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Visitors to the original tavern included Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams. Savor 18th century favorites such as Prime Rib, Rack of Lamb and Tavern Lobster Pie. What a pleasant way to study history! For those that enjoy seeking the selections of local micro-breweries, this is the place. Sample from a number of top notch delights! Located on the exact spot of Revolutionary Philadelphia's most famous inn, this reconstructed building is part of the National Park Service.
This converted bank makes you think every bank should have a bar in it. There is an excellent list of Irish beers on tap, including Murphy's Stout, Caffrey's and Harp. A massive stone fireplace at one end of the room is ringed with cozy chairs and side tables. On Sundays, an Irish band sits by the fireside and jams on traditional tunes. It's a good spot for brunch on Sundays or a drink on rainy afternoons. The food is modern Irish fare, a nouvelle cuisine that sheds any old stereotypes of Irish cooking. There's a very light seafood chowder.
You cannot get any more dive-y in Philly than The Dive Bar on Passyunk Avenue. A gem of Bella Vista, the simple, uncomplicated bar has a simple, uncomplicated menu of favorite drinks, dominated by several beers on tap, for pocket-friendly prices. The place boasts of a friendly staff and a smoking zone, for those who cant do without their nicotine fix. The happy hours are extended and include a free pizza for every table! Catering to a wide demographic of patrons, The Dive Bar makes sure that you have a great time and meet interesting people here. They do no accept credit cards but thankfully there's an ATM on site, and there are no table reservations, so try and get there earlier, especially on weekends.
Coming from the stables of the group who opened the Khyber Pass Pub, Cantina Los Caballitos and Cantina Dos Segundos, the Royal Tavern is known for their delish burgers and fries. It might not be something to look at from the outside, but once inside, its wooden accents and Christmas tree lights will warm your hearts. Their jukebox plays a diverse range of music. Dig into their Meatloaf Sandwich, Angus Burger, Duck Confit Potato Skins, Vegan Sloppy Joe and Chicken Wings.
Debbie Grady started 2nd Story Brewing Co. at the age of 59 after decades of being a farmer and housewife. Helped by her son-in-law John Wible, a former home brewer, she finds her farming background useful in the brewing process. The brewery is located on the 2nd floor of the building, and thus its name, but the owners also believe that, like Grady, “Everyone has a 2nd Story.” The house beers include Evolve IPA VII, Adsultim, Five Mile Ale and Fritzie's Lager. This brewpub also offers a rotating selection of beer on tap, and food items like Braised Spicy Pork Fundido. 2nd Story Brewing Co. provides space for private parties and can accommodate up to 180 guests.