Philadelphia, PA - The Bar(n), his funky, proudly dive-y watering hole stocks its bar with an impressive yet inexpensive selection of beer and cocktails and some irresistible house-smoked wings. For entertainment, there are a metal-heavy jukebox and pool tables.
Philadelphia, PA - Fiume, there’s no sign or website for this beloved, cash-only dive bar—and that’s exactly how patrons and employees like it. Regulars climb the stairs above Abyssinia to this hidden spot to partake in the “citywide special” (a cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon and whiskey combo), or to pony up for a truly indulgent whiskey drink and listen to the live bands (bluegrass on Thursdays, jazz on Sundays) as they shake the apartment-size space.
Philadelphia, PA - Local 44, craft beer flows from the 20 taps at this bar, where crowds enjoy savory bar food (heavy on the vegan options) along with their drafts. The owners operate the bottle shop next door, expanding the sudsy offerings with 500 bottles and two casks that pump out beers to drink while shopping.
Philadelphia, PA - New Deck Tavern, three 19th-century row houses combine to make up this tavern on Penn’s campus, whose liquor license dates back to Prohibition’s end. New Deck is known for its burgers, weekly karaoke, international draft beers, and massive single-malt selection.