Best Jazz Club: Jazz enthusiasts come from far and wide to experience Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, an intimate Northern Liberties venue that has hosted some of the top names in jazz on its small stage.
Best Live Music Venue: An intimate venue with spectacular acoustics, World Café Live hosts a diverse lineup of small- and bigger-name acts.
Best Dance Club and Diner All in One: One of the hottest dance clubs in Northern Liberties, Silk City also has an adjoining upscale diner and second bar area.
Best Dive Bar: More than just a dive bar, Bob & Barbara’s is a local institution. The $3 special — a shot of whiskey and a can of PBR — can’t be beat, and a wide array of events throughout the week attract a diverse clientele.
Best Quizzo Game: In a city where competitive bar sports are all the rage, there is no shortage of intense Quizzo (team trivia) games. Fergie’s has the best — with big prizes and fierce competition.
Best Bar Burger: Locals come to Good Dog as often for the eponymous burger as they do for the chill bar scene.
Best Wine Bar: The food, microbrews, and of course, the wine are spectacular at Tria. Now with two locations, you’re never far from delicious cheese and a perfect Riesling.
Best Gay Nightlife: Woody’s, the center of gay nightlife in Philly for nearly 30 years, boasts a variety of spaces, moods, and themed nights that appeal to a wide variety of gay men, and also some women. The alley behind it is home to Sisters, the only club in town specifically devoted to lesbians, complete with a lively upstairs dance floor.