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January 3, 2014

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Fireside Dining At Bars And Restaurants In Philadelphia

Ready for a winter warmer, Philadelphia? Chilly, snowy weather leaves us longing for warm meals and even warmer environs. With just a little planning, a cozy fireside seat at a Philadelphia dining destination can be easily had. Escape the chill and snuggle up by the fire at any of the numerous bars and restaurants around […]

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November 14, 2012

Roundup: Where To Take Part In The Worldwide Celebration Of Beaujolais Nouveau Day In Philadelphia This Thursday, November 15

Kicking off the pre-holiday season with full glasses, Beaujolais Nouveau Day, a fruitful global indulgence, arrives this Thursday, November 15. In addition to our helpful list of suggestions on where to enjoy the French vin in Midtown Village, we’ve compiled a roundup of locations throughout the city that will also take part in celebrating the […]

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November 5, 2012

The Free Library’s Raven Society Presents A “Drinking With Dickens” Pub Crawl, Saturday, November 10

The Free Library of Philadelphia is continuing its Year of Dickens theme with a pub crawl to honor the 200-year anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth with a spirited, beer-filled celebration. On Saturday, November 10, the Free Library’s young friends group, the Raven Society, will host the pub crawl, aimed at raising money for the library. […]

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October 22, 2012

Halloween In Philadelphia: Our Top Picks For Celebrating Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31

Note: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there’s a chance that some of the fright fests might no longer be happening or will be changing dates, so be sure to call and double-check before you head out that the event of your choice is still going down. You can also follow #OpenInPHL on Twitter. Whether […]

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October 15, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Where To Get A Taste Of Prohibition At Bars, Restaurants And Museums Throughout Philadelphia

Prohibition, the alcohol-free period in American history between 1919 and 1933, made a huge cultural impact on our nation and continues to be an influential, intriguing slice of history today. From TV shows like HBO’s Atlantic City-set Boardwalk Empire to festive 1920s celebrations around the city, the Philadelphia region toasts to Prohibition all year long. […]

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September 13, 2012

Roundup: Our Top Picks For 2012 Oktoberfest Celebrations In And Around Philadelphia

Oktoberfest takes over Philadelphia once again this season with all the wurst, craft beer and everything pumpkin lining up front and center for a slew of daily and weekly celebrations. From partying atop the decks of a battleship to sausage eating contests and block parties, we’ve got you covered on where to get your fill of […]

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August 24, 2012

McGillin’s Olde Ale House Has Begun Oktoberfest Celebrations With Beer And Food Specials Offering A Taste Of What To Expect Later This Season

McGillin’s Old Ale House jumps the gun in kicking off their Oktoberfest celebrations at the end of this month, giving you almost eight solid weeks of eating and drinking like a German. The 152-year-old tavern, the oldest operating watering hole in Philadelphia, will serve international Oktoberfest beer as well as stock up on brews from […]

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March 2, 2012

Roundup: Philadelphia Flower Show-Inspired Food, Drinks And Art Around The City

The 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show, March 4-11, has infused the city with the spirit of Hawaii. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the organization behind the annual iconic event, the entire world’s largest indoor flower show, has even been able to summon those spring-like temps we’ve been privy to lately to complete the Philly-as-tropical-paradise disguise. Ok, that’s […]

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February 17, 2012

McGillin’s Olde Ale House Counts Down To St. Patrick’s Day With Authentic Irish Fare, Live Celtic Music, Green Beer And More

Can’t wait until St. Patty’s Day for green beer, traditional Irish grub and Celtic music? You’re in luck. Starting Friday, February 24, McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia’s oldest continuously running tavern, will begin the countdown to the big day. Bangers with cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish lamb stew and other authentic Irish fare will be added […]

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September 13, 2011

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Oktoberfest Celebrations In And Around Philadelphia

Oktoberfest in Philadelphia continues to get better every year. And this year is no different. From a week-long sausage fest to a seven-block street fair, look out for several awesome events that you will not want to miss. We’ve outlined our top picks for upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations, below. And stay tuned for more details on […]

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