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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The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
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Tradesman's is a two-story sports bar that serves classic BBQ dishes like brisket and tri-tip.
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La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
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John’s Roast Pork
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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.
V Street is Vedge’s much cooler and more casual younger sister that serves vegan street food and cocktails.
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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