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You've checked in, and now there's one question: Where are the cool places to hang out? Homewood Suites by Hilton has you covered. Here, the top non-tourist hangouts in Philadelphia. It's your chance to eat, shop, and have fun like a local.

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1. Zahav

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237 Saint James Pl
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-8800
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Run by renowned chef Michael Solomonov, this Society Hill spot defines modern Israeli cuisine in Philadelphia and beyond.
Michael Persico

2. The Farm And Fisherman

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1120 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 687-1555
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A quintessential Philly BYOB, this quaint, chef-driven spot serves a farm-to-table menu that changes almost daily based on locally available ingredients.

3. V Street

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126 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 278-7943
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Self-described as a “street food bar,” this critical darling serves vegan small plates alongside quirky cocktails like the Good Year in Ghana made with brandy, banana, walnut and chili.
Yoni Nimrod

4. The Franklin Bar

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112 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 467-3277
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Modeled after a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this subterranean bar has some of the best cocktails in Philadelphia.
Ed Newton

5. Franky Bradley's

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1320 Chancellor St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-0735
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Once a steakhouse and celebrity hangout, this Midtown Village spot honors its history with kitschy décor and throwback cocktails like the Hemingway daiquiri. It’s also quickly becoming known as Philly’s best new dance club.

6. Bob & Barbara's

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1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-4511
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A longstanding dive bar, this neighborhood favorite offers cheap beer-and-shot specials, live jazz, and drag shows on Thursday night.

7. Reading Terminal Market

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51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-2317
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With more than 80 unique merchants, this famous indoor market features every type of cuisine imaginable, from traditional Dutch and Amish fare to soul food, Asian dishes, and Philly cheesesteaks.

8. Vagabond

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37 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 671-0737
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Named 2015’s best boutique by Philadelphia magazine, this Old City spot is beloved for its eclectic selection, which includes indie designer wear, vintage finds, handmade jewelry and more.

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Philadelphia

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4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-1111
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Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Philadelphia — close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.

10. Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Convention Center

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1200 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1850
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The perfect home base for your travels, Home2 Suites by Hilton provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.
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1. Zahav

237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Michael Persico
Run by renowned chef Michael Solomonov, this Society Hill spot defines modern Israeli cuisine in Philadelphia and beyond.
237 Saint James Pl
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2. The Farm And Fisherman

1120 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
A quintessential Philly BYOB, this quaint, chef-driven spot serves a farm-to-table menu that changes almost daily based on locally available ingredients.
1120 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

3. V Street

126 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Yoni Nimrod
Self-described as a “street food bar,” this critical darling serves vegan small plates alongside quirky cocktails like the Good Year in Ghana made with brandy, banana, walnut and chili.
126 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. The Franklin Bar

112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ed Newton
Modeled after a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this subterranean bar has some of the best cocktails in Philadelphia.
112 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Franky Bradley's

1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Once a steakhouse and celebrity hangout, this Midtown Village spot honors its history with kitschy décor and throwback cocktails like the Hemingway daiquiri. It’s also quickly becoming known as Philly’s best new dance club.
1320 Chancellor St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

6. Bob & Barbara's

1509 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
A longstanding dive bar, this neighborhood favorite offers cheap beer-and-shot specials, live jazz, and drag shows on Thursday night.
1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

7. Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
With more than 80 unique merchants, this famous indoor market features every type of cuisine imaginable, from traditional Dutch and Amish fare to soul food, Asian dishes, and Philly cheesesteaks.
51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8. Vagabond

37 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Named 2015’s best boutique by Philadelphia magazine, this Old City spot is beloved for its eclectic selection, which includes indie designer wear, vintage finds, handmade jewelry and more.
37 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Philadelphia

4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Philadelphia — close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.
4109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

10. Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Convention Center

1200 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The perfect home base for your travels, Home2 Suites by Hilton provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.
1200 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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