1114 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Barcade has a room full of classic arcade games from the 1980s like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man and Frogger. The prices also are from the 1980s – each game only costs a quarter to play. Come in during Valentine’s Day and you’ll forget about the day all together since you’ll be having so much fun (or maybe you’ll find a partner to enjoy the games with). Enjoy cheap tacos, quesadillas and nachos along with a good selection of craft beer. A change machine is on site.
2013 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Bards is a small Irish pub located in the Rittenhouse section of Philadelphia. This cozy pub has plenty of areas you can make your own while you mingle with other singles or your friends. In fact, since Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, you’ll be able to enjoy happy hour from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., which includes $5 house wines and $3 beers, so buying that good-looking prospect a drink won’t cost you a fortune. The bards also have TVs hanging behind the bar and a menu full of American and Irish classics.
Good Dog Bar
224 S. 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Good Dog Bar has three floors and packs a crowd no matter the day of the week. Head to the standing room top floor to play a game of pool or darts, enjoy a meal or drink on the second floor or mingle with other folks at the first-floor bar where you’re guaranteed to meet other eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Good Dog is famous for its classic bar food menu, like the Roquefort cheese stuffed burger, and has a good selection of beer and liquor.
914 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Heritage was opened in 2015 on 2nd Street in Northern Liberties and is a relative to popular bars Time and Vintage. With an urban garden, live music and a classic American menu, this new bar is the perfect place for a low-key solo outing or a night out with friends. Enjoy an early brunch of live bluegrass and hearty food (like flapjacks and frittatas) and cocktails, including the classic bloody Mary, or stop by during dinner or late night for jazz, food and drinks.
P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East)
1501 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147-6322
The Pub on Passyunk East (P.O.P.E) is a fun and cozy bar in the heart of South Philly. Here, you’ll find an eclectic menu of delicious pub fare and 14 microbrews on draft. Enjoy a Sunday brunch outing with your single friends and indulge on eggs and pancakes or come here later in the day for comfort food like pierogies, burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. With 14 drafts, more than 80 bottles and a full bar, you’ll find something to help you celebrate your single life and, with a popular rock-n-roll jukebox, you’ll be celebrating through dance too.
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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.