Best of Philly

Best Bar Empire

2016 BEST Bar-Scene Maestros

Stephen Simons and David Frank

When this duo (Cantina Los Caballitos, Dos Segundos, Royal Tavern, Royal Sushi Izakaya, etc.) isn’t running pop-up beer gardens, they’re resurrecting spots like Khyber Pass Pub and Triangle Tavern and remaking them into modern hot spots with local booze and interesting bar food — and managing to do so without turning entire neighborhoods into identical seas of bearded hipsters.