When the snow starts falling, an encyclopedic knowledge of the local bars that have fireplaces is pretty much invaluable. But The Dandelion really works any time of year. They’ve totally committed to the theme, and you’ll see this not only in design elements like tartan stools and silver trays brought out for tea service, but in a lengthy menu full of English staples like Sunday roast and rabbit pie. Bring your work friends, bring a date, or just bring yourself for a pint during Happy Hour.
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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.
Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
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Nick’s Bar & Grill
Nick’s is a sports bar in Old City with above average bar food and an oddly entertaining fish tank behind the bar.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
American Sardine Bar
American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze is a neighborhood spot that you wish you lived closer to, with a nice patio and good seafood.
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Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
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.
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