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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Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
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La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
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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.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Tiki is a two-floor bar in Midtown Village that you should go to when you want to feel like you’re in college again.
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