Why It's Hot: As Fishtown bars and restaurants edge north and east, this pub stakes out new ground on the Kensington side, bringing craft beer and upscale (but inexpensive) cocktails to the quiet, residential neighborhood. A bit of pressed tin on the ceiling and a scattering of exposed brick on the walls give the bar an inviting vibe, despite - or because of - its small size.
Must Drink: Olde Richmond Punch (Old Overholt rye, lemon, honey, rosemary; $8), Philly Aviation (Bluecoat gin, lemon, Maraschino, crème de violette; $8)
Insider Tip: The kitchen puts out some of the more satisfying vegetarian bar food in the city, so next time your meatless friends want to go out drinking, take them to the corner of Tulip and Albert.
2301 E. Albert St.; 215-426-2665