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1. Hop Sing Laundromat 1029 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Chinatown)

Stop into this semi-hidden haven in Chinatown for Prohibition-inspired cocktails, accented with a speakeasy vibe. This much-hyped, semi-mysterious spot-- patrons line up down the block for a chance to sample enigmatic owner Lê's signature libations, and you can't use cell phones or cameras inside the bar (don’t think that rule won’t be enforced if someone catches you)-- offers literally hundreds of liquor options, from Johnny Drum Private Stock bourbons to 15-year aged El Dorado.

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2. Potito's Bakery 1314 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Center City West)

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 (Center City West)

Village Whiskey is an American gastropub vision of James Beard Award-winning Chef Jose Garces. Standing proudly on a bustling corner of Rittenhouse, this old-school pub with a masculine air does two things best: Burgers and Whiskey. Together. There are a few bar snacks and entrees on the menu alongside a full raw bar, but what the people really want from this place is the simple yet entirely indulgent All-American Burger with (of course) whiskey-cured bacon to match their 200+ bottle selection of whiskeys and prohibition-era cocktails.

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4. Fitler Dining Room 2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Center City West)

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 (Market East)

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 (Rittenhouse)

While Vernick Food & Drink is an upscale American eatery with a complex, innovative menu, the chef's standout mainstay is (drum roll, please)...toast. But this is not burnt wonder bread with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter -- this is toast 2.0. Vernick's chefs have created a number of spreads and mashes to dollop onto fresh baked sourdough, using everything from charred eggplant with chanterelles and broccoli-bacon jam to Bayonne ham with whipped brie and Maryland crab, all of which can be enjoyed at the bar alongside one of the numerous creative house cocktails. Beyond the sought-after collection of toasts, there are raw oysters, small plates, and plenty of meat and fish entrees, most of which are roasted in a wood-fired oven. The tables are built of thick, weathered wood, the waiters wear suspenders and bowties, and the whole place is engulfed in a warm yellow light.

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7. Reading Terminal Market 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Market East)

RTM is your indoor farmers market for all Philly fare, housewares and area specialties. Check out Meltkraft: from the guys behind NJ dairy farm Valley Shepherd Creamery, Meltkraft is RTM’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. Or stop by The Rib Stand offering authentic Southern-style comfort food like BBQ, potato wedges and green beans.

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8. The Corner Foodery 1710-12 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Center City West)

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 (South Street)

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 (Rittenhouse)

An eclectically decorated cocktail lounge decked out with a hodge-podge of vintage furniture, make yourself comfortable on a comfy couch inside these spacious digs and order up from a list of classic drinks. You can’t go wrong with the enduring French 75 or Old Fashioned here, but take advantage of the more experimental cocktails, like the Deep Blue Sea (vodka, lillet, creme Yvette) or the Chet Baker (rum, carpano, honey).

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

Underdogs in name only, this hot dog and sausage spot was popular when still in operation for its unwillingness to be satisfied with serving just average dogs. Their menu not only covered the traditional, but went wild with takes like a spicy merguez lamb dog 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 (Society Hillqueen Village)

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 (Italian Marketbella Vista)

This classic little corner spot in Dickinson Narrows doesn't bother much with aesthetics: it's wood-paneled walls remains almost bare after years, and its short, simple menu barely lays claim to the restaurant's brand at all, but that's the charm of Fountain Porter. You always know what you're getting here, and the taste speaks for itself. The daily happy hours will get you a tall, frosty local brew and one of the city's best burgers for just a couple bucks.

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15. Stateside 1536 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Philadelphia)

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 (Pennsport)

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 (South Street)

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 (South Philadelphia)

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 (G Ho)

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 (South Philadelphia)

With several locations around the city, Federal Donuts has grown into a sugar-coated Philly favorite. FD's secret weapon is a "Donut Robot," a mechanical monster-mastermind that handles all the dough dispensing, frying, and flipping. The deep-fried dough rings are sweet, sinful, and eminently scarf-able -- coming in flavors like maple-bacon, lemon bar, spicy PB&J, Turkish mocha and, of course, classic glazed. Because specializing in just one caloric indulgence doesn't cut it, this spot slings famous fried chicken in a changing lineup of rubs and sauces (coconut curry, anyone?).

