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The coolest bars and restaurants in town

It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (we tried to like veggies, Vedge), while other hot spots could not be denied (Hello, Library Bar and Pennsylvania 6!). Have a look at the list (organized by hood, this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

1) Boot & Saddle
1131 S Broad St; 267.639.4528
The team behind Union Transfer, Morgan's Pier, and The Dolphin have turned around another nightlife landmark, reopening the Broad St boot-stomper nearly 20yrs after it first shuttered. Why you won't shudder to go inside: the concert hall's already attracting totally not-country headliners like Ted Leo, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, and Har Mar Superstar -- plus, it's pouring shots 'til 2a, which you can chase with 10 taps worth of craft drafts.
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2) Ela
627 S 3rd St; 267.687.8512
The latest venture from Chef Chip Roman, Ela combines New American plates of pork belly, broccoli rabe & pears with cocktails like the gin/burnt sugar sage syrup/absinthe Jude Law & A Semester Abroad.
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3) Fountain Porter
1601 S 10th St
From two Kite & Key vets who invested plenty of Benjamin Franklins (!), Fountain Porter's a stool-packed Bella Vista corner brew joint with a kitchen kicking out cold-one-complementing cheeseburgers & chili.
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4) Stateside
1536 E Passyunk Ave; 215.551.2500
Following breakfast with booze is a terrific way to start the day, so thank God this alcohol-oriented project from the breakfast-mad folks behind Green Eggs oeffers brown liquors and ex-Barbuzzo-chef-crafted small bites in a space rife with contempo touches.
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5) The Industry
1401 E Moyamensing Ave; 215.271.9500
From the folks behind Rittenhouse beer bar Good Dog, The Industry's got a rustic, cabin-y interior, 12 locals on tap, and dinner-time plates of veal neck gravy & bone marrow, but you gotta go for brunch "hangover cures" like the Stomachectomy: a mountain of scrapple, bacon, fried eggs & pancakes).
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6) Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South St; 267.909.8814
The globe-spanning, 100-bottle suds list actually goes beyond Germany, with the likes of Efes (Turkey), Baltika (Russia), Sinebrychoff (Finland), Gosser (Austria), and Belzebuth (France).
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7) P.O.P.E.
1501 E Passyunk Ave; 215.755.5125
A dimly lit, stone-fireplace'd space with savory munchies (Yards-battered fish & chips), plus 80+ bottles including the large format, high-grav Voodoo's Love Child, and 14 taps cranking out seasonals.
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8) American Sardine Bar
1800 Federal St; 215.334.2337
Point Breeze's best bar-with-a-fish-in-its-name now has awesome beers (Cisco Summer of Lager, Lancaster County Cream Ale) and comfy seafood jawns like Marinated Shrimp Tortas and Drunken Krab Chowder, made with a crustacean whose claws were even more hammered than usual.
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9) Kermit’s Bake Shoppe
2204 Washington Ave; 267.639.4267
The guy behind Kraftwork and Sidecar opened an Ivan Drago mural-arted eat shop that's packed with display cases full of fresh-baked sausage pies, cheeseburger Hot Pockets, and chocolate-marshmallow Pop-Tarts, and that must break you… of your silly habit of being height-weight proportionate.
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10) The Dolphin Tavern
1539 S Broad St; 215.278.7950
A legendary go-go bar where your dad learned everything about women (well, full-nude's illegal, so maybe not everything), this reopened boozer's a decades-old Christmas-lighted dive bar now shining bright with rotating craft drafts, DJ dance parties, and local burlesque-ers brought to you by the guys behind Morgan's Pier and Union Transfer.
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11) Noord
1046 E Tasker St; 267.909.9704
Surprise your date by going Dutch and picking up the check at this Northern European-influenced BYOB, then watch her jaw drop a second time for Nordic nibbles and Viking-sized melts like Icelandic fish-and-pickle sliders and a two-fisted Gouda burger she'd be just as happy to pick up and not split with you.
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CENTER CITY

