Philadelphia
1. Bar Ly
Chinatown

Visit the only sports bar in Chinatown for a fantastic menu of surprising bar grub, plus no less than 60 beer taps. You can slowly make your way through that list at Bar-Ly’s daily happy hour which runs from 3 to 6 pm, even on weekends. Being a sports bar, you can catch the game while noshing on an eclectic menu that includes Peking duck sliders, veggie fajitas, and 10-piece wings.
How to book: Walk-in

2. Devil's Den
Passyunk

Devil’s Den is a cozy destination to hole up with a rotating draft by the fire. The ever-changing draft list is full of unexpected domestic and imported brews, while the bottled menu offers an extensive collection that you’ll need a few minutes to sift through. Seasonal cocktail lovers will also be happy here, and since this is Philly, Devil’s Den also offers three City Wides to pick from. The spot boasts excellent bar nibbles including $12 wings, $7 skewers, and other savory bites. Stop by for brunch (which extends until 3 pm) and imbibe on $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys.
How to book: Walk-in

3. Hawthornes Beer Cafe
Bella Vista

Hawthorne’s is a welcoming one-stop shop for all your bar needs: a sizeable outdoor beer garden, a big ol’ TV to watch the latest, a massive all-day food menu, and plenty of craft beer and seasonal cocktails. It’s the perfect laidback spot for digging into the likes of fried chicken and waffles and truffle grilled cheese sandwiches while trying to stay ahead on all the latest bar offerings. The drink menu is full of rare imports and unusual finds, so there’s always something new to try.

4. Wine Dive
Graduate Hospital

South Street’s Wine Dive is an intriguing mix of high meets low brow, with more than 20 wines by the glass, 215 (see what they did there?) by the bottle, and a collection of ciders, beers, and cocktails, all served in ultra-dark yet welcoming digs, not unlike your favorite neighborhood dive bar. Throughout the week you’ll find live music and comforting bar food to warm your visit.
How to book: Walk-in

5. Writer's Block Rehab
Washington Square West

Writer’s Block is perfect if you like to drink and also feel like you’re in an aesthetically pleasing wood-paneled library. The actual space has a way more modern feel, but the statement wallpaper of bookshelves is a great meeting of old and new. Decor aside, Writer’s Block is the go-to for light bites and fun cocktails (and mocktails), each with an esoteric reference for a name. It’s an ideal ice breaker for meeting and mingling.
How to book: Walk in

6. Philadelphia Distilling
Northern Liberties

Sample some of the best spirits to come out of Philadelphia, from Blue Coat Gin to Vieux Carre Absinthe, at Philadelphia Distilling. The beautiful facility begs you to linger with tufted leather sofas and exposed brick walls for an airy, bright, and ultra-stylish destination any time day or night. Be sure to try one of the seltzer-gin cocktails or a family flight of bourbon, rye, and American whiskies.