It's common knowledge by now that Philly has gone completely nuts for beer gardens. They've been completely dominating the conversation this summer: They've popped up on just about every corner, their legal standing has been brought into question, we've been asked to sign petitions to save them, we've been asked to shut up about them, we've been assured they're probably safe for the moment, at least. And plenty of you have been following all of this intently, presumably in between sun-drenched sips of shandy.
But others of you do not care. Some of you have never cared and will never care. So to ensure there is something on this site for you, here are 15 bars where you can just drink while mostly avoiding the sun and entirely avoiding the peer pressure to join in endless rounds of cornhole.
These are just a start: 15 great places that come to mind when we think of the opposite of sunshine, fresh air, elaborately landscaped vistas, and diversionary amusements. OK, they're mostly dive bars, which is what happens when you give preference to places with scant or no windows and then give bonus points if patrons still smoke inside. That said, we intentionally left off a ton of dank, windowless haunts that don't open until the evening, because it's pretty easy to avoid the sun at night.
Got another favorite place you think fits in? Nominate it in the comments, via the tipline, or tell us on Twitter or Facebook. We'll add to the map whichever nominees we see fit to add, based entirely on our own whims and finicky, hard-to-pin-down definitions.
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