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When the heat gets to be too much, it’s time to seek relief. From offthe-beaten-track indoor museums to water ice, here’s how to chill out.

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THE GUIDE Entertainment 15 Art Museums 17 & FFG 9 Shopping 17 Dining 24 Nightlife 28

White-sand beaches decked with umbrellas. Leafy landscapes rich with history. When the road beckons, heed the call to nearby locales.

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Anchored at the Delaware River Waterfront, this zone where city founder William Penn landed bustles with activities and historic sites.

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6 Celebrating the City of Brotherly Love’s global roots

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ike many of you, these lazy summer days often fi nd me by the pool absorbed in a sizzling summer book. But when the heat gets to be too much, it’s good to know the City of Brotherly Love has plenty of solutions in the form of frozen treats. One thing you shouldn’t miss? Water ice. It’s a Philly classic that comes in endless flavors. We’ve got a few top spots, plus suggestions for other ways to cool down on page 9. If you feel like you’ve seen and done it all (which is a lot in Philly!), why not head out of town for a bit? With its central location, Philadelphia makes it easy to explore surrounding areas bursting with history and charm, not to mention gorgeous beaches like Cape May in New Jersey (above). Turn to page 10 for some of our favorite quick getaways. But before you do, make sure you check in with writer Jennifer Barger, who on page 6 shows us Philadelphia’s international side. Yes, ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE you can travel the globe right here in the city, and you don’t need a Group Editor, WhereTraveler® @wheretraveler passport. Happy travels!


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[Philadelphians are] laid back, honest and totally proud of our traditions.

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Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT PHILADELPHIA? A: The people. We’re laid

back, honest and totally proud of our traditions. Q: WHAT SITES SHOULD BE ON EVERY VISITOR’S “BUCKET LIST”? A: Reading Terminal

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Q: YOUR FAVORITE OFF-THEBEATEN TRACK SITES? A: Good Good Comedy

Theatre is an independently run comedy venue with some really unique, hilarious concept shows, and they’re all pretty cheap. Plus, it’s BYOB! Eastern State Penitentiary is too often overlooked.

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Q: WHAT’S YOUR BEST TIP FOR VISITING LIKE A LOCAL? A: Unless you really need

your car, I recommend leaving it at home or keeping it parked. The city is very walkable, and the subway system is efficient as well. Q: FAVORITE RESTAURANTS FOR A SPECIAL MEAL? A: If you have any ap-

preciation for vegetables, you need to go to Vedge. If seafood is your thing, don’t miss Oyster House. If your meal must include meat, Barclay Prime or Butcher & Singer are the places to be. Q: TIPS FOR A NIGHT OUT? A: Start with dinner at a

Stephen Starr restaurant, such as Parc or The Love. Then walk down Sansom for a selfie on Avenue of the Arts. Continue to 13th Street and settle in at Charlie Was a Sinner. If you hear live music coming from Time, stop in for a drink and dancing. Q: HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? A: I like to eat my way

through Bourse Food Hall. If it’s Friday, you might find me watching live band karaoke at Fergie’s Pub, my favorite Irish pub in the city.

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Since it premiered in New York in 2015, “Hamilton,” the musical all about Founding Father (and ace rapper) Alexander Hamilton, has sung and danced its way into Broadway history. Now, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genre-mixing smash hit lands in Philadelphia, a city with tons of real-life Hamilton connections. Though tickets are hard to come by, each performance sets aside 40 $10 tickets, awarded via a lottery. The Forrest Theatre, 800.447.7400

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10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH Piazza Pod Park All month This new space opens with tasty bites and “BeBot,” a sky-high Burning Man robot. 1075 Germantown Ave., www.piazzapodpark.com

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Lenny Kravitz Aug. 22 The multiple Grammy Award winner, actor and designer rocks out at the historic Met. 215.309.0112

Philly Free Streets Aug. 3 Pedestrians highlight the city’s walkability by taking to the streets. Broad St. from City Hall to Butler St., 215.686.5552

Peach Festival Aug. 10-11 Sweet and savory dishes highlight the summer fruit, while deals entice shoppers. Peddler’s Village, Bucks County, Pa., 215.794.4000

BlackStar Film Festival Through Aug. 4 One of the largest festivals in the country devoted to black cinema screens at venues all around town. 267.603.2755

Night Market Aug. 15 The Food Trust brings its popular after-hours dining caravan to Fairmount. 15th St. & Fairmount Ave., 215.575.0444

Naked Bike Ride Aug. 24 Riders (mostly) in the buff tout body positivity and biking while touring the town. Check website for location. www.philadelphianaked bikeride.wordpress.com

2nd Street Festival Aug. 4 Eclectic Northern Liberties comes alive with music and crafts. 2nd St., from Girard Ave. to Green St., www.2ndstfestival.org

Jonas Brothers Aug. 18 Fans get ecstatic over the sibling pop stars’ first tour in a decade, “Happiness Begins.” Wells Fargo Center, 215.336.3600

Made in America Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Travis Scott and Cardi B headline this summer music blowout. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www. madeinamericafest.com

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EATING LA DOLCE VITA The Italian Market might be Philly’s best-known, mostloved immigrant neighborhood. Here are some must-stops in the multi-block zone that’s been selling pasta, porchetta and charm since the 1880s. Dante & Luigi’s Located just off 9th St., a retro, all-white spot for red sauce meals including mammoth servings of lasagna and garlicky stuffed calamari. 762 S. 10th St., 215.922.9501 AMERICAN SWEDISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Going Global The City of Brotherly Love has tons of history, enriched by its multicultural roots. Explore Philadelphia’s international side without a passport. By Jennifer Barger

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here are few (if any) places that can claim a history as allAmerican as Philly’s. After all, this is the home of the Liberty Bell and two Continental Congresses.

But a big part of the city’s background comes with a foreign accent, or at least multicultural flair, thanks to its immigrants both past and present. “We’re a city of 100 neighborhoods, with roots ranging from Puerto Rican to Italian,” says Deirdre Hopkins, spokeswoman for Visit Philadelphia. “They’ve got such distinctive ethnic histories and festivities.” August’s warm temps and many outdoor celebrations make it easy to traipse around the world without leaving the City of Brotherly Love.

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Many of summer’s liveliest fêtes are part of the free, PECO Multicultural Series at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, with the Delaware River as

backdrop. Now in its 12th year, the ACANAFest August 4 stars African music and dance groups plus food vendors selling chow like piquant jollof rice (a spicy meat stew). Other snack- and entertainment-rich events in the series include the Festival of India August 17 and a Caribbean Festival August 18. The latter boasts a popular crafts market hawking goods like Haitian oil-drum art and Jamaican knitted rasta hats. “Most importantly, these festivals provide an opportunity for us to learn from each other, to laugh, and to dance,” says Almaz Crowe from the Delaware Waterfront Corporation, which sponsors the series. Then, on August 25 in North Wales, the Ukrainian Folk Festival salutes the Eastern European nation’s independence with brightly costumed folk dancers and musicians, plus a public polka session. Philadelphia has the country’s second-largest Ukrainian population,

Di Bruno Bros. Come for the free meat and formaggio samples (salty Prima Donna cheese, please!), then grab a loaded hoagie to go. 930 S. 9th St., 215.922.2876 Sarcone’s Bakery Since 1918, a family-run bakery known for savory tomato pie, chocolate chip cannoli and addictive sausage bread. 758 S. 9th St., 215.922.0445 —JB

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A smattering of museums and galleries also delve into the arts and roots of the city’s multicultural community. The Taller Puertorriqueño, a museum and cultural center in North Philadelphia’s El Centro de Oro neighborhood, features a rotating schedule of local and international Hispanic artists.

It’s a hub for the city’s vibrant Latinx community. “It’s great because it’s a teaching facility, and it has exhibitions and there are a lot of events held there,” says Javier Suárez, vice president of strategic partnerships for the Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Other places to explore include the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philly, with exhibits on acclaimed mid-century fabric designer Josef Frank and a re-creation of a 19th-century Nordic farmhouse. The Romanian Museum shows off richly embroidered garments, colorful Easter eggs and, by appointment, rooms replicating a village house in the homeland. Plus, there’s an onsite gift shop selling painted plates, primitive masks and dolls decked out in traditional dress. And in the heart of Independence Square, the Polish American Cultural Center Museum delves into immigration history, customs and more.

Multiple food tours also let you feast on Philly’s international culture. And they often go beyond the iconic, must-visit, downtown zones like the Italian Market (with its rightfully famed pork sandwiches, cheesesteaks and cannoli) and Reading Terminal Market (Amish cheeses, Thai spices and more). Take Chew Philly’s jaunt through the mom-and-pop restaurants and hip cafes of Manayunk, a historic, diverse neighborhood in Northwest Philly. “It was a mining and milling area, so many immigrants settled here, including Italians and Poles,” says company founder Elyse Castillo. Her snack-and-stroll tours dig into Sicilian-American tomato pie, Eastern European pretzels and desserts by up-and-coming chefs. And cheek-by-dumpling with the

city’s historic core, Jamie ShankerPassero’s Chinatown Tours hopscotch through multiple cuisines— Cantonese, Sichuan, Xi’anese. “There’s a mix of restaurants that have been there for a while, plus some modern and trendy places,” says Shanker-Passero. “They play off of each other.” Bites might include pork buns, spicy noodles or soup dumplings (there’s something of a local rivalry here about which joint’s are the best). As you slurp and walk, guides point out landmarks like the 40-foot-tall, dragon-decked Friendship Gate and street murals.

