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These are some of the very best bar and restaurant t-shirts in Philly.
These are some of the very best bar and restaurant t-shirts in Philly.

The Best Bar & Restaurant T-Shirts in Philly

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These are some of the very best bar and restaurant t-shirts in Philly.

One of the defining characteristics of the Philly food and bar set is an undying dedication to ones favorite watering holes and restaurants, and an intense evangelism of said places to out-of-town visitors and blog/magazine lists. And, what better way to show your support other than wearing a t-shirt from your favorite spot, some of which are pretty damn cool in their own right.

To help you out, we've put together a list of our favorite shirts from across the city, from the well-known ones (Federal Donuts), to the classic spots we didn't even knew had shirts for sale (Drity Frank's, anyone?). Either way, there's a t-shirt for everyone, whether you're into clever joke-y slogans, or just want something cool to show off to your friends.

Think we missed a good one? Add it to the comments below and a link to how fellow readers can get a hold of one. Afterwards, we can load them all up into the biggest, fastest t-shirt cannon in the world, which shoots 100 shirts per minute and lives right here in Philly.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alla Spina

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1410 Mt Vernon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 600-0017
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Vetri’s Italian gastropub brewed up shirts inspired by Italian soccer jerseys that are part of the servers’ uniforms for $30. They have phrases on them, like: “Give me a woman who drinks beer and I will conquer the world,” or “One who drinks beer will live to be 100 years old.”

2. Federal Donuts

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1632 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 687-8258
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“I went to Federal Donuts and all they had was this lousy T-shirt.” So read the original Federal Donuts tees. They’ve upped the ante with new shirts that say, “Why don’t you make more chicken?” Who doesn’t like some cheek in their loungewear?

3. Hot Diggity

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630 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 886-9253
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Sweat Hawk Krall? Yeah, we do too. Hot Diggity sells his Philly Surf ‘n Turf menu item print as a shirt ($18).

4. Varga Bar

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941 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-5200
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You know Varga’s scandalous pin-up girl calendars? They come in T-shirt form now, with “If you tap it, they will come” emblazoned over the image of a buxom young lady and a beer barrel.

5. Oyster House

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1516 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 567-7683
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You should pick up one of the Oyster House’s “Eat Oysters, Love Longer” T-shirts ($20, available at restaurant only) with 70s-style script and logo.

6. La Calaca Feliz

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2321 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 787-9930
The food at Tim Spinner's La Calaca Feliz is pretty damned good, but the Rocky Steps-themed Calaca t-shirts are definitely worth the trip to Fairmount.

7. Cantina Dos Segundos

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931 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 629-0555
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Both Los Caballitos and Dos Segundos sell T-shirts, but we're partial to the latter which suggests we all “Eat More Goat.” They’re $10 each.

8. Royal Tavern

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937 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 389-6694
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The signature “Royal Burger” tee will set you back $12, but zero calories. The famed burger at this cult favorite gastropub, on the other hand, is another story. [Photo: Road Food]

9. Khyber Pass Pub

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56 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-5888
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When not designing hot dog menus, Hawk Krall keeps himself busy designing T-shirts, apparently. Pick up a "Hawk Krall Po-Boy” tee at the Khyber for 10 bucks.

10. Milkboy Philadelphia

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1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-6455
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No clever slogans on MilkBoy’s tops for sale, but they’re worth a mention for being super-soft (they’re American Apparel brand) and of legit quality. There are hoodies ($35), V-necks and round necks ($10) in a variety of colors and sizes.

11. The Industry Bar

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1401 E Moyamensing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 271-9500
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Have $20? Pick up a T-shirt that says: “We work more than you. We drink more than you. We eat parts of the pig that you won’t.”

12. Dirty Frank's

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347 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-5010
The Dirty Frank's shirt is simple, just the same as the bar. “Dirty Frank’s” on the front, “Cash Only” on the back. They’re $15. Need to know anything else? [Photo: Facebook]

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1. Alla Spina

1410 Mt Vernon St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Vetri’s Italian gastropub brewed up shirts inspired by Italian soccer jerseys that are part of the servers’ uniforms for $30. They have phrases on them, like: “Give me a woman who drinks beer and I will conquer the world,” or “One who drinks beer will live to be 100 years old.”
1410 Mt Vernon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

2. Federal Donuts

1632 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
“I went to Federal Donuts and all they had was this lousy T-shirt.” So read the original Federal Donuts tees. They’ve upped the ante with new shirts that say, “Why don’t you make more chicken?” Who doesn’t like some cheek in their loungewear?
1632 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Hot Diggity

630 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sweat Hawk Krall? Yeah, we do too. Hot Diggity sells his Philly Surf ‘n Turf menu item print as a shirt ($18).
630 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

4. Varga Bar

941 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
You know Varga’s scandalous pin-up girl calendars? They come in T-shirt form now, with “If you tap it, they will come” emblazoned over the image of a buxom young lady and a beer barrel.
941 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Oyster House

1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
You should pick up one of the Oyster House’s “Eat Oysters, Love Longer” T-shirts ($20, available at restaurant only) with 70s-style script and logo.
1516 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

6. La Calaca Feliz

2321 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135
The food at Tim Spinner's La Calaca Feliz is pretty damned good, but the Rocky Steps-themed Calaca t-shirts are definitely worth the trip to Fairmount.
2321 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135

7. Cantina Dos Segundos

931 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Both Los Caballitos and Dos Segundos sell T-shirts, but we're partial to the latter which suggests we all “Eat More Goat.” They’re $10 each.
931 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

8. Royal Tavern

937 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
The signature “Royal Burger” tee will set you back $12, but zero calories. The famed burger at this cult favorite gastropub, on the other hand, is another story. [Photo: Road Food]
937 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. Khyber Pass Pub

56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
When not designing hot dog menus, Hawk Krall keeps himself busy designing T-shirts, apparently. Pick up a "Hawk Krall Po-Boy” tee at the Khyber for 10 bucks.
56 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Milkboy Philadelphia

1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
No clever slogans on MilkBoy’s tops for sale, but they’re worth a mention for being super-soft (they’re American Apparel brand) and of legit quality. There are hoodies ($35), V-necks and round necks ($10) in a variety of colors and sizes.
1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. The Industry Bar

1401 E Moyamensing Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Have $20? Pick up a T-shirt that says: “We work more than you. We drink more than you. We eat parts of the pig that you won’t.”
1401 E Moyamensing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

12. Dirty Frank's

347 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Dirty Frank's shirt is simple, just the same as the bar. “Dirty Frank’s” on the front, “Cash Only” on the back. They’re $15. Need to know anything else? [Photo: Facebook]
347 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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