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Top 9 Singles Bars in Philadelphia

Welcome to the vibrant singles scene of Philadelphia, where charm and charisma fill the air, and connections are waiting to be made.

man drinking beer at singles bars in Philadelphia

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the thrilling world of the city’s best singles bars, where sparks fly and friendships are forged.

From chic cocktail lounges to lively dance floors, Philadelphia offers an array of venues that cater to every taste.

So whether you’re looking for a casual encounter or a meaningful connection, join us as we uncover the top spots to mix, mingle, and perhaps even find love in the City of Brotherly Love.

Let the adventure begin!

The 700

700 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 413-3181
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The 700 is on North 2nd Street, just a short walk from the Waterfront Square.

This large sports bar spans several stories and is always packed with sports fans and those who want to get out and be surrounded by people.

As a sports bar, you’ll find everything you could want to drink here.

As cliche as it is, I always opt for a beer at these bars, but they have some classic cocktails, like delicious margaritas.

The Trestle Inn

339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (267) 239-0290
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The Trestle Inn is a Callowhill bar near the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site.

It’s a lively singles bar that features loud music, go-go dancers, and people just looking to dance and have a great time with great company.

This bar features pretty much everything under the sun, so you can do it with beer, wine, classic mixed drinks, or fun cocktails.

If you happen to stop in for a happy hour, you can also find some of the cheapest beer in the city!

Graffiti Bar

124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 732-3501
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You’ll find the Graffiti Bar right in Downtown Philadelphia.

This vibrant singles bar features graffiti lining the walls and creates a lively and welcoming environment for solo drinkers.

They have a full bar and some delicious Asian-inspired food to enjoy with your drinks as you mingle with others.

I love their Ming Mule and Summer in Okinawa cocktails the most. You’ll want to check out their vast sake menu if you like sake.


433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 925-2889
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Right across the street from Independence Hall is Stratus.

This singles bar is a modern and gorgeous spot to mingle, make new friends, or potentially meet a new love interest.

It’s a rooftop bar with plenty of booths, great views, and better drinks.

They have a fully stocked bar and even offer bottle service if you’re stopping in with a group of friends.

I love their Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! cocktail and the tax evasion one that has mint-infused mezcal. 

Dolphin Tavern

1539 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 278-7950
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You’ll need to head to South Philly to find the Dolphin Tavern.

It’s an unassuming spot from the outside, but when you walk inside, this singles bar comes to life with glowing walls with beautiful murals, fantastic music, and throwback decor.

Much like the other singles bars I’ve mentioned, this one also has a fully stocked bar for you to order from.

Since the place gets crowded, especially on nights with live music, I recommend getting a beer or seltzer in a can to prevent spills.

The Ranstead Room

2013 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 563-3330
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The Ranstead Room is a great singles bar and cozy speakeasy.

You’ll need to look for a plain black door that looks like nothing, but it’s the entrance to the bar.

Once you’re inside, you’ll be in a dimly lit room with prohibition-era vibes.

As for the bar menu, they have things to munch on while you sip your drink.

It’s hard to choose a favorite drink here, but some of the most popular ones are their three different daiquiri recipes.

They come in fun tropical cups that are Instagram-worthy.

Bob and Barbara’s Lounge

1509 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 545-4511
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Bob and Barbara’s Lounge is also in Southern Philadelphia near the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.

The bar is old-school with worn floors and decor, but you feel immediately comfortable when you walk through the doors thanks to the staff and atmosphere they’ve created.

The best part about this singles bar is how affordable the drinks are. You can’t find better deals even when it’s not happy hour.

I usually just go with a local craft beer here since they have several on tap, but they have a full bar if you aren’t interested in beer.

Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 634-3338
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Frankford Hall is in Fishtown near the Delaware River.

This German-style beer garden features everything you love about German drinks and food.

I love this spot because you feel like you’re on vacation in Germany, not in Philly.

They only serve beer and wine here, but the beer list is large.

I always go with a German beer like their Warsteiner, but they have beer sangria that isn’t for everyone but well worth a try if you’re here.

Franky Bradley’s

1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 735-0735
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In the Midtown Village is Franky Bradley’s. Even though it’s only been open since 2015, it’s quickly become a local favorite, especially for singles.

It has a more intimate atmosphere, but it’s still great for getting to know new people.

You’ll find beer, wine, and cocktails on the menu and a great happy hour.

Their wine selection is excellent, but their cocktails are where it’s at.

I love the Doberman and purple rain options.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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