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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Han Dynasty in University City serves two main purposes - a place to eat some of the best Sichuan food around, and a full-on sports bar.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Vietnam Cafe is a huge restaurant in West Philly that has some great Vietnamese food and lots of Polynesian cocktails.
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Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best and most affordable prix fixe menus in the city.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.
Middle Child is a contemporary diner/deli in Midtown Village that serves breakfast and lunch every day but Monday.
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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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