Best neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Check out the top neighborhoods in Philadelphia, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. McMenamin's Tavern
1. McMenamin's Tavern
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12 local reviews
7170 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-247-9920
BarRestaurantFood
Ashley
Low key neighborhood bar with AMAZING burgers!
Jill
Sports bar with some of the best food in the neighborhood. Get a real sense of the diversity of Mt. Airy at t…
Wendy
Basic neighborhood bar and grill, friendly, lively.
1. McMenamin's Tavern
1. McMenamin's Tavern
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12 local reviews
7170 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-247-9920
Ashley
Ashley
Low key neighborhood bar with AMAZING burgers!
Jill
Jill
Sports bar with some of the best food in the neighborhood. Get a real sense of the diversity of Mt. Airy at this "Cheers" like hang out
Wendy
Wendy
Basic neighborhood bar and grill, friendly, lively.
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market
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37 local reviews
South 43rd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Amy
Neighborhood park. Center of Activity and a twice weekly farmers market May-November
Alexandria-D'Or
This is the prime neighborhood park. Find families, groups outings, farmers market magic and more here any day…
Lee
Clark Park draws dog owners, parents and foodies on Farmers Market days (Saturdays year round and Thursday aft…
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market
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37 local reviews
South 43rd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
Amy
Amy
Neighborhood park. Center of Activity and a twice weekly farmers market May-November
Alexandria-D'Or
Alexandria-D'Or
This is the prime neighborhood park. Find families, groups outings, farmers market magic and more here any day of the week.
Lee
Lee
Clark Park draws dog owners, parents and foodies on Farmers Market days (Saturdays year round and Thursday afternoons April to November). W…
3. Pub & Kitchen
3. Pub & Kitchen
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11 local reviews
1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-545-0350
BarRestaurantFood
Chris
A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if no…
Nick
Gastropub/Restaurant that turns more "Bar and Lounge" after 10 pm. Great food and drink list. Only a 10 minu…
Rick
Good food...Great Bar and outdoor seating.
3. Pub & Kitchen
3. Pub & Kitchen
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11 local reviews
1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-545-0350
Chris
Chris
A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if not a little loud. Great for a …
Nick
Nick
Gastropub/Restaurant that turns more "Bar and Lounge" after 10 pm. Great food and drink list. Only a 10 minute walk in the neighborhood ju…
Rick
Rick
Good food...Great Bar and outdoor seating.
4. Johnny Brenda's
4. Johnny Brenda's
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52 local reviews
1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-739-9684
BarRestaurantFood
Mark
Neighborhood icon of a bar, restaurant, and music venue. Consistently great selection of drinks and great sel…
Jae
Another neighborhood pillar. It's been there forever. Great food and great live music.
Chris
They have live music upstairs on some nights. Otherwise, it has a bar pool table and food. It's central to the…
4. Johnny Brenda's
4. Johnny Brenda's
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52 local reviews
1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-739-9684
Mark
Mark
Neighborhood icon of a bar, restaurant, and music venue. Consistently great selection of drinks and great selection of bands. Also serves …
Jae
Jae
Another neighborhood pillar. It's been there forever. Great food and great live music.
Chris
Chris
They have live music upstairs on some nights. Otherwise, it has a bar pool table and food. It's central to the neighborhood and been around …
5. Frankford Hall
5. Frankford Hall
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70 local reviews
BarRestaurantFood
Christy
Outdoor beer garden with huge pints of beer, German style! Don't forget to grab a Bavarian pretzel or deliciou…
Bri
Pretty much THE food scene in our neighborhood. Notorious Stephen Starr restaurant conveniently attached to se…
Trevan
Will need to take an Uber/Lyft or subway to get to Fishtown neighborhood, but this is a great beer garden whic…
5. Frankford Hall
5. Frankford Hall
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70 local reviews
Christy
Christy
Outdoor beer garden with huge pints of beer, German style! Don't forget to grab a Bavarian pretzel or delicious sausage while enjoying a gam…
Bri
Bri
Pretty much THE food scene in our neighborhood. Notorious Stephen Starr restaurant conveniently attached to several other very popular and d…
Trevan
Trevan
Will need to take an Uber/Lyft or subway to get to Fishtown neighborhood, but this is a great beer garden which is open all year round with …
6. Grindcore House
6. Grindcore House
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10 local reviews
1515 South 4th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-839-3333
CafeRestaurantFood
Ryan
Small local coffee shop in the neighborhood. I recommend walking thru the park near by after you get your coff…
Steve
Great coffee, and healthy treats! Very friendly staff, a neighborhood staple.
Van
Great coffee, vegan food, within walking distance, close to Dickinson Square Park
6. Grindcore House
6. Grindcore House
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10 local reviews
1515 South 4th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-839-3333
Ryan
Ryan
Small local coffee shop in the neighborhood. I recommend walking thru the park near by after you get your coffee.
Steve
Steve
Great coffee, and healthy treats! Very friendly staff, a neighborhood staple.
Van
Van
Great coffee, vegan food, within walking distance, close to Dickinson Square Park
7. The Pub on Passyunk East
7. The Pub on Passyunk East
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23 local reviews
1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-755-5125
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Susan  And Steve
Neighborhood young professional hangout. Very friendly. Neighborhood version of Cheers.
