'Tis the season for holiday happenings big and small. But where to go this month for a festive drink with friends? Inquirer Food Critic Craig LaBan gives us his picks.
LaBan: Few restaurants in town dress up for Christmas with as much cheer as The Dandelion near Rittenhouse Square. Cozy up next to one of the roaring fireplaces with a pint of good, malty English bitters.
If you're doing Hanukkah, Abe Fisher has one of the most underrated bar programs in town, but also with plenty of Ashkenazi shtick (try the Cynar-based "All My Friends") to wash down the latkes and chicken with black truffle kugel for its Hanukkah dinner menu on Dec. 13.
I'm always in a celebratory mood when the drinks come with lots of oysters, so try the Olde Bar and drink with the ghosts of Bookbinders past.