1. The Sidecar Bar & Grille
The Sidecar Bar & Grille is the corner bar everyone wishes was in their neighborhood, which is probably why for the past decade Philadelphians have made this chill gastropub on the corner of 22nd and Christian a destination. Though its extensive burger menu was from a past generation, it has been replaced by an impressive lineup of sandwiches (and a burger) ranging from a Nashville hot chicken topped with cheddar, pickles, and ranch dressing to even out the spice, to a tangy smoked barbecue tempeh sandwich with pimento cheese spread. The draft list features local beers, as well as excellent brews from small breweries from around North America, and the cocktails are equally as exciting.
Dining status: Outdoor dining via reservation only. Takeout is also available.