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Rex 1516

The cooking of the American South is the thing at Rex, and as such, the convivial rear bar executes the requisite Sazeracs and Mint Juleps remarkably well. But there is…

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Martha

Whittled into an unassuming warehouse in Kensington, Martha is the lovingly appointed domain of Jon Medlinsky, a serious fermentation scholar with a puckish sense of humor. His fixation on all…

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Lucky 13 Pub

It certainly ain’t fancy compared to some of the soigné fine-dining options along the East Passyunk Avenue drag, but this approachability is what makes Lucky 13 such a comfortable place.…

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Las Vegas Lounge

As Center City Philadelphia swank-ifies, the downtown dive bar is a sadly fading breed—that’s why it’s so heartening that places like LVL are still around to set us straight. Deceptively…

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Manatawny Still Works

A relative newcomer to the city’s craft distilling scene, Manatawny is winning new fans via its centrally located spirits shop and tasting room, situated on South Philly’s hopping East Passyunk…

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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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Philadelphia Distilling

Established in 2005, Philly Distilling led the wave of local craft distilleries that’s methodically washed over the city in the past decade-plus, building a rep around bartender-beloved products like Bluecoat…

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ITV

Originally developed as a classy waiting area for chef Nick Elmi’s hot-ticket Laurel next door, ITV—“In the Valley,” the English translation of its Lenape Indian “Passyunk” street address—has established itself…