Sampan’s Graffiti Bar One Of The Best Outdoor Bars In America


Or at least that’s what Travel + Leisure says in their June issue. Dig it:

Philly spray-paint artists Distort, A Lot and Rune tagged the walls and tables at this colorful 30-seat bar. The look is a little rough—enclosed by chain-link fencing at the back of the Asian restaurant Sampan—but the seasonal cocktails are clean and crisp. Try the refreshing Sampantini (Hendricks Gin, aloe vera, and cucumber) and time your visit to happy hour for $2 satays and a cocktail of the day (Monday–Friday 4–7 p.m.). A clear enclosed ceiling keeps the party going even on rainy days.

We actually think that slightly “rough” look is half the charm, but whatever. Once things cool down a little (basically just to the point where we don’t require air conditioning to prevent us from bursting into flames), Graffiti Bar would be the perfect place to stop for a couple quick drinks and some satay.

Sampan [Official website]
America’s Best Outdoor Bars [Travel + Leisure]
Outdoor Eating and Drinking in Philadelphia [f8b8z]