Art Bar Opens in the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

The newly renovated Art Bar Located in the heart of the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia is only blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and the Chestnut Street shopping districtPhiladelphia, PA - The Art Bar located in the heart of the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia is only blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and the Chestnut Street shopping district. The Sonesta Hotel opened its doors just two years ago at 18th and Market Streets, formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation a few years back, influence by Philadelphia's local art scene. The lobby, now houses an art gallery in conjunction with the Center for Emerging and Visual Artists located a few blocks away.

Barcelona East Passyunk Philadelphia (Photo: PhillyBite)

Barcelona – A welcoming tapas restaurant and wine bar arrives in East Passyunk. The expansive restaurant, outfitted in reclaimed wood accents, has an industrial feel, features a patio, offers a regularly changing menu and serves Spanish dishes both traditional (albondigas) and contemporary (red snapper crudo). 1709 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-7900, barcelonawinebar.comBarcelona – Extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates & wine with an outdoor patio. A welcoming tapas restaurant and wine bar arrives in East Passyunk. The expansive restaurant, outfitted in reclaimed wood accents, has an industrial feel, features a patio, offers a regularly changing menu and serves Spanish dishes both traditional (albondigas) and contemporary (red snapper crudo). 1709 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-7900, barcelonawinebar.com

Cheu Fishtown Pan-Asian in Philadelphia (Photo: Cheu FaceBook)

Cheu Fishtown – The much bigger sibling to Center City’s noodle bar keeps the fun-loving vibe of the original with colorful murals and mosiacs. The menu, too, is full of similarly playful takes on pan-Asian dishes like brisket ramen with matzo balls, and Eastern-inspired cocktails. 1416 Frankford Avenue, (267) 758-2269, cheufishtown.comCheu Fishtown – The much bigger sibling to Center City’s noodle bar keeps the fun-loving vibe of the original with colorful murals and mosiacs. The menu, too, is full of similarly playful takes on pan-Asian dishes like brisket ramen with matzo balls, and Eastern-inspired cocktails. 1416 Frankford Avenue, (267) 758-2269, cheufishtown.com

Fishtown Brewpub Craft Beer Philadlephia (Photo: FaceBook)

Fishtown Brewpub – Another win for craft beer lovers—Fishown Brewpub serves its own potable creations in an 80-seat dining area. On the food side, the menu is creative but comforting, with beef cheek pierogi, fish sticks with kimchi ketchup and malted panna cotta on offer. 1101 Frankford Avenue, (215) 990-1396, fishtownbrewpub.comFishtown Brewpub – Another win for craft beer lovers—Fishown Brewpub serves its own potable creations in an 80-seat dining area. On the food side, the menu is creative but comforting, with beef cheek pierogi, fish sticks with kimchi ketchup and malted panna cotta on offer. 1101 Frankford Avenue, (215) 990-1396, fishtownbrewpub.com

Smoke’s Poutinerie South Street Philadelphia (Photo: FaceBook)

Smoke’s Poutinerie – Canada’sfamed chain comes to Philly, serving crispy golden fries and heaps of squeaky cheese curds. Beyond the classic curd and gravy, toppings can include triple pork, veggie deluxe, butter chicken and Korean barbeque, among many others. 411 South Street, (215) 351-0292, smokespoutinerie.comSouth Street, Philadelphia - Smoke’s Poutinerie: Canada’sfamed chain comes to Philly, serving crispy golden fries and heaps of squeaky cheese curds. Beyond the classic curd and gravy, toppings can include triple pork, veggie deluxe, butter chicken and Korean barbeque, among many others. 411 South Street, (215) 351-0292, smokespoutinerie.com

Chez Novak’s – Brewerytown Philadelphia

Chez Novak’s – Brewerytown’s newest neighbor, this sunny bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot serves mostly French cuisine with international accents. That might include smoked chicken breast with goat cheese and papaya purée or jerked duck leg confit in mango sauce. 2829 W. Girard Avenue, (201) 844-2211, novaksbrewerytown.comChez Novak’s – Brewerytown’s newest neighbor, this sunny bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot serves mostly French cuisine with international accents. That might include smoked chicken breast with goat cheese and papaya purée or jerked duck leg confit in mango sauce. 2829 W. Girard Avenue, (201) 844-2211, novaksbrewerytown.com

Humpty’s Dumplings Queen Village (Photo: FaceBook)

Humpty’s Dumplings – Anything but typical, the dumplings at this second location of a Glenside quick-service favorite—now open in Queen Village—include fillings such as cheesesteak or shrimp and grits. Diners can also indulge in noodles with irreverent toppings and seasonal salads. 705 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-3250, humptysdumplings.comHumpty’s Dumplings – Anything but typical, the dumplings at this second location of a Glenside quick-service favorite—now open in Queen Village—include fillings such as cheesesteak or shrimp and grits. Diners can also indulge in noodles with irreverent toppings and seasonal salads. 705 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-3250, humptysdumplings.com

Wiz Kid Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia (Photo: Wiz Kid Website)

Wiz Kid – Vegan visionaries Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby (Vedge, V Street) can do no wrong, and their latest concept makes it easier than ever to eat meatlessly. The Rittenhouse Square storefront focuses on sandwiches (mushroom “cheesesteak,” for one), salads and sides. 124 S. 19th Street, wizkidfood.comWiz Kid – Hip, colorful counter-serve for vegan cheesesteaks & sandwiches, plus beer, wine & cocktails. Vegan visionaries Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby (Vedge, V Street) can do no wrong, and their latest concept makes it easier than ever to eat meatlessly. The Rittenhouse Square storefront focuses on sandwiches (mushroom “cheesesteak,” for one), salads and sides. 124 S. 19th Street, wizkidfood.com

BYOB, Cash Only,

D’Jakarta Café South Philly

D’Jakarta Café – Sating South Philly’s cravings for Indonesian fare, this BYOB accepts cash only. The authentic, homestyle cooking includes beef soup and egg noodle dishes. 1540 W. Ritner Street, (215) 463-8888D’Jakarta Café – Sating South Philly’s cravings for Indonesian fare, this BYOB accepts cash only. The authentic, homestyle cooking includes beef soup and egg noodle dishes. 1540 W. Ritner Street, (215) 463-8888

Six Feet Under Washington Square (Photo: Google Maps) Philadelphia

Six Feet Under – The fun is underground at Washington Square’s newest gastropub, decked out with exposed brick, fireplaces, two bars and a dance floor. In addition to live music and DJs, the venue serves a rotating craft beer list, breakfast all day, fish and chips and skillet cookies. 727 Walnut Street, (215) 391-1100, sixfeetunderphilly.comSix Feet Under – The fun is underground at Washington Square’s newest gastropub, decked out with exposed brick, fireplaces, two bars and a dance floor. In addition to live music and DJs, the venue serves a rotating craft beer list, breakfast all day, fish and chips and skillet cookies. 727 Walnut Street, (215) 391-1100, sixfeetunderphilly.com

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