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Bars, Cocktail bars Center City
3 out of 5 stars
Sassafras Bar in Old City Philadelphia
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Joseph R.

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Ever wish you could throw back a few beers with Ernest Hemingway at a glamorously bohemian bar back in the roaring twenties? While you can’t bring Bumby back from the dead, you can get the next best thing at Sassafrass, a charming little drinking hole right in the heart of historic Old City. Chat up the handsome Irish bartenders while they mix you a classic cocktail, Instagram yourself in the bathroom (which is equipped with a couch) and cuddle up with your sweetheart—or a budding literary hero—at the lamplit bar.


Address: 48 S 2nd St
Cross street: between Chestnut St and Trotters Alley
Opening hours: Mon, Fri noon–midnight; Tue–Thu, Sat, Sun noon–2am
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