Best of Philly

2009 Bar Food

Barclay Prime

In this age of the gastropub, you’re more likely to find tomato lager soup or lobster BLTs on the menu at your local bar. That’s why when serious bar-food cravings hit, we turn to the new, unexpectedly back-to-basics pub menu at Barclay Prime. Take a seat in the sleek black-and-white lounge for your favorite classics done up with Barclay’s flawless touch: doughy, salt-studded pretzel bites; crispy-skinned wings doused in a spicy/sticky orange marmalade sauce; and dry-aged burgers topped with diced onions, aged cheddar and house-made Russian dressing.

237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-732-7560;