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hen the backs of your knees start to sweat, you know it’s time to chill out. Luckily, Philadelphia offers plenty of ways to cool down when the heat index goes up. By Anne Kim-Dannibale

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HIT THE ICE However you pronounce it, water or “wooder” ice (pictured below) is a Philadelphia classic. Italian in origin, these cold cups of sorbetto goodness can be slurped all around town. In South Philly, Pop’s Homemade has been dishing up the slushy stuff since 1932, while D’Emilio’s has been drawing fans to its

old-timey-meets-hipstermotorcycle cart via Twitter since 2013. In Bucks County, Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” winner Yardley Ice House serves up fun flavors like banana cream pie, Mounds candy bar and even Irish potato.

PLY ME A RIVER You may have to drive a bit to hit the seashore (see page 10), but that doesn’t mean you’re far from waterside fun. Two historic rivers—the Schuylkill to the West and the Delaware to the East—offer tons of ways to get on the water. Spend the afternoon paddling on Swan boats, kayaking and even sailing on luxury liners, like Spirit of Philadelphia, fresh from a $1 million renovation.

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At times like this, the obvious choice is to head indoors. The city’s many art museums make good standbys for finding shelter from the mid-day sun. But outside-of-the-box sites like the Mütter Museum, the Science History Institute, the American Philosophical Society Museum and the Mummers Museum offer off-the-beaten-track diversions in blissfully air-conditioned halls, too.

GET THE SCOOP You can’t go wrong with ice cream. After all, the frozen dessert is synonymous with summer. In Philly, you’re spoiled for choice with classic scoopers including Little Baby’s, Big Gay and Weckerly’s, plus retro-style Scoop DeVille and trendy rolled ice cream standout, Roly Cow.

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Philadelphia may be an urban landscape that can get a bit sticky in the summer, but it’s very much a yearround town with great activities happening straight through August. That said, recreation seekers often decamp to nearby locales, and who could blame them? Suburbs and beaches not far from the city offer leafy landscapes rich with history, quintessential beach days and so much more.

It’s worth the drive to Atlantic City (the closest Shore point to Philly) and down to the tip of Cape May to frolic among the waves for a weekend. Along the way, dig into classic seaside fare and even upscale cuisine at stellar restaurants like The Diving Horse in Avalon. GETTING THERE: TO ATLANTIC CITY, I-76 TO THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY (ROUTE 42); TO CAPE MAY, ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY TO GARDEN STATE PARKWAY

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This bucolic town may not be as bustling as others, but it draws bird lovers who flock to the home of famed naturalist John James Audubon. The newly opened John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove now offers even more reasons to visit, with interactive exhibits and activities like building a nest and flying through the air via a zipline.

GETTING THERE: 1201 PAWLINGS ROAD, AUDUBON, PENNSYLVANIA; 610.666.5593; JOHNJAMES.AUDUBON.ORG

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The 3,600-acre park where George Washington’s Continental Army camped during the winter of 1777 includes monuments and key sites. Don’t miss Washington’s headquarters, a small stone house built along the Schuylkill River.

The Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s sprawling estate are the main attractions here. The former preserves an eclectic collection of pre-industrial age objects, while the latter showcases handcrafted tiles embedded all around.

GETTING THERE: 1400 N. OUTER LINE DRIVE, KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA; 610.783.1000; WWW.NPS.GOV/VAFO

GETTING THERE: 525 E. COURT ST., DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA; 215.348.9461; WWW.MERCERMUSEUM.ORG

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This riverside zone offers tons of fun, from skating at Summerfest to hammocks at Spruce Street Harbor Park and exhibits at Independence Seaport Museum.

Browse Cherry Street Pier for unique items made by regional artists. Cruise into Pilothouse Nautical Books for sea-themed publications, and select whimsical gift items at Art Star.

Come aboard The Deck at Moshulu for cocktails and stunning river views. Travel to Britain at Victoria Freehouse for craft beers and pub fare. Or bet on SugarHouse Casino’s Fishtown Hops, a beer garden with tempting libations and appetizers.

Waterfront dining options range from casual American cuisine at La Peg to upscale contemporary fare at Keating’s. Family-owned Maggie’s welcomes with its fresh-from-scratch menu.

 The Deck 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500, www. thedeckphilly.com

201 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.521.6509, www.ropeand anchorkitchen.com  La Peg 140 N. Columbus Blvd., 215.375.7744, www. lapegbrasserie.com

bus Blvd., 215.925.7465, www. delawareriverwaterfront.com

 Spruce Street Harbor Park Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street, 215.922.2386, www.delaware riverwaterfront.com

 Cherry Street Pier 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215.923.0818, www. cherrystreetpier.com

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KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www. kimmelcenter.org THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Founded in 1900, the orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading ensembles in the world, led by dynamic music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999. www.philorch.org

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HELIUM COMEDY CLUB Local talent and national headliners take the stage at this club, just off Rittenhouse Square. 2031 Sansom St., 215.496.9001. philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com PUNCH LINE PHILLY A part of the thriving entertainment scene in Fishtown, this comedy club, restaurant and bar hosts new performances each week in a 300-seat venue with VIP seating and an outdoor patio. 33 E. Laurel St., 215.606.6555. www.punch linephilly.com

Concert Venues BB&T PAVILION This amphitheater-style venue on the Camden, New Jersey, waterfront plays host to large concerts by some of the nation’s

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COMEDYSPORTZ For more than 25 years, this improvisational comedy troupe has been earning raves along with laughs. Two teams compete for points with a referee calling the action. Audience participation is encouraged. $15-$20. Sa. 2030 Sansom St., 484.450.8089. www.comedy sportzphilly.com


THE KESWICK THEATRE Regarded as one of the most comfortable, acoustically ideal venues in the region, the Keswick hosts internationally acclaimed performers. Box office hours: W-Sa noon-5 pm. 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, Pa., 215.572.7650. www.keswick theatre.com KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www.kimmelcenter.org

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MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Just outside downtown Philadelphia, this open-air theater hosts world-class performers of all genres, including the Philadelphia Orchestra. Locals pack a picnic and enjoy an evening show. 5201 Parkside Ave., 215.878.0400. www.mann center.org THE MET PHILADELPHIA Oscar Hammerstein’s 1908 Metropolitan Opera House has earned a reputation as one of the city’s premier stages, with spots on both the Pennsylvania and national historic registers. 858 N. Broad St., 800.745.3000. www.themetphilly.com THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS (TLA) This former movie house is now a two-story music venue featuring popular touring bands and a funky boho vibe. 334 South St., 215.922.1011. www. tlaphilly.com WELLS FARGO CENTER The biggest names in music stop at this stadium arena and sports complex in South Philadelphia. Full schedule online. 3601 S. Broad St., 215.336.3600. www.wellsfargo centerphilly.com

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Live Music Clubs THE CLEF CLUB OF JAZZ AND THE PERFORMING ARTS This four-story building, affectionately referred to as “The House That Jazz Built,” was formed by a music union in the mid-20th century and has been the hangout of such famous members as John Coltrane, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. 738 S. Broad St., 215.893.9912. www.clefclubofjazz.org THE FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA Fishtown’s Ajax Metal Factory is now a state-of-the-art venue, honoring the traditions of historic Fillmore music halls and weaving in some Philly flavor. 29 E. Allen St., 215.309.0150. www.thefillmorephilly.com

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Spanning 10 city blocks from 30th to 40th Streets and across Spruce, Walnut, and Chestnut Streets, Shop Penn features more than 30 shops, 40 restaurants, and 15 sports & culture venues — open to all.

JOHNNY BRENDA’S Catch locally and nationally renowned indie rock acts almost every night at this hipster hangout in the up-and-coming Fishtown neighborhood. The venue is upstairs from a tavern that features upscale pub grub. 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215.739.9684. www.johnny brendas.com TIME RESTAURANT This groovy three-in-one venue features a chandeliered lounge with live jazz, a cozy whiskey bar and a second-floor dance club reminiscent of absinthe-fueled hangouts of old Paris. “Trombo Piccolo with Chris Farrell & Co” M; open mic Tu; and “Midtown Jazz Jam with the Tim Brey Trio” Su. 1315 Sansom St., 215.985.4800. www.timerestaurant.net UNION TRANSFER Originally built as a luggage terminal in the early 1900s, this mid-size venue now boasts towering arches, elegant chandeliers and stained glass for a dramatic yet intimate atmosphere. 1026 Spring Garden St., 215.232.2100. www.utphilly.com WARMDADDY’S This South Philly blues and jazz club offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere, live entertainment nightly and classic southern cuisine. Tu-Su. 1400 S.

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most popular entertainers. 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J., 800.745.3000. www.water frontamphitheater.com

Tickle any fancy with erotic treasures for adult pleasure for both men and women at The Pleasure Chest. This adult boutique located off Rittenhouse Square has been the best resource for quality products and knowledge since 1974. Featuring brands such as We-Vibe, ZALO, Satisfier, Lelo, Liberator, Fleshlight, Blush, Femme Funn, Cal Exotics, Maia and many more for all your intimate needs.

