Germantown, in Northwest Philadelphia, has been part of the city since 1854 and is full of history from the colonial area. That is reason enough to head to this neighborhood, but if you need even more enticing, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around that you are sure to enjoy. Read on for some of the best.
Delmar Bar & Lounge
304 W Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 843-9870

Delmar Bar & Lounge is a neighborhood joint on Chelton Ave in Germantown. Along with friendly clientele and bartenders, the bar features two pool tables in the back, a fun jukebox and cheap drinks. Hang out at the bar watching a sports game while enjoying the local company, or head to the huge patio on a nice day to catch some sun while relishing your selected beverage.

Earth Bread & Brewery
7136 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 242-6666

Earth – Bread + Brewery is a restaurant on Germantown Ave that prioritizes its respect for the environment and its customers. This place uses local and organic ingredients to create wood-fired flatbreads and its own beer on site. Along with its house-brewed beers (and house-made sodas!), Earth serves beer from local breweries like PBC, Yards and Stoudts and has a unique selection of wine and spirits. Earth might be the greenest restaurant in Philadelphia and its commitment to the environment is shown through its use of recycled furniture and earth-friendly cleaning products.

McMenamin’s Tavern
7170 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 247-9920

McMenamin’s Tavern is a neighborhood pub on Germantown Ave. Perfect for hanging out and catching up with pals over a pint or meal, McMenamin’s has a great ever-changing beer selection and pub menu. Enjoy burgers, wings and fish and chips while watching a sports game on one of its TVs or head out back to its patio with your beverage of choice to enjoy the night (or daytime) air.  A casual and comfortable place, the bartenders and staff are always friendly and you’re sure to make a few new friends during your stay.

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The Grain Exchange
7152 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19119
(267) 766-2502

The Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange started in 2014 in Mt Airy on Germantown Ave. It features homemade comfort food and craft cocktails. Sit and enjoy its rustic décor while dining on American fare like the Bison Burger, smoked gouda mac and cheese, mussels and braised short rib. Its cocktail menu offers both classic drinks as well as unique cocktails that change with the season and its draft list features a great selection of local and national craft beers. It offers great specials throughout the week like buck-a-shuck oysters on Wednesday and half-priced burgers on Monday.

Goat Hollow
300 W Mount Pleasant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
267) 428-5672

Goat Hollow in the Mt. Airy/Germantown section of Philadelphia serves an eclectic meal of sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and entrees like scallops and briskets. Whether you come in during weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, you’re sure to leave satisfied and this place is kid friendly, as it provides happy parents with a $5 kid menu. For the adults in the room, Goat Hollow has a unique cocktail, wine and beer menu that’ll quench any craving. Goat Hollow also has Tuesday night quizzo and live music throughout the week.

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