With the holiday season looming, Philadelphia’s bar-hoppers indulge in a little brotherly love around the city’s draft taps, before family duty calls. Happily, the city has plenty of enticing venues for that pre-Thanksgiving session. We took a look at anonymized trip data and here’s where Philadelphia’s Uber riders raised a glass on Thanksgiving Eve.
Philadelphia bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
Philadelphia’s oldest continued operation pub must be doing something right. The recipe is simple enough: great beer and a menu that puts the accent on favorite American bar food classics like pizza, wings, and seafood. The beers aren’t quite the same as they were in 1860, but the welcome is still warm.
Where: 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
A spacious dining and entertainment complex, XFINITY LIVE! is where Philadelphia comes to kick back, enjoy some sports, sink a beer, or settle down for a meal. Bar options include the Broad St Bullies pub, a traditional tavern serving gourmet burgers, with no fewer than 48 beers on tap.
Where: 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
The traditional pub name disguises a bustling and spacious modern sports bar, popular with groups catching a game, or concert-goers grabbing a bite before a show. The cocktail and beer choices are extensive, and the bar menu puts the emphasis on the American comfort food classics.
Where: 1501 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
4. Field House
Field House is a bar that offers something for everybody, from the craft beer obsessive to the nightlife enthusiast who wants to throw some shapes on the dance floor. It’s also a substantial sports bar screening all the big games. The bar promises around 40 different local craft beers from the city and state.
Where: 1150 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The décor defies detailed description, although it looks like the designer is inspired by medieval times. Pierogies, meatballs, and the classic American pub sandwiches dominate the menu, while the beer list offers national craft ales and some intriguing imports.
Where: 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia’s Teutonic heritage is celebrated in style at this vibrant German-style beer garden, popular with groups. There are eight authentic German beers on draft, alongside familiar American favorites. The eats include plenty of schnitzel, strudel, wurst, and pretzels.
Where: 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
A landmark indie-rock live music venue, Johnny Brenda’s also showcases the best craft beers from local breweries, with 12 constantly rotating draft taps plus a couple of hand pumps for cask ale. The food menu puts the accent on seasonal and local produce, in keeping with the bar’s community vibe.
Where: 1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
This hip, German-style bar has a laid-back feel, helped by the rustic décor and fun, welcoming atmosphere. The ambiance is light-hearted, but the menu is authentically Bavarian. The beer list is very extensive, offering craft American ales, and imported Belgian and German premium beers, along with a selection of fashionable wild hop brews.
Where: 1316 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This established gay bar, a Philadelphia hangout since the early 80s, offers a nightclub space for dancing, along with a relaxed bar with a diverse selection of beers. Local craft brews sit alongside some exotic imports such as a Belgian witbier. Theme nights are a regular feature.
Where: 202 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Serious whiskey aficionados will find what they are looking for at Time. The range is astounding, from peaty single malts from the Scottish Highlands to the latest craft bourbons and rye from the USA. The upstairs room offers a chic Parisian vibe, with live DJ sessions.
Where: 1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philly is blessed with some of the most distinctive bars in the states. Whether you crave venerable tradition or the latest hipster discovery, Philadelphia won’t disappoint. The taps are flowing, and the corks are being pulled as the city awaits drinkers determined to get a round in before the holidays.