THE PLEASURE CHEST 2039 Walnut Street 215.561.7480 www.pleasurechestphilly.com

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WORLD CAFE LIVE There’s always something happening at this University City venue and restaurant, featuring local and national acts on two stages and frequent open mics and jam sessions. 3025 Walnut St., 215.222.1400. www.world cafelive.com

Sports BASEBALL: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES HOME GAMES Catch the fightin’ Phils at Citizens Bank Park, a ballpark that combines modern amenities with old-fashioned charm. Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, 215.463.1000. www. phillies.com

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BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART This Ursinus College art trove is regarded as one of the nation’s finest small college art museums. Find paintings, sculptures and cultural objects, plus annual student-curated exhibitions. Free; donations accepted. Open Tu-Su. 610 E. Main St., Collegeville, Pa., 610.409.3500. www.ursinus.edu/berman

FRINGEARTS Housed within a vintage 1903 pumping station, this collaborative offers a 240-seat theater for cutting-edge performances, an outdoor plaza and a well-regarded restaurant. In the summer, look for outdoor movies. 140 N. Columbus Blvd.,215.413.1318. www.fringe arts.com KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Multiple stages offer worldclass performances in dance, theater, music and more. The Kimmel’s trademark is the spectacular 150-foot vaulted glass ceiling enclosing “two jewels inside a glass box.” 300 S. Broad Street, 215.893.1999. www.kimmelcenter.org

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BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART Located in a 19th-century gristmill, this collection focuses on American arts, particularly the artists of the Brandywine region. Studio tours (website for schedule). $6-$18. Open daily. 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, 610.388.2700. www.bran dywinemuseum.org

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART The world-famous museum displays major works from across the globe, including those by local artists. The museum is also popular with “Rocky” movie fans, who run up the front steps in tribute. $14-$20. Open Tu-Su. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.763.8100. www.philamuseum.org

SHOPPING Apparel - Men COMMONWEALTH PROPER Expert style consultants work with individuals to create custom suits, shirts and even casual pieces designed to fit like a glove. Open daily. 1839 Chestnut St., 2nd floor, 267.319.1741. www.common wealthproper.com DAMARI SAVILE Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and Jay Amin’s shop has

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Franklin Bridge. Talen Energy Stadium, One Stadium Drive, Chester, Pa., 877.218.6466. www.philadelphiaunion.com

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3,000-square-feet of space for ready-to-wear looks and madeto-measure services. A whiskey cellar, conference room and kitchen let gents host events, too. Open daily (Th, Su by appt.). 709 Walnut St., 267.218.5760. www.damarisavile.com DISTANTE Since 1983 this boutique has been offering the latest in business attire and upscale looks, plus custom outfits made in Naples, Italy. By appointment only. Call to reserve. 1510 Sansom St., 215.545.2850. www.distanteclothing.com HENRY A. DAVIDSEN This tailor and custom clothier located near Rittenhouse Square offers image consulting and ready-to-wear selections, including cufflinks, pocket squares, ties and more. By appt. only. 1701 Spruce St., 215.310.0219. www.henry davidsen.com

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METRO MENS CLOTHING Shop casual sportswear from brands including Mitchell & Ness Eagles Gear, Ben Sherman, Penquin and Report Collection. Open daily. 1600 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.324.5172. www. metromensclothing.com PLATINUM Since 1999, this one-stop shop has been offering high-quality name-brand clothing from labels like 7 For All Mankind, Diesel, Lacoste, Scotch & Soda and Hugo Boss. Open daily. 526 South St., 215.599.7528. www. shopatplatinum.com P’S & Q’S The hand-picked, premium items at this family-owned shop include casual and workready looks by in-demand brands such as Patagonia, Norse Projects, Kikkerland and Herschel Supply Co. Open M-Su. 820 South St., 215.592.0888. www.psandqs.com

Apparel - Men & Women BOYDS PHILADELPHIA One of the country’s largest men’s stores and the city’s largest designer women’s store stocks T By Alexander Wang,

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Manolo Blahnik and Zac Zac Posen. Free alterations, valet parking. Open M-Sa. 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000. www.boydsphila.com CHARLIE’S JEANS Shoppers who live in jeans can’t miss this shop specializing in designer denim galore in multiple washes and styles from bootcut to skinny. Open daily. 233 Market St., 215.923.9681. www.charliesjeans.net CRASH BANG BOOM This indie shop specializes in punk rock clothing and accessories. Find leather jackets and rock T-shirts plus studded jewelry, rock memorabilia and even hair dye. Open daily. 528 S. Fourth St., 215.928.1123. www. crashbangboomonline.com MITCHELL & NESS The flagship store of this renowned sports-gear provider has more than 1,600 vintage jerseys, hats, warm-ups, jackets and more. Open daily. 1201 Chestnut St., 267.273.7622. www.mitchellandness.com SHIBE VINTAGE SPORTS Founded by local sports enthusiasts, this store sells retro-style shirts and hats. The retailer’s Originals line taps the talents of local artists and screen printers. Worldwide shipping. Open daily. 137 S. 13th St., 215.566.2511. www.shibe vintagesports.com SOUTH MOON UNDER Inside this spacious shop with two locations, find hip, casual looks by Citizens of Humanity, Flag & Anthem, Jules Smith and

Tom & Eva. Open daily. 1731 Chestnut St., 215.563.2298. www.southmoonunder.com SUGARCUBE This hip shop is known for its inspired take on men’s and women’s fashion. Labels here include A.P.C., Dunderdon, Frenzii, Kim Schalk, Steven Alan, Pendleton and True Grit, plus vintage pieces. Open daily. 124 N. Third St., 215.238.0825. www.sugarcube.us

Apparel - Women ARTISANS ON THE AVENUE In leafy Chestnut Hill, Lisa Howe and Georgia Doyle offer a personal touch and a well-edited selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry from small and local designers. Open daily. 8440 Germantown Ave., 215.381.0582. www.artisans ontheavenue.com ELLELAURI This chic spot with two outposts is known for offering modern looks in elegant silhouettes and a sophisticated color palette at affordable prices. Open daily. 114 S. 19th St., 267.457.5939. www.ellelauri.com ERDON Donna Sandoz and her daughter Carli work hand-in-hand at this art gallery-like space, featuring Japanese, European and American designers including Replika, Margaux Lonnberg, Alexa Chung, Closed and Coclico. Open daily. 162 N. 3rd St., 215.923.0300.

THE GEISHA HOUSE This chic Old City boutique carries boho, feminine pieces from a wide range of brands, among them Australian labels Faithfull the Brand, Knot Sisters and The Fifth Label. Open daily. 149 N. Third St., 267.886.8110. www. hellogeisha.com JOAN SHEPP With more than 40 years in the biz, Shepp offers pieces from top (but harder-to-find) European and American brands, including Dries van Noten, Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto. Open daily. 1811 Chestnut St., 215.735.2666. www.joanshepp.com LOST + FOUND Affordable and trendy clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags abound at this Old City storefront. Open daily. 133 N. Third St., 215.928.1311. www.face book.com/lostandfound boutique MOON + ARROW This Queen Village boutique is stocked with ethically sourced finds like hand-made statement jewelry, refinished antique furniture and vintage duds. Sister space Little Moon + Arrow offers adorable children’s finds. Open Tu-Su. 754 S. Fourth St., 215.469.1448. www.moon andarrow.com SOPHY CURSON This salon-like spot carries a well-curated collection of gowns, day-to-evening looks, jewelry and accessories by Blumarine, Edward Achour and Tom and Linda Platt. Open M-Sa. 19th and Sansom streets, 215.567.4662. www.sophycurson.com

READINGS BY HANNA Expert love psychic specialist can help in all areas of life, love, business career, etc. Professional psychic with more than 30 years’ experience. Tarot card & crystal ball readings. Logan Square on Cherry Street. Also available for phone readings. 215.595.8090 PROMOTION

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Bath & Beauty BEANS BEAUTY This one-stop beauty hub with several area locations offers top products from makeup to haircare and skincare, plus a salon with pro styling services. Open daily. 4405 Main St., 215.487.3333 www.beansbeauty.com DUROSS & LANGEL Steve Duross and James Langel combine family recipes with science to create a signature line of natural soaps, salts and lotions in their colorful apothecary. Open Tu-Su. Call for salon hours. 117 S. 13th St., 215.592.7627. www.durossand langel.com

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ATOMIC CITY COMICS This funky shop carries a wide selection of comics, graphic novels, back issues, manga and T-shirts, plus movies, toys and games. Look for in-store events, like book signings. Open daily. 638 South St., 215.625.9613. www.facebook.com/atomic citycomics/ HEAD HOUSE BOOKS Books covering every surface and a friendly staff help Head House Books create an inviting space for browsing. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and settle in for a few hours. Open daily. 619 S. Second St., 215.923.9525. www.headhousebooks.com

PHILADELPHIA RECORD EXCHANGE With the aesthetic of a serious record collector’s filled-to-the-brim basement, this is a treasure trove for music aficionados, whether you’re a jazz cat or a punk princess. Open daily. 1524 Frankford Ave., 215.425.4389. www.philarecx.com VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS From ukuleles to banjos and mandolins, plenty of musical treasures abound in this 19th-century architectural gem, opened in 1974. Also cases, strings, straps and more. Open M-F. 507 S. Broad St., 215.545.1000. www.vintageinstruments.com

Children’s Shops BORN YESTERDAY This boutique on Rittenhouse Square carries clothing and toys for infants and children from a wide range of European and domestic designers. Open daily. 1901 Walnut St., 215.568.6556. www.bornyester daykids.com MOMO’S TREE HOUSE Wrangling kids into this boutique won’t be a hassle. Momo’s not only stocks toys from hardto-find makers, it also encourages kids to test them out on the spot. Open daily. 205 Arch St., 267.457.2803 www.momostree house.com

