20 Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Ranstead Room Cocktail Bar • $$$
2013 Ranstead St, Philadelphia

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“The bartender had such an amazing energy and the drinks were so good. The entire vibe of the place was great. I have tried getting to this place two times before and the wait time was extremely long but this time we got here as soon as they opened and it was so worth the third trip. Definitely will go back again.“

4.3 Superb86 Reviews
Condesa Mexican • $$
1830 Ludlow St, Philadelphia

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Guacamole & Salsa Botanera Station
Guacamole with Herbs
Ceviche De Pescado
Chile Relleno
Fish Tacos

“The food was fabulous!! Atmosphere was spot on! Love, love, loved it!!“

4.2 Good88 Reviews
The Good King Tavern Cocktail Bar • $$
614 S 7th St, Philadelphia

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Duck Liver Mousse Tartine
Mussels Marseillaise
Duck Breast Special
Chickpea Pancakes
Truffled Frites
Pommes Frites
Steak Tartare
Fried Oyster
Creme Brulee
Tavern Burger

“Great food- attentive waitstaff.“

4.4 Superb54 Reviews
R&D Cocktail Bar Cocktail Bar • $$
1206 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia

“Great drinks and the music allows for good conversation without being quiet. Awesome tiki bar!“

4 Good46 Reviews
Irwin's Italian
800 Mifflin St, Philadelphia

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Pomegranate Roasted Chicken
Charred Broccoli & Tulum
Spaghetti Alla Vongole
Eggplant Capanota
Sampler Platter
Gnocchi Sardi
Fennel Salad
Fritto Misto
Grand Mezze
Mezze Board

“Many months late but I owe this place a review. What a great experience.We did bar service, which in our case just meant being right up in the staff's faces while they cooked, but we love that vibe: ask about how your food is prepared, or why the recipe exists, or if they're playing around with an idea, and the folks at Irwin's (including the founder, Michael) will stop by and tell you all about their dinnerware, or why they do their caponata the way they do, or the relationship between Middle Eastern and Sicilian desserts. The drinks were amazing and the somm was super easy to talk to about the drink list. The mains were all very shareable - everyone wanted extra bites of everybody else's. And they're super generous. My dad had not had caponata and doubted he'd like it - caponata was my entry to eggplant done well so I disagreed. He won the argument, but Michael still sent over a sample. Plus the ambiance and decor are exactly what the BOK calls for and the views out the window are unspeakably cool. What a place.“

3.8 Good82 Reviews
Hop Sing Laundromat Bar • $$$
1029 Race St, Philadelphia

“We plan trips to Philadelphia just to visit this amazing bar. We can’t oversell this…absolutely the best cocktails we have ever had. There are strict house rules for a reason and we appreciate that. Always a wonderful evening at Hop Sings. Leave your phones at home and enjoy the atmosphere and fine crafted drinks.“

4.5 Superb207 Reviews
Middle Child Clubhouse American • $
1232 N Front St, Philadelphia

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Latka'd Hash Brown with Dill Cream
Classic Breakfast Sandwich
Mushroom Gravy Biscuits
Pastrami Egg and Cheese
Pastrami Sandwich
Turkey Sandwich
Bone-In Ribeye
Brick Chicken
Side of Fries
French Fries

“I had a great brunch. Loved the atmosphere. Food was excellent. I’ll definitely be back“

4.5 Superb150 Reviews
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Italian • $$$
1355 N Front St, Philadelphia

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Chocolate Cake Banana Gelato
Yellowfin Tuna Crudo
Dark Chocolate Cake
Roasted Cauliflower
Selection of Cheese
Lobster Spaghetti
Ricotta Cavatelli
Double Margherita
Oxtail Agnolotti
Margherita Pizza

“Fantastic dining experience our server Sean Martin was amazing.“

4.4 Superb131 Reviews
Blue Corn Restaurant and Bar Mexican • $$
940 S 9th St, Philadelphia

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Enchiladas En Salsa Chipotle
Blue Corn Tacos Al Pastor
Carne Asada Con Nopale
Tacos Puerto Vallarta
Chips and Salsa
Alambre Poblano
Fried Plantains
Small Guacamole
Carnitas Taco
Seafood Soup

“Awesome food and staff always fresh delicious ingredients!“

4.5 Superb87 Reviews
Via Locusta Italian • $$
1723 Locust St, Philadelphia

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Foccacia with Rosemary
Focaccia w Burrata
Shaved Proscuitto
Quadretti Ravioli
Grilled Swordfish
Romanesco Fritto
Chicken Milanese
Grilled Octopus
Doppio Ravioli
Avocado Toast

“Not child friendly need more option“

4.4 Superb113 Reviews
Bing Bing Dim Sum Chinese • $$
1648 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia

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Dan Dan Noodles with Shitake Vegetarian
Spicy Sichuan Cucumbers
Birria Beef Egg Rolls
Pork Soup Dumplings
Caramel Pork Shank
Shrimp Dumplings
Scarlet Dumplings
Caterpillar Bread
Cheesesteak Bao
Spicy Cucumbers

“Delicious and unique food, incredible service, fun and quirky atmosphere. What’s not to love?“

4.3 Superb76 Reviews
Cantina Mexican • $$
2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia

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Enchilada Rojo Con Mariscos
Tuna Ceviche Tacocitas
Brussels Sprout Tacos
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Traditional Guacamole
Watermelon Gazpacho
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Esquites Guacamole
Chicken Enchiladas
Cauliflower Tacos

