Rumor has it Philadelphia is one of the funnest cities in the country. It may not be as shiny as New York or as star-studded as LA, but darn it, Philly is fun. Now, upon visiting Philadelphia for the first time you may be tempted to wait in line to see the Liberty Bell even if you’re not really sure why. That’s all good and fine, as long as you save time for local watering holes and foodie havens. Using Localicious and Foursquare we’ve complied a list of the most popular haunts in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of central Philly.
Paris in the middle of Philly? Yeah, why not. This French bistro is a pillar in Steven Starr’s culinary empire in Philadelphia and boasts both fresh Parisian cuisine and chic outdoor seating along the edges of Rittenhouse Square Park. From the omelettes to the mussels to the French onion soup, it’s impossible to go wrong at this place.
Little known fact – French fries actually originated in Belgium. It’s true. And Monk’s Cafe pays homage to them in the most delectable way possible. They also pay homage to the beers of the old country, and you know what they say about Belgium beers – once you go Belgium you never go Budweiser.
The ultimate foodie burgers have a home at Village Whiskey where locals can’t get enough of Jose Garces’ famous Whiskey Burgers. While $26 might seem a bit outrageous for a burger, it’s well worth it. Especially if you, like the rest of Philadelphia, love food.
Good Dog Bar and Restaurant
Good Dog Bar and Restaurant can be summed up simply as – amazing food, comfortable vibe and lots and lots of doggie pictures. It is the quintessential “fun” Philadelphia bar that absolutely will not disappoint.
Though not located in near Rittenhouse Square, the most popular Philly cheesesteak spot is Pat’s King of Steaks. Passing this up is borderline sacrilegious.
And yes, it is always sunny in Philadelphia.