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2017 Best Geeky Fun

Science After Hours at the Franklin Institute

Though you probably associate the Franklin Institute with marauding groups of schoolkids, for this one night each month there’s not a tot in sight—just three hours of drinking, mingling and science experiments. Just don’t get caught making out in the big heart. Read More »

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-448-1200 | Website

2016 Best Fun for Literary Types


Standard Tap, Doobies and Pub On Passyunk East host these semi-regular nights at which you pen letters — like, actual handwritten letters — while drinking. The bars provide the stationery, envelopes and postage and will even drop your letter in the mail, since you know you'll forget. Now if you could just remember how to make a cursive "Q." Read More »

627 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2012 Best Geeky Fun


How geeky is this nirvana of tap craft beers and 25-cents-a-round arcade games of Tetris and Tron? The $10 "lunch special"-any sandwich (try the grilled cheese), chips and beer-runs till 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Read More »

1114 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-634-4400 | Website