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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Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
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Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Nick’s Bar & Grill
Nick’s is a sports bar in Old City with above average bar food and an oddly entertaining fish tank behind the bar.
Martha in Fishtown has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
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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.
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