Morgan’s Pier has everything you could possibly want in a beer garden: river views, a ton of seating, and over 40 different beers to choose from. So, not surprisingly, it’s pretty much the biggest day drinking party in the city during the summer. Even with the huge amount of space it takes up under the Ben Franklin Bridge, Morgan’s Pier still gets crowded super quickly, so your best bet is to head here early, grab a few tables, and order enough pitchers so that you don’t have to get the bartender’s attention for the foreseeable future.
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LaScala's is a casual Italian restaurant that looks like a diner and is useful for watching football games over a plate of pasta and beer.
Panorama is an upscale wine bar in Old City that’s good for a nicer date night or business dinner.
The Plough And The Stars
Go to The Plough & The Stars to drink double-strength cocktails and maybe dance to Justin Timberlake remixes.
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Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant
Come to Manayunk Brewery to get out of the city and drink beer next to a river for a few hours.
The Moshulu is an old ship with a dining room inside and a deck on top where you should spend a few days during the summer.
Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen
Cedar Point is a neighborhood bar in Fishtown with solid food and a big patio.
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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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