Yes, there is a lot of graffiti on the walls of Graffiti Bar, a small-ish bar hidden behind Sampan in Midtown Village. There are also a few TVs (perfect for watching Saturday afternoon Phillies games in the summer), large format scorpion bowl drinks, and a retractable roof that means you don’t have to leave just because it starts raining. You can also order small bites like kung pao chicken wings and edamame dumplings from the Sampan kitchen.
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V Street is Vedge’s much cooler and more casual younger sister that serves vegan street food and cocktails.
Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
Charlie Was A Sinner
Charlie Was A Sinner is a vegan bar in Midtown Village that’s good for meeting up with a friend for a drink and a few small plates.
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Royal Sushi & Izakaya
Royal Sushi & Izakaya in Queen Village does the best sushi omakase in the city and has a fun bar up front.
Cheu is a noodle and dumpling spot in Fishtown where you should start a night out.
Morimoto is a sushi place in Old City that’s super expensive, so you should save it for a special occasion or when someone else is paying.
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There’s no better place to sit outside and eat French food around Rittenhouse Square than Parc.
Little Nonna’s is an Italian spot in Midtown Village that has the perfect back garden for a date night.
Frankford Hall in Fishtown is a huge German beer hall that’s perfect for day drinking, with food, games and plenty of beer.
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