Gifts & Decor AMAZULU Inside the Reading Terminal Market, this boutique stocks jewelry, clothing and international gifts made by local and global artisans. Open daily. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., 215.627.8667. www. readingterminalmarket.org/ merchant/amazulu

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PALO SANTO WELLNESS BOUTIQUE Named for the Spanish terms for “holy wood,” this modern apothecary offers all manner of feel-good concoctions, plus decor like scented candles. A sister space nearby offers yoga and workshops. Call for shop hours. 1713 S. 12th St., 215.952.0360. www.palo santowellnessboutique.com

JOSEPH FOX BOOKS This charming spot in Center City offers an array of selections from architecture and non-fiction to literature and poetry. Open M-Sa. 1724 Sansom St., 215.563.4184. www.foxbook shop.com

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VAGABOND BOUTIQUE Located in Old City, this boutique and yarn shop highlights hand-knit sweaters, jumpsuits and crop tops with a bohemian vibe, plus a chic assortment of accessories. Open daily. 37 N. Third St., 267.671.0737. www. vagabondboutique.com


ART STAR Pick up handmade clothes, jewelry and accessories, plus dolls, ceramics and prints at this gallery-style boutique in Northern Liberties. Open Tu-Sa. 623 N. Second St., 215.238.1557. www. artstarphilly.com AVRIL 50 A cozy corner store in University City, this sundries shop sells such wares as cigars, magazines, cards, fine chocolates and gourmet coffee. Open daily. 3406 Sansom St., 215.222.6108. www.avril50.com BLENDO This charming collection of vintage and modern day gifts includes everything from handbags to stationery and pottery. Open daily. 1002 Pine St., 215.351.9260. www.shop blendo.com

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CONTESSA’S FRENCH LINENS Find imported tablecloths and tea towels from French regions, plus one-of-a-kind aprons, jewelry and rosemary baskets at this shop in the historic Reading Terminal Market. Open daily. 51 N. 12th St. in Reading Terminal Market, 610.306.4507. www.contessas frenchlinens.com EYE’S GALLERY Since 1968, Eye’s Gallery has been a South Street destination for Latin American crafts, ethnic clothing, folk art and unique objects from developing countries. Open daily. 402 South St., 215.925.0193. www. eyesgallery.com HELLO WORLD Fans of mid-century modern head to this University City shop for retro furnishings, funky fittings and accessories like vintage dominoes, and gifts under $25. Open daily. 3610 Sansom St., 215.382.5207. www.shophelloworld.com OCCASIONETTE Sara Villari’s shop has become a fixture for its large collection of independently made cards, candles, jewelry, barware, notebooks, journals, photo frames and more. Open daily. 1825 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.465.1704. www.occasionette.com

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PAPER ON PINE Located in the heart of center city, this airy shop has fine stationery from brands like Crane & Co. and Kate Spade, along with eco-friendly products and writing instruments. Open daily. 115 S. 13th St., 215.625.0100. www.paperon pine.com PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENTS At this Old City gift shop, find handmade items by local makers, including jewelry, ceramics, accessories, home decor, artwork and gifts for babies. Open daily. 35 N. Third St., 267.773.7316. www.philadelphia independents.com TOWNHOME The carefully edited selection here includes artsy note cards, hip coffeetable books, candles, jewelry, home accents and adorable baby clothes and toys. Open M-Sa; Su by appointment. 1616 Walnut St., 215.972.5100. www.townhomeonline.com URBAN PRINCESS BOUTIQUE This store is a top spot for oneof-a-kind, affordable clothing and gifts, many by local artisans. Find organic soaps and beauty products, jewelry, handbags and clothing. Open daily. 620 S. Fourth St., 267.909.8317. www. urbanprincessboutique.com

Galleries + Antiques 3RD STREET GALLERY Since 1978, this artist-run cooperative has been presenting high-quality works that encourage risk-taking and experimentation. Open Th-Su noon-5 pm and by appointment. 45 N. Second St., 215.625.0993. www.3rdstreetgallery.com ANASTACIA’S ANTIQUES Affordably priced antiques and quirky collectibles fill the shelves here. Staff occasionally takes shopping trips for merchandise during store hours, so call in advance. Open daily. 617 Bainbridge St., 215.928.9111. www.anastaciasantiques.com BLUESTONE FINE ART GALLERY This gallery highlights contemporary and traditional painters, ceramicists and sculptors, plus the work of well-known and emerging local artists. Open Tu-Sa. 72 N. Second St., 856.979.7588. www.bluestonegallery.com

BORRELLI’S CHESTNUT HILL GALLERY Representing 40 local, national and international artists, this gallery and custom framing shop offers landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes from many schools of painting. Open Tu-Su. 1 East Gravers Lane, 215.248.2549. www.chestnut hillgallery.com CALDERWOOD GALLERY Owners Gary and Janet Calderwood showcase their personal collection of 20th-century design and fine photography. Find museum-quality French Art Deco, Mid-century Modern decorative arts and more. Open M-F, Sa-Su by appointment. 242 Geiger Road, 215.546.5357. www.calder woodgallery.com THE CENTER FOR ART IN WOOD This non-profit museum, gallery and research center focuses on woodworks in all methods including turned and carved sculptures by renowned artists and craftsmen. Open Tu-Sa.

GALLERY & AUCTION HOUSE

VERDE A wide variety of jewelry, accessories, perfume and whimsical gifts fill this shop. In the back, chocolatiers make Marcie Blaine artisanal truffles sold in the store. Open daily. 108 S. 13th St., 215.546.8700. www.verde philadelphia.com WORKSHOP UNDERGROUND Owner Ruben Luna taps his Metropolitan Museum of Art experience here, stocking his shop with high-end artistic objets at affordable pieces, including jewelry, apparel, home decor and gifts. Open W-Su. 1544 South St., 215.987.3534. www. workshopunderground.com

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THE CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS This local resource fosters the development and careers of visual artists, among them Lori Banks and Jack McGovern. M-F 11 am-5 pm and by appointment. The Barclay, 237 S. 18th St., Suite 3A, 215.546.7775. www.cfeva.org CERULEAN ARTS GALLERY & STUDIO This gallery exhibits eclectic decorative and fine art, while the studio offers instruction and weekend workshops. The gallery also sells handmade wares by 100 artisans. Open W-Su. 1355 Ridge Ave., 267.514.8647. www.cerulean arts.com

DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE Founded in 1931, this South Philly nonprofit supports regional artists with year-round programs, including juried exhibitions, solo exhibitions and collaborations. Open W, Sa-Su, and by appointment. 704 Catharine St., 215.550.1446. www.davinciartalliance.org DANE FINE ART GALLERY & AUCTION HOUSE This buyer/seller stocks an impressive collection of works by major artists including Basquiat, Picasso, Warhol and more. By appointment. 606 Spring Garden St., 267.687.8378. www.danefineart.com F.A.N. GALLERY In a 1700s Colonial building, find emerging and established artists in the classic tradition of American painting. Open W-Su. 221 Arch St., 215.922.5155. www.thefangallery.com

FLEISHER/OLLMAN GALLERY Founded in 1952, this gallery earned its reputation as a premier source of art by self-taught artists. Find works by Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor, and Tristin Lowe, among others. Open Tu-Sa. 1216 Arch St., Suite 5A, 215.545.7562. www.fleisherollmangallery.com FREEMAN’S One of the premier auction houses with a global footprint for fine arts and antiques is also the nation’s oldest. Open M-F, special office hours during auction exhibitions. 1808 Chestnut St., 215.563.9275.www.free mansauction.com GALLERY 51 At this antique textile art and oriental rugs gallery, find works spanning the last 2,000 years, with tribal carpets from Central Asia, as well as pieces by contemporary artists. Open Tu-Sa; Su-M by appointment. 51 N. Second St., 215.413.3191. www. gallery51.net

GARDEN GATE ANTIQUES This two-story shop has West African art, Steiff animals, vintage and antique furnishings, clothing, jewelry and books. Open daily. 8139 Germantown Ave., 215.248.5190. www. bowmanch.com/property/ gardengate GERSHMAN GALLERY Collectors and art lovers find innovative works celebrating Jewish culture, as well as a showcase of fine art photography. Located inside the Gershman Y. Open M-F. 401 S. Broad St., 215.545.4400. www. gershmany.org GRAVERS LANE GALLERY The edgy, contemporary Chestnut Hill gallery exhibits works in various media by both established and emerging artists from around the world. Open W-Su and by appt. 8405 Germantown Ave., 215.247.1603. www.gravers lanegallery.com

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THE CLAY STUDIO This site promotes the ceramic arts through artist residencies and studio space, educational and outreach programs, a permanent collection and a

gift shop. Open M-Su. 139 N. Second St., 215.925.3453. www. theclaystudio.org

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INLIQUID ART & DESIGN This educational resource and gallery combines art and the Internet. The website with portfolios of over 330 artists familiarizes visitors, while the gallery offers an up-close view. 1400 N. American St., 215.235.3405. www.inliquid.org JAMES OLIVER GALLERY In this contemporary, loft-style space, find works by lauded painters, mixed media artists, photographers and more. Open W-Sa and by appointment. 723 Chestnut St., 4th floor, 267.918.7432. www.james olivergallery.com KOHN & KOHN ANTIQUES Since 1932, this shop has carried a broad inventory with an emphasis on glass, furniture, porcelain and silver. Also noteworthy: the tobacciana collection. Open by appointment and by chance.1112 Pine St., 215.923.0432. www.kohnand kohnantiques.com

