Northern Liberties is an up and coming neighborhood in Philadelphia full of fantastic restaurants and bars to meet up with friends or spend time with family. Here is a list of must visit places in this neighborhood for weekend get-togethers that will make everyone happy.
Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Tapas, $$$
A Spanish tapas bar decorated with murals of bull fights, Bar Ferdinand seeks to be a neighborhood gathering place with good food and conversation. The menu is a mix of modern and traditional interpretations of tapas that send palates all the way to Spain. Visitors can catch up with friends over shared plates of pan con tomate, patatas bravas or oysters and pair them all with mimosas, sol de cadiz or zesty sangria.
Bar Ferdinand, 1030 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(215) 923-1313
Cafe la Maude
Cafe, American, Mediterranean, $$$
Cafe la Maude
A European style cafe complete with sidewalk tables, Cafe la Maude provides a blend of French and Lebanese food to all guests. The cafe offers breakfast daily, along with a strong cup of La Colombe coffee that is sure to wake up the sleepiest of patrons. With options such as brioche french toast, baklava and taboule, this is the place to go to satisfy a sweet tooth and to get a taste of Paris with a touch of Beirut.
Cafe la Maude, 816 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(267) 318-7869
Cantina Dos Segundos
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Cantina Dos Segundos
A Mexican restaurant that is popular with the younger hipster crowd due to the trendy decor and outdoor seating, Cantina Dos Segundos is the ideal location for a savory breakfast. The restaurant offers tacos, burritos and chimichangas with 11 different meat options, including vegetarian, as well as plantains and hot cakes.
Cantina Dos Segundos, 931 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 (215) 629-0500
Bar, Gastropub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, $$$
A popular hub for locals, Jerry’s Bar, specializes in bistro food atypical of an average bar. The space is full of salvaged artifacts, adding a rustic appeal that is accompanied by the live-jazz brunch on the weekends. Visitors can munch on house smoked meats, as well as maple spaetzle or strawberry rhubarb french toast.
Jerry’s Bar, 129 W Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(267) 273-1632
Bar, American, Pub Grub, Vegetarian, $$$
The Abbaye is a vegetarian’s dream when it comes to a relaxing weekend brunch. The bar prides itself on being a place where customers can come in and leave troubles behind, focusing solely on quenching their thirst and spending time with friends. The seasonal menu is made from fresh local ingredients and is full of options such as veggie wings or meatloaf, so sit back and enjoy something from the rotating tap and some pancakes or french toast.
The Abbaye, 637 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(215) 627-6711
Honey’s Sit n’ Eat
Southern comfort food finds the perfect home in Northern Liberties at Honey’s Sit n’ Eat. The friendly staff don’t hesitate to welcome visitors as soon as they walk in the door, and the menu is guaranteed to leave everyone satisfied. There is also a wide range of vegetarian options on the menu so everyone in the group is sure to feel included and won’t miss out on the mouth watering food.
Honey’s Sit n’ Eat, 800 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Silk City was installed in it’s current location in 1954, and since then has gone through several renovations. Today, the diner boasts both a lounge and outdoor beer garden in addition to the traditional diner where guests can gather together and enjoy hearty food in a place where the old becomes new again. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, from housemade granola to shrimp and grits or eggplant parmesan to Belgian waffles.
Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(215) 592-8838
King’s Oak is the place to be for sport fans who don’t want to miss a second of the game. Guests can enjoy piping hot skillet entrees with eggs, potatoes, biscuits and hollandaise or brioche with cannoli filling. While relaxing on the weekend, take advantage of the free time and try one of their inventive Bloody Marys, a breakfast cereal themed martini or a classic bellini.
King’s Oak, 1023 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(215) 923-2014
Green Eggs Cafe
An eco-friendly environment, Green Eggs Cafe values people and nature and desires to sustain life on our planet. To do so, they recycle and compost everything and source all of their ingredients from local and seasonal produce vendors. The food is simple and delicious – with choices of creme brulee french toast, red velvet pancakes or short rib benedict, guests have trouble deciding what to order, but each decision is a happy one.
Green Eggs Cafe, 719 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1(215) 922-3447
Kaplan's New Model Bakery
Bakery, Kosher, Dessert, $$$
Kaplan’s New Model Bakery
One of the oldest Jewish bakeries in the city, Kaplan’s New Model Bakery is the perfect place to grab a quick and delicious bite on the way to work or while out with the friends. The bakery specializes in rye and challah bread, but also serves an assortment of donuts, danishes and muffins to appeal to the wide range of tastes that walk through their door.
Kaplan’s New Model Bakery, 901 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 +1 (215) 627-5288