The University City spot is a staple for students and locals alike, so don’t be surprised when everyone inside is toting a backpack. We’re not sure if it’s the extensive draft list, live music, or the highly-coveted fire pits that bring the crowds, but it’s the wood-fired pizzas and other shareable dishes keep them there.
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Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
Vietnam Cafe is a huge restaurant in West Philly that has some great Vietnamese food and lots of Polynesian cocktails.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
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Olly is an American bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s a good alternative to a sports bar.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
High Street On Market
High Street on Market in Old City is a bakery and restaurant that works for just about any time of day.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Sunset Social is essentially a lawn on top of a parking garage in University City with burgers and frozen drinks.
With a great rooftop and long list of rotating beers, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties is great for everything from Happy Hour to an office party.
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