1310 Drury Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-5562

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday 11am-2am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: McGillin’s 1860 IPA
Why You Should Go: A bar since 1860, a staple of Philadelphia, plus the century-old gallery of signs and advertising from Philadelphia-area businesses.

Their motto--and we'll admit it's a good one--is that they opened their doors the year Lincoln was elected. If you're not sure of the date it's 1860.

138 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Thursday, Sunday 11:30am-9pm,
Friday—Saturday 11:30am-10pm
Type of Bar: Tavern
What to Drink: A Shrub, a Tavern Cooler or Ales of the
Why You Should Go: This tavern was the most important
place in the city of Philadelphia during the founding
of our nation.

The City Tavern in Philadelphia is the most authentic 18th century tavern you'll find in America. Built originally in 1770 the City Tavern played host to many (if not all) of the founding fathers at one time or another. George Washington met John Adams there, Ben Franklin was counted as a regular, and it was considered one of the most elegant places of its day.

Now the City Tavern hosts a restaurant owned and run by Chef Walter Staib, a James Beard Foundation Nominee who hosts a cooking show on PBS called A Taste of History.

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