I adore this city, but it is sadly not a big cocktail drinking one. There are a couple of places doing good work.
The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co.
The cocktail bar in Philadelphia. This beautiful bar has a sizable cocktail list sure to have something for everyone.
Location: 112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Vernick Food and Drink
A concise cocktail list with mainly modern cocktails with a few classics. The list changes with the season.
Location: 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hop Sing Laundromat
This cash only speakeasy bar is the first bar I have ever been to that upon checking my ID, took it to a back room. Then Googled me before letting me in. It was quite strange. And even now I am not sure how I feel about it. That aside the cocktails are pretty good. The fairly long list is a bit uneven, but some really good stuff worth trying.
Location: 1029 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107