monk's has good mussels and it's an awesome place to get a drink but it's not good for a large group.
this obviously isn't an all-inclusive list but i'm trying to keep in mind the amount of people we'll have and the budget that many will have considering airfare and hotel accommodations
-bierstube: solid german food and beer with two floors and a decent amount of space
-triumph: decent beer and good pub food. lots of space and usually doesn't get crazy on weekends compared to other places on that stretch of chestnut
-philadelphia bar & restaurant: spacious, great beer menu, not too loud or crowded. food is only mediocre
-revolution house: beautiful space with a great roofdeck. food is garbage
-khyber: great beer list, good BBQ/food, good bourbon selection, decent cocktails
-morgan's pier: lots of outdoor space, right by the water near the bridge. not known for food
-positano coast: strange layout and space but there's a large room that could accommodate a lot of people and the food and cocktails are good
-good dog: three floors, has a solid beer menu and it's close to a lot of other desirable bars
-miga: spacious, great korean BBQ, but the drink list is poor all around
-oyster house: large bar and dining area. great food and cocktails from what i've had
-jose pistola's: two floors, solid beer selection, decent mexican food
-nodding head: spacious, decent (house-brewed) beer, mediocre to good pub food
-sampan: above average asian fusion food with decent cocktails and a poor beer list. also has an outdoor bar
-perch pub: good bit of dining and bar space. diverse food menu. has a pool table separated from the rest of the bar
-smokin' betty's: two floors, BBQ, all-around great drink list
-percy street: see: smokin' betty's minus a floor
-fergie's: just sort of an iconic philly irish pub
-the corner: never been here but apparently they have good drinks and a neat roofdeck
we can also always keep in mind twisted tail and dark horse because those both ended up working out pretty well last time. also, i'm always down for any dive bars (locust, dirty frank's, tattooed mom's, etc.) but that's typically not the type of place you plan on meeting at the beginning of the night.
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