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Smokey Joe’s

A venerable institution just off University of Pennsylvania’s campus, “Smoke’s” isn’t a sports bar in the traditional sense, though its smattering of flat screens always seem tuned to the game.…

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Brauhaus Schmitz

Philly’s premier German restaurant and bierhall is cavernous enough to host a swelling crowd, which came in quite handy when Die Mannschaft claimed the 2014 World Cup. But mirthful drinkers…

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The 700

The upstairs dance-club level of Northern Liberties’ 700 looks like it was furnished via John Waters’ estate sale, but the bottom floor is all about “footy on the telly." What…

a kitchen and bar philadelphia

This chic restaurant off Rittenhouse Square occupies one of the choicest locations in Philly, below a luxury hotel across from Center City’s busiest public park. Power lunchers and wine professionals…

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petruce et al.

Wine director Tim Kweeder is one of the city’s most outspoken proponents of natural wine. As such, the list here is an ever-changing carousel of off-the-beaten path naturalists that would…


Vernick Food & Drink

Greg Vernick earned 2017 “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” honors from the James Beard Foundation for his innovative cooking, splitting the difference between homey familiarity and flawless execution. But his restaurant’s equally…

tria wine bar philadelphia


Philadelphia was a vastly different wine landscape when Tria served its first glass ten years ago. Since then, they've not only been instrumental in reshaping Philly wine culture, but they’ve…