Glory, a Beer Bar from a Eulogy Alum, Is Coming to Old City

A new craft beer pub with a menu built around Sunday roast-style dishes is slated to open at 2nd and Chestnut in the next few […]


Where to Eat This Weekend: Happy Holidays, Let’s Eat

This is a weird weekend to be dining out. Everyone out there needs something different. Some of you have family that you need to entertain. […]


Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar Touches Down in Center City

Philly has become a coffee battleground over the past few years, with lots of small local and national (and local-gone-national) operations duking it out for […]


Philly’s Best Bartender Hates the Term Mixologist Just as Much as We Do

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click here for the full archive. […]

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Doobies Owner Makes the Cover of a New David Bowie Book

Patti Brett didn’t really plan to cover the dimly lit, wooden walls of Doobies Bar in David Bowie paraphernalia – it sort of just happened. The only Bowie-centric decoration […]


Where To Eat This Weekend: Who Needs a Drink?

It’s Friday, and you know what that means? It means we all deserve a drink. Or two. Or seven. This weekend, it’s all about the […]


Philly Gets Its Own Ping Pong Bar

You can drink and do a lot of things in Philly: sit outside, bowl, play board games, throw axes. And now, you can party while […]


Garces Pops Up With Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel

The Jose Garces empire is growing just a little bit more, albeit temporarily. Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel — which, as you may have guessed, […]


Vote Now for Best of Philly: What’s Your Favorite Beer Bar?

It’s tough for a beer bar to stand out in a place like Philly, which is fiercely loyal to an ever-growing scene of local and […]


Some More Details from Jose Garces on His New A.C. Restaurants

A couple days ago, we put together everything we knew about the three new restaurants by the Garces Group that are opening at the Tropicana […]

Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon and its No Bon Jovi jukebox policy

Why a Philly Bar Banned Bon Jovi (From Its Jukebox)

Rob Szatkowski couldn’t take it anymore. It was the early 2000s. He was tending bar at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon, a bar at the corner […]

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My Last Call for Drinking in Philly

I tend to begin a lot of stories with, “I was listening to a radio program, and … ” Ideally, you assume this anonymous program […]


Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer Gave Away Breast Enhancements at His Philly Bar in the 1980s

Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer has an interview online today with the New York Times talking bars, rescuing them, and TV. The conversation takes a […]

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TOP PICKS: 8 Unique LGBTQ Events This Weekend

January ends on a very eclectic note with thrills in music, fitness, and culture events in the Gayborhood and beyond this weekend.


Sued for Playing Whitney: Bar Owners Fighting Relentless Drive for Music Fees

Although it may surprise people outside the service industry, bars and restaurants must pay music licensing fees for the right to play music in their establishments. That’s […]