Best of Philly

2009 Bar for Grown-Ups

Tank Bar

FridaySaturdaySunday owner Weaver Lilley hasnt done much to change his romantic, dimly lit second-floor bar (named for its 80-gallon fish tank) since he opened it 35 years ago, and we think thats just fine. We go for the quiet conversation, non-Rittenhouse vibe, cubby-booth canoodling and adult drinks, though lovely bartender Bridget wont look down on you a bit if you insist on a frozen banana daiquiri (one of the bars staples) over her expertly made martinis.

261 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-546-4232;