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Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013
Johnny Brenda's is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

1. Johnny Brenda's

8.8
1201 Frankford Ave (at Girard Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 142 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Ten years after opening, JB’s is better than ever. Local beer, local music and local grub keep it hopping till last call.” Read more.

Alla Spina is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

2. Alla Spina

1410 Mount Vernon St (at Broad St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · North Philadelphia · 55 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Italian craft beer, Negroni cocktails, and Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud’s take on bar food. We didn’t know we needed it, but we do.” Read more.

Pub & Kitchen is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

3. Pub & Kitchen

8.5
1946 Lombard St (at 20th St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City · 79 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “The Pabbit may have lost chef Jonathan Adams and star bartender George Costa, but it’s still pumping out tasty eats and delicious drinks.” Read more.

American Sardine Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

4. American Sardine Bar

8.7
1800 Federal St (at 18th St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Point Breeze · 75 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “This sandwich and canned-beer haven makes the Breeze feel even cooler. And yes, they serve sardines, if you’re into that.” Read more.

Khyber Pass Pub is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

5. Khyber Pass Pub

8.9
56 S 2nd St (btwn Market & Chestnut St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City East · 140 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “The former punk rock haven now boasts one of the best beer lists in town, and a N’awlins-inspired menu to accompany it.” Read more.

Hop Sing Laundromat is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

6. Hop Sing Laundromat

7.8
1029 Race St (btwn 10th & 11th St.), Philadelphia, PA
Speakeasy · Chinatown · 74 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Out of town guests think you’re a rock star for knowing about it, and the cocktails are amazing and inventive without being overpriced or overwrought.” Read more.

Kraftwork is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

7. Kraftwork

9.0
541 E Girard Ave (at E Montgomery Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · North Philadelphia · 95 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Down to earth and approachable, yet also hip and on trend.” Read more.

8. Brauhaus Schmitz

8.4
718 South St (at 8th St), Philadelphia, PA
German Restaurant · Washington Square West · 134 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Great choice for large parties, loooong list of beers and it always feels festive.” Read more.

Devil's Den is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

9. Devil's Den

7.7
1148 S 11th St (at Ellsworth St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Bella Vista - Southwark · 77 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “The greatest happy hour in the city for beer lovers.” Read more.

Good Dog Bar & Restaurant is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

10. Good Dog Bar & Restaurant

8.4
224 S 15th St (btwn Walnut & Locust Sts), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Avenue of the Arts South · 171 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: “Grabbing a shot here is a good way to end your night on a high note. Plus their burgers and fries are great to preempt a hangover!” Read more.

Southwark is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

11. Southwark

8.2
701 S 4th St (at Bainbridge St.), Philadelphia, PA
Cocktail Bar · Queen Village - Pennsport · 45 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Ten years in and still one of the best places to get a classic drink. Read more.

Loco Pez is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

12. Loco Pez

8.7
2401 E Norris St (at Cedar St & Susquehanna St), Philadelphia, PA
Mexican Restaurant · North Philadelphia · 73 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Cash only but don’t let that scare you. Read more.

Jerry's Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

13. Jerry's Bar

8.7
129 W Laurel St (at New Market), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 40 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Great food and great cocktails. For brunch, be sure to order the Bloody Jerry. Read more.

South Philadelphia Tap Room is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

14. South Philadelphia Tap Room

9.0
1509 Mifflin St (btwn 15th St & 16th St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Point Breeze · 130 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: An ever-changing list of great brews plus, their brunch can’t be beat. Read more.

Frankford Hall is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

15. Frankford Hall

9.1
1210 Frankford Ave (btwn W Girard Ave & Thompson St), Philadelphia, PA
Beer Garden · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 142 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: There isn’t an occasion, group of people, or time of year, where this bar hasn’t been the perfect go-to spot. Read more.

Tria is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

16. Tria

8.9
123 S 18th St (Rittenhouse Sq.), Philadelphia, PA
Wine Bar · Center City West · 99 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Most knowledgeable staff in the city. Read more.

Memphis Taproom is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

17. Memphis Taproom

9.1
2331 E Cumberland St (at Memphis St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · North Philadelphia · 117 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Phillies games projected in the beer garden. What more could you want in life? (besides a winning baseball team). Read more.

The Sidecar Bar & Grille is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

18. The Sidecar Bar & Grille

8.1
2201 Christian St (at 22nd St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Graduate Hospital · 122 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: A neighborhood bar that appeals behind its borders. And they always have cool events. Read more.

Prohibition Tap Room is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

19. Prohibition Tap Room

8.7
501 N 13th St (at Buttonwood St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · North Philadelphia · 85 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Always a well curated beer list with special attention to smaller Philadelphia area brewers. Read more.

Monk's Cafe is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

20. Monk's Cafe

9.2
264 S 16th St (btwn Locust & Spruce St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Rittenhouse Square · 246 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Still kicks ass after all these years. Read more.

The Industry Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

21. The Industry Bar

1401 E Moyamensing Ave (at Reed St.), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Queen Village - Pennsport · 45 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: It’s like Cheers for Industry folk. Read more.

Royal Tavern is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

22. Royal Tavern

937 E Passyunk Ave (btwn Christian St & Carpenter St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Bella Vista - Southwark · 98 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Their vegan stuff is supposed to be great but why would I try it when they have that meatloaf sandwich? Read more.

Ranstead Room is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

23. Ranstead Room

8.7
2013 Ranstead St (btwn Chestnut & Market St), Philadelphia, PA
Speakeasy · Center City West · 73 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Dark and sexy, a perfect date spot. Read more.

The Corner Foodery is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

24. The Corner Foodery

1710 Sansom St (btwn S 17th & 18th St), Philadelphia, PA
Deli / Bodega · Center City West · 43 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: What goes better with 800 beer choices than sick, sick, sick hoagies. Read more.