12) Ashton Cigar Bar
1522 Walnut St; 215.735.0830
More than coincidentally located above Holt's Cigar Company, this second-floor speakeasy's serving 200 smokes (and 200 just-as-smoky whiskeys) but, thanks to the bar's state-of-the-art air purifiers, the O2’s at least as clean as the air you breathe anywhere else in Center City. Also breathtaking? The upstairs wall of windows overlooking Walnut St.
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13) Federal Donuts
1632 Sansom St
There are probably exactly 74 types of federal buildings you can line up to get inside, but only one you actually want to line up to get inside: the DMV. Okay, okay, two you want to line up to get inside: the DMV and Federal Donuts Center City, the second location from the lauded South Philly donut & chicken fry shop.
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Franklin Mortgage
14) Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co
12 S 18th St; 267.467.3277
Named after the Philly-based, Prohibition-era front for the largest alcohol ring in the US, FM&I's owned by a local software developer who collaborated with New York's Death & Co -- the Accenture of classy intoxication -- to bring mixological magic to a dark and swanky lounge.
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15) Hop Sing Laundromat
1029 Race St
From an OCD dude who traveled to every state in the Union (plus Mississippi) researching cocktails, Hop Sing Laundromat's a semi-private, Chinatown cocktail bar whose discreet, Race St confines conceal a library of booze so exquisitely large, it not only has a custom ladder, but it also needs its own catalog system (the... Dewar's Decimal System?).
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16) Potito's Bakery
1315 Walnut St; 215.545.2253
An award-winning South Philly pastry shop that's been packing cannoli longer than you've been quoting The Godfather, Potito's Bakery's Center City cafe gives you a reason to leave the car and pick up 50+ Italian and American mouthfuls like whipped cream-stuffed doughnuts and flaky sfogliatelle.
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17) Village Whiskey
118 S 20th St; 215.665.1088
At VW, Jose Garces whips up duck fat French fries w/ Sly Fox cheddar sauce, and an 8oz burger topped w/ maple bourbon-glazed cipollinis, bacon & foie gras, but the food takes a back seat to a list of 58 bourbons, 30+ Scotches, assorted ryes, and smattering of Canadian & Irish whiskies.
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18) Fitler Dining Room
2201 Spruce St; 215.732.3331
Opened down the block from its park namesake by the Pub & Kitchen folks, Fitler Dining Room serves hefty comforts fired up on a custom range-and-grill by a Stateside vet who's been with P&K since it opened.
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19) KeVen Parker Soul Food Cafe
51 N 12th St
From the dude behind South St rib-sticker Ms. Tootsie's, KPSFC's the BBQ-focused revamp of Reading Terminal Market's Delilah's, a location they likely settled on after someone said, "Hey, there."
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20) Vernick Food & Wine
2031 Walnut St; 267.639.6644
From a well-traveled CIA grad with two stints under Jean-Georges, this boozy bistro is split between a streamlined cement-counter bar, a kitchen-surrounding back dining room w/ a seven-stool chef's counter, and a 45-seat upstairs hangout adorned with pics of the chef's various travels, the sheer volume of which suggest dude has serious trouble dribbling while running up and down the court.
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21) Meltkraft
51 N 12th St; 267.639.3309
From the guys behind NJ dairy farm Valley Shepherd Creamery, Meltkraft's equipped with a mozz-making laboratory, a 30-cheese counter, and hot-buttered melts stuffed with everything from burgers, to brisket, to mac 'n cheese.
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22) The Corner Foodery
1710-12 Sansom St; 215.567.1500
From the dudes behind The Corner and Foodery, The Corner Foodery (!) is a 500-bottle shop-cum-gourmet-deli-cum-dining-room that's slinging cured meat & cheese boards, plus sandwiches like carved porchetta hoagies w/ melted aged Prov, a meatball grinders.
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23) Magpie Artisanal Bakery
1622 South St
Your endless quest for pie in Philly is pretty much constantly thwarted, either by the dearth of pie shops, or, ugh, diabetes. Thankfully, Magpie produces a wealth of crust-encased goodness that ranges from sweet to savory.
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24) 1 Tippling Place
2006 Chestnut St; 215.665.0456
Get the always-available Fish House Punch (rum, brandy, maraschino liqueur, champagne), a classic Philly concoction done here to perfection.
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25) Underdogs
132 S 17th St; 215.665.8080
Also where you'll likely find a randy Cesar Millan, underground Underdogs serves up 23 cased creations, including crazified options like the lamb sausage/tzatziki Adonis, the chicken sausage/carrot/celery/blue cheese Buffalo Gal, and the chorizo/queso blanco Chihuahua.
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26) Matyson
37 S 19th St; 215.564.2925
Whether you want bone marrow dumplings w/ crispy veal sweetbreads, pig ear w/ roasted rice cakes, or a duck breast w/ foie gras sausage, Matyson de-livers. Ha!
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27) Sbraga
440 S Broad St; 215.735.1913
Joining Henry Ford and Clara P. Orgasm as "inventors who've had awesome things named after them", Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga's eponymous joint offers a predominantly prix-fixe global menu in an interior full of repurposed fir-planked walls, low-slung leather & tweed banquettes, and vintage-look Edison-style lighting.
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28) Elixr
207 S Syndenham St
Abandoning its Broad Street digs, Elixr's sports an aggro-farmhouse look with a) maybe the raddest bathroom entrance ever (a sliding industrial meat freezer door), and b) definitely the oddest marble coffee counter ever (it's from an old restroom at Penn).
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29) Wursthaus Schmitz
51 N 12th St; 215.922.4287
If there's one thing Germans and Philadelphians have in common, it's that they can be total jerks when they're backing the same cause. But if there's another, it's liking German food. So thank the glorious bastards behind Wursthaus Schmitz, a white-tiled mega-stall inside Reading Terminal Market from the dudes behind Brauhaus Schmitz.
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FISHTOWN/NOLIBS

