Best coos in Philadelphia

Check out the top coos in Philadelphia, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Johnny Brenda's
1. Johnny Brenda's
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52 local reviews
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 215-739-9684
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Michael
The original bar/music venue that made this area cool. It's where Justin Bieber popped into play pool at 1am a…
Brandon
One of the original "cool spots" in Fishtown, this place is a solid bar/restaurant and live music venue (upsta…
Zornitsa
A solid spot to get burgers and fries and some cool beer. You can people watch if you sit outside and late at …
1. Johnny Brenda's
1. Johnny Brenda's
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52 local reviews
1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 215-739-9684
Michael
Michael
The original bar/music venue that made this area cool. It's where Justin Bieber popped into play pool at 1am after his concert. Always good …
Brandon
Brandon
One of the original "cool spots" in Fishtown, this place is a solid bar/restaurant and live music venue (upstairs) that hosts lots of great …
Zornitsa
Zornitsa
A solid spot to get burgers and fries and some cool beer. You can people watch if you sit outside and late at night there is a stage on the …
2. Frankford Hall
2. Frankford Hall
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70 local reviews
1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 215-634-3338
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Avi
Really cool beer garden.
Jen
A cool beer garden. Everyday is Oktoberfest here!
Jennifer
Touristy Beer Garden, very cool hangout
2. Frankford Hall
2. Frankford Hall
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70 local reviews
1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 215-634-3338
Avi
Avi
Really cool beer garden.
Jen
Jen
A cool beer garden. Everyday is Oktoberfest here!
Jennifer
Jennifer
Touristy Beer Garden, very cool hangout
3. Eastern State Penitentiary
3. Eastern State Penitentiary
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76 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 215-236-3300
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Zak
The castle-like Penitentiary is one of Philadelphia's most important historic sites. Having opened in 1829 it…
Germaine
It's supposed to be very cool according to several guests I've had. I've only walked around it, but evidently…
Meg
If you love terror, you have to go to the Ghost Tours during the month of October. Otherwise, it is still a co…
3. Eastern State Penitentiary
3. Eastern State Penitentiary
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76 local reviews
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 215-236-3300
Zak
Zak
The castle-like Penitentiary is one of Philadelphia's most important historic sites. Having opened in 1829 it once housed Al Capone in one …
Germaine
Germaine
It's supposed to be very cool according to several guests I've had. I've only walked around it, but evidently there are fascinating tours!…
Meg
Meg
If you love terror, you have to go to the Ghost Tours during the month of October. Otherwise, it is still a cool and creepy tour during the …
4. Philadelphia City Hall
4. Philadelphia City Hall
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56 local reviews
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 215-686-1776
City hallLocal government officePoint of interest
Kate
It is cool.Nice plaza/park around it
Colby
Amazing architecture, and Dilworth Plaza in front is an awesome park with a fountain to cool off in, a cuban r…
A
15-minutes from Center City ($14 Taxi Ride.)
4. Philadelphia City Hall
4. Philadelphia City Hall
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56 local reviews
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 215-686-1776
Kate
Kate
It is cool.Nice plaza/park around it
Colby
Colby
Amazing architecture, and Dilworth Plaza in front is an awesome park with a fountain to cool off in, a cuban restaurant, and a grassy lawn.
A
A
15-minutes from Center City ($14 Taxi Ride.)
5. Sampan
5. Sampan
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11 local reviews
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 215-732-3501
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Shannon & Chris
Pan Asian small and large plates. Love the Brussel sprouts here. Cool bar.
Richard
Korean fusion. Cool bar.
Thomas
Asian fusion, excellent food
5. Sampan
5. Sampan
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11 local reviews
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 215-732-3501
Shannon & Chris
Shannon & Chris
Pan Asian small and large plates. Love the Brussel sprouts here. Cool bar.
Richard
Richard
Korean fusion. Cool bar.
Thomas
Thomas
Asian fusion, excellent food
6. Mariposa Food Co-op
6. Mariposa Food Co-op
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25 local reviews
4824 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 215-729-2121
Grocery or supermarketStorePoint of interest
Hoot
Not the cheapest local food around, but items purchased in bulk (butter, flour, eggs) are of both good value a…
Melissa J.
Large modern health food store (and simultaneously still a legit community food coop) -- Support local communi…
Christof
Great Place to buy organic produce and great food!
6. Mariposa Food Co-op
6. Mariposa Food Co-op
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25 local reviews
4824 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+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…
Melissa J.
Melissa J.
Large modern health food store (and simultaneously still a legit community food coop) -- Support local community run business and local farm…
Christof
Christof
Great Place to buy organic produce and great food!
