Besides being one of the oldest bars in Philly, McGillin’s is also the entire city’s favorite place to day drink and watch sports. The beer hall has rows of long picnic tables, projector screens playing whatever game is currently on TV, and no matter what time of year it is, you’ll see big groups cheers-ing each other with pints of whatever’s on draft. They also have two fireplaces, so it’s especially relevant in the winter, when all of the outdoor beer gardens are closed and day drinking options have dwindled.
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Stats on 17th
Stats on 17th is a sports bar in Center City with a lot of plush couches to watch the games from.
Tredici Enoteca is a wine bar in Midtown Village that has a big, inexpensive wine list and solid small plates.
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American Sardine Bar
American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze is a neighborhood spot that you wish you lived closer to, with a nice patio and good seafood.
For over 40 years, Byrne’s Tavern has been a go-to place for bar food in Port Richmond.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
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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.
Dim Sum Garden
Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
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