Located on the Locust Street in Washington Square, Vedge has a lot to offer for vegetarians and vegans in the city. The kitchen, headed by Chef Katie Jacoby uses the freshest ingredients natural available; making everything on the menu free of any kind of animal products and is gloriously tasty. Apart from delicious dishes like the sweet potato pate and brussels sprouts, they also offer a range of all vegan desserts like cheesecakes which are just about awesome. You can complement your gorgeous healthy meal with one of they stellar curated cocktails like Jolly Ginger Jammer.
The Khyber is one of the oldest bars in Philadelphia. It is the quintessential rock club - all dark and smoky. The chosen bar for old and new rockers alike, most bands go on to hit the jackpot from here (always a good sign). The bar itself, designed with ferocious red eyed gargoyles that have been shipped from London way back in 1876! The club boasts of at least one good live show in a week, and happy hour is between 5p-7p. So stop by to chug some beers from the excellent selection, which has both local and international brews. There's also a good selection of delicious pub-style fare on offer, including many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.
Hop Sing Laundromat on Race Street is Chinatown's best kept secret which everyone's raving about. Difficult to locate, the curiously named place, is actually a speakeasy of sorts with a plethora of hand-crafted cocktails on offer. Hop Sing keeps a mysterious, low profile, with a nondescript entrance, which adds to its cult status. Caution - photos are strictly discouraged here, this bar isn't for them selfie-addicts. The dress-code is pretty strict as well, no slip-ons, no shorts, no sneakers. So, dress the part because the experience is quite worth the drill. The menu here keeps changing as per seasonal inspirations, and the libations are stellar every time you visit, made using fresh, top-quality ingredients. The decor is elegant, plush and quite gorgeous, really, too bad you cannot document it. Also, there's no food on the menu, but you can order in from one of the many Asian restaurants in its vicinity. The service is impeccable and on the whole, Hop Sing Laundromat makes for quite an unforgettable night - highly recommended. Cards not accepted, cash only.
With a diverse menu of small plates and a talented kitchen team executing it, this East Passyunk watering hole appeals to those who like a bit of refinement to their bar bites. Whiskeys and wines are stars of the spirit list, with restrained, but high quality choices. Apart from this, the bar offers cocktails as well as a rotating selection of craft beers. Beyond the cheese plate and oysters, Stateside offers a delectable choice of small plates like bison tartare, Kampachi Crudo, foie gras torchon and bourbon glazed pork belly. Apart from this, there's also a choice of entrees like roasted poulet, pan seared duck breast and Angolotti. Check website for more.
Enjoy your favorite sport with delectable seafood. Voted as the best sports bar in North America, Chickie’s & Pete’s provides the very definition of a fun night. The menu has given the classics a crustacean twist with nachos and Cheesesteaks topped with heaps of delicious crab meat. Munch on crab fries and lobster pizza as you watch exciting sporting events on their screens.
A dance club, gay hangout, bar and cyber cafe—Woody's Bar serves more than one purpose. Woody's bar is populated by the guys predominantly and occasionally the female folk saunter in. Sprawled over a few floors, Woody's lets one enjoy drinks, dance and also offers free internet access at the cyber cafe upsatirs. So whether it is the dance floor that grabs your attention or the computers, take your pick.
2nd Street Brew House is a spot for hipsters to enjoy good beer and food in large groups. It has a casual ambiance where patrons befriend new people or celebrate with the old ones. It boasts 14 beers on tap and 85 canned or bottled varieties such as Butternuts Pork Slap Pale Ale, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. The food items include Chicken Panini, Turkey Burger and Humus Plate. Taco Mondays, daily happy hours and the weekend brunch draw in the maximum crowds. You can also test your knowledge and compete for prizes at the quiz nights on Wednesdays.
A fun club to just chill and have fun the Oregon Club is a hang out for the young crowd of the city. Flowing beer and great music make this place all the more desirable. Check it out to indulge and let go.
Moonshine is a restaurant and gastro-pub in South Philadelphia which serves contemporary American cuisine. It has a special gluten-free menu and is also well known for the craft beers it serves. The chicken, raviolli and burgers available here are quite praised by the patrons. Check website for more details.
Housed in an 18th century granary, this elegant, old brick restaurant Bistro Romano has been a Philadelphia dining mainstay since 1988. Located in the historic Society Hill district, it is a favorite of the local media and ranks amongst the area's top restaurants. The Smoked Chicken Ravioli and the Veal Rosini are two of the menu's more popular entrees. On weekends, diners can enjoy cocktails in its piano bar, or for a change of pace, take part in its acclaimed Mystery Theater.
Savor the elegance of Northern Africa as you dine on a Moroccan feast. Although an ala carte menu is served during the rest of the week, the weekend is reserved for traditional meals of meat, couscous, salad, fresh fruit, Moroccan pastries and other delicacies. Couscous, a traditional Moroccan favorite, is featured on the menu. Couscous is freshly steamed semolina grain that is seasoned and served with a variety of vegetables. Friday and Saturday nights also feature live belly dancing. You'll become part of this exciting culture as you recline on large pillows and listen to authentic Moroccan music.