Stats on 17th is one of the newer sports bars in the area, and we kind of have a love-hate relationship with it. We love it because the space is huge and there’s about a one-to-one ratio of huge leather sectionals to projector screens. So if you can commandeer a couch with a bunch of friends, you can basically make this place your own personal living room. Just maybe avoid it on weekend nights, when they bring a DJ out and it turns into more of a club scene with strobes and the occasional appearance of a fog machine. Unless that’s what you’re into, in which case, please proceed.
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Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
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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.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
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Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
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