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5 Philly Spots for Live Music

Enjoy bites, brews and local bands at these spots around the city

Music fans in Philly can sample bites, beers and unforgettable shows nightly at venues all over town. Catch some of our best jazz and funk artists at Time (1315 Sansom St., 215.985.4800), which boasts 20 taps, 166 varieties of whiskey and a full kitchen. At World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St., 215.222.1400) in University City, enjoy an eclectic food menu as artists like Joan Osborne and Toy Soldiers take to two stages seven nights a week. In up-and-coming Fishtown, Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave., 215.739.9684) serves craft brews and fine bar fare downstairs, and maintains a busy calendar of rock ’n’ roll on the second floor. Veterans of the music and restaurant industries joined forces to create MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St., 215.925.MILK). The downstairs menu features modern takes on comfort food classics, while the upstairs, standing-room-only performance space buzzes with everything from hip-hop to indie rock. If you prefer to sit back while you take in your tunes, head to Old City’s intimate acoustic venue Tin Angel (20 S. Second St., 215.928.0978), located above international eatery Serrano.