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South Philly Bar - Pre-Dinner Drinks

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Good morning Fellow Chows - heading to Mamma Maria's on Passyunk for dinner tonight. If we are lucky and don't encounter traffic issues on the way down, I need a recommendation for a nice bar closeby to enjoy a cocktail. I did find info on South Philly Sports Bar, but would love to know if there are any others closer to the restaurant.

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  1. Nearby, the Cantina has a bar, if it's not too crowded. You could also try Watkin's Drinkery at 10th and Watkins. Farther down Passyunk, Le Virtu might be a good choice as well. I like the PoPE, but it is closer to a divey gastropub than "nice bar."

    1. You could go a few doors down to the bar at Paradiso.

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      1. re: Philly Ray

        That's where I'd go.

      2. Thanks for the info. Will remember these for next time. Our friends made it to our house early enough that we had time to enjoy a cocktail at home before we needed to leave for the city. I did see Paradiso and Cantina while we were at Mamma Maria's. Had a wonderful dinner - lots of laughs and with all of the wine and after dinner liqueurs, we had plenty of "adult beverages". Will be heading there again soon.

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        1. re: curly girl

          I LOVE Mamma Maria's...