It’s the 2013 50 Best Bars of Philadelphia

Alla Spina, one of the Best Bars in Philly | Photo by M.Edlow for GPTMC

Alla Spina is one of the best bars in Philadelphia | Photo by M.Edlow for GPTMC

For the fifth year in a row we’ve polled a diverse panel of Philadelphia’s drinking scene in order to determine the best bars in Philadelphia. The polled include our favorite writers, bloggers, twitterers and even just drinkers for the 2013 Foobooz 50 Best Bars list.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars by the Numbers

Seven new bars made the list this year.

23 bars have made the list in each of the five years it has been published.

0 repeats at number one. Each year a different bar has held down the top spot.

For the first time ever a bar from New Jersey made the list.

Loco Pez was the biggest mover on the list, jumping 32 spots.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars Methodology

As always the list is compiled by summing up the panelists lists, awarding ten points for the number one bar, 9 for number 2, etc. The results are added up and tallied here. The bar with the most points is number one. Ties favor the bar that appears on the most ballots.

And without further ado …

Foobooz 50 Best Bars - 2013
2013 Foobooz 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia

Our Best Bars Contributors

Special thanks to all our contributors:

Madison AlpernJackie BaikMichelle CassidyLily CopeJack CurtinAdam EraceMarcos EspinozaArthur EtchellsVictor FiorilloAnna GoldfarbHelene GolembekDanya HenningerKristina JenkinsCollin KeefeDrew LazorBrian LimJared LittmanAshley MartinTara NurinTimothy PattonOmar RosaDon RussellJamie ShankerJason SheehanEmily TeelAlex Tewfik, Nick VadalaAlbert Yee, James Zale and others ….

Around The Web


Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.