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M. FINKEL & DAUGHTER Since 1947, this family-owned shop housed in an 1840s building offers 18th- and 19th-century furniture and mint needlework and silk embroideries from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. Call for an appointment. 936 Pine St., 215.627.7797. www.samplings.com MODERNE GALLERY A warehouse-like gallery showcases high-quality, vintage 20th-century furniture, lighting and decorative accessories by Nakashima, Esherick and more. By appointment. 2220 E. Allegheny Ave., 215.923.8536. www.modernegallery.com

145 N. Second St., 215.625.9990. www.pentimenti.com PHILADELPHIA PHOTO ARTS CENTER A nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography, the PPAC offers educational programs, photographic exhibitions and lectures by practicing artists within the Crane Arts complex. Open Tu-Sa. 1400 N. American St., Suite 103, 215.232.5678. www.philaphoto arts.org THE PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB Founded in 1860 by former students of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, America’s oldest artists club offers monthly exhibits by established and emerging artists. Open W, F-Su. 235 S. Camac St., 215.545.9298. www.sketchclub.org SCHWARZ GALLERY For more than 75 years, the Schwarz family has been a source of fine European and American paintings for serious collectors and museums. Located just off Rittenhouse Square. Open Tu-F; Sa by appointment. 1806 Chestnut St., 215.563.4887. www. schwarzgallery.com SERAPHIN GALLERY This gallery represents modern and contemporary painters, sculptors and photographers and advances the careers of young, emerging artists, particularly those from Philadelphia. Open M-F; Sa-Su by appointment. 1108 Pine St., 215.439.8807. www.seraphin gallery.com

NIEDERKORN ANTIQUE SILVER For more than 25 years, this shop has specialized in 19thand 20th-century fine silver. Find sterling Christmas ornaments, jewelry, tea sets and napkin rings, Judaica and more. Open Tu-Sa. 244 S. 22nd St., 215.567.2606.www.niederkorn silver.com

WEXLER GALLERY Find innovative functional and nonfunctional pieces by master craftsmen and emerging artists in a variety of media, from glass and ceramics to mixed, photography and prints. Open Tu-Sa; M by appointment. 201 N. Third St., 215.923.7030. www. wexlergallery.com

PENTIMENTI GALLERY Content-driven work challenging the traditional use of materials and aesthetics is the focus at this Old City gallery. Open Tu-Sa.

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ITALIAN MARKET The city’s most famous farm-

ers’ market is also the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Open Tu- Su. 919 S. Ninth St. 215.278.2903. www.italian marketphilly.org READING TERMINAL MARKET This 1893 market is one of the city’s major food meccas, where visitors sample international and local specialties, including Pennsylvania Dutch treats. Open daily. B, L, D (daily). 12th and Arch sts., 215.922.2317. www. readingterminalmarket.org ROCKET FIZZ Feed your nostalgia at this retro candy shop, offering everything from dots and whirly pops to bulk salt water taffy, plus sodas in flavors like bacon and s’mores. Open daily. 302 Arch St., 215.650.3163. www.rocketfizz.com

Jewelry ANALOG WATCH CO. This independent watchmaker focuses on craftsmanship in designing minimalist timepieces, allowing natural materials to shine. Open Tu-Sa. 1737 E. Passyunk Ave., 484.808.5831. www.analogwatchco.com BARIO-NEAL Handcrafted in Philadelphia, this jewelry line is made with reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones, and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices. Open W-Su. 700 S. Sixth St., 215.454.2164. www.bario-neal.com BELLA TURKA The owners of this shop with two locations travel around the world in search of chic baubles, like gold coin necklaces, cocktail rings and chunky stone cuffs. Open daily. 113 S. 13th St., 215.560.8733. www. bellaturka.com EGAN DAY Inside a stately Rittenhouse Square townhouse, Kate Egan displays elegant pieces from designers Ted Muehling and Gabriella Kiss. Open Tu-Sa; by appointment M. 260 S. 16th St., 215.443.1632. www.egan day.com

LAGOS The flagship of this Philly jeweler features award-winning collections by its namesake designer, Steven Lagos, who has been creating exquisite pieces for more than 40 years. Open daily. 1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770. www.lagos.com

Salons & Spas ART+SCIENCE This Aveda Concept salon and spa offers a variety of green services and natural products, including 97 percent plant-derived hair color. Open Tu-Sa. 801 N 2nd. St., 215.482.2242. www.artplusscience.com BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMEN’S EMPORIUM Brit Duke Dunne and Jill Ervais’ ode to classic men’s grooming parlors offers all the nostalgia with top-notch cuts, shaves and more, plus tunes from a circa 1963 jukebox. Also find shaving products, gifts and art. Open W-M. 151 N. 3rd St., 267.314.5557. www.blokes barbershop.com CITY HYDRATION Registered nurses and paramedics provide customized IV infusions at a few locations for whatever ails you, from hangovers to jet lag. Lounge chairs, heated blankets, eye masks and hot tea help calm nervous Nellies. From $75; add-ons extra. By appointment. 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1403, 215.416.0109. www.city hydration.com JUJU SPA & ORGANICS Not far from South Street, this inviting spa specializes in all-natural skin care products, non-toxic mani-pedis and other pampering services. Open W-Su. Salon, 713 S. Fourth St., 215.238.6080. www.jujusalon.com MI CUMBIA ORGANICA This top-rated nail salon offers water- and soy-based products for mani-pedis, foot massages and Brazilian waxing. By appointment. Open daily. 328 S. 17th St., 215.735.7980. www. micumbia.co

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RESCUE SPA This upscale European-style space specializes in massage therapy, detoxification and microdermabrasion. Open M-Sa & select Su. 1601 Walnut St., Third floor, 215.772.2766. www. rescuespa.net/philadelphia

Shoes BUS STOP BOUTIQUE British-born Elena Brennan’s Queen Village shop is known for standout kicks by hard-to-find designers. Open daily. 727 S. Fourth St., 215.627.2357. www. busstopboutique.com HEAD START SHOES This luxe Center City shop stocks footwear by top designers, including Fiorentini + Baker, Del Carlo and Vic Matie. Open daily. 126 S. 17th St., 215.567.3247. www.headstartshoes.com

UBIQ This trendy boutique sells hip sneakers by Puma and Nike SB among others, plus skater-inspired clothes for men and women. Open daily. 1509 Walnut St., 215.988.0194. www. ubiqlife.com

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THE BELLEVUE PHILADELPHIA The historic 1904 Beaux Arts building houses upscale boutiques, restaurants (XIX with stunning views), a state-ofthe-art fitness facility and the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Retail hours vary. 200 S. Broad St., 215.875.8350. www.bellevue philadelphia.com MARKETPLACE PHL Inside Philadelphia International Airport, find more than 170 stores, restaurants and services—local spots and national brands—through all seven terminals. Open daily.

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LAPSTONE & HAMMER Kate Rohrer designed this local haven for sneakerheads, which offers 4,000 square feet of space for kicks, plus hip menswear, grooming products and accessories. Open daily. 1106 Chestnut St., 215.592.9166. www.lapstoneandhammer.com


Terminal E, 8500 Essington Ave., 215.937.1200. www.philamarket place.com SHOP PENN On the University of Pennsylvania campus, find more than 75 national and independent retailers, plus top-notch restaurants, art galleries and hotels. Hours vary by store. 34th through 38th streets, Chestnut to Spruce streets. No phone. www.shopsatpenn.com THE SHOPS AT LIBERTY PLACE This indoor complex has 55 boutiques (Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, ALDO Shoes, J. Crew) and a food court, plus One Liberty Observation Deck. Open daily. 1625 Chestnut St., between Liberty I and Liberty II office towers, 215.851.9055. www.shopsatliberty.com

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ART IN THE AGE TASTING ROOM AND BAR SUPPLY This well-appointed spirits shop has a collection of historically inspired Philadelphia liquors, plus bar equipment and offers mixology training for aspiring barkeeps. W-Su; Tu by appt. 116 N. Third St., 215.922.2600. www.artinthe age.com PLEASURE CHEST Since 1974, this adult boutique has been offering top-quality intimate products for men and women, with a discreet, expert staff, who can customize every shopping experience. Open Tu-Sa. 2039 Walnut St., 215.561.7480. www.pleasure chestphilly.com

DINING Avenue of the Arts MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S—SEAFOOD This bustling establishment brings the flavors of the Pacific Northwest to Philadelphia, plus draft beers, single malts and Northwest wines. For a more intimate meal, head upstairs to cozy booths. L, D (daily). 1 S. Broad St., 215.568.6888. www. mccormickandschmicks.com

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MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE—STEAK An extensive wine selection is just a bonus of this signature Chicago steakhouse. Wet-aged prime beef broiled Midwesternstyle makes for hearty portions, but also try pork and lamb chops, as well as tasty seafood. D (daily). 1411 Walnut St., 215.557.0724. www.mortons.com VOLVER—AMERICAN Here, chef Jose Garces revisits favorite culinary experiences. The result? A diverse, seasonal, and often locally sourced menu serving some of the most innovative dishes in the city. D (Tu-Sa). 300 S. Broad St., 215.670.2302. www.volverrestaurant.com XIX (NINETEEN)— AMERICAN This restaurant with a spectacular pearl chandelier serves a top-notch menu, while the adjoining cafe serves lunch and afternoon tea. D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St., 215.790.1919. www.hyatt.com/ en-US/hotel/pennsylvania/ the-bellevue-hotel/phlph

