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South Philly Bar - Pre-Dinner Drinks

curly girl Jun 26, 2011 06:20 AM

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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    curly girl Jun 27, 2011 05:24 AM

    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
      mlane Jun 29, 2011 05:36 PM

      I LOVE Mamma Maria's...

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      Philly Ray Jun 26, 2011 08:03 AM

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

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      1. re: Philly Ray
        Buckethead Jun 26, 2011 12:16 PM

        That's where I'd go.

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        urbanfabric Jun 26, 2011 06:54 AM

        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."

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