“Awesome mexican restaurant in Fairmount! The restaurant looks small from the front but stretches back into really fun dining room. There is a patio option that would be great on a sunny day. The staff was very friendly and personable. I was seated as soon as I walked in but I did make a reservation beforehand. Our waitress made the recommendation for the Baja tacos and they did not disappoint (9/10) The carnitas tacos were excellent (9/10). We also started with the guacamole sampler, which comes with house chips and salsa. The plain guac was just average, but both the street corn and the spicy tuna guacamole were amazing. My friend and I split a margarita pitcher and they were great! A little sweet but perfectly strong. Easily 4 drinks in a pitcher. Overall this place is great for a first date, catching up with friends, or just some amazing food. Cantina Feliz will definitely be added into my regular rotation.“

4.2 Good104 Reviews
MilkBoy South Street Bar • $
401 South St, Philadelphia

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Fried Brussels Sprouts
Chicken Cheesesteak
Philly Cheesesteak
Fried Green Beans
Hangover Burger
MilkBoy Burger
Cheese Curds
Caesar Salad

“Great beer selections and delicious bar food.“

4.3 Superb68 Reviews
Mish Mish Mediterranean • $$$
1046 Tasker St, Philadelphia

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Crispy Potatoes with Chili Aioli and Scallions
Local Citrus Salad with Ripped Olives
Warm Farro Salad and Parsley Pur
Grilled Swordfish Skewers With
Fried Armenian String Cheese
Grilled Baby Octopus With
Birthday Chocolate Cake
Shrimp with Tomato
And Grilled Bread
Salad with Citrus

“can't wait to go back hard to describe.. it was unique.. everything we ordered was so elevated.. 5 star service.. best dirty martini I ever had .. this restaurant is a winner.. get the cheese plate dessert“

4.2 Good87 Reviews
Manatawny Still Works East Passyunk Tasting Room Cocktail Bar • $
1603 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia

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Whiskey Flight

“Came here for a girls-night-out/catch up with a good friend, since we wanted to "treat ourselves" to fancy, upscale, creative cocktails (rather than our usual dive bar City wide) - and this place did NOT disappoint. I got the gold dust woman (sage gin - pretty yummy, but not too strong. Simple and elegant.) and the Bela Lugosi's Dead (AMAZING! Gin, frothed egg white, and FALL SPICE!!). My friend got the Negroni, which was impeccably strong, if you're into that sort of thing (wasn't really for us). The bartenders were friendly & fun, and after 930pm the bar cleared out enough that we finally got a seat. Be warned- it's expensive at 12$/cocktail, but the ingredients and care put into their creations make it worth it.“

4.7 Superb24 Reviews
Sancho Pistola's Mexican • $$
19 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

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Spicy Tuna Guacamole
Chilaquiles Verdez
Corn on the Cob
Pistola's Wings
Freedom Tacos
Side of Guac
Shrimp Tacos
Duck Tacos
Mahi Tacos
Spicy Pork

“The food was excellent and just what I was in the mood for. We got the special (a carne asada burrito), chicken enchiladas, and chips and salsa.We are visiting from out of town and brought our kids with us. The waitress initially acted like she had never seen a child before ? I understand that they do a big bar business, but it was before 5pm and it was honestly comical how surprised they seemed by children. The staff recovered quickly however and we had a very nice meal. Accessibility note: it's all high tops indoors.“

4.1 Good90 Reviews
Fishtown Social Wine Bar • $$
1525 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia

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Fishtown Pickle Project Pickle Plate

“Great little spot with an eclectic wine selection and solid small plates. Sitting outside of Fishtown Social with a glass of wine is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the neighborhood. Hopefully all the construction doesn't crush your vibe though. The staff is always knowledgeable and friendly and can usually point you in the right direction if you aren't the biggest wine drinker. Bonus points here when they have oysters. Check it out and enjoy.“

4.2 Good43 Reviews
SIN Philadelphia Cocktail Bar
1102 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

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Chocolate Fudge Cake
Rigatoni Alla Vodka
Chicken Parmesan
Brussels Sprouts
Lobster Bisque
Mac and Cheese
Caesar Salad
Lava Cake

“The service and atmosphere was definitely a vibe but the food was mid. We ordered a medium steak but was cooked more rare, the chicken parm was okay, the chicken was pretty dry and also the lobster agnolotti was doused is butter so it was pretty heavy. The bread wasn’t the best either, had a stale taste to it & also tasted like it was doused in butter. But the drinks were really good. If you want to dress cute and have good drinks in the city this place is great but I personally wouldn’t come back for the food.“

3.9 Good139 Reviews
Harper's Garden American • $$
31 S 18th St, Philadelphia

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Eggs Benedict w Smoked Salmon
Murray's NYC Cheese Board
Artisanal Cheese Board
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
The 'Merica Burger
The Merica Burger
Market Oysters
French Toast

“Food was awesome as were the drinks!“

3.9 Good112 Reviews


Juno Mexican • $$
1033 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia

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Chicken Tinga Tacos
Nachos with Chicken
Nachos with Steak
Chicken Sandwich
Torta De Pastor
Chips and Salsa
Vegetable Tacos
Tofu Enchiladas
Chicken Fajitas
Grilled Shrimp

“I chose Juno as the venue for my daughter-in-law's baby shower on May 11. There were over 50 guests in attendance. The manager, Chris Lockard, was extremely responsive and helpful in scheduling the event and helping me select the menu and beverage package. We were able to use the scenic deck area for our party, as the weather cooperated that day. The atmosphere was very festive, with lights, banners, and flowers that were all part of the restaurant decor. The shower was a great success with many guests complimenting the food, drinks, and venue. The staff were friendly, helpful, and efficient. Many thanks to Chris and his group at Juno for a job well done!“

3.6 Good132 Reviews