Site in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Often called the creator of the horror story, Edgar Allan Poe lived for six years in Philadelphia, in five different houses. This historic site, his only Philly home still remaining, is now a small but interesting m…
Teahouse in Fishtown & Northern Liberties

The Random Tea Room

This charming antique-style cafe dedicated to teas and infusions is practically unique in Philly. The 40-plus artisanal blends can be enjoyed by cup or pot, there's art on the walls by local artists and a tempting s…