Though today more often identified with its African-American and Italian populations, Philly actually has a long, deeply ingrained German heritage as well (which, according to linguists, is the main historical source to blame for our lamentable "Philly ax-ent"). 

So come on down to this convivial South Street bierhalle, opened in 2009, to hoist a frothy mug—you can choose from 30 kinds of hearty German brews on tap and another 89 in bottles (though some of those are from Belgium)—and dig into platters of schnitzel and würste, spätzle and strudel.  You can even order bratwurst by the meter. Prost!