If you’ve been to the original Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown, then you already know it has some great Vietnamese food and a large menu of Polynesian cocktails that are way stronger than they taste. Vietnam Cafe in University City has pretty much the same food and drink situation, but it’s larger than the Chinatown location, and there’s always a table open - even if you show up with your entire competitive stretching team.
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PHS Pop-Up Garden At UCity Square
Every summer, Philadelphia Horticulture Society creates a few pop-up beer gardens around the city. This is one of them.
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Hello Vietnam is a casual BYOB in Northern Liberties that’s good for date night and group dinners.
Come to Vietnam Restaurant for a big group dinner, and then head upstairs to Bar Saigon afterwards.
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