The Little Lion

Mon11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tues11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sun10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The Little Lion

243 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

There's an irony in the fact that this American tavern in historic Old City is titled after a cutesy name for Alexander Hamilton: the man did champion a whiskey tax in his day, after all. Nonetheless, the atmosphere at the 19th-century multi-story stop across from the Museum of the American Revolution is spot on, with lots of wood work, large arched windows, and bright red colonial chairs next to banisters painted black. The food is filling and true to American tastes: barbecue chicken is heaped on slaw and mac & cheese gets served in a hot skillet. Cheers to the fact that the Revolutionary War was won with a historically inspired cocktail menu, which you can sip in the mezzanine bar.