Morgan’s Pier has everything you could possibly want in a beer garden: river views, a ton of seating, and over 40 different beers to choose from. So, not surprisingly, it’s pretty much the biggest day drinking party in the city during the summer. Even with the huge amount of space it takes up under the Ben Franklin Bridge, Morgan’s Pier still gets crowded super quickly, so your best bet is to head here early, grab a few tables, and order enough pitchers so that you don’t have to get the bartender’s attention for the foreseeable future.
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Morimoto is a sushi place in Old City that’s super expensive, so you should save it for a special occasion or when someone else is paying.
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Bottle Bar East
Bottle Bar East has fridges full of beer and wine for you to help yourself to, so you’ll never have to communicate with a bartender again.
Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
Roy Pitz Barrel House
Roy Pitz in Spring Arts is a massive brew pub with upscale bar food where you should go for a great pre-show meal.
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There’s no better place to sit outside and eat French food around Rittenhouse Square than Parc.
Frankford Hall in Fishtown is a huge German beer hall that’s perfect for day drinking, with food, games and plenty of beer.
Little Nonna’s is an Italian spot in Midtown Village that has the perfect back garden for a date night.
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