Palizzi Social Club

Palizzi Social Club

For nearly a century, the Filippo Palizzi Social Club cranked along quietly behind a heavy unmarked door, a time-warp hangout exclusively for immigrant men from Vasto, Italy (Philly features a…

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The Francophilic fine-dining leanings of Townsend Wentz meet their playful match in the front barroom of the chef’s popular restaurant, where classic drinks are augmented with friendly bits of trickery.…

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Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar

Adjacent to “Cheesesteak Vegas”—the searing neon tourist-trappy block featuring Pat’s and Geno’s—Ray’s caters to all facets of South Philly. That includes early risers. The bar, which, true to form, offers…

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Another solid drinking option in close proximity to the Pat’s-and-Geno’s Cheese Whiz vortex, this former auto body shop is now a well-stocked beer bar that values your elbow room. Billiards,…

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Fountain Porter

A neighborly fixture in a residential chunk of South Philly, Fountain Porter is an old man bar for people of all ages. Its come-hither neon signage, creative drafts and picnic-table…