Standard Tap is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

25. Standard Tap

8.5
901 N 2nd St (at Poplar St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 129 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: The staunch supporter of local beers is a great place to take out-of-towners. Read more.

The Franklin Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

26. The Franklin Bar

112 S 18th St (btwn Chestnut & Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Cocktail Bar · Center City West · 141 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Rock-solid booze, and an inspirational level of polish and expertise.” Read more.

Cantina Los Caballitos is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

27. Cantina Los Caballitos

8.3
1651 E Passyunk Ave (at Morris St), Philadelphia, PA
Mexican Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 136 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Al fresco drinking doesn’t get better in South Philly. Read more.

Grace Tavern is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

28. Grace Tavern

8.0
2229 Grays Ferry Ave (btwn 23rd St & South St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Center City · 53 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Where else can you get a burger cooked perfectly to temp at 1:58 a.m.? Read more.

Lloyd Whiskey Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

29. Lloyd Whiskey Bar

8.9
529 E Girard Ave (at Montgomery Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Whisky Bar · North Philadelphia · 24 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: The bartenders are almost as friendly as the prices. Read more.

Fiume is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

30. Fiume

229 S 45th St (at Locust St.), Philadelphia, PA
Dive Bar · Spruce Hill · 33 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: As awesome as it is tiny. Read more.

The Pub on Passyunk East is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

31. The Pub on Passyunk East

8.6
1501 E Passyunk Ave (at Dickinson St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Bella Vista - Southwark · 97 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Full of nooks to cozy up in and everyone seems to be having a great time. Read more.

Resurrection Ale House is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

32. Resurrection Ale House

2425 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Graduate Hospital · 41 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: The fried chicken gets the hype but ignore the rest of the menu at your risk. Read more.

José Pistola's is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

33. José Pistola's

8.2
263 S 15th St (at Bach Pl), Philadelphia, PA
Mexican Restaurant · 97 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: It seems like Pistola’s is better than ever. Read more.

Bob & Barbara's Cocktail Lounge is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

34. Bob & Barbara's Cocktail Lounge

7.9
1509 South St (at 15th St), Philadelphia, PA
Dive Bar · Rittenhouse Square · 70 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Like Pabst Blue Ribbon, B&B’s is a classic that doesn’t go out of style. Read more.

City Tap House is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

35. City Tap House

7.9
3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · University City · 122 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Fire pits and more beers than anywhere. Read more.

McMenamin's is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

36. McMenamin's

7.7
7170 Germantown Ave (at W Mt Airy Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · West Mount Airy · 64 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: If you haven’t been to McMenamin’s you’re losing out. Read more.

Stateside is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

37. Stateside

8.4
1536 E Passyunk Ave (at Tasker St), Philadelphia, PA
Whisky Bar · Bella Vista - Southwark · 48 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Open windows onto Passyunk Avenue provide one of the best people watching perches in the city. Read more.

Locust Rendezvous is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

38. Locust Rendezvous

7.0
1415 Locust St (btwn Broad St & 15th St), Philadelphia, PA
Dive Bar · Avenue of the Arts South · 40 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: With bargain beers and shots each week, it always feels like happy hour at the Vous. Read more.

39. Fountain Porter

9.0
1601 S 10th St (at Tasker St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Bella Vista - Southwark · 36 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: $5 burgers every day and 20-craft beers on tap. Those are the only numbers you need to know. Read more.

Oyster House is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

40. Oyster House

9.1
1516 Sansom St (btw 15th St & 16th St), Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Center City West · 113 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: A great spot to slurp briny bivalves while knocking back some punch with punch. Read more.

McGillin's Olde Ale House is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

41. McGillin's Olde Ale House

8.5
1310 Drury St (btwn S 13th & Juniper St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Center City East · 171 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: It’s easy to take the oldest bar in Philadelphia for granted. Don’t. Read more.

Doobie's is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

42. Doobie's

7.8
2201 Lombard St (at 22nd St), Philadelphia, PA
Dive Bar · Center City · 23 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: You can’t beat Doobies’ juke box. Read more.

Grey Lodge Pub is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

43. Grey Lodge Pub

6235 Frankford Ave (btwn Harbison Ave & Robbins St), Philadelphia, PA
Pub · Tacony - Wissinoming · 65 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Friday the Firkinteenth alone would be enough. Read more.

The Pour House is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

44. The Pour House

8.3
124 Haddon Ave (at Walnut Ave), Haddon Township, NJ
Gastropub · 102 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Yes! There is a great beer bar in Jersey. Read more.

Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

45. Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

7.8
129 S 13th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Wine Bar · Center City East · 50 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Sophistication without price. Read more.

a.bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

46. a.bar

8.1
135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City West · 16 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: $1.50 oysters and a great wine list. Read more.

Bottle Bar East is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

47. Bottle Bar East

8.9
1308 Frankford Ave (at Thompson St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 52 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Grab a beer from the almost 700 available, watch some sports on the humongous TV before heading upstairs for foosball. What more do you need?” Read more.

Emmanuelle is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

48. Emmanuelle

1052 Hancock St (Hancock St & Germantown Ave outside of Piazza), Philadelphia, PA
Cocktail Bar · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 14 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal make ridiculously addicting drinks. Read more.

Varga Bar is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

49. Varga Bar

7.6
941 Spruce St (at S 10th St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Washington Square West · 89 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Richard Colli is the man. Read more.

Barcade is one of Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia 2013.

50. Barcade

8.4
1114 Frankford Ave (W Girard Ave & W Widley St), Philadelphia, PA
Bar · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 132 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Old school video games and an underrated beer selection. Read more.