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Old 05-11-2016, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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R2L at Liberty 2 Tower is a different place to get drinks. Its up on the 37th Floor. Great views especially at sunset.

Does anyone know what is going on with LeBok Fin? That looked like a great place to get drinks. Is that coming back this summer?
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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The landmark on Market St has a cool outdoor area to lounge in. Heritage in Northern Liberties is cool too, check if there are any parties in North Shore beach club this weekend perhaps. I feel like some of the places mentioned so far are cliched and "played out", ie: it's going to be packed if you go.


You mentioned West Mount Airy, just curious what spots are around there?
My favorite spots in West Mount Airy are High Point for coffee and Goat Hollow for their burger and to grab drinks. I'm mainly referencing the Germantown Ave corridor from Mt. Airy up to Chestnut Hill, I personally believe it's a unique area that we don't have anything like in California.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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anyone been to wedge and fig in old city? supposedly a great place for brunch and it's BYO, back patio dining as well.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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Definitely SSHP. Independence Beer Garden is smaller and right next to the Liberty Bell. I personally like to take friends to Tattooed Mom on South Street. Other ideas - Frankford Hall, Brauhaus, 2nd Story Brewing, Sampan/Double Knot (amazing happy hour food prices even on Saturdays) and Graffiti Bar out back, Continental top roof deck, McGillin's, etc.
Standard Tap still has some vibe. Was there last weekend.

Still waiting a bit for the weather to warm up a bit before I venture to SSHP.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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FWIW Resurection Ale House closed and is now more of a neighborhoody bar called Devils Pocket. Its a decent bar but not something I would take friends to from out of town.


If you want neighborhoody bars I would consider Royal Tavern in Bella vista, Watkins Drinkery or Fountain Porter in East Passyunk. I also love Rays Happy Birthday Bar if you and your friends are into Dive Bars. Garage is also a fun place to hang out. I've heard the BOK beer garden might be reopening this summer in south philly. I love it last year.


I have also enjoyed taking visitors to Pizza Brain/Little Babys in Fishtown. I think the Fishtown La Colombe is great if your friends like coffee.
Speaking of La Colombe they're supposed to be making some cool additions to their menu.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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anyone been to wedge and fig in old city? supposedly a great place for brunch and it's BYO, back patio dining as well.
I haven't been there but they have some solid Yelp reviews - https://www.yelp.com/biz/wedge-fig-philadelphia-2


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Standard Tap still has some vibe. Was there last weekend.

Still waiting a bit for the weather to warm up a bit before I venture to SSHP.
I'm hoping to pop by SSHP at some point on Sunday since I'll be up in NoLibs for a bit - figure I can hit it on the way back. Looks to be a little bit chillier but as long as it's not raining!
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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This Sunday is the Garden Festival in Chestnut Hill-could be an option especially since you're in Mt. Airy.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:44 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Hello everyone,

I currently live in Mt. Airy(going on 6 months so I'm still relatively new to the area). A few of my friends are coming out to visit me(from California, where I am originally from). I don't want to give them just the touristy experience(although I would like to show them the steps and the bell), but would like to also show them what the neighborhood's of Philly have to offer.

I've wandered the city a bit and personally love the vibe of most neighborhoods in the city(Rittenhouse, Northern Liberties, Graduate Hospital, Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy, even some parts of Point Breeze). We are all in our mid 20s and enjoy drinking and being outdoors. I think we will hit up Old City and also venture out to Morgan's pier and the Spruce Street Harbor. I personally would like to go to a smaller venue, more "neighborhoody", if that makes any sense. Any recommendations? Like I said, I just want them to have an experience beyond all the tourist attractions. Thanks for all your help.
You've already received many good suggestions. One thing you might consider is how you're getting there: if you select anything in/near Center City and want to give your friends a feel for the variety of 'hoods, there's no better way than to drive down Germantown Ave. You'll hit pretty much every demographic in the city: Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy, G'town, Nicetown, etc. etc. It isn't quick, but it's an eye opener. I've never had any of our visitors on this route who weren't impressed by the variety and surprised at times by unexpected treats like the blocks before & at the Village of Arts & Humanities (25xx block, more or less).
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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You've already received many good suggestions. One thing you might consider is how you're getting there: if you select anything in/near Center City and want to give your friends a feel for the variety of 'hoods, there's no better way than to drive down Germantown Ave. You'll hit pretty much every demographic in the city: Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy, G'town, Nicetown, etc. etc. It isn't quick, but it's an eye opener. I've never had any of our visitors on this route who weren't impressed by the variety and surprised at times by unexpected treats like the blocks before & at the Village of Arts & Humanities (25xx block, more or less).
excellent suggestion, originally I was thinking of driving down Lincoln, but does the Germantown Ave corridor completely blow that out of the water? Plus, I'm not a huge fan of driving down the winding roads of Lincoln.
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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excellent suggestion, originally I was thinking of driving down Lincoln, but does the Germantown Ave corridor completely blow that out of the water? Plus, I'm not a huge fan of driving down the winding roads of Lincoln.
I'd do both-one there, the other on the way back. Lincoln Drive/Kelly is pretty unique too.
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