Offbeat Finds

Tired of frequenting the same old hangouts? Walk on the wild side with strange brews, outlandish eateries and odd establishments of all kinds with our list of Philadelphia treasures that offer a few surprises.

Updated: July 15, 2003

Where to Eat


City Tavern

138 S Second St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Chow down at this historically re-created tavern that's haunted by the ghost of a bride who died on the grounds.


Seafood Unlimited

270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Where else can you spend the night eating $1 clams and oysters while washing it all down with inexpensive wine?


Tacconelli's Pizza

2604 E Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19134

This BYOB pizzeria that's so in demand, you have to reserve your own dough--no joke.


Where to Drink


Chris' Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Smoky jazz cafe plays host to local legends--including Phil Giordano's jazz orchestra and Jimmy Bruno.


Red Sky

224 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Sky's own strange concoction: the Chocolate Peanut Butter martini.


Ray's Cafe & Teahouse Inc

141 N Ninth St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This unique Chinatown hideaway serves intricately brewed coffees and rare teas with grace and care.