One of our all time favorite weekend road trips is Philly–a city that keeps on keeping it real. It’s only a couple of hours away and it has so many great neighborhoods and places to hang out. Near the top of the Philly list has to be the venerable dive bar Bob & Barbara’s. The decor is one of the most pleasurable archives of Pabst Blue Ribbon you could ever imagine (just go, it can not be explained in words). For $3.50 you get a shot of whiskey and a can of beer (Pabst of course) and a huge dose of good vibes. On the weekends you also get The Crowd Pleasers playing jazz late into the night. Fueled by the organ and kept steady by the sax and drums, this band earns their living by putting on a solid show every Friday and Saturday evening. Bob & Barbara’s is exactly how we like our bars–cheap drinks, live jazz, good times, good crowds, and a little bit of grit. Thank you Philly.
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