Restaurants Open Late on East Passyunk

October 11, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Night owls rejoice; some of East Passyunk Avenue's best eateries keep their doors open late.

Royal Tavern
Bar · Bella Vista · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

Boosters "wade through the hipsters" at this Bella Vista "hangout" "bursting with people" for the "extremely tasty" American options, including burgers with "no substitute" and "tons" of "vegan-friendly" choices, plus an "exciting" beer list; despite the crowded house, the "local pub" ambiance is "calming" and the staff "never seems bogged down."
Cantina Los Caballitos
Mexican · East Passyunk Crossing · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 3.7

"Unique margaritas" and "tasty" Mexican "classics" are on offer at these "cool" , "hopping" cantinas; a "solid" staff keeps the "generous chips and salsa" flowing, and there’s "nice" outdoor seating, but "be prepared for the hipster crowd."
Cocktail Bar · Passyunk Square · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

Diehards still rely on the "housemade" charcuterie and other "enjoyable" small-plate "delicacies" at this "intimate" gastropub with seats facing some of the "best views" of Passyunk Square; also an "experience" is the "creative" cocktail list put together by the "friendly, knowledgeable" bartenders.
Wine Bar · East Passyunk Crossing · $$

Chef Nicholas Elmi helms this "pretty" wine-and-cocktail bar next to Laurel, his East Passyunk Avenue flagship, featuring a concise, French-accented menu of shareable New American plates that are "inspired and fun" ; classic cocktail variations and a well-sourced vino list round out the offerings in the sleek brick-and-dark-wood digs.