The 10 Best Bars In Queen Village, Philadelphia

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©Katie Inglis/Flickr
Tucked into the tree-lined streets of the residential Queen Village are some hidden gems perfect for quiet evenings drinking craft brews or cocktails. You’ll find expertly-crafted cocktails and both European and domestic drafts available in full. Read ahead for our guide to the best bars in Queen Village, Philadelphia.
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Royal Tavern

Restaurant, American, $$$
Royal Tavern, Philadelphia
Royal Tavern, Philadelphia | ©David Trawin/Flickr
Perfect for a casual evening, the Royal Tavern is popular for its cheap beers and quality food with numerous vegan options. Favorites include the seitan cheesesteak and vegan sloppy joe. For happy hour from 4PM-6PM during the week, you can find half-priced beers on tap. Bloody Marys during Sunday brunch are only $5, plus the darkened pub vibe is a suitable welcome environment for nursing that hangover. Soups, salads and appetizers are ranged from $5-$12, with a few larger entrees around the $20 range.
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Ela offers an astounding and inventive cocktail menu that will make you think of it as one of the finer drinking establishments in the city. Their list includes expertly-crafted concoctions from their green river with rum and smoked pineapple and their ‘bad moon rising’ cocktail with red wine, cranberry and spices and oranges. You can also find a small batch of classic cocktails on the menu as well and if you’re not in the mood for hard liquor, try their draft list with classy domestics or international bottles and cans for $5-$10. Plus, their food is phenomenal.
Address & phone number: 627 S 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19147 267-687-8512

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©Sisters Dissonance Ady/Shan’s Photostream

The Good King Tavern

The Good King Tavern has a mix of quirky-chic style with chalkboards and yellow, rustic wood paneling mixed with French glamour. At this local neighborhood hangout, patrons can find two house cocktails and seven classic cocktails listed, ranging in price from $10-$13. The drinks range from tart and strong to tangy sweetness, and are served in generous pours.

Price: Mid-Range
Hours: Monday-Friday 5PM-2AM, Saturday-Sunday 11AM-2AM
Watch out for: Cocktail list
Address & phone number: 614 S 7th St Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-625-3700

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For Pete’s Sake

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
For Pete’s Sake is a cozy Irish bar on the edge of Queen Village. Their beer list is extensive ranging from 16 taps, 33 bottles and 7 cans. You can find favorite craft beers or domestic staples, and Monday through Friday happy hour runs from 5PM until 7PM. They also have a bar called ‘The Loft’ that serves classic and craft cocktails on Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5PM.
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Kanella South

Restaurant, Greek, $$$
Unlike the old Kanella on Spruce Street, Kanella South offers a full bar that is sleek and inviting. It’s perfect for pitching up for appetizers, drinks or even dinner. The intimate bar area is set away from the dining area, a great spot for one of their inventive cocktails. The beverage director, Ulises Robles, has created over a dozen cocktails from ouzo daiquiri, Keo brandy sour, and a Manhattan with Greek rakomelo, Kinsey rye and Carpano Antica vermouth. They also have a nice selection of wine and their appetizers mixed with the Greek accents in their cocktails make for a perfect evening of Cypriot cuisine.
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Restaurant, Bar, Cocktails, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Pub Grub, $$$
Southwark‘s cocktails are extremely popular, this is a local neighborhood bar where patrons will find locals reading or talking with the bartenders. The antique wooden bar makes any drinker feel inspired to try the expertly-made drinks. The bartenders are willing to listen to polite requests for taste preferences and the charm is in getting a drink that is never made quite the same twice.
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Blue Corn

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Blue Corn, Philadelphia
Blue Corn, Philadelphia | ©Katie Inglis/Flickr
The Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar serves finely-crafted beverages for a eventful evening. Their jalapenos margaritas and mango mojitos are some of the highlights of the colorful menu. You can find palms, tamarind margaritas and chile concoctions rimmed with piquin like the drinks you get at Distrito or La Calaca Feliz. This gem, right off the border of Queens Village, is perfect to just sit at the bar and enjoy happy hour or to share for their mouthwatering Mexican plates.
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The Dive Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
The Dive Bar, East Passyunk Avenue
The Dive Bar, East Passyunk Avenue | ©Anjan Chatterjee/Flickr
The Dive Bar is a decent home for locals to enjoy a quick game of pool and some budget-friendly beer. Weekly, you can get a $2 specials with great selections on refreshments. Patrons will find a slew of craft beers here for a cheap price around $5, so it’s absolutely worth splurging! The bartenders and locals here are welcoming, it’s great to scope out the local scene.
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Tattooed Mom

Bar, Pub Grub
Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia
Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia | ©Jukie Bot/Flickr
Downstairs in the main bar, you’ll find a room made for absinthe fan Oscar Wilde’s dreams. Upstairs are graffiti’d walls, a pool table and another bar making Tattooed Mom a bar you must try for a fun and novel experience. Check out the happy hour every day from 5PM-7PM and later from 10PM-11PM for half off all drafts. They also have tasty and fun cocktails, such as the pink puss or the David Lynch lemonade. Fantastic food specials include taco Tuesdays with $1 tacos and $2.50 Tecates, and their $3 ham and vegan burgers (noon-midnight), on Wednesdays you can get with a ‘big ass’ basket of tater tots and $2 Narragansett tall boys.
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