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November 21, 2017

Top 10 Thanksgiving Eve bars in Philly, according to Uber

Ride-sharing service crunched numbers to see what watering holes brought them the most business

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McGillin's Old Ale House Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

McGillin's Old Ale House is a rather popular destination for Uber users on Thanksgiving Eve.

I got an email from Uber the other day. I opened, read it, saw that my rider rating is 0.12 away from perfect and committed to finding whichever drivers are responsible for that.

Also, it asked if I would check out their “Where Philadelphia Uber riders celebrate Thanksgiving Eve” post. Sounded interesting. So, I looked and decided to share it with you all in case you didn’t already receive it.

There was a Top 10 list that used “anonymized trip data” to determine “where Philadelphia’s Uber riders raised a glass on Thanksgiving Eve.”

“Philly is blessed with some of the most distinctive bars in the states,” it continued. “Whether you crave venerable tradition or the latest hipster discovery, Philadelphia won’t disappoint.

“The taps are flowing, and the corks are being pulled as the city awaits drinkers determined to get a round in before the holidays.”

Yes, this is all so very true. Listen, I don't agree with framing this as the Top 10 Thanksgiving Eve bars in Philly, but that would take a separate post altogether (and both Krupa's and Billy Murphy's Irish Saloonery would be on it.)

In any event, here are the Uber-data driven rankings, listed from 10 to 1.

Spoiler alert: Seven are in Center City, one in South Philly and a pair on Frankford Avenue between Girard and Thompson.


10. Time (1315 Sansom St.)

9. Woody’s (202 S. 13th St.)

8. Bru Craft & Wurst (1316 Chestnut)

7. Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave.)

6. Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.)

5. Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.)

4. Field House (1150 Filbert St.)

3. Fox and Hound (1501 Spruce St.)

2. Xfinity Live! (1100 Pattison Ave.)

1. McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.)

So, there you have it. Enjoy yourselves on the biggest drinking night of the year and be careful not to walk in the street.