30) Lloyd
529 E Girard Ave
Named after the owner's bourbon & High Life-loving pop, Lloyd's modeled after memories of the dude's childhood living room, which must've been stocked with vintage wallpaper, church pews, a deer's head, a tincture-topped polished wood bar, a deviled egg deep fryer, and lots and lots of whiskey.
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31) Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave; 267.909.8867
This two-story beer-mart-cum-bar-cum-gastropub-cum-game-room looks like a cross between the factory in Rudy... Ruuuudy... RUUUUDY... RUUUUUUUDY... and the ultimate beer bodega, with steel girders and exposed pipes right alongside 15 fully stocked fridges.
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32) Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Ave; 215.391.4888
Backcountry cabins: they're totally the perfect place to kick back, relax, lock Sergeant Doakes in a cage so he doesn't tell Miami Metro you're a serial killer, and -- thanks to Fette Sau -- get Stephen Starr BBQ.
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33) Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Ave; 215.291.2965
When it comes to Pablo Picasso quotes, "Give me a museum and I'll fill it," is probably one of his most famous. What's funny though, is that that quote was actually truncated -- what he actually said was, "Give me a museum and I'll fill it... with pizza!" Since he never actually got around to that, there's Pizza Brain, the world's first & only pizza-museum-cum-pie shop.
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34) Pizzeria Beddia
115 E Girard Ave
A white-tiled makeover of a Fishtown deli dishing out nothing but whole handmade three-cheese pies individually crafted by a Zavino vet whose obsession with hot bubbling cheesiness has taken him from Osteria to Wisconsin (boo!) and back (yay!).
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35) Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave; 215.634.3338
This industrial beer hall has glass garage doors that lead out to the tree-shaded, gravel-floored courtyard abutted by two bars, making it perfect come rain or shine.
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36) Emmanuelle
Hancock St at Germantown Ave; 215.791.8090
Not just a really important biblical dude (probably?), Emmanuelle's also an intimate, back of the Piazza, 35-seat craft 'tails hideaway with a baby grand piano from the PYT guy.
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SPRING GARDEN

