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 one of the best sports bars in North America, Chickie’s & Pete’s provides the very definition of a fun night with friends. 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. You can also try their salads, burgers, and hearty pizzas, and wash your meal down with refreshing beer.
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.
This place is regarded as Philadelphia's oldest tavern with a long-standing history dating back to the 1860s. A popular neighborhood place for lunch with a big menu— everything from meatloaf to an Irish Mixed Grill one pork chop, a grilled chicken breast and grilled shrimp with a potato and a hot vegetarian grinder. There are many microbrews on tap, including a house ale specially brewed for McGillin's, locally. This place has an old-fashioned feel that delivers an old-fashioned good time. Join the sing-along on Wednesday and Friday nights and a DJ every Friday night.
Barbuzzo is a trendy Mediterranean restaurant and bar in Center City. The restaurant has a rustic feel to it with its wood oven pizzas & roasting, counter seating at the marbled bar and kitchen counter which overlooks the open kitchen, outdoor patio and the Mediterranean farm cuisine. The food is beautifully handcrafted such as the uovo pizza with spring onion, guanciale, fava leaves & farm egg, house made Sheeps Milk Ricotta and Burrata From Puglia. Don't forget to try their famous Salted caramel Budino dessert. A great place to enjoy the delightful food whether vegetarian or not, Barbuzzo will definitely grow in you.
Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge is a hip and happening restaurant in Philadelphia's Midtown Village. This contemporary restaurant and lounge welcomes you with its Japanese lamps floating down from a bamboo ceiling, giving a warm glow on its suede couches and hardwood floors, shades of red, orange and gold walls give a coziness to the dining rooms, while their glass bar perched atop a green tile wall is a sign of the chic lounge area. Every dish showcases creativity and zest of a classical Japanese dish such as the shrimp tempura with almond topping, salmon teriyaki is accompanied with chicken and beef and the Kobe beef carpaccio is flavored with wasabi dressing and Asian pears. The sushi menu has Raw's own creations as well like the salmon hako, consisting of salmon, eel, avocado and plum sauce in a bamboo frame or the kingdom of eel roll – California roll wrapped in eel and drizzled with eel sauce. Their sake bar has an extensive list of exotic sakes to suit the tastes of first timers to sake connoisseurs.
Situated on the eastern part of the city center, Vintage is a perfect place to savor an excellent selection of wines. The wine list, which numbers over 60 by glass, reflect a global collection. The wine flights organized at the bar will let you experiment some of these wines. Pair your selection with excellent appetizers like steaks, escargots and Petit Coq au Vin to finish off an exquisite treat.
Good Dog's tag-line of "Come. Sit. Stay." proves no problem for visitors looking for a taste of Philly nightlife without a lot of hype. This casual pub excels in both simple fare and bar service. They may not promote choco-cherry-martinis, but their long list of beers is sure to satiate any thirst. If you want to add some spice to your night, all you have to do is try their Jerk Chicken Empanadas. Just make sure you don't tell the waiter to "fetch."