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2012 BEST People-Watching (Suburbs)

The Old Guard House Inn

The dark woods and crackling fireplaces may rightfully conjure up images of Colonial days, but it’s playing “who’s drinking with whom” at the bar that keeps this landmark the Main Line’s answer to Peyton Place. If only Joe the bartender, who knows everybody’s secrets, would spill some.

953 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA | 610-649-9708 | Website


2012 BEST People-Watching (City)

The Prime Rib

220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The city’s most “civilized steakhouse” may be in need of an interior decorator, but this Square stalwart keeps us coming back with half-priced cocktails, $6 clams casino, crispy potato skins, deviled eggs, and great people-watching from our vantage point at the bar. Plus: Sunday happy hour, should you need to ease into your Monday. Read more »