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
Open now
+1 215-247-9920
BarRestaurantFood
Ashley
Low key neighborhood bar with AMAZING burgers!
Wendy
Basic neighborhood bar and grill, friendly, lively.
jill
Sports bar with some of the best food in the neighborhood. Get a real sense of the diversity of Mt. Airy at t…
1. McMenamin's Tavern

1. McMenamin's Tavern

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12 local reviews
7170 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-247-9920
Ashley
Ashley
Low key neighborhood bar with AMAZING burgers!
Wendy
Wendy
Basic neighborhood bar and grill, friendly, lively.
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
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market

2. Clark Park Farmers' Market

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35 local reviews
South 43rd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Darlene
The gem of the neighborhood: Clark Park brings the diversity of West Philadelphians together every weekend for…
Alexandria-D'or
This is the prime neighborhood park. Find families, groups outings, farmers market magic and more here any day…
Amy
Neighborhood park. Center of Activity and a twice weekly farmers market May-November
2. Clark Park Farmers' Market

2. Clark Park Farmers' Market

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35 local reviews
South 43rd Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-686-1776
Darlene
Darlene
The gem of the neighborhood: Clark Park brings the diversity of West Philadelphians together every weekend for outdoor activities regardless…
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.
Amy
Amy
Neighborhood park. Center of Activity and a twice weekly farmers market May-November
3. Pub & Kitchen

3. Pub & Kitchen

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11 local reviews
1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-545-0350
BarRestaurantFood
Nick
Gastropub/Restaurant that turns more "Bar and Lounge" after 10 pm. Great food and drink list. Only a 10 minu…
Chris
A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if no…
Justin and Liza
Our favorite Neighborhood Bar. Great services, drinks, and food.
3. Pub & Kitchen

3. Pub & Kitchen

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11 local reviews
1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-545-0350
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…
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 …
Justin and Liza
Justin and Liza
Our favorite Neighborhood Bar. Great services, drinks, and food.
4. Johnny Brenda's

4. Johnny Brenda's

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53 local reviews
1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-739-9684
BarRestaurantFood
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…
Mark
Neighborhood icon of a bar, restaurant, and music venue. Consistently great selection of drinks and great sel…
4. Johnny Brenda's

4. Johnny Brenda's

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53 local reviews
1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-739-9684
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 …
Mark
Mark
Neighborhood icon of a bar, restaurant, and music venue. Consistently great selection of drinks and great selection of bands. Also serves …
5. The Pub on Passyunk East

5. The Pub on Passyunk East

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23 local reviews
1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-755-5125
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Carrie
Fun local bar with decent food - and in a great nearby neighborhood. Check it out!
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…
5. The Pub on Passyunk East

5. The Pub on Passyunk East

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23 local reviews
1501 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-755-5125
Carrie
Carrie
Fun local bar with decent food - and in a great nearby neighborhood. Check it out!
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…
6. Standard Tap

6. Standard Tap

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18 local reviews
901 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-238-0630
BarRestaurantFood
Scott
This is the bar/restaurant that started it all! Standard Tap was the first "go to" place in the neighborhood, …
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…
6. Standard Tap

6. Standard Tap

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18 local reviews
901 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-238-0630
Scott
Scott
This is the bar/restaurant that started it all! Standard Tap was the first "go to" place in the neighborhood, and is a mainstay for locals a…
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…
7. Eastern State Penitentiary

7. Eastern State Penitentiary

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70 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…
7. Eastern State Penitentiary

7. Eastern State Penitentiary

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70 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…
8. Grace Tavern

8. Grace Tavern

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9 local reviews
2229 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-893-9580
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Chris
A gritty neighborhood pub with a small but delicious food menu. Their burgers are consistently among the best…
Ashly
Perfect neighborhood dive
Mike & Kelly
Great neighborhood​ bar
8. Grace Tavern

8. Grace Tavern

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9 local reviews
2229 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia
Open now
+1 215-893-9580
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
Mike & Kelly
Mike & Kelly
Great neighborhood​ bar
9. Rittenhouse Square

9. Rittenhouse Square

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88 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…
Chris
Rittenhouse Square is the name of both a public park and the surrounding neighborhood that is referred to also…
Guesty
Rittenhouse Square is the name of both a public park and the surrounding neighborhood that is referred to also…
9. Rittenhouse Square

9. Rittenhouse Square

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88 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,…
Chris
Chris
Rittenhouse Square is the name of both a public park and the surrounding neighborhood that is referred to also as Rittenhouse or Rittenhouse…
Guesty
Guesty
Rittenhouse Square is the name of both a public park and the surrounding neighborhood that is referred to also as Rittenhouse or Rittenhouse…
10. Vietnam Café

10. Vietnam Café

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14 local reviews
816 South 47th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-0260
BarRestaurantFood
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…
Amy
Wonderful Viet Namese restaurant and bar. Neighborhood favorite.
10. Vietnam Café

10. Vietnam Café

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14 local reviews
816 South 47th Street, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-0260
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.
Amy
Amy
Wonderful Viet Namese restaurant and bar. Neighborhood favorite.
11. Mariposa Food Co-op

11. Mariposa Food Co-op

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22 local reviews
4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-2121
Grocery or supermarketFoodStore
Hoot
Not the cheapest local food around, but items purchased in bulk (butter, flour, eggs) are of both good value a…
Darlene
Local and organic staples in bulk and reusable packaging makes this place an oasis in what one might otherwis…
Christof
Great Place to buy organic produce and great food!
11. Mariposa Food Co-op

11. Mariposa Food Co-op

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22 local reviews
4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia
Closed now
+1 215-729-2121
Hoot
Hoot
Not the cheapest local food around, but items purchased in bulk (butter, flour, eggs) are of both good value and savings. Beautiful local co…
Darlene
Darlene
Local and organic staples in bulk and reusable packaging makes this place an oasis in what one might otherwise be a neighborhood 'food dese…
Christof
Christof
Great Place to buy organic produce and great food!
12. University of Pennsylvania

12. University of Pennsylvania

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32 local reviews
3451 Walnut St, Philadelphia
+1 215-898-5000
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Mahari
University of Penn is adjacent to this neighborhood
Jaskou
Historic university. Fun neighborhood. Lots of nice restaurants and sights.
Mahari
University of Penn is adjacent to this neighborhood
12. University of Pennsylvania

12. University of Pennsylvania

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32 local reviews
3451 Walnut St, Philadelphia
+1 215-898-5000
Mahari
Mahari
University of Penn is adjacent to this neighborhood
Jaskou
Jaskou
Historic university. Fun neighborhood. Lots of nice restaurants and sights.
Mahari
Mahari
University of Penn is adjacent to this neighborhood