Passyunk Square in Philadelphia has revitalized and transformed itself into a hotbed of fine and casual dining. With such a mix of ages and cultures living in the area, we’ve found bars for a variety of budgets and tastes. Read ahead for our guide to the 10 Best Bars in Passyunk Square.
With a large beer list including 17 rotating drafts and over 200 bottles of craft and imported beer, Devil’s Den is a solid beer fix, and their food menu boasts a wide variety of mussels and sandwiches. Happy hours are every weekday from 5PM-7PM and include half-off all beers and their tapas menu. The den is excellent for experiencing different beers without the trek up to Center City. An added bonus is the cozy working fireplace to cozy up to during winter months.
Address & phone number: 1148 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-339-0855
If you’re looking for a fun and wide-ranging cocktail menu, Stateside is just the place. It was rated one of the top 50 bars in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine‘s Foobooz. With their infusions of all-American spirits and beers, the bar is a good stop-by before a meal at another Passyunk restaurant. However, their menu focuses on a large array of small plates and cocktail specialties, which also pair well with menu items, just ask the bartenders.
Address & phone number: 1536 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-551-2500
At Watkins Drinkery, the excellent happy hour is all week long. From 5PM-7PM all their draft beers are half-price. The taps are constantly rotating, so patrons will get a good mix of seasonal brews and new favorites. A pool table upstairs help to liven this cozy little joint, and you’ll gourmet fare on this warm gastropub’s menu.
Address & phone number: 1712 S 10th St Philadelphia, PA 19148 215-339-0175
Townsend is a full restaurant, but the bar deserves its own spotlight as well, as it boasts a menu of wonderful wines and cocktails. Wines range from Italian, French and Spanish Rose/Orange to Italian and Californian reds and Spanish sparkling classics. The head bartender, Keith Raimondi has gained acclaim from the Philadelphia Inquirer to Spike TV’s Bar Rescue with his exotic blends of obscure bitters. Drinks here are priced reasonably from around $10+, which is worth it for the high-end experience.
Address & phone number: 1623 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148 267-639-3203