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 The Isle 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 The Isle 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 off of Main Street to get your holiday party started:

Union Tap House: Cozy and comfortable, Union Tap House, a mile from your The Isle apartment, is a beer lover’s paradise. With more than a dozen craft beers on tap, and a bottle and can list of nearly 70 brews, drinkers of all tastes can get suited at Union Tap House. The pub hosts its weekly Quizzo game on Wednesdays, so brush up on your turkey trivia for Thanksgiving Eve!


Paper Street Pub: This gastropub, a half-mile from your The Isle apartment, draws an eclectic crowd that is just as diverse as its menu. Chow down on pizza and pub grub while you sip from any number of Paper Street’s craft beers or daily specials.


Tavern on Ridge: This tavern is a relatively new addition to Roxborough but is already a hit. Located one mile from your The Isle apartment, the pub is a laidback spot to socialize with old friends and new. It is also a great find for gamers, who will love the pinball machines, Skeeball, darts and vintage arcade games like Pacman.


Union Tap House

4801 Umbria St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Paper Street Pub

4630 Umbria St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Tavern on Ridge

6080 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128