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 Foobooz Top 50 Bars in Philadelphia list. As curators, we like this list. It has a bar for every occasion and spans the spectrum from cocktail lounge to dive an back again.

New this year we offer a Foobooz tip for each bar on the list. Hopefully these make your visits even better. Check out the list and tell us what you think.

Foobooz Top 50 Bars [f8b8z]

The statistics:

  • 13 first-time bars make the list.
  • The slideshow contains two photos from restrooms.
  • In each of the three (four if you count the Philadelphia Weekly version) there has been a different number one bar.
  • 5 Dive Bars make the list
  • Cocktails are a big deal at 10 bars on the list.
  • The Fergus Carey, Tom Peters contingent had three bars on the list, as did the Khyber, Cantina, Royal crew.
  • Three bars make the list from the Pennsylvania suburbs.