Is this Philly’s most esoteric cocktail bar? You bet your cachaça it is.

Friday Saturday Sunday's cocktail program is managed by Paul MacDonald, an amateur cocktail historian with strongly held beliefs, such as: "It's my opinion that the ideal number of cocktails to put on a menu is eight."

Don’t you dare call Love City Brewing’s flagship IPA ‘New England-style.’ Because, Tom Brady.

At Love City Brewing, the beers are meant to be accessible, including everything from lagers to stouts to (God forgive them) a pumpkin seasonal. The flagship is the Eraserhood — a hazy, juicy "Northeast-style" IPA.

Don’t you dare call Love City Brewing’s flagship IPA ‘New England-style.’ Because, Tom Brady.

At Love City Brewing, the beers are meant to be accessible, including everything from lagers to stouts to (God forgive them) a pumpkin seasonal. The flagship is the Eraserhood — a hazy, juicy "Northeast-style" IPA.

‘Don’t throw beer on the ladies’ and other tips I learned watching the Eagles from Xfinity Live!

The pitch at Xfinity Live! is simple: You get all the stadium traffic, parking headaches, rowdy crowds and $10 Crabby Fries, without the hassle of actually going to the game.

‘Don’t throw beer on the ladies’ and other tips I learned watching the Eagles from Xfinity Live!

The pitch at Xfinity Live! is simple: You get all the stadium traffic, parking headaches, rowdy crowds and $10 Crabby Fries, without the hassle of actually going to the game.

Smoke-filled room: The inside story of Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar

If there were a dedicated safe space for people who are not permitted to smoke cigarettes at home, I imagine it would look more or less like Bonnie's Capistrano Bar, the all-day, all-night South Philly staple for the courting-emphysema set.

Smoke-filled room: The inside story of Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar

If there were a dedicated safe space for people who are not permitted to smoke cigarettes at home, I imagine it would look more or less like Bonnie's Capistrano Bar, the all-day, all-night South Philly staple for the courting-emphysema set.
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Why it’s not so easy to create ‘safe space’ in Philly’s bar scene

This particular safe space remains perhaps Philly's best sleeper cocktail bar. Thanks to the perma-pop-up Pizza Gutt, it has also lately emerged as one of its most coveted foodie destinations.

Thongs and frosé? It’s a selfie-centered crowd at Vesper Dayclub, NoLibs’ 21+ swimming pool

Vesper Dayclub is, above all, a space designed for and populated by Instagrammers, as signaled by the membership application, which demands a "clear and recent picture of your face," and links to your Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for you to even be considered.

Why Jerry Blavat loves me (and literally everyone else at Memories in Margate)

Jerry Blavat at age 78 still spins highly danceable oldies every Friday and Saturday night into the early morning — a show that's best experienced in person at Memories in Margate but is also broadcast at the Shore on Kool 98.3 FM.

I tried Philly's weird new golf-simulator bar, Golf & Social

Golf & Social includes a sports bar on the ground floor, golf simulators upstairs, and, starting in June, a planned rooftop bar with a beach-club vibe, complete with cabanas.

Little Pete's is dead. Long live Little Pete's | Bar Code

The bar at Little Pete's, itself a survivor, hanging on in the ground floor of the Philadelphian on Fairmount Avenue since 1993, is comforting in a retro way.

How to justify your day-drinking: beer-yoga at Wissahickon Brewing in East Falls

This is the standard Sunday afternoon ritual at East Falls' Wissahickon Brewing, part of a craft brewery boom that has swept across Philadelphia, bringing with it an influx of yoga-beer combination offerings.

Miss the old South Philly? It lives on at Villa di Roma

In the 1960s, Villa di Roma was where Italian Market merchants would drink and place bets on their Monday mornings off. The bookmakers have moved on and the merchants have dispersed, but Villa di Roma has barely changed.

I went to visit what's left of the Piazza, and found Urban Village Brewing Co.

Despite widespread vacancies in the Schmidt's Commons, formerly known as the Piazza, Urban Village Brewing Co. has managed to build a clientele with house-brewed beers and gourmet pizzas.

I tried Philly's first ice bar, at Clubhouse Sports Lounge, so you don't have to

I found myself within a space that is being marketed as an "ice lounge," but that you or I might better understand as a walk-in freezer, albeit one stocked with a narrow bar hewn from ice blocks, and scattered with ice sculptures that have morsels of Philadelphiana - a Rocky statuette, a bust of Ben Franklin - frozen right into them.

Why Oscar's Tavern is the best dive bar in Philly

That not even a chilling health inspector's report could deter us is, perhaps, the best indication of the deep affection Philadelphians feel for Oscar's Tavern, a portal from a newly swanky stretch of Sansom Street into the gritty, tobacco-stained heart of Center City in the 1970s.

Old City has a secret cocktail bar. It's in the back of the Art in the Age boutique

It's an evolution for Art in the Age (AITA to friends), which opened 10 years ago as both liquor brand and swank lifestyle boutique - one of those Brooklynish Old City shops where there's not all that much merchandise and I can't afford any of it anyway.

My maddening descent into Concourse, Philly's only ball-pit bar

Concourse Dance Bar is the month-old reimagining of a sprawling, subterranean Center City offtrack betting parlor as a nostalgic playground - complete with an adults-only ball pit - for those recently of legal drinking age. I brought a 25-year-old friend who told me, "What's weird is, even I feel old here."

Beer for breakfast? It's standard at Black Sheep, the bar for Philly's Manchester United fans

Sports fandom is an unaccountable thing, an act of extreme tribalism that is in some cases preordained destiny, inherited along with male pattern baldness and a lumpy plaid living-room set, and in others adopted on a whim, for reasons as arbitrary as an eye-catching logo or a particular player's panache.
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