108 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Philadelphia.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
The only reason you should come to Gabi on North Broad is for their incredible burger.
Royal Tavern is a corner bar in Bella Vista with food that’s a little more interesting than your average pub.
Encima is a mezcal bar with over 70 types of mezcal and tequila above The Franklin Bar in Rittenhouse.
El Techo is a rooftop bar above Condesa that looks like it belongs in Miami or Mexico City.
The Pearl Tavern is a pub from the people behind Townsend and Oloroso with a great selection of craft beers.
Wine Dive on South Street combines the best parts of a dive bar and a wine bar.
Alimentari is a wine bar above the Center City Di Bruno Bros that has more charcuterie board options than you’ll know what to do with.
Via Locusta is a small pasta spot near Rittenhouse Square that has a great bar for first dates.
Encima is a speakeasy-style mezcal bar above Franklin Mortgage with over 70 types of mezcal.
Prohibition Tavern is a casual corner bar in Callowhill where you’ll find a jukebox and some pretty solid bar food.
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
Le Caveau is a small natural wine bar above The Good King Tavern in Queen Village.
Philadelphia Brewing Company is a huge brewery on Kensington with an outdoor patio for prime summer drinking space.
Philadelphia Distilling is a huge warehouse with a tasting room that has mostly gin cocktails, plus a menu of small plates.
Bloomsday is an all-day cafe that turns into a wine bar at night and has an attached bottle shop with a great wine selection.