7. Reading Terminal Market
7. Reading Terminal Market
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131 local reviews
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 215-922-2317
Point of interestEstablishment
Lisa
An absolute must stop in Philadelphia! This Amish market has expanded to cover many local cuisines and draws a…
Jessica
What can't you find at Reading Terminal Market?!? So many food vendors all in one spot. It can get crowded b…
Mo
Mouth-watering aromas. Locally grown and exotic produce. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry…
7. Reading Terminal Market
7. Reading Terminal Market
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131 local reviews
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 215-922-2317
Lisa
Lisa
An absolute must stop in Philadelphia! This Amish market has expanded to cover many local cuisines and draws a major foodie crowd. Come as e…
Jessica
Jessica
What can't you find at Reading Terminal Market?!? So many food vendors all in one spot. It can get crowded but there are many family frien…
Mo
Mo
Mouth-watering aromas. Locally grown and exotic produce. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Handmade confections and bake…
8. Weavers Way Co-op
8. Weavers Way Co-op
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19 local reviews
559 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 215-843-2350
Grocery or supermarketStorePoint of interest
Safiyya
My family is a member of this coop, but anyone can shop here. Cross the street for your nutritional supplemen…
Carey
Local cooperative is volunteer driven and offers fresh, local foods of all kinds.
Jean
A great food Coop with everything you could want. There is also a store selling products and pet food and toys…
8. Weavers Way Co-op
8. Weavers Way Co-op
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19 local reviews
559 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 215-843-2350
Safiyya
Safiyya
My family is a member of this coop, but anyone can shop here. Cross the street for your nutritional supplements, bath and body care availab…
Carey
Carey
Local cooperative is volunteer driven and offers fresh, local foods of all kinds.
Jean
Jean
A great food Coop with everything you could want. There is also a store selling products and pet food and toys.
9. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
9. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
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8 local reviews
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 215-844-1870
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Neri
Independently owned book store next to the coop.
Wendy
Local bookstore with carefully chosen selection, including local authors, children's, fiction, non-fiction, an…
Neri
Independently owned book store next to the coop.
9. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
9. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
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8 local reviews
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 215-844-1870
Neri
Neri
Independently owned book store next to the coop.
Wendy
Wendy
Local bookstore with carefully chosen selection, including local authors, children's, fiction, non-fiction, and all genres. Same block as th…
Neri
Neri
Independently owned book store next to the coop.
10. Jack's Firehouse
10. Jack's Firehouse
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8 local reviews
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 215-232-9000
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Katrina And Sara
Cool bar set in an actual 19th Century Firehouse. Great food too!
Darius
Unique setup for a restaurant. The restaurant is a converted firehouse and has some very cool features. Thei…
Marisa & Pete
We love sitting outside in the breezeway here on a beautiful day. Yummy food for any meal!
10. Jack's Firehouse
10. Jack's Firehouse
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8 local reviews
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 215-232-9000
Katrina And Sara
Katrina And Sara
Cool bar set in an actual 19th Century Firehouse. Great food too!
Darius
Darius
Unique setup for a restaurant. The restaurant is a converted firehouse and has some very cool features. Their food is also very solid and …
Marisa & Pete
Marisa & Pete
We love sitting outside in the breezeway here on a beautiful day. Yummy food for any meal!
11. American Sardine Bar
11. American Sardine Bar
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37 local reviews
1800 Federal St, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 215-334-2337
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Joseph
Very cool divey restaurant-bar within walking distance, great ambiance and exciting seasonal menu. Great selec…
Erin
Really cool bar, great atmosphere, great food and pretty outdoor seating area if weather permits.
Leslie
Great food and drinks! Amazing outdoor section that is even nice on cooler nights due to some fire pits.
11. American Sardine Bar
11. American Sardine Bar
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37 local reviews
1800 Federal St, Philadelphia
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 215-334-2337
Joseph
Joseph
Very cool divey restaurant-bar within walking distance, great ambiance and exciting seasonal menu. Great selection of craft beers. They also…
Erin
Erin
Really cool bar, great atmosphere, great food and pretty outdoor seating area if weather permits.
Leslie
Leslie
Great food and drinks! Amazing outdoor section that is even nice on cooler nights due to some fire pits.
12. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
12. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
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53 local reviews
1020 South St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 215-733-0390
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Sarah & Alex
Dynamic art installation and gallery on Philadelphia's famous South Street (home to lots of cool shops and ent…
Kyonne
One of my favorite places to take guests - really cool walk-through art installation of mosaics & sculptures.
Carrie
Cool local mosaic artist's space. You can go into the grocery across the street, and up to the roof of the par…
12. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
12. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
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53 local reviews
1020 South St, Philadelphia
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 215-733-0390
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex
Dynamic art installation and gallery on Philadelphia's famous South Street (home to lots of cool shops and entertaining party bars)
Kyonne
Kyonne
One of my favorite places to take guests - really cool walk-through art installation of mosaics & sculptures.
Carrie
Carrie
Cool local mosaic artist's space. You can go into the grocery across the street, and up to the roof of the parking deck to get a free aerial…