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Bars in Philly with Free Wi-Fi Access

Internet access has become a natural part of life, and most of our phones are mini computers themselves. For those times when you want to sip a cold brew while typing notes, share a glass of wine while reviewing a project, or just browse the net while savoring a Sazerac, here are some of the best drinking establishments around town that can hook you up, literally. Know of place that should be included on this list? Give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter, and let us know. 

Bars Open for Lunch or Earlier

12 Steps Down (831 Christian St.; 215-238-0379) Opens at 11 AM
At 12 Steps Down, you can smoke while you drink and drink while you surf the web.

Bainbridge Street Barrel House (625 S 6th St.; 267-324-3553) Opens at 11 AM
Enjoy great food and great brews just off South Street while you work.

The Bards (2013 Walnut St.; 215-569-9585) Opens at 11 AM
Expansive Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the entire bar and restaurant, free of charge.

Bierstube (206 Market St.; 215-922-2958) Opens at 5 PM Mon-Wed; 11 AM Thu-Fri
Philadelphia’s first bar to install USB charging outlets in every seat is an obvious spot to get free Wi-Fi. There’s no shortage of outlets or beer, and you can even purchase a 3-in-1 charging cable at the bar for a mere $3.69.

Bottle Bar East (1308 Frankford Ave.; 267-909-8867) Opens at 12 PM
With over 500 bottles and 8 taps to choose from you could work here for a long time before having to repeat a beer.

BRU (1318 Chestnut St.; 215-800-1079) Opens at 11 AM
After you pour your own beer at BRU, you can connect to their Wi-Fi and brag to all your friends without using any of your precious mobile data. 

Cavanaugh's Headhouse (421 S 2nd St.; 215-928-9307) Opens at 11 AM
If you enjoy sipping whiskey while you work, try Cavanaugh's Headhouse and the Whiskey Passport program.

Chickie and Pete's (1526 Packer Ave.; 215-218-0500) Opens at 11 AM
Follow the games on TV and online with the free connection, available in the sports lounge, dining room and outdoor seating.

City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.; 215-662-0105) Opens at 11:30 AM
Set up shop next to a fire pit on the elevated deck with a high-speed Internet connection. The password-protected Wi-Fi is available to all patrons, free of charge.

Coffee Bar (1701 Locust St.; 215-789-6136) Opens at 6:30 AM
Grab a coffee and danish to start the day and work into the afternoon hours and finish with a beer or some wine at this Center City joint. 

Cooperage (601 Walnut St.; 215-226-2667) Opens at 11 AM
Cooperage is a cool spot to set up shop for the day. Enjoy good wine, whiskey, beers, and Wi-Fi.

Devil's Den (1148 S 11th St.; 215-339-0855) Opens at 11 AM
Working from a bar beats working from home any day. It's even better when the bar has a great tap list, and they do growler fills. 

Eulogy (136 Chestnut St.; 215-413-1918) Opens at 5 PM Mon-Wed; 11 AM Thu-Fri
This Old City bar has a huge selection of Belgian beers in bottles and on tap. We've heard they pair well with work deadlines.  

Fado Irish Pub (1500 Locust St.; 215-893-9700) Opens at 11:30 AM
Coverage includes the entire pub, but requires patrons to purchase a pint of Guinness (or anything else will do, though perhaps not win as much respect) before they can log on to the connection.

The Field House (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520) Opens at 11:30 AM
Conventioneers in search of a break or shoppers at Reading Terminal Market can hook into the password-protected signal at no cost by asking their bartender or server.

Fox & Hound (1501 Spruce St.; 215-732-8610) Opens at 11 AM
If you like sports, free Wi-Fi, and/or $2 beers on Tuesdays, this is your place.

Grace Tavern (2229 Grays Ferry Ave.; 215-893-9580) Opens at 11:30 AM
Ask and ye shall receive. The Wi-Fi password that is. 

Grey Lodge Pub (6235 Frankford Ave.; 215-856-3591) Opens at 10 AM
Do some work and drink some beer at this renown beer bar in the Northeast.

Kraftwork (541 E Girard Ave.; 215-739-1700) Opens at 12 PM
If you're hanging in Fishtown and need some Wi-Fi, Kraftwork has got you covered.

Lucha Cartel (207 Chestnut St.; 215-625-8605) Closed Mon; Opens at 11 AM Tue-Fri
Looking for some tasty guac and free Wi-Fi in Old City? Look no further.

Manayunk Brewing (4120 Main St.; 215-482-8220) Opens at 11 AM
If you have to do some work or browse the internet, it might as well be at a brewery. 

McGillin's Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562) Opens at 11 AM
With a signal as reliable as the oldest bar in the city, drinkers can hook into the network called 'Free Beer' to get service without a password.