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

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 (Center City West)

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 (Rittenhouse)

Abandoning its Broad Street digs, Elixr's now set up a block away on that little stretch of Syndenham between Walnut & Chestnut. The menu -- like the space -- is larger, with Intelligentsia beans joining their existing PT & Southpaw espresso blends. The hipster friendly, rustic locale sports 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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24. Wursthaus Schmitz 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Market East)

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 (South Philadelphia)

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 (Fishtown)

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 (Fishtown)

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? Named after the German phrasing for "fat pig," Fette Sau's obviously got pork on lock, plus other delectable, dry-aged and smoked meat comestibles. The Philly outpost of this Williamsburg standby is sure to satisfy.

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28. Pizza Brain 2313 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (Fishtown)

What qualifications does Pizza Brain have to back up its claim of being a pizza museum? For one, it has a certificate from Guinness World Records that nods to its large collection of pizza-related memorabilia, which includes vintage comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines (those turtles do love their pizza). The kitchen slings out-there flavor combos with quirky names like the Bob Shieldsmoose, a brisket sandwich-like pie topped with blue cheese, mozzarella, and horseradish. There are simpler pizzas too, with names to match: the Tom is a cheese-less tomato pie, while the Jane comes with mozzarella, aged provolone, and grana padano.

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29. Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (Fishtown)

One of the only year-round beer gardens, Frankford Hall is also the most traditional German biergarten. The brick-walled Fishtown spot has a menu that features German classics like spätzle, schnitzel, and six different types of sausages. Additionally, the draft beer list has over 10 different German beer selections, all available in large, liter steins. It's especially popular in the summer months, when an opening at one of the picnic tables is harder to find than a parking spot in Fairmount.

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

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 (Old City)

Farm-to-table fare may sound cliche these days, but Fork has has been a pioneer of the food movement for since the late 1990s. The intimate restaurant breathed new life into Old City when it opened, and keeps the torch lit with American cuisine locally sourced from farmers located throughout the Delaware Valley. A woodland mural and dried branches in the dining room make for a woodsy yet elegant setting where the food is far too intricate to simply be foraged from the forest the decor nods to: vegetable-heavy starters like roasted carrots with bone marrow gremolata, precede housemade pastas and complex meat dishes like duck with persimmon and gingered rutabega.

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32. Hotel Monaco 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Old City)

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 (Main Line)

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 (South Philadelphia)

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 (South Philadelphia)

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

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38. Ashton Cigar Bar 1522 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Center City West)

Located right above Holt's Cigar Company in Rittenhouse, this second-floor bar serves 200 cigars, more than 350 whiskeys, and 500 total spirits. The expert staff will help pair your cigar (which are handmade in the Dominican Republic) with the right, just-as-smoky whiskey. Ashton has a speakeasy vibe with decidedly masculine leather couches. It's sleek, modern, and boasts a wall of windows overlooking Walnut St.

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

Joe Beddia's Fishtown shop is a serious pizza destination. The tiny seatless operation makes 40 pizzas a night, and people start lining up an hour before it opens to get their 16-inch pie. Beddia forgoes the wood-fired oven of many a Neapolitan pizzeria for a gas oven, which means the pies take longer to cook, but once you've waited in line for two hours, what's 10 more minutes? Note: Pizzeria Beddia is cash-only.

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40. Pizzeria Vetri 1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Spring Garden)

According to Pizzeria Vetri, authentic pizza-making is something of a lost art. At this popular Philly spot, pizza artists spend three days mixing each batch of pizza dough from rich whole-grain flour, only adding fresh local cheese and house red sauce right before shoveling the pies into their wood-fired oven. In the interest of paying homage to the delicacy of pizza prep, the restaurant has an open kitchen, where guests can watch the chefs toss mozzarella lovingly onto their homemade wheels of dough. In addition to the expertly constructed pies, Pizzeria Vetri serves a full list of craft beers and a selection of wines on tap. Decked with white string lights and cedar wood panels, the place is in the business of making pizza great again. 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 (Midtown Village)

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 (Midtown Village)

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 (Midtown Village)

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 (Midtown Village)

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 (Rittenhouse)

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 (Rittenhouse)

The Library Bar is a two-room cocktail palace, cozily tucked into the ground floor of the Rittenhouse Hotel. With huge volumes of literature on display, and including a tome-like, 17 page long drink menu, make yourself comfortable in the spacious cocktail haven with a meticulously crafted Old Fashioned or seasonal option like the El Presidente with bacardi rum, red wine, vermouth, and grenadine.