If you’re visiting the City of Brotherly Love and need a prime spot to wet your whistle, our list of concierge recommended bars is the perfect place to start. This list features bars that have extensive beer and wine lists. So if you’re looking for a rare bottle or just hoping to discover a new favorite, check out this list of drinking establishments.
More of a cocktail fan? Check out our list of the top Philadelphia Cocktail Bars instead.
Read on to find our top picks for the bars with the best beer and wine lists in Philadelphia:
Photo credit: City Tap’s Website
Conveniently located across from Logan Square, and less than a five-minute walk from the Comcast Center, SkyGarten and One Liberty Observation Deck, City Tap House has one of the best beer lists in the city featuring over 60 beers on tap. There is also a location in University City with great outdoor seating.
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Located in trendy Fishtown, Frankford Hall offers the largest beer garden in the city, with seating for more than 200 outdoors and nearly as many inside. Frankford Hall is based on a traditional German biergarten, it features up to nine beers on tap ordered by the ½ liter or liter. Stop by for a beer and stay for the bratwurst, spaetzle, dumplings and signature soft pretzels that are large enough to share.
Frankford Hall is one of over 25 Philadelphia restaurants owned by Stephen Starr, the 2017 James Beard Winner as best restaurateur in the country. His restaurant collection includes venues in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and Ft. Lauderdale. He recently expanded to his first international location with Chez La Vieille, located in Paris. Fun fact: for the game enthusiast, there is foosball, jenga and ping pong.
Photo credit: Good Dog Bar’s Website.
Located near the Avenue of the Arts, Good Dog Bar is a great stop for dinner or drinks before or after a show. Three dog-themed floors offer an extensive list of beers on draft, cans and bottles, along with wine and cocktails. The eclectic menu includes mussels, flatbreads, duck potpie and banh mi, but their signature is the Good Dog Burger, stuffed with blue cheese.
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With some of the friendliest and most professional bartenders in the city, a serious beer collection and well-crafted cocktails, Industry is a great neighborhood option in South Philadelphia. Industry also offers an excellent pub menu to match their top notch drinks.
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While primarily a wine bar, Root offers craft beers and some of the best cocktails in town. The menu focus on Italian, Spanish and American small plates. Pro Tip: this is a great neighborhood place to meet friends for happy hour specials in trendy Fishtown.
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With several locations, each with its own personality, Tria is one of Philly’s favorite spots for wine, beer and cheese. What more do you need in life? A few friends to enjoy them with, perhaps. Constantly searching for the best “fermentation trio,” Tria’s menus are small but always changing to reflect the best of what’s available and in season.
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This article was written by Fran Nachman, a Philadelphia ROAM concierge and hotel concierge. Fran has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Area Concierge Association as President, Treasurer and Philanthropic Director, and is currently the Director of Business & Social Events. In 2012 Fran was awarded Where Magazine’s Key to the City. Having traveled the world, she loves coming back to her hometown where there are always new restaurants, bars and venues to discover and share with visitors.