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City Tavern

138 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Politics were not only conducted in the state house, they were often done after hours over food and drink, where the great issues of the day continued to be discussed by friends. John Adams called this tavern “the most genteel in America.” George Washington often met with his advisors and friends in a small upstairs room. The Proverbs remind us that “he who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” (13:20, NIV). The wise men of early America ate and debated together here in the spirit of Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (NIV).

Although this is a restored building, it is built according to its original plans. If these walls could speak, they would reveal the most passionate concerns and sensitive secrets of the Constitutional Convention. Here you will find original recipes of our nation’s founders still being served today. Bon Appetit!