14 South Philly bars make “Best Bars in Philadelphia” list

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that South Philly spots are continuing to rank among the best restaurants and bars in the city.

American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie
American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

Philadelphia Magazine‘s list of “50 Best Bars in Philadelphia” includes 14 spots from South Street and below. So what spots should be on your new list of bar destinations?

South Philly made the top ranking with American Sardine Bar, along with some other notable spots on the list including the revamped Triangle Tavern, Townsend, P.O.P.E., Devil’s Den and more. 

1. American Sardine Bar, 1800 Federal St.

4. Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave.

9. Fountain Porter, 1601 S. 10th St.

13. Sidecar Bar & Grille, 2201 Christian St.

16. Triangle Tavern, 1338 S. 10th St.

17. Bob & Barbera’s, 1509 South St.

20. Garage, 1231 E. Passyunk Ave.

22. Pub on Passyunk East, 1501 E. Passyunk Ave.

23. Grace Tavern, 2229 Grays Ferry Ave.

27. South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St.

30. Devil’s Den, 1148 S. 11th St.

33. Good King’s Tavern, 614 S. 7th St.

36. The Industry, 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave.

42. Brauhaus Schmidtz, 718 South St.

You can see the entire list of restaurants here.

What is your favorite South Philly bar?

6 thoughts on “14 South Philly bars make “Best Bars in Philadelphia” list

  • October 6, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Watkins should be on there for certain.

  • October 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    @Sam, lol….

  • October 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I really don’t get the consistently high ranking of American Sardine Bar. Do the owners of the place have some connection to Philadelphia Magazine? The food is pretty average and beer selection is OK but not particularly large or interesting.

  • October 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Great list, tho i do have a soft spot for Watkins. Not surprised Stateside isn’t on the list – place has become a shell of its former self in terms of quality and consistency.

  • October 8, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Agree with Watkins !!!

  • October 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Watkins is a perfectly fine bar but the owner is a total douche. While he’s behind the bar, Watkins will never make a list of great bars.

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