Guys Night Out 2009

So you finally convinced your significant other to join a book club or take a pottery class one night a week, and you need to know the places to meet up with the guys while she's out. Look no further, these places are sure to keep the mood light and the blood/alcohol levels high.

Updated: July 27, 2009

Spots to Hang Out

Pub & Kitchen

1946 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

For a stellar selection of beers in a sedate dark-wood English-themed pub, you and your boys should head to this Rittenhouse outpost of the British Isles. Creative and expertly prepared food sticks to your ribs and can be ordered until 1am every night, while beers from all over the world can be passed around for sampling until 2.


401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

You and your buddies love the idea of deep sea fishing, but maybe your sea legs aren't what they used to be. No worries, Moshulu gives you a four-star dining experience on the deck of a luxuriously restored sailing ship. DJs and live music add a lively island component to watching the sunset, or for an early treat, check out their three-course champagne brunch.

Mahogany on Walnut

1524 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Perhaps the most cliched stop on any guys night out tour is the cigar bar. But why not? Mahogany, the best-known in the city, practically radiates MAN. With its deep leather seats, full complement of whiskeys and beers, and the ability to relax over a hand-rolled stogie, this feels like a traditional and opulent country club back when it was still legal to say "no girls allowed."

Butcher & Singer

1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

You want a perfectly grilled 12-ounce piece of medium-rare steak with a baked potato. Where do you go? Butcher and Singer, with its swanky retro atmosphere, raw bar, and mouth-watering selection of chops and fish. You can show off your knowledge of swingers-era cocktails, as this massive steakhouse specializes in classic cocktails, yet requires you to be in the know about what those might be.