In recent years, speakeasies have been popping up all over the place and with good reason – these hip bars concentrate on perfecting cocktails, both classic and inventive, and the ambiances takes you back to a simpler time of days gone by.
Home to both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, University City has many bars in the area frequented by both college students and locals.
Men, wax that handlebar ‘stache, and ladies, slap on some red lipstick: the days of Prohibition might be long gone, but inside Philly’s modern-day speakeasies, the spirit of the Roaring Twenties permeates the alcohol.
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Here are some of the best places to go for a shot and a beer.
There are some great spots to booze and hang out in University City—whether you want to mingle with the co-eds or avoid them altogether.