IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: Esquire Names Philly Late Night Capital Of The United States Of Eating

Esquire‘s September issue, on newsstands August 13th, ranks American cities by their late night eats offerings and guess who’s number one? Look in the mirror Philadelphia. You are the new ‘Late Night Capital Of The United States.’ Just don’t look at the scale.

“Once referred to as the ‘workshop of the world,’ the great factory city of Philadelphia still has a third-shift appetite:  It gets hungry after midnight.  And it doesn’t hurt that the local love for microbrewing, dating to the late 1600s, shows up on beer lists so intricately compiled they’d be described as curated in more pretentious cities. (Yes, Brooklyn, I mean you).  Epic jukeboxes and random dartboards, roasted meat and melted cheese, super-hard-to-find beers and whiskey neat – all served up without judgment in an American stronghold for going big into the wee hours:  Welcome to the dark side.” MORE