Planning a night out on the town with just the guys? Check out some of the places listed below.
1114 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Barcade doubles as a bar and an arcade. It has an entire room dedicated to classic video arcade games and it costs only a quarter for a round (there is a change machine, just in case you didn’t come prepared with a pocket full of change!). The games include many favorites from the 1980s, like Super Mario Brothers, Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Asteroids and Frogger. Barcade also serves great American craft beer like Allagash, Sly Fox and Weyerbacher.
City Tap House
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
For sports and beer, City Tap House is the place to go in West Philly. In fact, this place has a humongous beer list, with over 60 on tap. The kitchen serves some innovative American pub food, like ‘craftwiches’ (a.k.a. burgers), calzones, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, mussels and large plates (steak, ribs). Head to the rooftop terraces to enjoy some great views of University City and the summer air.
1801 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For a more upscale option, head to the Continental Midtown located in the Rittenhouse area. This multi-level restaurant serves small plates and tapas you can share with your buddies and has some delicious drinks to go along with the menu. In fact, Continental Midtown boasts an impressive martini list, as well as one of the best rooftops in the city. The rooftop attracts young professionals throughout the year, so once you grab a drink, make sure you head out to the deck to enjoy the night sky.
Related: Top Late-Night Eats In Philadelphia
1210 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
This outdoor German beer garden in Fishtown is great for a large group of guys and provides plenty of entertainment – ping pong, foosball and jenga, for example. At Frankford Hall, you’ll be able to fit your entire group at one of the wooden picnic tables and order a liter of a German draft. The German beer here pairs well with the German food – make sure you try one of Frankford’s sausage sandwiches or a Bavarian pretzel. Frankford Hall is even a favorite in the cold months, with heat lamps and fire pits adorning the place.
Silk City Diner, Lounge & Garden
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
If you and the guys are looking to dance, head over to Silk City Diner, Lounge & Garden on Spring Garden Street. DJs spin top 40 tracks every night and this place is one of the more popular nightlife destinations in the city. Silk City isn’t just a dance club, however. It is also a diner, beer garden and bar. When you get tired of dancing, head to the old diner car to enjoy some classic American cuisine or relax with a drink in the 3,000-square-foot beer garden. The kitchen is open late night (until 1 a.m.).
Related: Top Bar Food In Philadelphia
Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.