37) Pizzeria Vetri
1939 Callowhill St; 215.600.2629
Forget about the Barnes Foundation across the street and experience modern Italian art by the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Osteria, Amis, and Alla Spina: he’s sculpting deep-dish Roman squares, football-sized calzones, mortadella-stuffed dough balls, and eight Neapolitan thin-crusts…
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OLD CITY

38) Fork
306 Market St; 215.625.9425
Relaunched by a chef who did time at one of the James Beard-iest, Michelin-star-iest restaurants in NYC, Fork's best asset is an off-menu whole-animal offering (e.g. fish, game, fowl, pork, lamb...) that you can split with your date.
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39) Hotel Monaco + Red Owl Tavern + Stratus Lounge
433 Chestnut St; 215.925.2111
Hotel Monaco's is a twofer: a ground-floor, all-beef tavern from yet another James Beard-ed chef, and the city's largest rooftop lounge.
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MIDTOWN VILLAGE

40) Little Nonna's
1234 Locust St; 215.564.2100
The Midtown Village munchie pioneers behind Barbuzzo and Lolita are now serving Sunday supper-style Italian (and booze!) seven days a week at this '50s-style pasta joint inside the Hotel Independent.
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41) Tavern
243 S Camac St; 215.545.1102
This under-Camac pub’s helmed by award-winning Mercato vet Mackenzie Hilton, who’s serving a full dinner menu of 'tail-pairable grub, like nine-pickle plates and eggs every-which-way, 'til 3a nightly / morning-ly.
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42) Strangelove's
216 S 11th St; 215.873.0404
A bi-level gastropub where you should learn to stop worrying and love the fact that you're about to gorge yourself on all these white-cheddar-whizzed, bacon-covered tater tots. Because they're the bomb.
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43) Pennsylvania 6
114 S 12th St; 267.639.5606
Dinner should be an event. Better yet, it should be an unsanctioned Winter Olympics event, which is now possible, thanks to the guys behind all your favorite booze houses (Public-, City Tap-, Field-), who've turned the former Tweed space into a destination for succulent marrow bones that, after being eaten, get put to use as mini-luges used to down bourbon.
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MAIN LINE

44) Citron & Rose
368-370 Montgomery Ave; 610.664.4919
Definitely the place you want to take Bar Refaeli's younger, hotter sister right after you impress her with your Homeland trivia knowledge (it's a remake of a famous Israeli show!), this kosher comfort grill & drinkery in Merion is helmed by an Israel-born, Beard-awarded chef-owner.
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NEW JERSEY

45) Agricola
11 Witherspooon St; 609.921.2798
A farm-to-table barsteraurant makeover of Einstein's former Princeton hangout, this 200-seat multi-room meatery helmed by a culinary prodigy who's cooked his way from French Laundry and Tao to Witherspoon St, and is now serving the likes of chowder-sided red snapper, Atlantic cod fritters, and a braised veal shank for four, perfect for testing your theory that you can eat relatively more than your fellow diners.
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RITTENHOUSE

46) a.bar
135 S 18th St; 215.825.7030
Inside the old Kiehl’s boutique, this park-side drinking hole from the crew next door’s a.kitchen is the place to go for more than two dozen original booze 'tails, to slurp six coastlines worth of icy-smoky oysters, score champagne and sardine toasts, and man up to five-meat boards laden with house-cured everything.
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47) Library Bar
210 W Rittenhouse Sq; 800.635.1042
Hushing any debate over where to drink after work tonight, the Rittenhouse Hotel's Library Bar is a two-room study hall with only one book worth reading: a 17-page booze menu cataloging rarefied libations crafted by a legendary Main Line master mixologist, with sweet paired edibles.
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1. Hop Sing Laundromat 1029 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hop Sing's Laundromat is the result of intense nation-wide research to dig up some of the tastiest cocktails in Philly. Stop in for Prohibition-inspired 'tails in their Chinatown digs, flavored with a speakeasy vibe.

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2. Potito's Bakery 1314 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

If you've got a sweet tooth, chances are Potito's Bakery has a cannoli-shaped missile aimed square at it. With homemade Italian cookies, magnificent pastries, some of which you can't pronounce (sfogliatelle) and other salty-sweet goods to boot, you may need to invest in a track suit to walk it off.

