by JASON SHEEHAN in PhillyMag.com
Midtown Village (and the Gayborhood within it) is proof of all the theories for building heat and capturing lightning. It’s an area that showcases diversity, density and new blood: where the idea of money following money is borne out most fully, where the slow build and the tipping point have reached their logical conclusions. Walk here on almost any night of the week and you’ll see Philadelphia at its most vital and alive.
Tucked inside the larger Midtown Village neighborhood, the Gayborhood is an enclave known for lively nightspots and excellent restaurants.
Running from Pine Street to Chestnut Street and 11th Street to Broad Street, the area offers a variety of cuisines, price points and unique settings from which to choose.
Find a handful of diverse restaurants from powerhouse duo Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, like the throwback Bud & Marilyn’s and the Spanish-inspired Jamonera.
An array of other hotspots line the lively 13th Street corridor and its offshoots, including Double Knot, serving up modern Japanese food and top-notch coffee, and Tredici Enoteca, which features a wide selection of wines and small plates.
Read on for our roundup of great spots to dine in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, arranged in alphabetical order.