The Spruce Street Tria Cafe - there’s another one in Rittenhouse - has our favorite outdoor seating in the area and is comfortably away from the chaos of Center City. Split some wine and cheese and if you need something to go with a second glass, the truffled egg toast is excellent.
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Mercato is an Italian BYOB in Washington Square West that has a ton of outdoor seating in the summer.
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Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
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Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
Bok Bar is a seasonal rooftop bar in South Philly with one of the best views in the city.
Martha in Kensington 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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Villa Di Roma
Villa di Roma is an old-school Italian restaurant in the Italian Market that still feels like it’s in the 1960s.
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