The Visiting Fan's Guide to Philadelphia (Pt 2)

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  1. Ruck Over

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    That kinda sounds like the group I had for my rehearsal in the same neighborhood. I went to Nodding Heads (which is now defunct), but I would lead you in the direction of a restaurant/bar.

    Speak to a manager, and they should be able to carve space out for you pretty easily or give you a private room, pending on the day and time you are looking. McGillan's Old Ale House has an upstairs that would fit well. Smoking Betty's is a nice spot, have had work-office lunch events there, a retirement party (up stairs). On the more casual-scale, the Field House has both an adjacent side room, and an upstairs area for a party of that size. Given the address of 12th & Market, you're likely at either the Marriott or the Loews, both of which could accommodate. A bit further walk down 12th (Pine) is Mixto, a very fun restaurant with an upstairs that could be group reserved.

    For a good meal, some space between your party and everyone else, and very local to 12th & Market, these are decent rec's. Would probably list in my personal desire as McGillan's, Mixto, Smoking Betty's, Field House (location/space, not cuisine). If you are a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of options in Chinatown as well. However, I'm unfamiliar with those venues to recommend.
     
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    Yep we are at the Loews on market for the block. I've been to Nodding Head before and loved it, wasn't aware it closed. I was looking at pictures of McGillans earlier and it seems like our style. I'll check out the other ones you mentioned.

    We are also looking for a bar we can go to directly after the reception that is close to the hotel, i've heard about Milkboy and see they are only a block or two away.
     
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    So we had our reception at the Loews, it is a FANTASTIC venue. Ask now about getting on the roof top for picks in front of the sign. It's hella windy, might be brisk, if you're allowed, have your photographer bring a wide angle lense.

    After the reception, we just went down to the hotel bar. Bride and I didn't follow-up anywhere else, maybe other folks did. There are so many bars in the area to go to.

    Personal favorites - Bru Craft & Wurst, Strangelove's, Opa (has an outdoor patio next to McGillan's), Milk Boy (can get a tad crowded), Fergie's, Irish Pub. It's really just gonna be hit or miss, you're in the heart of the CC bar district.

    Congrats(?) on the upcoming wedding.
     
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    So we are thinking of doing just like a place where we can get pizza and beers with a group of 20 people for the rehearsal dinner, any recommendations?
     
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    Santucci’s maybe? The one on North Broad has a bar and it’s a real restaurant.
     
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    I love the square tomato pies
     
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    Probably worth an edit to the OP to include the updated name of the SEPTA stop outside of Wells Fargo/Sports Complex. It's now NRG Station.
     
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    I still call it broad and pattison
     
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    I call it "the last stop"
     
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    Not particularly helpful for those who are coming out from out of town
     
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    Hi, i'm travelling down from NY on Amtrak to catch a Flyers game. I have 2 hours to kill before game starts in the evening.

    Any recommendations? Is there much to do around the arena?
     
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    Until others respond, the first post of this thread may help as a guide.

    Also, look into Philly Live as a potential interest: XFINITY Live! | Philadelphia’s Entertainment & Dining Destination
     
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    Depends on your mobility and interests, to be honest. Xfinity Live is a decent place to pre game at - though maybe not the best for 'visiting' fans. If youre gonna be outwardly projecting your NY fandom, id recommend not doing it here.

    Are you staying in town for the night, or just coming in for the game and then heading back? where to point you will largely depend on where you are going to be, and for how long.
     
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    Just for the game then heading back at midnight. Am mobile so I don't mind walking or taking the train.
     
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    Assuming you're hopping off at 30th, there's a place called Butcher Bar a short walk from the station (21st and Chestnut iirc) that has good food and good drinks if you're looking for somewhere to eat.

    There's an Irish bar right across the street from the station - Slainte - if you're looking for just typical food and drink. I never really hung out in University City area other than Landmark (sports bar) or New deck (old style pub).

    If you let me know what you're looking for in particular ( craft beer, better food, certain type of food, etc) I can probably hone in a little better for ya.
     
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