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Bar Guide

The Temple News encourages students to explore Philly’s bar scene and drinking culture. Philadelphia has a vibrant and interesting drinking culture. Each spring, The Temple News explores Philly’s bar scene with our Bar Guide insert [“The Temple News presents: Bar Guide 2012,” B1]. This year, The Temple News took a different approach to our staff’s… Read more »

The Temple News encourages students to explore Philly’s bar scene and drinking culture.

Philadelphia has a vibrant and interesting drinking culture. Each spring, The Temple News explores Philly’s bar scene with our Bar Guide insert [“The Temple News presents: Bar Guide 2012,” B1]. This year, The Temple News took a different approach to our staff’s favorite insert.

In the words of Arts & Entertainment Editor Kara Savage, there are more than 500 bars in the Philadelphia area, and it’s impossible to pick just 15 or 20. So we didn’t. In fact, we didn’t rank anything. This year, we wanted our Bar Guide to be more of an actual guide to Philly’s awesome bar scene, rather than a list of what our favorite bars as a staff were. From homebrewing, bar food to some great margarita happy hour recommendations, we hope this year’s issue will inspire you to explore this aspect of Philly’s culture.

The Temple News is realistic that a lot of college students who are 21-years-old go to bars in their free time. We do not in any way promote underage drinking, and aim to be socially responsible. But the bar scene is a big part of Philadelphia, and a big part of the social life for many members of the Temple community. Our Arts & Entertainment section produces the Bar Guide insert every spring in alignment with the goals of the section: to act as a bridge for Temple students to the arts and culture scene of Philadelphia. The drinking scene is a part of Philadelphia culture.

There aren’t enough pages in the paper to touch on every aspect of Philadelphia’s drinking scene, or explore even a fraction of our staff’s favorite bars. This insert aims to focus on current trends and some hot spots that students who are new to the bar scene, new to Philadelphia or just looking for a change of pace can utilize and enjoy.

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