all the details about where down and dirty TV star Anthony Bourdain went when he was filming for the Travel Channel in Philly this summer. Tonight at 9 PM, The Layover episode on the City of Brotherly Love will finally air. Many of the bars and restaurants Bourdain made a stop at are hosting viewing parties, so you can take in the show in the same surroundings you see on air. Check out where to watch, below.
The Fishtown tavern is dedicating all the big screens upstairs to showing the episode, and is combining the viewing party with a fund-raiser for The Food Trust. Philadelphia Distilling has donated Bluecoat gin and Penn 1681 vodka, so $2 from each cocktail sold will go to the nonprofit. Doors open at 8 PM (215-739-9684).
Sound will be on as the show airs at the Vetri Family North Broad beer bar, and Foobooz has the word that specials for the viewing party include $3 Victory Via Weisse drafts, $7 negronis on tap and $2 off all other drafts (215-600-0017).
This 13th Street trattoria is the Vetri Family spot where Bourdain actually ate dinner, and the TV show will play here with sound. The party really gets going afterwards, though, when the monthly Industry Night kicks off at 10 PM. Melograno is the guest for December, so you can expect an Italian holiday feast. Bring your industry pay stub and the food is gratis (215-732-2647).
First a website and now a spot on a national TV show? The 13th Street dive bar was one of Bourdain’s late night stops, and you can be sure the crowd will be appropriately raucous at the Layover showing here (215-732-5010).
It was the Old City outpost Bourdain stopped at for a spice kick, but because of the space, it’s the University City location of Han Chiang’s Sichuan spot that will host the viewing party. Food and drink specials are promised (215-222-3711).
Pen & Pencil Club
This historic journalist club on Latimer Street in Center City was where Bourdain threw down for a game of rock-paper-scissors with Michael Solomonov. There’s a full bar, but the kitchen is closed on Mondays, so pizza will be ordered in for the viewing (215-731-9909).