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3. Village Whiskey 118 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Village Whiskey is an American gastropub in Philly's Central City West neighborhood, though one glance at their drinks menu, its seems more like a bustling city of whiskey and bourbon. When the bar's scotch isn't sprouting new hairs on your chest, enjoy top-shelf bar snacks masterminded by acclaimed Chef Jose Garces.

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4. Fitler Dining Room 2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Down the block from its park namesake, Fitler Dining Room's the Pub & Kitchen folks' makeover of the former Mémé, remodeled as a 1920s French bistro serving hefty comforts like truffle-stuffed skate wing and gnocchi with snails.

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5. Keven Parker Soul Food Cafe 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

From the dude behind South St rib-sticker Ms. Tootsie's, KeVen Parker Soul Food Cafe's the BBQ-focused revamp of Reading Terminal Market's Delilah's, a location they likely settled on after someone said "Hey, there."

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6. Vernick Food & Drink 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Vernick Food & Drink, an American bistro located in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, use regional ingredients that help inspire their original take on international dishes. Your choice of cocktails made in-house, local craft beer and imported wines will surely take care of the drink part of your meal.

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7. Meltkraft 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

From the guys behind NJ dairy farm Valley Shepherd Creamery, Meltkraft is Reading Terminal Market's first-ever grilled cheese stall, equipped with a mozz-making laboratory, a 30-cheese counter, and eight hot-buttered melts stuffed with everything from burger, to brisket baked mac 'n cheese, to bacon fat.

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8. The Corner Foodery 1710-12 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Gourmet sandwiches and hundreds of craft beer is The Corner Foodery's DNA. Also, there are large, lacquered communal tables on which to chow down with a group of friends, when not waiting in anticipation of Executive John Taus's daily chef specials.

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9. Magpie Artisanal Bakery 1622 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

If the last time you've seen a cooling pie was in technicolor in a '50s-era Looney Tunes cartoon, Magpie Artisanal Bakery is here to show you the art is very much alive and delicious. From sweet to savory pies, like the incredible sounding butterscotch bourbon to cheeseburger pie, respectively, they're always working on new creations that will surprise and amaze.

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10. 1 Tippling Place 2006 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Get the always-available Fish House Punch (rum, brandy, maraschino liqueur, champagne), a classic Philly concoction done here to perfection.

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11. Underdogs 132 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Underdogs in name only, this popular hot dog and sausage spot boasts a number of options from a traditional hot dog to more unique options such as a spicy merguez lamb sausage with harissa mayo.

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12. Matyson 37 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Whether you want bone marrow dumplings w/ crispy veal sweetbreads, pig ear w/ roasted rice cakes, or a duck breast w/ foie gras sausage, Matyson de-livers. Ha!

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13. Ela 627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

An American restaurant directed by the steady hand of acclaimed chef Jason Chichonski, Ela serves cuisine that changes seasonally but is consistently innovative and crafted to perfection. With an extensive wine list and large collection of craft beers, something is bound to go well with your whipped foie gras.

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14. Fountain Porter 1601 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Philly suds suckers rejoice. This hop haven has an extensive beer list that features well-known and obscure brews alike, while offering cheap burgers and a simple munching menu.

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15. Stateside 1536 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Following breakfast with booze is a terrific way to start the day, so thank God this alcohol-oriented project from the breakfast-mad folks behind Green Eggs offers brown liquors and ex-Barbuzzo-chef-crafted small bites in a space rife with contempo touches.

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16. The Industry Bar 1401 E Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Although the Industry Bar features some slick local brews on tap and serves a more than decent dinner, you'll wanna hit up the brunch inside the cabin-like interior to lap up some middle-of-the-day 'tails and super-tasty eats.

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17. Brauhaus Schmitz 718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The globe-spanning, 100-bottle suds list actually goes beyond Germany, with the likes of Efes (Turkey), Baltika (Russia), Sinebrychoff (Finland), Gosser (Austria), and Belzebuth (France).

