428 North 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 215 922 3031
This Center City café with a gourmet flare is a popular brunch spot for local hipsters. The metallic silver and red décor adds a European feel to the buzzing dining area. An array of fresh salads and Panini's are offered during lunch hours. Brunch is featured on the weekends with items like Nutty Monkey Crespelle, an Italian style crepe filled with bananas, chocolate hazelnut spread, and homemade whipped cream and Margherita pizza with basil pest. With delicious food, great coffee, and friendly service, Café Lift will be a fixture on the Philly dining scene for a very long time to come.
124 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 351 0141
Drinker's is a Philly college student favorite that operates much like a college party - cheap alcohol and a rowdy crowd. With features such as Pabst Blue Ribbon "
"ripcords (also know as "
"shotguns to locals; basically they cut a hole in the can so you have to drink it in one shot) and Soco and lime shots, they draw residents with small budgets but high energy. The bartenders are quick and accommodating, serving up free shots on occasion and a bit of sarcastic humor regularly. Make sure to ask about their "
"$30 buys the bar a shot motto if you want to be the favorite patron of the night.
262 South 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 922 5626
Undiscovered by tourists, yet well-loved by locals, this award-winning café is a great place to go for a reasonably priced breakfast or lunch. The menu at Tenth Street Pourhouse features a Cajun flare with items such as the catfish po' boy sandwich and jazz posters adorn the yellow-orange painted walls in the lively, but dimly lit seating area. Good food, coffee, and friendly service is the reason why locals keep coming back, and the close proximity to the prestigious Walnut Street Theatre make the Pourhouse an ideal place to stop prior to an afternoon matinee.
918 South 22nd Street Corner of Carpenter & 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 +1 215 545 5790
A trip to Turkey might be a stretch on your wallet and imagination; however getting to its cuisine certainly isn't. The Divan Turkish Kitchen in Philadelphia's General Hospital area invites you warmly into its Middle Eastern confines. Mellow lighting, pretty, hand-painted tiles and a casual atmosphere set you at ease, as does the varied menu. Kebobs, chops, calamari, soups and more feature in extensive list of veg and non-veg entrees and appetizers. Expect dashes of mint and yoghurt, a variety of red meat or eggplant dishes and a gamut of tastes and flavors.
1400 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 755 2353
The main attraction of Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 besides its 17 screens is its prime location. Catch the latest flicks in this plush cinema house. Tickets may seem a little overpriced but the movie experience is sure to make you come back for more. Call to check on the show information.
1317 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 735 7310
All you choco maniacs will dig this place. A café dedicated to chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Feast on the likes of Lemon-thyme burst, dark chocolate with an explosive, and tart and spicy liquid center. The frozen drinking chocolate is also quite a hit. So make Center City your haunt and keep looking for excuses, oops occasions to celebrate!
1336 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 545 2471
If you want to improve your bowling score at a hip teenage hangout, get over here. State-of-the-art lanes, pool tables, VIP lounge, and a scrumptious menu are some of the features. Chicken rolls, shrimps, skewered meats, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and more, greet hungry players. You can book the place for a private celebration too.
200 South Broad Street Park Hyatt Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19102 +1 215 790 1919
Located on the 19th floor of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia, this airy, sophisticated cafe features pearl-covered chandeliers, local art, and city views normally only reserved for pilots and small, migratory birds. Menu items include chef Richard Hebben's masterful creations such as Crispy calamari, sweet and sour chili sauce and Caesar salad with chicken. Music from Europe's Bang and Olufsen Sound will float across the tables to the marble-topped bar as you sip on international wines and nibble delectable sweets! Reservations are strongly encouraged.
601 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 800 616 2787
This 230-seat theatre is operated by the University of the Arts with a mixed schedule of student and professional performances by dance companies and jazz ensembles, because of the moderate seating requirements. Many members of local professional companies are graduates of the university, so there's a certain irony to this. There are excellent sight lines and good acoustics. It's called the Arts Bank because it was originally a bank building when it opened in the late 1800s.
1310 Drury Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 735 5562
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 especially brewed for McGillin's, locally. This place has an old-fashioned feel that actually delivers an old-fashioned good time. Join the sing along on Wednesday and Friday nights and a DJ every Friday night.
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