Southwark

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TUESDAY - SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | CLOSED MONDAY
215.238.1888 | WEBSITE

This Queen Village stalwart was doing the proper drinking thing before that Corpse Reviver was even a glimmer in your Jerry Thomas-loving eye. Under new ownership as of 2016, the look and feel of Southwark’s interior has changed, but they’ve retained the industry-friendly feel in the front room, home to one of Philly’s oldest, and most beautiful bars. Southwark is an industry favorite, and it’s also a top-flight restaurant in its own right—and the same goes for Ambra, chef/owner Chris D’Ambro’s ambitious tasting menu concept located in an adjacent space.

Known For
  • full menu
  • craft beer
  • craft cocktail
  • low wine markups
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
A Manhattan, Brooklyn or Sazerac—they have one of the best rye stables anywhere.
Neighborhood
Queen Village
ProTip
If you request “champagne” with a certain inflection, there’s a good chance you’ll receive a Miller High Life.