Best of Philly 2008: Guys Night Out
Saloon, New Alhambra, and Mahogany
Start with martinis (gin, of course) and hulking hunks of meat at old-school Saloon in the Italian Market, then head east to digest at boxing mecca New Alhambra for a little mano-a-mano. Finish the night over good scotch, Coronas (the cigars, not the insipid Mexican beer) and cheap laughs at Walnut Streets Mahogany, still the only smoking bar in Philly that you actually want to go to. >>> Saloon: 750 South 7th Street, 215-627-1811, saloonrestaurant.com. >>> New Alhambra: 7 West Ritner Street, 215-755-0611, newalhambra.com. >>>
Mahogany: 1524 Walnut Street, 215-732-3982, phillycigarbar.com.