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The 10 Best Bars In Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
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The 10 Best Bars In Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Graduate Hospital is becoming the new hot spot in Philadelphia. The bar scene has been the moving force in the revitalization of the area and continues to supply unique personality to this bustling, lively neighborhood. Read ahead for our guide to Graduate Hospital’s 10 best bars.
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Jet Wine Bar

Located just blocks away from numerous Center City and Graduate Hospital restaurants, Jet Wine Bar is the perfect place for a nightcap. The menu is extensive. The atmosphere of the bar is intimate and makes for a great after dinner stop on a romantic night out. Small plates are also available to order, and the house wine is perfectly priced for those on a budget.

Address & phone number: 1525 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 735-1116

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Doobie’s has mastered the art of casual. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the drinks are extremely affordable. Doobie’s has an array of board games, and patrons are permitted to bring their dogs with them to the bar. Outdoor seating is available in the warmer months and Quizzo is played weekly for prizes. Doobie’s continues to serve the community by hosting fundraisers for local charities and non-profits.

Address & phone number: 2201 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 546-0316

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Grace Tavern

Grace Tavern has an excellent craft beer menu, which includes both local and international products. The décor of Grace Tavern is unique, thanks to the original 1930s pressed-tin ceilings that they elected to restore. Patrons looking for food to accompany their meal can choose to either dine-in or order out.

Address & phone number: 2229 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 893-9580

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Bob & Barbara’s

Bob & Barbara’s has been a staple in the Graduate Hospital bar scene since its introduction in 1969. On Fridays and Saturdays, the atmosphere transforms into a jazz club, complete with live musical performances from local artists. The staff at Bob & Barbara’s takes entertainment to another level by also hosting a drag show every Thursday. Drink prices are very cheap, and their citywide special of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jim Beam is very popular.

Address & phone number: 1509 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-4511

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Ten Stone

The modern English pub décor at Ten Stone has made it one of the most popular bars in Graduate Hospital for the past couple years. Ten Stone further excels by offering a rotation of 16 imported and domestic micro brews that are all on tap, and in the winter, the atmosphere is cozy. Ten Stone also hosts larger parties up to 50 people for any special event.

Address & phone number: 2063 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 735-9939

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Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits

Devil’s Pocket may be new to Graduate Hospital, but it is slowly establishing itself as one of the best bars in the area. Devil’s Pocket has done a noble job of keeping the same vibe and consistency as the former mainstay, Resurrection Ale House, which moved out of the same space last year. The vibe is upbeat but relaxing, and the drafts on tap include some of the nation’s best craft beers. They also offer a solid selection of imported beers in bottles and cans.

Address & phone number: 2425 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 735-2202

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Pub & Kitchen

With signature cocktails such as the Hanky Panky and El Scorpion, Pub & Kitchen surpasses any bar in Graduate Hospital. The atmosphere of Pub & Kitchen is very relaxed, and the décor is at once elegant enough for a date night and casual enough for a night out with friends. Pub & Kitchen also has private dining for larger groups and can seat up to 30. The private rooms come with its own private bar and personal staff.

Address & phone number: 1946 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-0350

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Skewers Bar And Grill

Skewers Bar and Grill is the perfect choice for anyone that is looking for the typical bar experience. Skewers offers many brand name beers on draft with an affordable happy hour offered four days a week, and on Wednesdays, Skewers hosts Quizzo, where patrons can answer trivia questions for prizes. Skewers also offers daily deals on food and drinks that make this establishment more than affordable.

Address & phone number: 1437 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 735-7352

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Robert’s Twi-Lite Lounge

Robert’s Twi-Lite Lounge is anything but the typical bar. On Thursdays the bar boasts live jazz performances and drink specials that are some of the best in the city. The atmosphere is extremely friendly, and on Wednesdays they host a balloon night, where each drink comes with a balloon with a prize in it. Stop by for the bargain long island iced tea and to play some R&B classics on their jukebox.

Address & phone Number: 700 S 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Rex 1516

The bar at Rex 1516 is truly stunning, utilizing reclaimed wood panels and a marble counter, the only thing more beautiful is the drink specials. Rex 1516 offers drink specials seven days a week, with beer tasting available on Tuesdays. Every drink special is accompanied with a complementary food special, and the excellent bar staff is stellar at mixing and recommending cocktails. The atmosphere of Rex 1516 is chic, yet it makes for the perfect casual setting.

Address & phone Number: 1516 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (267) 319-1366