Julia's Guidebook

Julia
I am an artist living in Philadelphia. I spend my time making art and working as a professor at a few different local Universities. I love to bike around the city, walk along Schuylkill River, ... read more
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240 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is incredible. It is a food mall filled with stands from local Philadelphia restaurants, groceries, cafes, ice cream and more. It is super crowded all of the time, but if you can handle ... read more

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a bar and a pub loved by Philadelphians, but it also has a music venue upstairs that is very small and intimate. Check the schedule for listings.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This local coffee company has recently gone national. This is their flagship location. It is ultra yuppie, but the food and coffee are fantastic. I highly recommend the Draft Latte. Their food is f... read more

#4

Loco Pez

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2401 East Norris Street·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Although it is on the other side of town (15 min drive), this is my favorite late night Mexican and margarita spot. It is great for groups and if you check their Facebook, you can sometimes get in ... read more

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This breakfast and brunch spot has been loved by Philadelphian's forever. If you go on weekdays before 9am, they have a breakfast special for under $5.

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A gourmet shop with a great sandwich bar.

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A stroll down the trail, a bikeride down the trail, a jog down the trail - they are all wonderful

#8

Pizzeria Vetri

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1939 Callowhill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is owned by Philadelphia's top chef and has awesome pizza.

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quirky museum of medical oddities.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite music venue in town. Although it is large, it still is pretty intimate.

#11

Boot & Saddle

Food SceneRestaurants
1131 South Broad Street·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This bar was recently opened and has an awesome music scene. Check the schedule for listings.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

#13

Rybrew

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2816 West Girard Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great sandwiches + selection of craft beers.

#14

Paesano's

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 148 West Girard Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best sandwich shop I have ever gone to in my life and around the world. They have a counter that seats about 6 or you can take out. The prep the meats and the sandwiches right in front of you. The ... read more

#15

Modo Mio

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 161 West Girard Avenue·Map·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This BYOB is fantastic. For $34 you get a delicious 6 course Italian meal. You can order a la carte as well, but I recommend the 6 course meal. It's cash only and you should probably make a reserva... read more

#16

Bar Hygge

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1720 Fairmount Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This new and very hip place just opened and has great food and drink.

#17

Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue·Map·Hours·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#18

Trader Joe's

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 2121 Market Street·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

#19

The 700

Drinks & NightlifeNightclubs
$$$· 700 North 2nd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dancing and drinking into the night.

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A stroll through that park is just yum.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is my favorite park to visit in Philadelphia. Great trails, a small nature museum and if you plan ahead, you can get guided nature walks.

#22

Bartram's Garden

Parks & NatureParks
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place to visit and see history and nature.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A stroll through that park is just yum.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Although it is a bit further from our house (20 minute walk) it is a staple in the Fairmount neighborhood.

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great playground for kids - has an antique wooden slide, an indoor playground for rainy days and a huge outdoor playground.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a good liquor store by Philadelphia standards. Open until 8pm and not open on Sundays. Only 1 block away. In Philadelphia, they don't sell beer at the liquor stores! Go to RyeBrew for a goo... read more

#27

ALDI

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$· 3101 W Girard Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This grocery store is in-expensive, 1 block away and sells some organic, some German products and all sorts of other things.

#28

Brewerytown Beats

ShoppingStores
2710 West Girard Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great vinyl store.

#29

Brewerytown Bicycles

Everything Else
2819 West Girard Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can rent a bike here.

#30

2831 W Girard Ave

2831 W Girard Ave·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Youth trained coffee shop: www.themonkeyandtheelephant.org

#31

2743 Poplar St

2743 Poplar St·Map·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Great Ethiopian Food in a VERY casual atmosphere/bar. A few tables not at the bar too. http://www.theerabar.com/