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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beer Garden
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“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Casino
“This popular casino on the Delaware River waterfront has 1,891 slots, over 100 table games, a 28-table poker room, seven restaurants and bars.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome location around many activities such as the casino, riverwalk, trails etc. Barcade is for adults only it's a bar and and arcade.”
  • 79 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“My FAVORITE Happy Hour in the city! Great drink special and even better food specials!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“In Fishtown, near Sugar House Casino and Philadelphia Distilling... grab a cocktail and a snack before your show!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Though not located in Philadelphia, a great aquarium worth the visit. It's located only across the river and accessible by ferry.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“William Penn famously entered into a treaty of peace with Tamanend, a chief of the Lenape Turtle Clan in 1683.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“USS New Jersey (BB-62) is an Iowa-class battleship, and was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the US state of New Jersey.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Cheese steak sandwiches are a Philly tradition (finely chopped beef or chicken with cheese - preferably "whiz" (nacho cheese without the spice) and sometimes mushrooms and onions. Skip the huge lines and dried out meat at the big places in South Philly - Joe's is a local institution that also has great cheese fries, burgers, and milkshakes (try peanut butter and vanilla for a spin on the Reese's classic). ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“DJs set the scene for dance parties along with frequent live bands at this cash-only club.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This aquarium is the absolute best the entire region has to offer! Half of our guests stop by here, as the River Link Ferry makes it super easy to get to. Special events, exotic animals, and FISHIES! If you have children with you, this is a must-see.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Game-centric bar with billiards, ski ball, shuffleboad, etc. Sometimes has a line on weekends”
  • 15 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Our go-to place for delivery Indian food. There are some others in the neighborhood that are good, but this one seems to be the most consistently good. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Now called R&D - this is a gorgeous local cocktail bar. Great drinks and great vibe! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“This comedy club is very short drive away and even walking distance on a warm night.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Garden
“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Bar
“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“My FAVORITE Happy Hour in the city! Great drink special and even better food specials!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Cheese steak sandwiches are a Philly tradition (finely chopped beef or chicken with cheese - preferably "whiz" (nacho cheese without the spice) and sometimes mushrooms and onions. Skip the huge lines and dried out meat at the big places in South Philly - Joe's is a local institution that also has great cheese fries, burgers, and milkshakes (try peanut butter and vanilla for a spin on the Reese's classic). ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Our go-to place for delivery Indian food. There are some others in the neighborhood that are good, but this one seems to be the most consistently good. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Now called R&D - this is a gorgeous local cocktail bar. Great drinks and great vibe! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Buzzy restaurant serving inventive Mexican eats, cocktails, tequilas & more in an informal space.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Diner
“Great Family-Friendly atmosphere. Everyone who comes here wants to go there at least once. Great shakes and famous grilled cheese sandwich menu.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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