Bridges, Burgers & Beer
Marielle Mondon
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant
Mask and Wig Club
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
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1. McNally's Tavern 8634 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Chestnut Hillmt Airy)

This historic tavern was established in 1921 and is known for their signature steak-and-grilled-salami sandwich, the Schmitter, which you can also score at Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.

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2. Cherry Street Tavern 129 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A Philly landmark since 1905, Cherry Street Tavern serves up eats like oven-roasted beef sandwiches, has four flatscreens to watch the game, and boasts over 30 brews to choose from.

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3. Ralph's Italian Restaurant 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Italian Marketbella Vista)

Family owned and operated since 1900, this historic Italian joint is the oldest one in the country, and serves up classic boot food like chicken cacciatore, meatballs with linguine, and more.

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4. The Mask & Wig Club 310 S Quince St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Center City West)

Owned by UPenn's musical comedy troupe of the same name, the former stable/church/carriage house -- and current historic landmark -- has an old-school hunting lodge-inspired interior, and is even available for parties.

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5. McGillin's Olde Ale House 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Market East)

Imagine: the year was 1860, Lincoln was elected, and McGillin's Olde Ale House first opened. It's safe to say they place is doing something right, because generations of people can't be wrong. This is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philly. They have since changed the beer taps, we promise.

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6. City Tavern 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

Though now mainly an 18th century-themed tourist spot, City Tavern is technically the oldest bar in Philly, and was even a hang-out for the First Continental Congress.

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