Urban Village is enormous and full of plenty of long tables to fill with your friends. Order a bunch of pizzas and wings and if you’re lucky enough to be there on a Thursday, be ready for one of the fiercest games of quizzo in the city. Heads up: there’s a limit on team sizes, so choose wisely.
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Hikari is a BYOB sushi spot in Northern Liberties that has solid, classic rolls and a bunch of outdoor seating in the summer.
Baan Thai is a small BYOB in Schmidt Commons that has lots of outdoor seating in the summer.
Cantina Dos Segundos
Cantina Dos Segundos in NoLibs has reliably good Mexican food and margaritas by the pitcher.
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City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
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Ristorante Pesto is an Italian BYOB in East Passyunk where you should start a night out with a lot of pasta.
The Dutch is a corner BYOB and brunch spot in South Philly that you’ll wish you lived around the corner from.
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