13 of the Most Festive Restaurants in Philly Right Now
Head to these spots for a hearty dose of holiday cheer this season.
Cake Life, Fishtown
‘Tis the season for sweets — and no one makes more festive desserts than this Frankford Avenue bakeshop.
Harp & Crown, Center City
Michael Schulson’s upscale gastropub goes all out for the holidays — and it’s great for big crowds of family, friends, or coworkers looking to celebrate the season.
Garage North, Fishtown
Just because it’s got an automotive vibe doesn’t mean this Girard Avenue spot can’t add a little Christmas sparkle.
The Dandelion, Rittenhouse
Stephen Starr’s upscale pub is all polished wood and red leather — the perfect backdrop for holiday decor.
McGillin’s Old Ale House, Midtown Village
Head to Philly’s oldest continuously operating tavern when you’re looking for a colorful, Christmas-y vibe to go with your libation of choice.
Walnut Street Cafe, University City
We wouldn’t expect anything less from the perfectionists at Walnut Street Cafe than tasteful-yet-festive December decor — and that’s exactly what you’ll find.
Tinsel, Jeweler’s Row
A pop-up bar that only exists to spread Christmas vibes better go big — and Teddy Sourias’s seasonal spot does just that, with three rooms decked in lights, a tree, a fireplace art installation, and a Krampus mural.
Manatawny Still Works, East Passyunk
Put up all the lights, evergreen swags, and bright red bows you want, but the real next level decor is covering the whole length of the bar in wrapping paper.
The tony downtown spot is the perfect place for a festive evening out: watch the snow fall outside and the lights twinkle inside.
Bar, Midtown Village
This downtown dive gets festive with strings of brightly-colored lights — plus some that are an homage to their all-canned-beer and pickleback philosphy.
Jose Pistola’s, Center City
Joe Gunn’s flagship watering hole offers a dose of holiday atmosphere to go with your beer and tacos.