You probably follow someone on Instagram who is constantly bragging about how “healthy” and “happy” they are since they cut alcohol out of their diet. And while you’re super happy for them and their new sober lifestyle, the thought of going out to dinner on a Friday without a couple of cocktails sounds like a life you’re just not ready to live. Try Charlie Was A Sinner, a cocktail bar in Midtown Village that makes their drinks with fresh fruit juice and organic liquor, and also serves a completely vegan menu of small plates that’ll make you feel better about your life choices without giving up your weekend activities.
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1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
When you’re looking for reasonably priced sushi, but still want it to feel a little special, head to 1225 Raw in Center City.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Good Dog Bar & Restaurant
Good Dog is a 3-floor bar in Rittenhouse that’s covered with photos of dogs.
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Curran’s Irish Inn
This pub in Northeast Philly has excellent garlic wings - the sauce is satisfyingly spicy and the meat falls right off the bone.
Friday Saturday Sunday
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse
There’s no better place for a $75 brunch buffet in Philly than Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel.
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Vedge in Midtown Village isn’t just the best vegan place around, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the city.
Giuseppe & Sons
Giuseppe & Sons is a two-floor Italian spot in Center City that’s part casual lunch shop and part upscale restaurant.
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