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18. P.O.P.E. 1501 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Just pray that this P.O.P.E is never guarded by an impenetrable bullet-proof bubble. It doles out a copious variety of beers, savory nosh options and will never scold you for sleeping in on a Sunday.

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19. American Sardine Bar 1800 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Point Breeze's best bar-with-a-fish-in-its-name has awesome beers and comfy seafood jawns like Marinated Shrimp Tortas and Drunken Krab Chowder, made with a crustacean whose claws were even more hammered than usual.

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20. Federal Donuts 1219 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

This fried chicken and donut shop in South Philly is rigged up with a "Donut Robot", a mechanical monster that'll handle all the dough dispensing, frying, and flipping.

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21. Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. 112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Practically bursting with classical style and a tasteful ambiance, FM&I Co. stands out as one of the classiest bars in Rittenhouse, serving a number of finely tuned cocktails that any patron can appreciate.

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22. Sbraga 440 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga's eponymous joint offers a predominantly prix-fixe global menu in an interior full of repurposed fir-planked walls, low-slung leather & tweed banquettes, and vintage-look Edison-style lighting.

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23. Elixr 207 S Sydenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Abandoning its Broad Street digs, Elixr's now set up a block away on that little stretch of Syndenham between Walnut & Chestnut, sporting an aggro-farmhouse look with a) maybe the raddest bathroom entrance ever (a sliding industrial meat freezer door) and b) definitely the oddest marble coffee counter ever (it's from an old restroom at Penn). The menu -- like the space -- is larger, with Intelligentsia beans joining their existing PT & Southpaw espresso blends, meaning no matter how busy they are, there'll always be something… left?

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24. Wursthaus Schmitz 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

If there's one thing Germans and Philadelphians have in common, it's that they can be total jerks when they're backing the same cause. But if there's another, it's liking German food. So thank the glorious bastards behind Wursthaus Schmitz, a white-tiled mega-stall inside Reading Terminal Market from the dudes behind Brauhaus Schmitz.

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25. Lloyd Whiskey Bar 529 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Named after the owner's bourbon & High Life-loving pop, Lloyd's modeled after memories of the dude's childhood living room, which must've been stocked with vintage wallpaper, church pews, a deer's head, a tincture-topped polished wood bar, a deviled egg deep fryer, and lots and lots of whiskey.

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26. Bottle Bar East 1308 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19102

From three Andrew Bro-nums, Bottle Bar East's a two-story beer-mart-cum-bar-cum-gastropub-cum-game-room that looks like a cross between the factory in Rudy... Ruuuudy...RUUUUDY... RUUUUUUUDY... and the ultimate beer bodega, with steel girders and exposed pipes right alongside 15 fully stocked fridges.

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27. Fette Sau 1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Fette Sau keeps it simple. Wooden tables, concrete floors, gourmet BBQ, craft beer and whiskey. No pretense. Sounds like the go-to spot for the most interesting man in the world, doesn't it?

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28. Pizza Brain 2313 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Half-pizza museum, half-pizzeria, Pizza Brain gifts you with two phenomenal activities at once: nostalgia and pizza. You can look at vintage Fat Boys posters and wonder how is it you don't have them on vinyl yet, long enough before you start waxing poetic about just how good that slice you just ate was.

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29. Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

FH's an industrial take on a classic German beer hall, with unfinished brick surrounding a massive bar that's basically an entire length of an African Bubinga tree.

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30. Emmanuelle Hancock St and Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Not just a really important bible dude (probably?), Emmanuelle's also a bar from the same guy behind PYT: an intimate, back of the Piazza, 35-seat craft 'tails hideaway with a baby grand piano.

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31. Fork 306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Credited for bringing new life to Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood, Fork serves innovative American cuisine locally sourced from farmers around the Delaware Valley. Intimate yet spacious, a selection of a good wine to complement your meal should make for a great evening.

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32. Hotel Monaco 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

A jewel in Philadelphia's Old City district, Hotel Monaco Philadelphia boasts luxury suites and the famous Stratus Rooftop Lounge, equipped with an awesome fireplace. If only the Founding Fathers could ball this out of control.

