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The 10 Best Bars In Chinatown, Philadelphia

The 10 Best Bars In Chinatown, Philadelphia

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Chinatown is an active pocket nestled in between Center City and the loft district of Spring Garden. We explore where you also can get exotic drinks and classic cocktails in the area with the top 10 bars in Chinatown, Philadelphia.

Yakitori Boy

A mainstay for those who like drunken karaoke, Yakitori Boy is an izakaya, a Japanese version of a pub. The pub features small plates for snacking while drinking. Happy hour is featured every weekday from 6pm to 8pm, with cheap Japanese-style cocktails like the happy sumo with sake and natural yuzu. There is also a imported draft selection of Asahi, Hoegaarden and Sapporo. Karaoke is hosted on the second floor, and there are eight private rooms available for parties and large groups.

211 N 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-923-8088

Hop Sing Laundromat

Bar, American, $$$

Hop Sing Laundromat

One of the best cocktail bars in the country, Hop Sing Laundromat is a speakeasy-style bar with no sign and an iron gate in front. To enter, ring the doorbell that is answered by the doorman, who may interrogate you with questions or turn you away for dress code or lack of ID. No sandals or cell phones are allowed, and only groups of four or more are permitted. However, when you enter, you’ll find yourself sipping some of the best expertly crafted cocktails. They have every liquor imaginable, and bartenders frequent the ladder to grab bottles on the top shelves. The dark library style room is cozy and perfectly intimate for a date. It is cash only.