Hey everyone -
I did a bit of searching on the board, and couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for, and hoping there are some good ideas out there.
I'm meeting up with three good friends next weekend in Philly. We're looking for a couple good places (we'll have lunch, dinner, and breakfast/brunch the next day). We're making our plans fairly late in the game, so I'm sure we'll have some trouble with reservations in certain places.
I'm not sure how to describe exactly what we're looking for, but here goes - good food, some meat options but not a steakhouse or anything like that. Preferably a somewhat hip place, but nothing uber stylish. A place that we can sit comfortably, drink good beer or good cocktails or whiskey and chat for a while. (Fine, of course, if it's BYO.)
One thought was Village Whiskey, but (1) we've been there and (2) while a little wait, if necessary, is ok, don't want to wait an hour or two if that can be avoided. Also it's a little cramped/rushed for what we're looking for.I've got a few ideas just from poking around, ranging from bars where we can eat and drink well (Monk's, Standard Tap, POPE), to Cochon, to Adsum. But really, we're open to anything that fits the bill. We're staying near the Reading Terminal Market, but can travel around a fair bit for the right place.
Bonus points - also looking for a good bar to spend the night after dinner, good beer/booze, low key enough that we can hear each other speak and won't be standing all night, but not dead either.
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.