Post # 1
So my fiance and his friends are heading to Philly (from NYC) for a night for his bachelor party. As much as I don’t want to be involved in planning this- it seems like the groomsmen are having a hard time figuring out where to eat dinner and go out afterwards. So once again it falls on me to plan. Really? Like I don’t have enough stuff to do with count down 2 months? Does anyone have any suggestions for a good steak house or pub grub in addition to areas where there are plenty of good bars? Thanks!
Post # 3
I lived in Philly for 5 years during college, but not exactly sure what you are looking for. There are 3-4 areas where there are a good amount of bars, but they are all very different! I’ll give you general areas to search for, which all have plenty of bars around:
Old City/Front Street area– this is historic Philly, near Liberty Bell, Independence hall, etc. Very touristy, safe area. Plenty of bars on Market street and Chestnut St in between 5th St up to Front St. Some faves: Drinker’s Tavern, Lucy’s Hat Shop, Continental. There are a bunch of new ones that have popped up since I left as well.
Rittenhouse Square area– Also nice and touristy, plenty of restaurants and bars. Some faves of mine: Noche, Devil’s Alley, Drinker’s Pub, Continental Midtown, Rum Bar
South Street, between 9th and Front– A bit further off the tourist track, but still popular for bar hopping. Very close to the famous Pat’s and Gino’s cheesesteak places too which I recommend.
University City area– area surrounding UPenn’s and Drexel’s campus. Definitely on the college type of bars, but there are plenty there too.
Northern Liberties- I never went there for bars, but heard it was “up and coming”
Manayunk– technically a suburb, but supposed to have a good bard scene too.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
As for a restaurant choice, if they like burgers definitely try Village Whiskey (http://villagewhiskey.com/) ! Amazing food, great drinks! I dont know if they take reservations, and its always packed on the weekends. But you never know. Its also centrally located to easily get to the center city bars (walking distance).
Post # 5
Ahh this is so, so helpful!! Thanks so much guys!