Sassafras is a little, romantic bar in Old City that has good bar food and even better drinks. It looks kind of like the living room of an old, expensive house that’s also definitely haunted, and the lighting is always dim, with candles on all six of the tables. The menu is heavy on appetizers and pretty basic, but they have some great burgers, which you can even get with ostrich meat, although the bison is better.
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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.
The Plough And The Stars
Go to The Plough & The Stars to drink double-strength cocktails and maybe dance to Justin Timberlake remixes.
Morimoto is a sushi place in Old City that’s super expensive, so you should save it for a special occasion or when someone else is paying.
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The Chicken Or The Egg
The Chicken Or The Egg is a 24/7 diner on Long Beach Island that serves some truly great buffalo wings.
Harp & Crown
Harp & Crown in Rittenhouse has private dining rooms and bowling lanes, which makes it a good spot for to go all out for a special occasion.
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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Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
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