When you and your friends are heading to a show at Underground Arts, but need to eat before a night of dancing, Roy Pitz Barrel House - an enormous brew pub just down the street - is here for you. The colorful mural-covered space is full of communal tables, high tops, and bar stools and can handle just about any size party with room to spare. All of the upscale bar food they serve is good, but the burger and fried brussels sprouts are where you should start.
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Prohibition Tap Room
Prohibition Tavern is a casual corner bar in Callowhill where you’ll find a jukebox and some pretty solid bar food.
Cafe Lift is a good option for brunch just north of Center City. Make sure to get some cannoli French toast.
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Olly is an American bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s a good alternative to a sports bar.
Pub & Kitchen
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
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Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
Fette Sau in Fishtown serves some of the best barbecue in Philly, and has a spacious patio to eat and drink on.
With a great rooftop and long list of rotating beers, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties is great for everything from Happy Hour to an office party.
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