It’s rare to witness a moment of silence at The Pizza Pub, where the air is constantly filled with the uncapping of Miller High Life bottles, the roar of football games, and the animated chatter of friends. Bartenders scurry about behind the bar, blending up mixed drinks and pouring pints of draft beers. Servers bring out plates of plump wings, juicy burgers, and grilled-sirloin sandwiches dripping with gooey cheese. As its name suggests, though, the eatery is part pizzeria, so the chefs also bake specialty pies speckled with gourmet toppings such as grilled chicken, roasted eggplant, and blue cheese. High-top tables set the stage for those pizzas or comfort food such as beer-battered onion rings, while out on the front patio, cheerful umbrellas mimic Clifford the Dog’s ability to be both red and grant shade for lots of people. On weekend nights, this lively eatery hosts DJ'ed karaoke nights and DJ'ed dance parties.
Philadium Tavern has been quelling ravenous appetites with home-style pub fare served in a low-key community-oriented atmosphere for 35 years. Gather a gaggle of compatriots for convivial conversation over a snack of shrimp poppers ($7.25) and a cold draft beer, or swing in for a post-work 8 oz. bacon cheeseburger ($8.25) while catching the hard-hitting highlights of the weekend's game. Patrons who spend the whole afternoon watching the big match can reward themselves with an order of savory lump crab cakes ($9.50) after challenging the televised referee to a duel
Landmark American Tap & Grill aims to live up to its name, providing a dining destination for patrons seeking classic, seasonal American cuisine matched with a rotating selection of craft draughts and bottles. The ever-evolving menu features appetite-slaking classics such as wings, burgers, and ribs, and a unique brunch spread showcases brioche french toast and savory breakfast nachos made with home fries. Bites pair with beers crafted in stateside cities such as Detroit and Grand Rapids, as well as those from overseas locales.
Diners sit at the polished bar or pull up vibrant red chairs to tables, sharing conversations and toasts to toasting amid exposed brick walls. The Landmark also provides a late-night menu to ensure performances aren’t underscored by growling stomachs.
Named after the proprietors' father—a longtime veteran of the restaurant trade—Mikey's American Grill & Sports Bar continues the family's tradition of serving good food in a congenial atmosphere. Seated in the light-filled dining room, guests peel their eyes away from the sports-filled big-screen TVs above the bar to peruse a menu of classic bar standbys. Juicy 8-ounce burgers arrive piled high with tantalizing toppings including bacon, goat cheese, and fried eggs. Their tater tot brethren are no less decorated, coming tricked out with extras ranging from jalapenos and blue cheese to grilled chicken. The thirsty receive equal consideration, with bartenders pouring beer, original cocktails, and fishbowls that let friends share their libations or help pet tetras just loosen up for once in their lives.
A crack sounds as the bat connects with the ball, and you cheer with the rest of the crowd. You're not exactly in the ballpark, though?you're in McFadden's Ballpark. Located at the third base gate of Citizen's Bank Park, the pub gives patrons a spot to enjoy Phillies action nearby without requiring a ticket to the game or a pass from the Phanatic. Each at-bat is complemented with hearty bar food favorites, from Guinness shepherd?s pie to beer-battered fish 'n' chips. Angus beef burgers arrive topped with sliced corned beef or Irish cheddar, while fries can be loaded with ribeye steak, cheese, or house-made turkey gravy. McFadden?s comforting fare and frosty beverages are served up before, during, and after games.
The Adobe Cafe's chefs find a way to accommodate nearly every diner without sacrificing the piquant flavors and aromas attributed to southwestern cuisine. They skillet-sear filet mignon and marinate chicken breasts and duck before tossing the seasoned meat with black beans, sautéed green peppers, and white onions for fajitas. But they also alter their traditional Mexican-inspired fare by substituting ground beef, chorizo, flank steak, and carnitas with seitan and tofu for vegetarians or meat eaters' pet goats. The chefs' use of ranchero sauce, roasted peppers, jerk seasoning, and even barbecue has earned the eatery a number of awards; The Adobe Cafe was recently named Best Southwestern Restaurant in Philadelphia by LocalEats.