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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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    micreynolds 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.

    1. i
      isadorasmama 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.

      1. i
        indiefoodie Nov 23, 2009 03:07 PM

        Thank you all!

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          barryg 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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          1. re: barryg
            MLTimes 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.

            1. re: MLTimes
              urbanfabric Nov 23, 2009 06:19 AM

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

            2. re: barryg
              Bigley9 Nov 23, 2009 08:58 AM

              I love southwark for cocktails at the bar

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