408 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 267 238 0151
Enjoy eclectic American cuisine, relax in the intimate setting or linger till the wee hours in the lower music lounge at Filo's in historic Old City. Savor imaginatively prepared favorites including filets, Chilean Sea Bass, Tuna Steaks, Duck, Rack of Lamb, Penne and more in the upper dining room. Retire to the lower music lounge as Philly's faves spin Rap, Funk, Techno, Reggae, House and Hip-Hop tunes.
222 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 923 1100
The Marmont is a lively and intimate lounge in Philadelphia's trendy Old City. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it "One of the plushest and coolest-looking places in recent memory." This hot spot was also voted one of the "Top 10 Best New Restaurants" for several years by City Paper Readers Choice Awards. This means that it is crowded on weekends, so make reservations. It also features live entertainment every night and around 9pm the dance floor heats up.
221 Church Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 629 9292
Old City Coffee is nestled behind Christ Church on the cobblestone streets of the historic district. Quaint charm and a hot cup of java awaits. Only small batches of coffee are roast daily and freshness is guaranteed. The staff will gladly share their wealth of knowledge to help you select from a variety of roasts and advise proper brewing techniques for maximum flavor. In warm weather, customers can sit outside on Church Street. Live music is performed here on First Fridays, the first Friday of each month when many Old City art galleries host new shows.
Front and Market Street Penn's View Hotel Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 922 7600
Considered to be Philadelphia's only pure wine bar, Il Bar is set alongside its big sister restaurant, Panorama. This place and its customers are serious about their wine. Bartenders even throw out the first glass from new bottles to ensure its intended flavor. Featuring 120 wines by the glass, Il Bar also prides itself on its extensive selection of grappa, port, single malts and its reserve list of prestigious bottles. It's a quiet, warm place, with lavish drapes, plush chairs, an indoor waterfall and striking photographic murals adorn the bar. Live jazz is performed on weekends.
1346 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 +1 215 765 2793
Established with humble beginnings in 1966 by John Allen, the 300-seat Freedom Theater is the oldest African-American venue in the state. Allen, who gained fame for his involvement in community activities, started the troupe in the 19th Century mansion of thespian Edwin Forrest. Today, the theater is divided into two parts, the Repertory, which produces a full season of performances annually and the Performing Arts Training Program, which provides instruction to a new generation of artists. Harlem Renaissance classics such as Langston Hughes' Black Nativity and modern pieces like Cooley High are on the program. Call for show times and ticket prices.
2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 568 8077
Two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, this 106-seat performing space hosts over 140 performances per year for several local theater companies, particularly InterAct. The venue was named Adrienne Theater for the late stage manager Adrienne Neye, after the Wilma left for its new facility in 1996. The Roxy Cinema is across the street and many restaurants are in the vicinity.
46 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 238 1222
Customers come to have a beer and watch a ball game, shoot some darts or play some billiards. Cheap drafts and a genuine good time are the main attractions. Plenty of domestic, imported and micro brews are available on tap and in bottles. Finger foods include nachos and spicy Buffalo wings. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm. Various specials are offered. Rock is generally the music of choice on the jukebox, with a few Irish traditional tunes.
328 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 413 8294
The tin roof looms over a fusion of Irish and American flags and knick-knacks. Simple but sturdy bar stools and chairs keep patrons who have had one too many Guinness's from hitting the floor. The crowd, generally on the low side of 30, is just looking for a good time. Of course the big boys of Irish beers are on tap: Harp, Guinness and Bass. Hearty Irish and American grub is on the menu. Corned beef and cabbage and Shepard's Pie are joined by cheeseburgers and New York Strips.
205 South 18th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 732 6622
Located on Rittenhouse Square, the outdoor seating at Rouge offers a fresh environment to dine on French fare and sip a glass of fine wine. Wines of exquisite vintage enhance the delicate entrees of traditional and contemporary French seafood, poultry and beef dishes. Prices tend to be on the high side but are not exorbitant for a restaurant in the Rittenhouse area. Popular day and night, the casual yet elegant Rouge appeals to sophisticates and culture-seekers of all ages for lunch, dinner or drinks. Restaurateur Neil Stein has given locals a hip spot to enjoy the park's greenery.
1001 North Delaware Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 +1 215 592 8530
Thursday nights are the Asian Celebration night - no cover charge from 9-10pm with $2 drinks from 9-11pm. Friday and Saturday nights are no cover from 9-11pm nights and feature dance music with resident DJs Chris Costanzo and John E. Every first Friday of the month is Fashion Friday, showcasing the latest styles in fashion by favorite designers.
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