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Old City


The Khyber Makes Esquire’s Best Bars List

The Khyber Pass Pub makes Esquire’s list of the best bars in America. The bar is one of 15 new bars on the list, and the […]

Things to Do


For two days this weekend, 6th and Market streets in Old City played home to CRAFT PHILA‘s Liberty Bell Fair, a juried exhibition by regional arts and […]


Spotted in Old City: 130 Elfreth’s Alley Gets Price Cut and…

They don’t call it Old City for nothing, but in spite of this surviving slice of Colonial Philadelphia continuing to wow us with its 1741 birth year […]


Trinity Tuesday: Sweet Old City Home Right Off Elfreth’s Alley

Whoa, whoa, whoa—is that William Penn? Who is this guy? Quick, someone take a selfie with him… Nah, but all kidding aside, living in Old […]


Little Lion to Roar in Old City This Summer

The former Haru at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut is being transformed into The Little Lion, an upscale but casual concept opening this summer. The restaurant […]

Be Well Philly

New Dance-and-Yoga Fitness Studio Coming to Old City

Jillian Dreusike, creator and owner of Allongée Technique, announced on her blog this week that she’s inked a lease for a brick-and-mortar studio. In May, she’ll […]


Good Riddance: McFadden’s Closes Today

From the Department of Don’t Let the Door Hit You In the Ass comes news that the 3rd Street location of McFadden’s – aka that horrible […]


Independence Beer Garden Sets Opening Date

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market will officially reopen for the season on April 30th. April 24th and 25th will serve as […]


Spotted in Old City: Contemporary Loft Condo Comes with Two Elevators

We were always partial to that ivy-clad condo on Cuthbert Street, but now that we know about this neighboring loft apartment at 108 Arch…well, we’re slightly […]


Two Retro Reviews from the Weeklies

  Brian Freedman visits Olde Bar for Philadelphia Weekly while Adam Erace reviews Franky Bradley’s for City Paper. Freedman is in love with the fried clams at Jose […]


Noshhh: Craft Food and Drink Showcase This Friday

Noshhh, a local craft food and drink vendor showcase, is going to be held at Old City’s United By Blue, this Friday, March 20 at […]


Live in the Former Home of the Most Interesting Man in the World

His shoes can only be filled by him, but maybe his penthouse condo will be a little more accessible to the likes of you or me. […]


Monday Obsession: Mara Hoffman Dashiki

Shop long enough in this city and store owners will get a sense of what floats your style boat. To wit: an email I received from […]


Old City Shuffling

Drink Philly has the scoop on Irish Pol, the long running Irish/Polish bar at 45 S 3rd Street is closing this Saturday, February 28th. But […]


Looking Back on 30 Years At Old City Coffee

Thirty years ago, Ruth Isaac brought coffee roasting to Old City. Today, Old City Coffee has three Philadelphia locations and is still family operated by Ruth […]