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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Kanella Grill is a Greek BYOB in Washington Square West that’s a great spot for a weeknight dinner.
Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
Isot is a Turkish BYOB in Washington Square West that’s great for groups and weekend brunch.
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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.
Olly is an American bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s a good alternative to a sports bar.
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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Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
The Dandelion in Rittenhouse is a spacious British pub, complete with tea service and Sunday roast.
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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