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Cocktails in Philadelphia

indiefoodie Nov 22, 2009 11:17 AM


I'll be in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving and was wondering if there were some stellar cocktails bars that couldn't be missed. Something like Pegu Club, PDT n Milk and Honey in NYC!!


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    barryg RE: indiefoodie Nov 22, 2009 12:26 PM

    Not familiar with those bars in NYC but look into:
    Franklin Mortgage & Investments

    I also really like the cocktails at Zahav (Israeli), Xochitl (Mexican), and Tequila's (Mexican); those are restaurants with bars and have creative cocktails.

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      MLTimes RE: barryg Nov 22, 2009 04:05 PM

      A good list and I particularly second The Franklin, based on what the OP described. For restaurants with good cocktails, I haven't been to Chick's since Katie left, but have enjoyed her creations at The Oyster House, while also having an excellent meal. And there's always a visit to (hopefully next Iron Chef) Jose Garces' Village Whiskey.

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        urbanfabric RE: MLTimes Nov 23, 2009 06:19 AM

        I'd put the Franklin, Village Whiskey, and the Oyster House at the top of my list, too.

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        Bigley9 RE: barryg Nov 23, 2009 08:58 AM

        I love southwark for cocktails at the bar

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        indiefoodie RE: indiefoodie Nov 23, 2009 03:07 PM

        Thank you all!

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          isadorasmama RE: indiefoodie Nov 24, 2009 05:42 AM

          I had a delicious pisco sour at Chifa the other night.
          Southwark has an extensive rye and gin selection. Definitely fun to sit and watch them craft cocktails.

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            micreynolds RE: indiefoodie Nov 24, 2009 11:15 AM

            BarryG's list is perfect, stick with that. My best friend loves Pegu Club in NYC and her favorite bar in Philadelphia is Southwark, and is a big fan of Franklin.

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