The Best Places to Grab a Drink in Center City


Central City Best Drinks Granary Apartments

Some nights, you just need to peel yourself off your couch and get out into the real world with good friends and good drinks.

These hand-picked bars and cafes near The Granary are all a seven minute walk or less, and you’ll enjoy a relaxed night with high quality beer and wine in hand. Isn’t it time you plugged into Center City? Here are the best places to grab drinks in Center City.

Food, Flowers, and Wine

Let’s start your night at a spot that’s close to our hearts—literally. Rose Tattoo Cafe is just downstairs and around the corner on N 19th and Callowhill. Take a big whiff of the beautiful floral arrangements throughout the restaurant, and order a bottle of wine to split with a friend.

Hungry? Their dishes are some of the finest in Center City. Try the Diver Sea scallops with fingerling potatoes, sauteed baby leeks, applewood smoked bacon, and a delectable scallop butter sauce.

Beer Lover and Vegetarian Paradise

The Kite & Key across the street (also a one minute walk from the Granary) is your next stop. If you’re a beer lover, this is your paradise. Their draft list is known to wow visitors consistently. Vegetarian? This is where you grab your dinner.

Their veggie burger is to die for. It’s topped with shredded cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, swiss cheese, alfalfa sprouts, horseradish mayo, and is served with a side of french fries. Hey, even if you’re not vegetarian, this is a solid meal that will line your stomach for the drinks ahead.

Craft Beer Central

Time to keep moving! McCrossen’s Tavern, just a four minute walk from the Granary, awaits. This gastropub does have a stellar brunch, so stop by on a Saturday or Sunday, but in the nighttime, focus on the craft beers or quality wine at Philly’s “Best Neighborhood Restaurant.” Several reviewers on Yelp are regulars here, and one calls it his “MacClarens” (If you’re a How I Met Your Mother fan, you need to experience it).

The Beer Matchmakers

As homey as McCrossen’s feels, we’ve got one more stop tonight. Let’s keep walking toward the Old Philly Ale House (a seven minute walk from The Granary), which is famous for incredible beers you won’t find elsewhere. Anastasia and her team will set you up with the beer of your dreams—consider them the Beer Matchmakers. You’ll most certainly leave happy.

Late Night Pizza

At the end of the night, you might be craving post-drink munchies. Pizzeria Vetri is two doors down from The Granary, and their pizza is authentic, fresh, and original. Try the Renato, a taste sensation with mozzarella, rosemary, olive oil, and sea salt. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported out of Philly and into old-school Italy.

Speaking of transporting—wouldn’t you love to live in a brand new luxury apartment in Philly where you can be apart of the community? It’s time to become a regular. Give us a call at The Granary Apartments today.

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