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Man Escapes Hurricane Irma, Winds Up at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar

Scott Cannariato wasn’t planning on taking any vacations anytime soon, but that all changed as he watched the Hurricane Irma coverage on TV two weeks […]

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Don’t Miss This Awesome Photo Exhibition Featuring Philly Dive Bars

Can you truly be a Philadelphian if you don’t have a favorite dive bar? Wherever your neighborhood watering hole of choice, Gene Smirnov has probably […]

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Behind the Line: Bob & Barbara’s Bartender Kelly Wolff

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s new weekly interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. To read last week’s Behind […]

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Let Us Now Praise Philly Dive Bars

It seems like every weekend there’s a new craft-beer bar opening in the spot where some smoky old watering hole used to be, or a […]

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Bad Bar People #1: The Jukebox Violator

We give you the latest Foobooz series: Bad Bar People, in which we’ll bring you the worst customers, bartenders, and other contributors to dreadful drinking […]

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UPenn Jerks Tip 40 Cents at McGlinchey’s (After Brandishing Two $100 Bills)

Jo-Ann Rogan was bartending at Philadelphia dive bar McGlinchey’s on Thursday night, as she has many times over the course of her 21 years there. […]

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60 Second Critic: Boot & Saddle

There are few things that get a young man like me as excited as loud rock-and-roll and fine booze—especially in combination. Fortunately, South Broad Street’s […]

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The History of McGlinchey’s

Hidden City Philadelphia tells the history of McGlinchey’s. Did you know the duck mural is actually an old billboard for an ARCO gas station? It’s […]

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Sugar Mom’s Has Closed

“You have reached the number of a business that has closed.” That’s what you’ll hear if you call the phone number for Sugar Mom’s, the […]

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Best of Philly: McGlinchey’s, the Best Dive of Them All

Classic Best of Philly: The Eternal Draw of McGlinchey’s I remember the first time I went to McGlinchey’s, the notoriously divey (and smoky) dive bar […]

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The Foobooz Top 50 Bars for 2012

We’ve done it again. Foobooz has polled a panel of writers, bloggers, noted drinker types and others whose opinions we respect to assemble our list […]

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Bob & Barbara’s Ditches Digital Jukebox

“I hated that box since we got it” – Bob & Barbara’s owner Jack Prince

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The Foobooz Top 50 Bars for 2011

For the third straight year we’ve polled a panel of writers, bloggers, Twitterers and others who play a part in Philadelphia’s bar scene for the […]

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85 Awesome Places to Drink

Philadelphia magazine has released its Bars issue and listed the 85 best bars in the city and suburbs broken down by type. For us here […]

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Tonight: Visit the Library

Dive bar expert Brian McManus, author of Philadelphia’s Best Dive Bars – Drinking and Diving in the City of Brotherly Love will be appearing at […]