I had recently discovered Chick's Wine Bar in the Bella Vista area of Philadelphia. I normally don't cross Broad to eat since I am chained to my studio ( the chain, not me, doesn't cross broad). Chick's is everything I want in a wine bar. There has been a lot of wine bars opening up in Philadelphia recently and they are too much for me. I don't want to feel like a snooty tutti frutti jerk to get wine and I don't want to feel stupid. But I want to be in a place that has yummy food to go with the wine. Chick's looks like a pub, which I like, but is actually a delicious wine and beer bar. It has this beautiful dark wood bar and brick exterior along with outside seating. The staff is really friendly and not pushy yet very informed. Me likes. If you like bacon, they have this magical date stuffed with some amazing cheese and wrapped in bacon. Sorry for the terrible description, I just know I ate it up.
Chick's Café & Wine Bar
614 S 7th St