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The Yachtsman

Owned and operated by the same team that runs Emmanuelle, The Yachtsman is Philly’s only tiki bar. Despite its casual aloha-shirt trappings, the bar staff is quite serious when it…

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Sharing a wall with wackjob burger parlor P.Y.T., Northern Liberties’ tucked-away drinkers’ den draws aesthetic inspiration from the legendary softcore porno Emmanuelle. But the squeamish shouldn’t fret: There is no…

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Dock Street

A pioneering small-scale brewery far ahead of the American craft curve, Dock Street also counts itself as an inclusive gathering place for West Philly types (and there are a lot…

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Monk’s Cafe

If you only have time for one Philly beer stop, it should probably be Monk’s, one of the most influential Belgian beer destinations in the country. Owner Tom Peters, one…

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A wink-and-nod paean to industry in the heart of blue-collar Fishtown (check out the wrench-shaped sign), Kraftwork dedicates its two-dozen taps to high-class liquid, laid out on a sheet mocked…

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This low-key, living room-like locale is the rare craft bar that isn’t overrun with odious beer dorks. (Thank its undercover coordinates, cloistered above a West Philly Ethiopian restaurant, for that.)…

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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…

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Locust Rendezvous

There’s a genuine energy bolstering “The Vous,” a true oasis of no-bullshit Center City drinking that comes alive during games and chugs along the rest of the time. Servers and…