Center City & Rittenhouse A.KITCHEN— MEDITERRANEAN An open kitchen, shared plates and a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere define this well-regarded European-style eatery. B, L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 135 S. 18th St., 215.825.7030. www.akitchenandbar.com

FOX AND SON— AMERICAN This stand inside Reading Terminal Market specializes in the humble corndog but with batters like sweet potato and toppings like jalapeno and queso. Also find poutine, funnel cake and loaded fries. B, L, D (daily). 51 N. 12th St., 215.372.7935. www.foxandson philly.com

R2L AMERICAN Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, chef Daniel Stern’s restaurant offers modern twists on traditional American flavors. The stunning skyline views make this spot one of Philly’s most spectacular dining destinations. D (daily). 50 S. 16th St., 37th floor, 215.564.5337. www. r2lrestaurant.com

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY— AMERICAN Locals flock to this friendly and cozy restaurant for some of the city’s best food and cocktails. Get there early to snag a seat, as the rowhouse restaurant fills up quick. D (daily). 261 S. 21st St., 215.546.4232. www.friday saturdaysunday.com

SEAFOOD UNLIMITED— SEAFOOD Located just off of Rittenhouse Square, this intimate favorite specializes in simply prepared fresh fish and seafood. D (M-Sa). 270 S. 20th St., 215.732.3663. www.seafoodunlimited.com

GOLDIE—MIDDLE EASTERN From James Beard Awardwinner Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook comes this fast-casual concept (with a few locations) focused on falafel, fries and tehina shakes. Located above Rooster Soup Company. L, D (daily). 1526 Sansom St., 267.239.0777. www.goldiefalafel.com THE LOVE—AMERICAN Aimee Olexy and James Beardwinner Stephen Starr’s venture offers approachable creative dishes like whole smoked trout with kale, maple farro and spicy pecans. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (SaSu). 130 S. 18th St., 215.433.1555. www. theloverestaurant.com

BUTCHER AND SINGER— STEAK Stephen Starr’s steakhouse offers a glam setting for top-notch steaks and chops. Find 28-foot-high ceilings, leather booths, elegant drapes and sparkling chandeliers. L (M-F), D (daily). 1500 Walnut St., 215.732.4444. www.butcher andsinger.com

METROPOLITAN BAKERY—BAKERIES James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born’s bakery supplies artisan loaves to some of the city’s best restaurants and feed denizens baked goods, cafe eats and gourmet groceries at several locations. B, L, D (daily). 262 S. 19th St., 215.545.6655. www. metropolitanbakery.com

ERAWAN THAI CUISINE— THAI This inviting BYOB offers tasty and authentic dishes with fresh ingredients. A friendly staff helps guests select spices to fit specific tastes. BYOB. L, D (Tu-Su). 123 S. 23rd St., 215.567.2542. www.erawan philly.com

THE PRIME RIB—STEAK This supper club serves USDA prime cuts, seafood flown in daily and wines from a top-notch list. The sophisticated dining room takes diners back to the 1940s, with live piano nightly. D (daily). 1701 Locust St., 215.772.1701. www.theprimerib.com

SUGA BY SUSANNA FOO —CHINESE James Beard Award-winning chef Susanna Foo’s venture uses farm-fresh ingredients with fine-dining techniques in dishes like teasmoked Peking duck with farro risotto. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1720 Sansom St., 215.717.8968. www.sugabyfoo.com V STREET—VEGAN The owners of acclaimed Vedge work their magic on their global street food venture, plating banh mi tacos and halo halo with purple sweet potato ice cream, orange granita and whipped coconut. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 126 S. 19th St., 215.278.7943. www.vstreetfood.com VERNICK FOOD & DRINK—AMERICAN James Beard-winning chef Greg Vernick’s menu of global plates showcases techniques he perfected while working in kitchens with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Reservations recommended. D (Tu-Su). 2031 Walnut St., 267.639.6644. www. vernickphilly.com VIC SUSHI—SUSHI This no-frills BYOB plates classic crowd-pleasers like Philadelphia and California rolls, along with inventive house specials and delicious tuna dumplings. L, D (M-Sa). 2035 Sansom St., 215.564.4339. www. vic-sushi.com

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RAY’S CAFE & TEA HOUSE—CHINESE In-the-know locals flock to this mom-and-pop cafe for tasty Chinese and Taiwanese fare, but also for high-quality siphon coffee and teas. For up-close views on the brewing action, sit by the lab-like siphoning station. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 141 N. 9th St., 215.922.5122. www. rayscafe.com SANG KEE PEKING DUCK HOUSE—CHINESE Since 1980, this has been a go-to for authentic Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine, including Peking duck and spot-on wonton soup. Three floors of seating minimize wait times. L & D (daily). 238 N. Ninth St., 215.925.7532. www.sangkee chinatown.com

Convention Center READING TERMINAL MARKET— INTERNATIONAL This 1893 market is one of the city’s major food meccas, where visitors sample international and local specialties, including Pennsylvania Dutch treats. Open daily. B, L, D (daily). 12th and Arch streets, 215.922.2317.www.reading terminalmarket.org

East Passyunk Avenue BING BING DIM SUM— DIM SUM This hip spot serves traditional soup dumplings alongside more inventive fare like roast pork bao filled with sharp provolone and long hots, plus crispy lamb rolls. L (F-Su), D (daily). 1648 E. Passyunk Ave.,

215.279.7702. www.bingbing dimsum.com IN THE VALLEY— AMERICAN “Top Chef” winner Nicholas Elmi’s casual counterpoint to his lauded next-door dining room, Laurel, offers a top-shelf cocktail program, plus equally delicious spins from a focused, seasonal menu. D (Tu-Su). 1615 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.858.0669. www.itvphilly.com IRWIN’S— MEDITERRANEAN Named for the edifice’s architect, this former technical school maintains its old school style, with the extra marks for tasty small plates, salads and “a little bit larger” dishes, plus a popular roof deck. D (Tu-Su). 800 Mifflin St., 215.693.6206. www.irwinsupstairs.com LAUREL—FRENCH “Top Chef ” Nicholas Elmi’s first restaurant is one of the toughest tables to get in the city. Reserve well in advance for Elmi’s lauded tasting menu, showing exactly why he won

the crown. D (Tu-Sa). 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.271.8299. www.restaurantlaurel.com TOWNSEND—FRENCH Chef-owner Townsend Wentz’s eponymous fine-dining spot is known for masterful food and wine pairings. Snag a bar seat if tables are hard to come by. D (W-M). 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.639.3203. www.townsend restaurant.com

Manayunk BOURBON BLUE— AMERICAN This hotspot features a New Orleans influence. Dig into favorites like Southern fried chicken, jambalaya and country-style ribs. On weekends, the Canal Lounge offers live entertainment. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). Two Rector St., 215.508.3360. www.bourbonblue.com MANAYUNK BREWERY & RESTAURANT—PUB/BAR Start your meal with one of the brewery’s hand-crafted beers made on site. The eclectic menu features stone-oven pizzas, sushi, grilled steaks, fresh salads and classic burgers. Live music daily. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 4120 Main St., 215.482.8220. www.manayunkbrewery.com

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CHEU NOODLE BAR— ASIAN This narrow spot (two locations) puts its focus on noodles, but small plates prove worthy options, too. The black garlic wings and pork pizza dumplings are particularly popular. L, D (daily). 255 S. 10th St, 267.639.4136.www.cheu noodlebar.com INDEBLUE—INDIAN Take your tastebuds on a journey with dishes like shrimp and crab moilee and a brunch menu that puts Indian spins on familiar classics. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 205 S. 13th St., 215.545.4633. www.inde bluerestaurant.com

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XI’AN SIZZLING WOKS—CHINESE This casual restaurant aims at traditional Xi’an/Shaanxi-style dishes at affordable prices.

Locals make sure to order the biang biang noodles and “chinese hamburger” (roujiamo). BYOB. L, D (daily). 902 Arch St., 215.925.1688. www.xian sizzlingwoksphilly.com

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TREDICI ENOTECA— MEDITERANNEAN This lovely spot focuses on small plates like bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with manchego and blue cheese, but also highlights a raw bar and mains like Moroccan-spiced ribs. L, D (daily). 114 S. 13th St., 267.928.2092. tredicienoteca.com

Northern Liberties & Fishtown CADENCE—AMERICAN This modern, yet homey BYOB is quickly becoming the go-to spot for unfussy, yet deliciously seasonal fare. Reservations recommended. D (T-Sa), Br (Su). 161 W. Girard Ave., 215.419.7537 www.cadencerestaurant.com

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FRANKFORD HALL— GERMAN Stephen Starr’s beer garden has counter service, communal tables and alfresco ping-pong for working off sauerkraut, schnitzel, bratwurst and käsekrainer. L (Sa-Su), D (daily). 1210 Frankford Ave., 215.634.3338. www.frankfordhall.com PIZZA BRAIN—PIZZA This socially and environ-mentally aware shop is the world’s first pizza museum and has a claim to fame in the Guinness Book of World Records with the largest stock of pizza memorabilia. L, D (daily). 2313 Frankford Ave., 215.291.2965. www.pizza brain.org SURAYA—MIDDLE EASTERN Nick Kennedy’s all-day market and cafe makes it easy to get in and out quickly, but diners may opt to linger inside the beautifully decorated space and garden. D (Tu-Su), L (Tu-F), Br (Sa-Su). 161 W. Girard Ave., 215.302.1900. www.surayaphilly.com WM. MULHERIN’S SONS— ITALIAN A restored 1890s whiskey blending and bottling facility now serves up hearty meals, wood-fired pizza and strong drinks. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1355 N. Front St., 267.291.1355. www.wmmul herinssons.com