McGlinchey's Bar & Grill (259 S 15th St.; 215-735-1259) Opens at 10:30 AM
Dive bars aren't known for their frills, but Wi-Fi comes standard at McGlinchey's.

Misconduct Tavern (1511 Locust St.; 215-732-5797) Opens at 11:30 AM
Slip away from the office and work at 15th and Locust for the afternoon. You won't have to deal with your annoying officemate, and you can drink a beer or two!

National Mechanics (22 S 3rd St.; 215-701-4883) Opens 5 PM Mon; 11 AM Tue-Fri
In case you still haven't found Wi-Fi in Old City. They also have some pretty cool decor, and the beer isn't bad either!

Paddy Whacks (150 South St.; 215-464-7544) Opens at 11 AM
South Street partiers can find a bit of respite in this free and easy Wi-Fi connection which covers both indoor and outdoor seating.

Plough & the Stars (123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300) Opens at 11:30 AM
If you're jonesing for Wi-Fi and some traditional Irish pub grub in Old City, The Plough is for you. 

PYT (1050 N Hancock St.; 215-964-9009) Opens at 11:30 AM
They don't only have crazy burger concoctions like the deep fried hot pocket burger and the deep fried PBR burger here. They also have Wi-Fi.

South Philadelphia Tap Room (1509 Mifflin St.; 215-271-7787) Opens at 11 AM
As you’d expect from this relaxed craft beer pub, no password is necessary for coverage and is offered to guests throughout the entire dining room.

Tap Room on 19th (2400 S 19th St.; 267-687-7817) Opens at 11 AM
For some South Philly Wi-Fi action, head to Tap Room on 19th.

Tria Rittenhouse (123 S 18th St.; 215-972-8742) Opens at 12 PM
One of three Tria locations around the city. All have Wi-Fi, all have amazing wine, cheese, and beer.

Tria Washington Square West (1137 Spruce St.; 215-629-9200) Opens at 12 PM
Tria part two of three. More awesome wines, cheeses, and beer await.

Tria Taproom (2005 Walnut St.; 215-557-8277) Opens at 12 PM
Tria part three of three. Here you can get wine, beer, cider, or soda on tap, all while enjoying free Wi-Fi.

Wrap Shack (120 S 18th St.; 215-569-1666) Opens at 11 AM
You can't say no to a good wrap. What makes these wraps even better are the craft brews on tap and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected while you sip and savor.

XFINITY Live! (1100 Pattison Ave.; 855-406-4119) Opens at 11 AM
If you need to stay connected during a game, try XFINITY Live! for beer, food, fun, and of course, sports.

Yards Tasting Room (901 N Delaware Ave.; 215-634-2600) Opens at 12 PM
That brewery tour didn't really happen unless you post on Facebook and Instagram about it. Luckily, the tasting room at Yards has free Wi-Fi so you can connect and post away.

Bars Open for Late Lunch and Dinner

a.bar (135 S 18th St.; 215-825-7035) Opens at 3 PM
This Rittenhouse raw bar allows you to work while you slurp. Slurp up some fresh oysters that is.

Amis (412 S 13th St.; 215-732-2647) Opens at 5 PM
This Vetri-owned bar and restaurant might not open until 5 PM during the week, but you're welcome to do some late night research or writing using their free Wi-Fi.

Ashton Cigar Bar (1522 Walnut St.; 267-3500-0000) Opens at 4 PM
Because a little whiskey and a cigar can really help your productivity. 

Bierstube (206 Market St.; 215-922-2958) Opens at 5 PM Mon-Wed; 11 AM Thu-Fri
Philadelphia’s first bar to install USB charging outlets in every seat is an obvious spot to get free Wi-Fi. There’s no shortage of outlets or beer, and you can even purchase a 3-in-1 charging cable at the bar for a mere $3.69.

Eulogy (136 Chestnut St.; 215-413-1918) Opens at 5 PM Mon-Wed; 11 AM Thu-Fri
This Old City bar has a huge selection of Belgian beers in bottles and on tap. We've heard they pair well with work deadlines.  

Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-3338) Opens at 4 PM
What’s better than drinking in a beer garden on a nice sunny day? Doing it with free Wi-Fi and a beer that comes in a massive stein.

National Mechanics (22 S 3rd St.; 215-701-4883) Opens 5 PM Mon; 11 AM Tue-Fri
In case you still haven't found Wi-Fi in Old City. They also have some pretty cool decor, and the beer isn't bad either!

Pennsylvania 6 (114 S 12th St.; 267-639-5609) Opens at 4 PM
Another bar where you can sip, slurp, and type. Again, we're talking about oysters here.

Photo: Flickr user kalleboo


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