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Philly Has Some Wild Martinis Right Now. Here’s Your Guide to Drinking Them

Even on my laziest days, an icy martini is enough to inspire me to dig a pressed shirt out of my closet, take a shower […]

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What the New Mask Mandate Means for Dining Out in Philadelphia

Today Philadelphia Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole announced that the city will reinstate a mask mandate in all public indoor spaces – including restaurants and bars […]

a sign at the reopened Fiume, the popular west philly bar
Foobooz

West Philly Bar Fiume Has Finally Reopened … Kinda … Sorta …

On Thursday afternoon, I heard through the grapevine that popular West Philly bar Fiume had reopened on Wednesday night. This was seriously good news to […]

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Bok Bar Returns with New Chef Residency Series

Guess who’s officially renewed for another season in South Philly? The Bok Bar team announced on Instagram over the weekend that they’ll be back for […]

Things to Do

Here’s Where to Catch All the Karaoke Action in Philadelphia

If you’ve dreamed of taking center stage your whole life and showing off those vocal cords, now is your chance. From local dive bars to […]

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Foobooz

Have You Missed Bars As Much As We Have?

Their tall stools. Their sticky wooden tops. We miss the foggy beers and purple wines, the shots of whiskey lining up whenever a night would […]

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Foobooz

Remember Disappearing Into a Crowd of Strangers at a Bar?

I’ve decided to spend a midsummer afternoon with four old men who want absolutely nothing to do with me. When I pop by just before […]

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Foobooz

There’s Nothing I’ve Missed More Than Enjoying Live Music in a Bar

I identify as an alcoholic, and not in that cute It’s wine o’clock somewhere! kind of way. And while I’m sober, I still missed going […]

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Foobooz

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort of a Dive Bar

We choose to go to dive bars not because they’re clean, but because they’re dirty. Or at least, we forgive the scratched glasses, hot-dog Jacuzzis […]

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Foobooz

There’s Nothing Cozier Than Spending the Holidays Inside a Bar

An open bar isn’t the easiest thing to come by on Christmas Day. Even city fixtures like McGillin’s and Bob & Barbara’s close up shop […]

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The Best Places to Watch Eagles Games (That Aren’t Your Couch)

Game days in Philly just haven’t felt the same without fans rallying together at local watering holes to support their beloved Birds. But fear not: […]

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City Life

No, Mail-In Ballots Won’t Be Available On Monday. Blame the Green Party

Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots Delayed Due to Green Party Mess Monday is September 14th. That is the day when Pennsylvanians were supposed to be able to […]

a patch of the pennsylvania state police's liquor control enforcement arm and a bartender pouring drinks
City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers […]

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Foobooz

Governor Wolf’s New Guidelines Require Bars and Restaurants to Serve a “Sit-Down Meal” With Alcohol

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf issued a new set of COVID-19 restrictions, that will go into effect statewide today, July 16th. Most relevant to Philadelphia restaurants […]

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Foobooz

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Wine in Philadelphia

Have you noticed that there’s good wine in Philly now? And not just good wine, cool wine. Casual wine bars and design-y bottle shops are […]