Every city needs a restaurant with a great raw bar. In Philly, The Oyster House is it. I go here for the 5 - 7 happy hour before Phillies games and before other evening events in the city througout the year. Buck a shuck oysters and $3 beers with a creative and varied beer selection (that constantly changes). You also have a choice of about 10 other varieties of oysters plus clams and other chilled seafood. Best gin selection of any bar in the city. Why drink vodka when you can have gin? Great vodka has no taste. Someone has to explain that to me some day.
We followed with snapper soup for which they are justifiably famous. And some Manhattan claim chowder that had a nice kick to it. Dinner was red drum served with a red bell pepper sauce that was a perfect complement to the fish. And some red potatoes and fresh green beans. Simply delicious.
In and out in 75 minutes and in time for the first pitch at CB Park.
If you're visiting Philly and want to get a cocktail or a few nice brews and some great seafood in an unpretentious, but nicely laid out and cool place to hang, this is your spot.
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