Drinks & Nightlife in Philadelphia

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!

Best of the best

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the original "cool spots" in Fishtown, this place is a solid bar/restaurant and live music venue (upstairs) that hosts lots of great acts. Great food, decor, & outdoor seating. Also, pool table

There are shows upstairs most nights that are worth looking into - if not sold out in advance. But the downstairs is equally as fun! They have dj’s most weekends playing an array of music, good bee... read more

Johnny Brendas has two floors, one is a bar with great drink and beer selections and the upper level has live bands playing regularly. The best part is that its located on a corner with other grea... read more

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great portrait of Philadelphia's local beer scene and amazing wood fired pizza. They serve brunch-style pizzas as well and you often see families here in the daytime.

Great beer brewed on site, great pizza from a wood fired brick oven, a friendly neighborhood vibe with great staff, bar and table seating and in-demand outside tables, and brunch pizzas on Sundays!

Complementing the handcrafted brews is impressive lineup of hand-tossed, wood fired pizza, char-grilled burgers, numerous vegetarian and vegan friendly options, fries and bites, Pennsylvania wines,... read more

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing neighborhood spot. Brunch, latenight snacks, great bartenders, good music

Probably the most popular bar in the neighborhood. Good menu and always a great rotating selection of craft beer.

If you want a good brunch, this is a great spot. In addition, it becomes a relaxing (a bit divey) bar at night. Be warned that if you show up much after 11:00am during a weekend you will probably h... read more



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$· 1114 Frankford Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Do you enjoy vintage arcade games and alcohol? Then you're gonna love this place. Grab a handful of quarters and spend the night tapping buttons and yanking joy sticks.

They have tons of vintage video games and draft beer, can be fun if you're in to that sort of thing... "Joust", "Rampage", "Gauntlet" and "Gataga" are some of my favorites I always look for.

Philly branch of the well-known, Brooklyn bar combining good beers and a slew of arcade video games

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This corner bar and restaurant is a Spruce Hill gem, but the real treat is the attached bottle shop where you can browse hundreds of bottles of the best beers in the world and enjoy a few on tap, too.

Excellent selection of local and imported beers, with a bottle bar next door housing greater than 500 different varieties of beer. Great pub food as well. $

This is one of the local watering holes around. They're menu may look unexpected but I've never had a bad meal there. They also have great tap beer and serve food late if you come home a little hun... read more

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Yes, it's a gastropub. The food's usually quite good, but it can get loud. Very good beer selection, almost as good as The POPE.

They have a great variety of drinks and entrees. The appetizers are awesome and are half price during happy hour (M-F 4-6PM). Check it out! (P.S. Wild boar tacos are great!)

Gastropub with good brunch, great 4-6 happy hour M-F (half priced local beers and appetizers - two nicely sized wild boar tacos for $5-6 is pretty great. Also has a good bar area.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our local watering hole. They have a decent happy hour, with local brews on tap and good food. We suggest you check it out one night. They're open late and it's like a 2 min walk from the h... read more

Very cool divey restaurant-bar within walking distance, great ambiance and exciting seasonal menu. Great selection of craft beers. They also have outdoor seating out back!

Right on the corner, 1/2 block from the house! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as awesome fried chicken sandwich. Huge craft beer selection and outdoor seating.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This pub which is better know as Pope is a great place to chat with locals and have a beer. They also serve up great food and vegan options.

Chill beer hall with dark decor serving seasonal American classics & a rotating array of microbrews

Fourteen taps with a focus on microbrews and a jukebox stuffed with early rock—hardcore and everything else—make this cavern-like tavern a hipster haven. Inclusive bar menu.



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$$· 541 E Girard Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ok theres a lot of great places to eat around, this is a bit more upscale in terms of bar food but it is simply amazing. Great burgers and sampler appetizers!

Largest craft beer selection on draft in the area. Burger is a favorite of mine as is the beer can chickem. Daily specials like flat breads, salads and cheese and meat plates.

One of my favorite places for food (dinner and brunch) as well one of the best beer selections. You can also enjoy the nice weather with some people watching at their outdoor tables!

