As far as outdoor bars go in Old City, OCBG is probably the most low-key one you'll find. It’s essentially just an empty lot next to Sto’s filled with a few picnic tables, some corn hole boards, and a bunch of beach chairs that people bring themselves. The small tiki shack you order from has tons of local canned beers, and you’re pretty much guaranteed that you won’t be discovered unless someone’s gotten completely lost on their way to the Constitution Center.
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Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar
The Continental is an upscale diner in Old City where you should go for brunch or for late-night eats until 1am.
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Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
Morgan’s Pier is the biggest day drinking party in Philly every weekend in the summer, and it’s right on the Delaware River.
You have to walk down an alley next to Sampan to get to Graffiti, an outdoor bar with TVs and cheap drinks during Happy Hour.
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