It’s the 2014 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia


Bob & Barbara’s | Photo by Trevor Dixon

We asked 25 of the city’s best chefs, bartenders, beer geeks, cork dorks and professional drinkers to weigh in on the best bars in Philly. Here, in order, are the 50 best places to drink in a city made for drinking. Philadelphia, meet the 50 Best Bars Class of 2014.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars by the Numbers

13 bars are new to the list from last year.

18 bars have been on the list for all six years we’ve compiled it.

Another 4 bars have been on the Best Bars list at least 5 years. was the biggest mover, jumping 38 spots on the list.

Foobooz 50 Best Bars Methodology

As always the list is compiled by summing up the panelists lists, awarding ten points for the number one bar, 9 for number 2, etc. The results are added up and tallied here. The bar with the most points is number one. Ties favor the bar that appears on the most ballots. And without further ado … foobooz50-best-logo-2014

Our Best Bars Contributors

Special thanks to all our contributors: Madison Alpern, A.D. Amorosi, Sarah BaickerJackie BaikMichelle CassidyLily CopeJack CurtinAdam EraceMarcos EspinozaArthur EtchellsVictor FiorilloAnna GoldfarbHelene Golembek, Johnny GoodtimesDanya Henninger, Jenny HobbsJohn InfantiKristina Jenkins, Drew LazorBrian LimJared LittmanTimothy Patton, Chris RitterOmar RosaDon RussellJamie ShankerJason Sheehan, Anthony SicaEmily TeelAlex TewfikAlbert Yee, James Zale and others ….