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A restaurant with take out beer and a huge variety selection. I have heard good things but have never been to eat the food. I now go to the Port Richmond Thirftway as they sell craft beer bottles.

Pick your bottle from the fridge and have the bartender crack it open for you. Rare beers, build your own 6 pack, and good food. Foozball on 2nd floor!

Fun spot to pick up a bottle out of the fridge and hang at the bar or bring it home! Usually "good" 90s music on.



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$$· 1315 Sansom St·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Love this place for a night out and to see live jazz. Can order drinks and food here. Also, there are 3 bars and a dance club upstairs. Dress up for this place. Also may be a cover at the door.

Great overall bar that's really split into 3 separate bars. Nice cocktail lounge and live jazz club + normal bar + dancing upstairs. $$

One of the best whiskey bars in the city! They have great bands that come play live music. They make one of the best Old Fashioned ever tasted. My go to spot!

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Brewery in walking distance. Local brewery offering tours & a tasting room with pool tables, shuffleboard & pub grub.

The kings of beers in Philly! Stop in for a beer, take a brewery tour, and grab a cheap ($10) 6 pack. Thomas Jefferson Ale is a personal favorite... brewed from the personal recipe of the man himself!

Great beers; they sometimes do tours and usually have a food truck outside on the weekends. There's also bar games like pool and shuffleboard.

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hands down our favorite local hang. Often we try to go other places but cannot make it past the Tap as it affectionately called cause it smells so delicious and has the best beers on tap.

Perennially named a top bar in Philly. Great food; very fresh, rotating menu based on what's fresh and in season. Lots of great beers on tap.

When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern that featured great beer and wholesome food. With that in mind, we offer a draft-only bee... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mi... read more

Philadelphia's casino! Located less than a couple of miles away from my house, the SugarHouse casino provides a fix for those who crave the thrill of slot machines, card games, roulette, and others.

The complex is located on the 22-acre (8.9 ha) site of the former Jack Frost Sugar Refinery. It includes a state-of-the-art casino floor with a variety of retail and dining outlets.

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

English Pub style bar and restaurant. Love the Mac and Cheese. Beautiful restaurant. Fireplace.

Great restaurant fashioned after an English pub. The Duck liver parfait will make you faint. The pork belly is crispy and unctuous. The Pimms Deluxe is one of the best drinks I have ever had.

Traditional British cuisine. A lot of beautiful rooms. In the Winter, you can have hot toddies by the fireplace. I think this would be a good place for a date also.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

From big names to not-yet-big names, Union Transfer offers an intimate look (<1000 people) at the concert scene.

This concert venue set in a historic building hosts a variety of music genres & has 3 bars.

The best venue to see a concert in the city. Check their events page and Google the performers if they're not familiar to you. Easy walk and usually affordable.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unique brew-pub with limited but tasty menu (I recommend the goat cheese and beet salad!).

This place brews their own beer and they do a great job of it. They have great unique flavors. They also have a light menu including their hand-made perogies. I love this place.

Excellent new micro-brew with a limited but good food menu. You can score parking along Girard. Beware that this is an up-and-coming neighborhood.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The new concert venue in Philadelphia! Many people choose my home because of the close proximity to the Filmore.

The original Fillmore is an iconic music venue, first opened in San Francisco in 1965. As a venue, The Fillmore was the focal point for the psychedelic music scene during the 1960s and '70s, helpin... read more

New concert venue that pulls in big time talent regularly. Never disappoints.

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

On Saturdays you can get a free tour and if you have the endurance and are of age you can try every one of their beers on tap or in bottle at a free tasting. 21 or older

A craft brewery located in East Kensington. Cases of beer are available for purchase daily. Tours are available on Saturdays from 12pm-3pm.

Located in a Kensington warehouse long known for its brewing roots, Philadelphia Brewing Company produces some of the city’s favorite microbrews. In fact, a Philadelphia bar without a PBC brew on t... read more

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are about 25 bars/restaurants and many retail stores located along a 1/2 mile strip known as "Main Street in Manayunk". This is a great area to visit both day and evening. - Highly recommended!

Great spot for craft beers and delicious food. Also have live music and a jazz brunch on Sundays. Lively FR/Sat nights Also has outdoor seating for dinner and outdoor bars in warm weather.

