3 Corner Bars to Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve


From turkey to stuffing to mashed potatoes, eating takes center stage on Thanksgiving! On the night before, however, drinking is the focus, as partiers celebrate the holiday at bars, restaurants and clubs. Thanksgiving Eve is a big party night here in Philly, including at spots all around your Edgewater apartment. The popularity of the night out means many venues will be crowded and cramped, which can hinder your outing if you’re trying to catch up with out-of-town friends who’ve returned for the holiday, or if you’re looking to blow off some steam from a hectic pre-holiday work week.

Thankfully, a number of the watering holes near your Edgewater apartment have a corner bar-type feel, offering ample opportunities for visitors to kick back, and enjoy both a good brew and good conversation. Here are a few of the best bars to get your holiday party started:

Victor’s Bar: If you’re looking to kick off your Thanksgiving Eve party on the right foot, start your night at Victor’s Bar, five blocks from your Edgewater apartment. The new Rittenhouse hot spot is a casual and comfortable space with wood-paneled walls and an extensive selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Victor’s features all-day specials as well as daily happy hour, so if you’re looking to save some dough on your night out, this is a great spot to do it.


Drinker’s: With two floors and daily specials (including $1.50 tacos until 1 a.m.!), Drinker’s, six blocks from your Edgewater apartment, is a festive and fun neighborhood pub. Play a game of pool or enjoy your drinks and dishes overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chestnut Street.


Raven Lounge: No matter what type of vibe you’re looking for, Raven Lounge can deliver. Located one mile from your Edgewater apartment, Raven offers three floors, each with several bars and different atmospheres. It hosts comedy shows, open-mic events, Quizzo games and more, and features spaces great for dancing, drinking or socializing, so you can feel like you’re on a Thanksgiving Eve pub crawl without ever leaving the building.


Victor’s Bar

2101 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA




1903 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Raven Lounge

1718 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103