If you’re into beer, you’ve probably been to Monk’s before. People come to Philadelphia from all over the country to drink beer here and, while that seems a bit dramatic to us, they do have a pretty great selection of rotating taps and over 200 bottled beers at any time. Plus, their Belgian-leaning menu is exactly what you want after a few IPAs and we’re particularly big fans of the duck salad sandwich and mussels.
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Pub & Kitchen
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
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Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe is an all-day spot near 30th Street Station that looks like the apartment in Rittenhouse you’ll never be able to afford.
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Helm is a good date spot in Rittenhouse where you can have a few drinks and split some seasonal small plates.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
Sassafras is a little bar in Old City that looks like the living room of an old, expensive, probably haunted house.
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