Manayunk Brewery has everything from good food, good drinks and brewed beer, multiple bars, live music, DJs and dancing. Also go for the buffet style brunch on Sundays with live Jazz!

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very cool loungy, Speakeasy, Bar set back in the prohibition era. Perfect for a nightcap.

A speak-easy style late night bar. Go into the secret door, put your name on the list and hang at another bar nearby until the hostess calls your number- we love this secret place.

Two R's on the back alley door is the only indicator it's the spot. Dark, quiet, 1920s feel, lit by candles. Ideal place to sip whiskey after robbing a bank or poisoning your husband with arsenic. ... read more

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Conveniently located, casual bar with craft beers and comfort food. TV usually showing a local sports game. Pet-friendly sidewalk seating in warm weather.

Great neighborhood gastropub. Vast beer selection and really good food. On the loud side.

Delicious upscale bar food. Outdoor seating in the warmer months. Kitchen is open until 1am.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In the mood to see some live music? This Philly institution concert venue with bar is only a block or so away and always makes for an interesting night.

Good venue that hosts mostly smaller musical acts or local events. Nearby bars usually offer specials before shows.

A concert venue located on South Street. The venue, which opened in 1988, dates back to the late 1900s as a nickelodeon.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the best kept secret in Fishtown. Hidden pub smack in the middle of a quaint neighborhood block.

Inside an old row home, this place offers decent meals, excellent Jambalaya + much more and lots of trendy beers. They have a fully stocked bar.

Local secret spot. When all the bars are full on Frankfort street you go there. The food is pretty good - Mexican/American pub food. Amazing happy hour and when you go early enough, you can bring ... read more


El Bar

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$· 1356 N Front St·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The quintessential Fishtown dive bar. No food. Just cheap booze, jukebox, and karaoke some nights. $2.25 PBR tall boys all the time. Back yard. Dogs are usually allowed, even inside.

Cash-only dive bar with a deck under the train tracks has weekly live music & draws a diverse crowd.

Dive bar that's too cool for school. Really nice backyard area, inside pretty grungy but always packed on Fridays and Saturdays.

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Huge selection of beers and wines, all on tap at this Jose Garces joint. Nice prix fixe lunches and dinners at just $14.

Wine. On tap. Trust me -- it's not nearly as bad as it sounds.

All of the Tria locations are spectacular. They all have great food (tasting portions) as well a a huge selection of wines and craft beers. I would not come for dinner expecting to get full though!

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another high quality place open late (kitchen til 1am). Small but wonderful wine list, beers, one of the best burgers in the city, cheeseboard, brunch - everything is here. Across from Nomad Pizza.

If you are looking for delicious food and an awesome atmosphere, this is your spot. The Good King Tavern serves affordable French cuisine in a Southen France style restaurant

Amazing craft cocktails, beer and wine selections. Very tasty food as well, all done in a very hip join with all the trappings you'd expect of a cool hipster cocktail scene. One of our favorites!


Grace Tavern

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$· 2229 Grays Ferry Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rated one of the best bars in the city. Great craft beer list and good food too. Try the blackened green beans!

Southern-leaning New American fare in a restored space with original 1930s pressed-tin ceilings.

Local bar with outdoor seating, right in the center of Grays Ferry Triangle


The Barbary

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$$· 951 Frankford Ave·Map·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Late night dancing every single day of the week! Make sure you check out their Facebook page to see the party theme of the night. Fun and inexpensive for the younger crowds. Closes at 2 a.m.

Great spot for getting weird - dancing two floors and always unique music, 90s, hip hop, techno

Often there are interesting music events here. It's on the divey side. On weekends, keep an eye out for "Shakedown" parties, a long standing house event that has a good vibe, good people.


McMenamin's Tavern

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$$· 7170 Germantown Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Standard Irish bar/restaurant with reasonable prices. Great beer list! Lots of TVs, if you want to watch a game.

Sports bar with some of the best food in the neighborhood. Get a real sense of the diversity of Mt. Airy at this "Cheers" like hang out

Diverse watering hole, sports bar, local meet-up establishment similar to fictional "Cheers Bar".