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33. Citron and Rose 370 Montgomery Ave, Merion, PA 19066

C & R explores the (tasty) roots of European Jewish fare, paying special attention to kosher hospitality.

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34. Boot & Saddle 1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The team behind Union Transfer, Morgan's Pier, and The Dolphin have turned around another nightlife landmark, reopening the Broad St boot-stomper nearly 20yrs after it first shuttered. Why you won't shudder to go inside: the concert hall's already attracting totally not-country headliners like Ted Leo, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, and Har Mar Superstar -- plus, it's pouring shots 'til 2a which you can chase with 10 taps worth of craft drafts.

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35. Kermit's Bake Shoppe 2204 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Kermit's Bake Shoppe is located in a South Philly warehouse and's slinging out a buncha baked goods like pizzas (in red and white varieties) and awesome desserts like homemade Pop-Tarts.

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36. The Dolphin Tavern 1539 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The famous dive bar has been revamped, this time with light-up floors, DJ parties, and burlesque dancers almost every night.

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37. Noord 1046 E Tasker St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Slinging delicious Dutch eats in South Philly, Noord's got menu items like crazy-named waterzoois (seafood platters), bitterballen (meatballs), and, uh, burgers (burgers).

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38. Ashton Cigar Bar 1522 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

More than coincidentally located above Holt's Cigar Company, this second-floor speakeasy's serving 200 smokes (via walk-in humidor) and 200 just-as-smoky whiskeys that you can snift without any huff, thanks to the bar's state-of-the-art air purifiers that'll keep the O2 at least as clean as the air you breathe anywhere else in Center City. Also breathtaking? The upstairs wall of windows overlooking Walnut St where you can perch in a club chair with original scotch 'tails like a Balvenie-blended Grey Goose Martini.

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39. Pizzeria Beddia 115 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Replacing your Bagel Bites connect with a standing-room-only BYOB artisan pie counter, Pizzeria Beddia's a white-tiled makeover of a Fishtown deli dishing out nothing but whole handmade three-cheese pies individually crafted by a Zavino vet whose obsession with hot bubbling cheesiness has taken him from Osteria to Wisconsin and back.

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40. Pizzeria Vetri 1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

The pizza-making outpost of acclaimed local chef Marc Vetri slings enormous calzones, wood-fired pizzas, and bottled cocktails for two.

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41. Little Nonna's 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Little Nonna's is a totally non-BYOB Italian eatery by the folks behind Lolita and Barbuzzo, and serves up hearty family-style fare in a rustic setting. And did we mention they have booze?!

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42. Tavern 243 S Camac St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tavern, on Camac, is run by a former Chopped champion and's serving up heaping portions of garlic fries, bacon burgers, and -- of course -- cheese sauce.

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43. Strangelove's 216 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Strangelove's is a Midtown gastropub dishing out Southern cuisine (and bacon-cheddar tater tots), and serving up a huge beer selection on the two levels of their huge space.

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44. Pennsylvania 6 114 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pennsylvania 6 is an American bistro with marrow luges for your bourbon. MARROW LUGES FOR YOUR BOURBON. Nuff said.

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45. Agricola 11 Witherspooon St, Princeton, NJ 08542

A farm-to-table barsteraurant makeover of Einstein's former Princeton hangout, Agricola's a 200-seat multi-room meatery helmed by a culinary prodigy who's cooked his way from French Laundry and Tao to Witherspoon St, and is now serving the likes of chowder-sided red snapper, Atlantic cod fritters, and a braised veal shank for four, perfect for testing your theory that you can eat relatively more than your fellow diners.

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46. a.bar 135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

a.bar, a spillover bar and small plates restaurant courtesy of next-door a.kitchen, is serving up awesome cocktails and a killer wine list alongside charcuterie boards and bar snacks.

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47. Library Bar 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Library Bar at the Rittenhouse Hotel is a two-room cocktail palace with huge volumes of literature, and also some books -- their drink menu is 17 pages long!

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