- Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
- 1800 Federal Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-334-2337
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- Cuisine: Gastropub
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
For seven years now we’ve polled bartenders, beer reps, booze writers and professional drinkers of all stripes, and asked them to pick their most-loved bars in the area. We then add our own favorites, do a little cocktail-napkin math and come up with the 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia. This year the Best Bars list includes dives, gastropubs, cocktail lounges and even an awesome little spot in Port Richmond.
This year’s list features a new number one bar, but that’s far from the only interesting tidbit on the list.
Joncarl Lachman’s Restaurant Neuf is set to open on Wednesday, September 16th if all goes well. And on Tuesday, September 8th, Lachman and Best of Philly winning bartender, Jesse Cornell (who will be the head man at Neuf) are offering a preview at American Sardine Bar.
Cornell will be testing out several cocktails including a Cynar Sour and a riff on a cognac French 75. While the wine will feature Southern French and even Moroccan offerings, Cornell will play around with French spirits and herbs and spice blends that will also be in the food, but he doesn’t want to get boxed in too much by those ingredients.
As we’ve been doing all week, we’re here to help you navigate the enormous, alcoholic labyrinth that is Beer Week by picking three excellent events to focus on–one featuring great beer, one featuring great food (and beer) and one that’s just, you know, weird (and has beer).
For tonight, we’ve got a backyard BBQ, a whole lot of oysters, and a good reason to go to prison.
Check out our picks after the jump.