Philly's Best Eats & Drinks: Midtown Village & Washington Square West (

Midtown Village/Washington Square West (Center City, East of Broad Street)

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Midtown Village/Washington Square West (Center City, East of Broad Street)Midtown Village/Washington Square West (Center City, East of Broad Street)


  • Scratch Biscuits – Southern biscuits layered with house-made breakfast sausage or scrapple, sage cream gravy, salted molasses butter, all sorts of eggs. Yes Wi-Fi. 1306 Chestnut Street, (267) 930-3727,
  • Talula’s Daily – Quaint spot on Washington Square for counter-served espresso drinks, precious pastry and petite egg sandwiches; pretty tables, indoors and out. Yes Wi-Fi. 208 W. Washington Square, (215) 592-6555,


  • Garces Trading Company – Spacious and sunny, chef Jose Garces’ casual market eatery prides itself on its duck-fat enriched, Chicago-style pizzas, creative salads. Good for groups. Yes Wi-Fi. 1111 Locust Street, (215) 574-1099,
  • Barbuzzo –Mediterranean bistro draws crowds for toasted walnut pesto, short-rib and pork meatballs, life-altering salted caramel budino dessert. No Wi-Fi. 110 S. 13th Street, (215) 546-9300,
  • Jake’s Sandwich Board – Belly-busting sandwiches, including a half roast pork, half bacon, part sriracha and sharp provolone. Good for groups. No Wi-Fi. 122 S. 12th Street, (215) 922-0102,

Late-Night Eats:

  • Double Knot – Underground brick-walled speakeasy-style izakaya serves impressive roster of sushi and sashimi, robatayaki, dumplings and bao buns, international boat drinks. Good for groups. Yes Wi-Fi. 7 a.m.-midnight for DNC. 120 S. 13th Street, (215) 631-3868,
  • Franky Bradley’s – Dimly lit, purposely kitsch two-level restaubar serves smoky wings, big burger, rich Cubano, South Philly pierogi—and dancing. Good for groups. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. daily (hours might extend for DNC). 1320 Chancellor Street, (215) 735-0735,
  • Strangelove’s – Another great beer bar with great bar food: fish and chips, oyster po’boys, beer-braised chicken and fries galore. Good for groups. No Wi-Fi. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday (menu until midnight). 216 S. 11th Street, (215) 873-0404,

Late-Night Drinks:

  • Charlie was a sinner. – All-vegan hangout, where guests chase small global plates with chartreuse-spiked wheatgrass (or a Weyerbacher). Yes Wi-Fi. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily (menu until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; midnight Friday and Saturday). 131 S. 13th Street, (267) 758-5372,
  • McGillin’s Olde Ale House – On a side street near City Hall, Philly’s oldest continuously operating pub draws pitcher-drinkers. Good for groups. free wi-fi. Just link to: "free beer". 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. 1310 Drury Street, (215) 735-5562,
  • Woody’s Bar – One of Midtown Village’s original gay bars is big, busy and full of guys and good times. Yes Wi-Fi. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 202 S. 13th Street, (215) 545-1893,

You Gotta Try:

  • Capogiro GelatariaNational Geographic called the 27 flavors of gelato here the best they’ve had outside Italy. Yes Wi-Fi. 119 S. 13th Street, (215) 351-0900,
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