Alex
If you like the corner neighborhood bar atmosphere, this is the place for you. It is inexpensive and unpretent…
Carrie
Fun local bar with decent food - and in a great nearby neighborhood. Check it out!
7. The Pub on Passyunk East
7. The Pub on Passyunk East
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23 local reviews
1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-755-5125
Susan  And Steve
Susan And Steve
Neighborhood young professional hangout. Very friendly. Neighborhood version of Cheers.
Alex
Alex
If you like the corner neighborhood bar atmosphere, this is the place for you. It is inexpensive and unpretentious with a nice outdoor area…
Carrie
Carrie
Fun local bar with decent food - and in a great nearby neighborhood. Check it out!
8. Standard Tap
8. Standard Tap
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15 local reviews
901 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-238-0630
BarRestaurantFood
Darius
Great bar if you're in the Northern Liberties (aka "NoLibs") neighborhood. Offers good food and drinks.
Jeff
When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern tha…
Janell
Hands down our favorite local hang. Often we try to go other places but cannot make it past the Tap as it aff…
8. Standard Tap
8. Standard Tap
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15 local reviews
901 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-238-0630
Darius
Darius
Great bar if you're in the Northern Liberties (aka "NoLibs") neighborhood. Offers good food and drinks.
Jeff
Jeff
When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern that featured great beer and whol…
Janell
Janell
Hands down our favorite local hang. Often we try to go other places but cannot make it past the Tap as it affectionately called cause it sm…
9. Eastern State Penitentiary
9. Eastern State Penitentiary
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76 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-236-3300
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Julie
This is a wonderful place to take anyone. History, art, great neighborhood for food. Photos are amazing also. …
Darius
Historical, architectural gem right in the neighborhood. The penitentiary is now a museum with guided tours. …
Michelle
Fascinating outdoor/indoor tour of a very old prison from the 1800s. Al Capone was one of the many famous "vis…
9. Eastern State Penitentiary
9. Eastern State Penitentiary
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76 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-236-3300
Julie
Julie
This is a wonderful place to take anyone. History, art, great neighborhood for food. Photos are amazing also. During the fall season the hav…
Darius
Darius
Historical, architectural gem right in the neighborhood. The penitentiary is now a museum with guided tours. The main attraction of the mu…
Michelle
Michelle
Fascinating outdoor/indoor tour of a very old prison from the 1800s. Al Capone was one of the many famous "visitors" there. Philly's Alcatr…
10. Grace Tavern
10. Grace Tavern
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10 local reviews
2229 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-893-9580
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Mike & Kelly
Great neighborhood​ bar
Chris
A gritty neighborhood pub with a small but delicious food menu. Their burgers are consistently among the best…
Ashly
Perfect neighborhood dive
10. Grace Tavern
10. Grace Tavern
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10 local reviews
2229 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-893-9580
Mike & Kelly
Mike & Kelly
Great neighborhood​ bar
Chris
Chris
A gritty neighborhood pub with a small but delicious food menu. Their burgers are consistently among the best in the city and their blacken…
Ashly
Ashly
Perfect neighborhood dive
11. Rittenhouse Square
11. Rittenhouse Square
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92 local reviews
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
NeighborhoodPolitical
Marcie
A beautiful walk to one of the original "Squares" in the city. A thriving & lovely neighborhood full of fabulo…
Lisa
Rittenhouse Square is iconic and set in the center of Philly’s most exclusive and wealthiest neighborhoods. Mo…
Melissa
There is a ton of things to see, eat, and shop in this ritzy neighborhood centered around one of William Penn'…
11. Rittenhouse Square
11. Rittenhouse Square
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92 local reviews
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Marcie
Marcie
A beautiful walk to one of the original "Squares" in the city. A thriving & lovely neighborhood full of fabulous eateries, shops, boutiques,…
Lisa
Lisa
Rittenhouse Square is iconic and set in the center of Philly’s most exclusive and wealthiest neighborhoods. Most beautiful in the Spring, it…
Melissa
Melissa
There is a ton of things to see, eat, and shop in this ritzy neighborhood centered around one of William Penn's original squares.
12. Vietnam Café
12. Vietnam Café
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12 local reviews
816 South 47th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-0260
BarRestaurantFood
Amy
Wonderful Viet Namese restaurant and bar. Neighborhood favorite.
Lee
Open 11am to 9pm daily. One of the few places in the neighborhood that has a liquor license so no need to bri…
Jacob
It's the best Vietnamese food in the neighborhood. But we all know that, if you really want Vietnamese, you go…
12. Vietnam Café
12. Vietnam Café
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12 local reviews
816 South 47th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-0260
Amy
Amy
Wonderful Viet Namese restaurant and bar. Neighborhood favorite.
Lee
Lee
Open 11am to 9pm daily. One of the few places in the neighborhood that has a liquor license so no need to bring your own. Great food, has …
Jacob
Jacob
It's the best Vietnamese food in the neighborhood. But we all know that, if you really want Vietnamese, you go to 11th and Washington.