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Unsurprisingly, South Philly shines on the foobooz’s ’50 Best Bars’ list

We know it’s crazy to think, but the end of 2014 is right around the corner. As you know, the end of the year brings a bevvy of “Best of” lists.

Top Left: American Sardine Bar, Top Right: SPTR, Bottom: The Industry

3 out of 5 — Top Left: American Sardine Bar (via), Top Right: SPTR (via), Bottom: The Industry (via)

While it’s not always certain who will take the top spot, if the list pertains to food or drink, it’s a pretty safe bet that South Philly will feature prominently on each and every one. This time around, it’s the “50 Best Bars in Philadelphia” from foobooz, and South Philly takes three of the top fives positions. How’d we do overall?

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15 of city’s best bars call South Philly home, Philly mag says

Philadelphia magazine said in its latest issue that 15 of the city’s 50 best bars make their homes on or below South Street.

In the Top 10 were American Sardine Bar (4), Brauhaus Schmitz (8) and Devil’s Den (9).

American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

No. 4 American Sardine Bar, via Philly Phoodie

Buzzy spots like South Philadelphia Tap Room and Stateside made the list (14 and 37), but also places that are less likely to pop up on food blogs all over town, including Grace Tavern (28) and Fountain Porter (39).

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To-Do List: Pork, plants, hanging out with Dad – or say screw it and go see boy bands

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Check out the ruins of Fort Mifflin near the airport. Pic from Hidden City


Feel like slumming it, deliciously? Go to John’s Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave. Been a while since you been there, right? Get there before 3:30 when they turn off the grill. Then head to Bonnie’s Capistrano on 13th near Dickinson. Yeah, it’s a dive, and it’s not as weird as you think.

At 1908 E. Passyunk, you could head to Pollyodd, where they’ll be serving snow cones made with the shop’s homemade lemoncello from 5 to 7 p.m. The store is open from 1 to 9.

Also Saturday, you could pretend you’re in 1990 and go to the Wells Fargo Center to see New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Tickets – they’re still available OMG! – on Stubhub were going for as low as $7 plus fees yesterday. This is not a recommendation, but hey, if we were in the right mood and drunk enough…


Buy your Dad a beer at The Industry, Reed and Moyamensing (or at least call him).

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

The Industry gets two bells from Craig Laban

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hey Pennsport! We’re coming after you. This post is our first attempt at dipping our toes into your area of South Philly. We’re starting to keep our eyes peeled for changes waaaaay over on your side of town (a whole eight blocks?), and slowly but surely, you’ll see more posts about what’s changed next to you. But we need your help. Send us questions, requests, tips, pictures, thoughts, musings, reviews, ideas, etc. to and we’ll be sure to get on it. Thanks!

Craig Laban found lots to like about The Industry, the restaurant at Reed and Moyamensing from the owners of Center City’s Good Dog bar. He highlights the menu’s adventurous spirit — sweetbreads, head cheese and bone marrow, for instance — but also praises the restaurant for being accessible, warm and affordable:

That notion of a too-cool-for-regular-folks vibe may, in fact, be the biggest misperception about the Industry. My best guess, judging from the outgoing and prepared service, a drink program that has ambitions beyond PBR (including cocktails and co-owner Heather Gleason’s dream: an actual wine list), and a handsome space clad in reclaimed Lancaster barn planks, welded steel tables, and a black walnut bar, is that the Industry actually likes full-paying customers.

It’s good news for the neighborhood. The Industry replaced the short-lived Witch, and it’s just the kind of place Pennsport so desperately needed. Hopefully their success can spur more business owners to branch out down there.

So, Pennsporters, what would you like to see pop up? Answer in the comments, or tell us on Twitter @PassyunkPost.

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