Old City THE BOURSE FOOD HALL—INTERNATIONAL This 1895 Victorian building on the National Register of Historic Places was once the country’s first commodities exchange. Now it’s a hip spot for artisanal food and retail. B, L, D (daily). 111 S. Independence Mall E., 215.625.0300. www. theboursephilly.com CITY TAVERN—AMERICAN This reconstructed tavern used by delegates to the First and Second Continental Congresses serves a Colonial-style meal by acclaimed chef Walter Staib. Visitors are welcome to walk through to take in the history. L, D (daily). 138 S. Second St., 215.413.1443. www.citytavern.com ROYAL BOUCHERIE— FRENCH “Top Chef ” winner Nicholas Elmi’s cozy tavern has two bars (one for drink; the other for oysters) and a stickto-your-ribs menu of hearty classics, all set to a feel-good soundtrack veering from soul to indie rock. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 52 S. Second St., 267.606.6313. www.royal boucherie.com VISTA PERU— PERUVIAN This family-run Old City spot highlights classics including lomo saltado and pollo a la braza, plus chef specials like paella and ribeye steak. A pisco bar serves up cocktails made with the famed liquor. B, L, D (daily). 20 S. 2nd St., 215.398.5046. www.vista peruphilly.com

ZAHAV—MIDDLE EASTERN James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov’s restaurant serves a well-edited menu of small plates with tasting options. Inventive cocktails; Israeli wines. Reservations recommended. D (daily). 237 St. James Place, 215.625.8800. www.zahavrestaurant.com

Penn’s Landing & Waterfront CHART HOUSE— SEAFOOD Waterfront views of Penn’s Landing, the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline set a dramatic stage for updated classic steaks and seafood entrées, along with renowned prime rib specials. D (daily), Br (Su). 555 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.625.8383. www.charthouse.com

215.521.6509. www.ropeand anchorkitchen.com LA PEG—FRENCH This contemporary brasserie and beer garden is located inside the FringeArts building. The crowd-pleasing menu features cauliflower steak and steak frites, butternut squash soup and cheeseburgers. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 140 N. Columbus Blvd., 215.375.7744. www.lapegbrasserie.com MOSHULU—AMERICAN This four-masted ship has been gloriously transformed into a riverside dining destination, serving tasty dishes with attentive service and stunning views. D (daily), Br (Su). 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500. www.moshulu.com

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CHERRY STREET PIER— INTERNATIONAL A century-old former municipal pier is now a vibrant mixeduse hotspot with a food hall, marketplace and artist studios, plus regular events. L, D (daily). 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215.923.0818. www. cherry streetpier.com

AMERICAN SARDINE BAR—PUB/BAR From the owners of the South Philly Tap Room, this spot focuses on a selection of craft beers (16 on tap), hearty sandwiches and tasty pub grub. L, D (daily) Br (Su). 1800 Federal St., 215.334.2337. www.american sardinebar.com

KEATING’S ROPE & ANCHOR, BAR + KITCHEN— CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN At the Hilton, diners tuck into oak-smoked salmon or a New York strip steak while gazing out at the Delaware River. Inside, a buzzy bar pours handcrafted cocktails to the tunes of a live band. B, L, D (daily). 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.,

GENO’S STEAKS— CHEESESTEAKS Geno’s serves up classic steaks with Philly flair. The inevitable line provides time to figure out what to order; when you get to the counter, make it fast and simple. Cash only. B, L, D (daily, 24 hours). 1219 S. Ninth St., 215.389.0659. www.genos steaks.com

JULES PIZZA KABAB CURRY & GRILL Best Pizza in Town * Famous Philly Cheesesteaks - Traditional Indian Food Famous Chicken Tikka Masala - Delicious Indian kababs * Dine in / Take Out / Delivery. 431 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, 215.803.1556 www.julespizzakababcurrygrill.com PROMOTION

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PAT’S KING OF STEAKS— CHEESESTEAKS Billed as the originator of the cheesesteak sandwich, this shop is a favorite that attracts fans from around the world. Local tip: Order “Whiz wit.” B, L, D (daily 24 hours). 1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.468.1546. www.patskingof steaks.com SABRINA’S CAFE— AMERICAN This cozy, family-owned neighborhood cafe is lauded for having one of the best brunches in town. BYOB. Hours vary by location. 910-912 Christian St., 215.574.1599. www.sabrinascafe.com

South Street & Queen Village BLOOMSDAY CAFE— AMERICAN The team behind this all-day cafe concept comes with tons of industry cred. As a result, diners find top-quality baked goods, seasonal main dishes and a fine selection of natural wines and cocktails. B, L, D (daily). 414 S. 2nd St., no phone. www.bloomsdaycafe.com CRY BABY PASTA— ITALIAN The husband-andwife team behind Bridget Foy’s serves from-scratch staples like rigatoni alla vodka and chicken Francaise. D (Tu-Su). 627 S. 3rd St., 267.534.3076. crybaby pasta.com

THE TWISTED TAIL— AMERICAN This lively emporium features a menu of charcoal-grilled fare, 40-plus bourbons and plenty of craft beer. Dine indoors or out, then climb up the stairs for some rockin’ live music. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 509 S. Second St., 215.558.2471. www.thetwisted tail.com

University City DISTRITO—MEXICAN Philly’s acclaimed Jose Garces’ high-energy spot offers fresh takes on classic Latin fare, inspired by the spirited culture and cuisine of Mexico City. L, D (daily). 3945 Chestnut St., 215.222.1657. www.distrito restaurant.com MARIGOLD KITCHEN— AMERICAN A Victorian row house turned restau-

rant features “new Nordic” tasting menus with dishes drawing from the seasons. Reservations recommended. D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). 501 S. 45th St., 215.222.3699. www.marigold kitchenbyob.com WALNUT STREET CAFE— AMERICAN The team behind New York City’s Michelinstarred Rebelle offers all-day grazing, grab-and-go options and entrees from a cheeseburger to a porterhouse steak for two. B, L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). 2929 Walnut St., 215.867.8067. www.walnut streetcafe.com WHITE DOG CAFE— AMERICAN This antiques-filled spot is as well known for its food as it is for its social activism. Dig into classics made from locally grown and organic ingredients, like chicken liver mousse, soups and sandwiches, and omelets made with cage-free eggs. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 3420 Sansom St., 215.386.9224. www.white dog.com

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ROYAL IZAKAYA— JAPANESE & SUSHI Sushi fans take note: secure a reservation well in advance for chef Jesse Ito’s sushi counter. Just nine seats offer a front-row to Ito’s skill with fresh fish, from lesser-known varieties to familiar favorites, in an

omakase menu of 10 or 18 courses. D (daily). 780 S. 2nd St., 267.909.9002. www.royalsushi andizakaya.com

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JIM’S SOUTH STREET— CHEESESTEAKS Since 1976, visitors and locals alike have been flocking to this temple to cheesesteak inside an Art Deco storefront on lively South Street. Find hoagies, too. L, D (daily). 400 South St., 215.928.1911. www.jimssouth street.com


Washington Square AMIS—ITALIAN At Marc Vetri’s convivial trattoria, dig into tapas-style fare like bone-in strip steak, pork chop parmigiana and monkfish cacciatore. D (daily), Br (Su). 412 S. 13th St., 215.732.2647. www. amisphilly.com EL FUEGO—MEXICAN This happening BYOB whips up tasty “California-style” burritos, along with tacos, quesadillas and soups. The lunch hour is particularly lively, so plan accordingly. L, D (M-Sa). 723 Walnut St., 215.592.1931. www.elfuegophilly.com

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RISTORANTE AROMA— ITALIAN Chef duo Antonio Cardillo and Gianluca Forastiere whip up hand-made pastas and entrees like grilled lamb chops and veal medallions redolent with garlic and herbs. D (daily). 1120 Pine St., 267.314.5315. www.ristorante aromaphilly.com VEDGE—VEGAN Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby put haute cuisine twists on vegan dishes like “seared maitake mushroom” with celery root fritter, smoked remoulade and a leek “ash” vinaigrette. Reservations required. D (daily). 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500. www.vedge restaurant.com

NIGHTLIFE Bars & Lounges ABBAYE Friendly locals contribute a homey vibe to this Northern Liberties corner bar. Come for the music, cheesesteaks and fine Belgian beer. Open daily. 637 N. Third St., 215.627.6711. www. theabbaye.net FADO IRISH PUB This comfortable pub offers an escape to Victorian-era Dublin with fine Irish and European beers, a packed dance floor on the weekend and regular screenings of soccer matches. Open daily. 1500 Locust St., 215.893.9700. www.fadoirish pub.com/philadelphia

