Callowhill: The Mike McCann Team’s Insider Guide

Philadelphia’s Callowhill is one of Philly’s most youthful and upbeat neighborhoods. The area is packed with great food, fun bars and a diverse selection of music venues. Whether you are looking for a night on the town or a new place to live, you will definitely find what you are looking for in Callowhill!


Callowhill is a Mike McCann Team favorite destination for exciting and distinct restaurants. Sazon Restaurant and Cafe is one of our favorite spots in the city because of their authentic Venezuelan food and friendly, right-at-home atmosphere. Bufad is a neighborhood favorite that specializes in wood fired pizza in a hip and chic environment. Café Lift has a unique concept that we are absolutely on board with; they serve brunch all day long. With menu options ranging from buttermilk pancakes to margherita pizza, there’s something to satisfy your craving any time of day. Jose’s Tacos is another great Callowhill spot, serving up authentic Mexican food like you have never had before.  Get yourself down to Callowhill and take advantage of these amazing restaurants!


Callowhill has plenty of bars to choose from and if you do a little research we are sure you will find one that is just your style. Prohibition Taproom has hearty, high class bar food, an impressive beer, wine and cocktail menu, funky décor and a fun atmosphere. The Trestle Inn is a fabulously divey spot with great drinks and a fun, anything goes atmosphere. Check it out; it may become your new favorite dive bar. The Institute is all about great food, great beer and great times – they have an amazing staff and a comfortable atmosphere. Come out and drink up!


If you are heading out to Callowhill make sure that you are prepared for a rockin’ time. This neighborhood has a ton of music venues to choose from and a constant supply of live concerts. Union Transfer has quickly become one of Philly’s favorite venues, putting a new spin on the Philly music scene. New kids on the block, Philamoca, are reinventing entertainment with a diverse variety of film screenings and performances in a spooky mausoleum setting. Head over to Silk City Diner for music and munchies. Don’t forget to order their famous french fries! Underground Arts is a cultural hub for everything artistic and obscure in Philadelphia. Come out and discover new artists and musicians! Let us not forget the beloved Electric Factory. The Electric Factory is the home away from home for every Philly music lover and almost every Philadelphian has fond memories of this classic venue. As you can see, this area is a great place to take in some quality entertainment.

Callowhill is a great destination for Philly foodies and thrill seekers. Come for a visit and find out what all of the buzz is about!

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