Vintage, 129 S. 13th St., 4-6 p.m. Monday to Friday
While the rest of the 13th Street restaurant row in Washington Square West throbs with energy (Sampan, Double Knot, El Vez, Lolita), Jason Evenchik's storefront wine-bar charmer is dialed down. The low-lit Vintage is an homage to Paris, where he and wife Delphine lived before relocating to Philly in 2002. Mackenzie Hilton's brasserie-style menu pairs well with the 60 wines available by the glass.
At happy hour, $6 bubbly or sangria, $5 select wines, and $4 beers are offered with fries ($3), a half-portion of mussels ($7), a charcuterie plate ($7), and the fig and Gorgonzola bruschetta, a mélange of sweet and tart, smooth and crunchy.