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THE FRANKLIN BAR Inside the former Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. (a front for one of the largest booze running rings during Prohibition), this speakeasy pours carefully crafted cocktails. Open daily. 112 S. 18th St., 267.467.3277. www.thefranklin bar.com GRAFFITI BAR True to its name, this fun-loving covered patio features the spray-paint art of local Philadelphians. Located behind the stylish Asian-fusion restaurant, Sampan. Open daily. 124 S. 13th St., 215.732.3501. www. sampanphilly.com JET WINE BAR This smart wine bar offers an intriguing list of more than two dozen global vintages by the glass. Pair with tasty bites such as roasted scallion lebneh. Open daily. 1525 South St., 215.735.1116. www.jetwinebar.com LOCAL 44 Grab a drink at the bar or a bite at the restaurant, and shop more than 500 bottles of craft beer, including rare and limited-edition selections. Open daily. 4333 Spruce St., 215.222.2337. www.local44 beerbar.com MCGILLIN’S OLD ALE HOUSE Opened in 1860, this historic taproom is Philly’s oldest and claims the city’s first liquor license. Open daily. 1310 Drury St., 215.735.5562. www.mcgil lins.com MILKBOY This popular bar doubles as a live music venue. Find weekday morning cocktails and tasty American classics. It’s free to hang out, but shows are usually ticketed. See schedule online. Open daily. 1100 Chestnut St., 215.925.6455. www.milkboy philly.com MONK’S For more than 20 years, this Center City spot has been earning raves for its top selection of beer and a tasty menu to boot. Look for limited distribution kegs from time to time. Open daily. 264 S. 16th St., 215.545.7005. www.monkscafe.com

NEW DECK TAVERN Students and locals head to this friendly Irish pub for draft beers poured from a system imported from County Cork in Ireland, plus a large selection of single malt scotch. Open daily. 3408 Sansom St., 215.386.4600. www.newdecktavern.com R&D Formerly Root restaurant, R&D is now a cocktail bar specializing in drinks inspired by the 1950s. On the menu, find creative “Make Out Point”-themed drinks, plus bar bites dubbed “TV Dinners.” Open M-Sa. 1206 Frankford Ave., 215.515.3452. www.rdphilly.com THE RANSTEAD ROOM This dimly lit spot serves libations in true speakeasy style. Look for the “RR” on the door. Open daily. 2013 Ranstead St., 215.563.3330. www.ranstead room.com SOUTH PHILLY BAR & GRILL High-definition plasma TVs, Philly sports fans galore, tasty pub fare and plenty of beer (a dozen on tap) are the hallmarks of this game-day fave. Open daily. 1235 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.334.3300. www.south phillybar.com TATTOOED MOM Cheap beer, a huge jukebox selection and a spacious upstairs area complete with a graffiti-covered bumper car room make this a fun, mom-approved local favorite. Open daily. 530 South St., 215.238.9880. www. tattooedmomphilly.com TIKI Hang 10 at this fun bar channeling Polynesian tiki and California surf rock. With two levels, there’s plenty of space to chill. Open W-Su. 102 S. 13th St., 215.309.3435. www. tikiphilly.com THE VICTORIA FREEHOUSE This authentic British pub has craft beers, ciders and cask ales imported from the UK. Pair your pint with bangers and mash and sticky toffee pudding. Open daily. 10 S. Front St., 215.543.6089. www.victoria freehouse.com

Casinos PARX CASINO This 150,000-sq.-ft. venue has 3,200 slot machines, 188 live table games, a 48-table poker room, restaurants and bars, plus thoroughbred horse racing and an entertainment venue. Free parking. Open daily (24 hours). 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, Pa., 888.588.7279. www.parxcasino.com SUGARHOUSE CASINO Find 45,000 square feet of gaming with slots and live table games including craps, blackjack and poker; on-site dining; plus free parking and valet. Open daily (24 hours). 1001 N. Delaware Ave., 877.477.3715. www.sugarhousecasino.com VALLEY FORGE CASINO Just outside Philly, this complex has more than 850 slot machines and 45 tables for blackjack, craps and roulett, plus an upscale steakhouse and a concert venue. Open daily (24 hours). 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia, 610.354.8118. www. vfcasino.com

Gay & Lesbian THE BIKE STOP This club has been around a long time and continues to keep the fun interesting thanks to several floors highlighting different themes. Open daily. 204 S. Quince St., 215.627.1662. www.thebikestop.com KNOCK RESTAURANT AND BAR Known for its friendly scene and inspired cuisine, Knock draws a sophisticated clientele of all ages. Open daily. 225 S. 12th St., 215.925.1166. www. knockphilly.com U BAR With its large oval bar and mirrored walls, this Gayborhood institution regularly draws a lively crowd. Relax with a nofrills brew and some tunes from the jukebox. Open daily. 1220 Locust St., 215.546.6660. www. ubarphilly.com

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M AR TIN LUTHER KIN SC to Mann Center for the Performing GJ HU R. YL DR Arts, Shofuso Japanese House and N ST K W ILL MAN BRO Garden and Please Touch Museum TUA EX PR ES SW T AY EN S ASP ST T N U MO E ST FAIR LAC ST WAL N ST ON RNO MEL E V V MT ST RD A DEN O F ER GAR HAV E ST RING P IN S W NDY BRA T TH S N 38

ST ION N UN

T TH S N 40 N ST ESTO N PR

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LA NC AS TE RA V

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4

8

E GIRARD AV N 27TH ST

N 29TH

R RD PLA PO R YD LE DG SE

ST 4TH N3

T TH S N 38

KELLY DR

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T EN S OGD

3

D to Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Germantown

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ST STER TMIN WES

2

C

D AV IRAR WG E ST RIDG AMB WC ST LAR POP E ST ROV NSG PEN

T TH S N 40

1

B

N 28TH

A to Centennial District

PARK SIDE AV

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F I N D M O R E T O E X P L O R E I N P H I L A D E L P H I A T H I S M O N T H AT W H E R E T R AV E L E R . C O M / P H I L A D E L P H I A / L O C A L - E V E N T S

Maps

EAST K

L

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GIRARD AV

GIRARD AV

Franklin Mills Mall Fishtown SugarHouse Casino Parx Casino

FRONT

N 2ND ST

N 10TH ST

CHESTNUT

SANSOM

S 9TH

S 3RD ST

S 5TH ST

S 6TH ST

S 7TH ST

FRONT

N 2ND ST N 2ND ST

FITZWATER

Susquehanna Bank Center

J

S 2ND ST

95

ON CLINT

7

1/4 mi 500 m

8

S 5TH ST

S 6TH ST

S 7TH ST

CHRIS TIAN

Battleship Wiggins Park & Marina New Jersey

SWANSON

S 3RD ST

CATHARINE

FRONT

FITZWATER

PA SS YU NK AV

S 11TH ST

S 12TH ST

S 13TH ST

BROAD

6

BAINBRIDGE

CARPE NTER S 15TH ST

SPRUCE ST

SOUTH ST

BAINBRIDGE

I

5

DELANCEY ST

SOUTH STREET / HEADHOUSE SQUARE

CHRISTIAN

S 16TH ST

Adventure Aquarium

MARKET

Hope Fence

LOMBARD ST

S 8TH

S 11TH ST

S 12TH ST

S 13TH ST

S 15TH ST

S 16TH ST

N 3RD ST

N 5TH ST

N 6TH ST

N 7TH ST

Museum of the American Revolution

(DELAWARE AV) COLUMBUS BLVD

S 17TH ST

COOPER

PINE ST

CATHARINE

4 LINDEN PENN

CHESTNUT ST

PINE

S 17TH ST

95

WILLINGS

SPRUCE

S 18TH ST

Campbell’s Field

MARKET

LOCUST

S 18TH ST

ARCH ST

ELM

PEARL

Race Street Pier

Historic Philadelphia Ctr

GAYBORHOOD

H

676

WALNUT

Wells Fargo Complex

CEDAR

Philadelphia History Museum

WALNUT

Suzanne Roberts Theatre

N 4TH ST

FRANKLIN

N 10TH ST

S 10TH

S 12TH

SANSOM

MIDTOWN VILLAGE

FILBERT

ARCH

S 4TH ST

SE SQUARE RICT

PENN SQ JUNIPER

Shops at Liberty Place

S 11TH

LOVE Statue

One Liberty Observation Deck

Adventure Aquarium BB&T Pavilion Battleship New Jersey

RACE ST

Jefferson Station

ARCH ST

VINE

N 9TH ST

Comcast Center

676

3

PIER 24

THE GUIDE

N BROAD ST

RACE ST

N 11TH ST

VINE

N 12TH ST

EXPRESSWAY

ERIE

American Sailing Tours

CALLOWHILL ST

VINE VINE STREET

N 3RD ST

N 4TH ST

N 5TH ST

N 6TH ST

N 7 TH ST

N 9 TH ST

N BROAD ST

Underground Arts

2

T POIN CH BEA

CALLOWHILL ST

N 8 TH ST

N 11TH ST

N 12TH ST

N 13TH ST

N 15TH ST

N 16TH ST

N 17TH ST

N 18TH ST

SPRING GARDEN ST

E AV GE RID

LOFT DISTRICT

COL UMB US B LVD (DEL AWA RE A V)

95

GREEN

SPRING GARDEN ST

ST

PO PLA R

NORTHERN LIBERTIES FAIRMOUN T AV

1

PEN N

N 3RD ST

N 4TH ST

N 5TH ST

The Piazza

PO PLA R

BROWN ST

FAIRMOUN T AVE

T AVE

N 6TH ST

N 7 TH ST

N 9 TH ST

BROWN ST

N 8 TH ST

POPLAR ST

DELAWARE AV

J

I

DELAWARE AV

H

WASHIN GTON AV

K

L

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