Just booked a Bario Neal appointment at our Philadelphia studio to talk engagement rings or wedding bands? We’ve created a shop where everyone will be comfortable, where there’s no pressure and no preconceived notions, and where you’ll have fun creating a custom designed jewelry piece or browsing our collection. So why not make a day of it?
Whether you’re coming from 20 blocks away or another state, explore the neighborhood we call home before or after your appointment. We’re big fans of local businesses like us, and there’s plenty of great spots to grab a bite, shop for sustainable goods, and just soak up why we love Philly.
We’ve designed this neighborhood guide to help you plan your visit. These are the places we eat, shop, and play too. Each map link will give you walking directions from Bario Neal.
Bistrot La Minette — Just steps from the Bario Neal shop, this is where we love to happy hour! On a pretty day, head for the patio at this traditional French food eatery where the escargot never disappoints. MAP
Alyan’s Restaurant — Our go-to for fresh Middle Eastern cuisine, from falafel to chicken shawarma, this is the type of eatery locals in the know want to keep a secret. But we have to share because how can we deny you their toasty warm pita? MAP
Di Bruno Bros. — A 75-year-old South Philly icon, this Italian Market shop is fun for the eyes and the taste buds. Hanging meats. Antipasti. Jars of colorful sauces. And so many cheeses that they had to produce a whole catalog about them. MAP
Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen — City delis overuse “famous,” but here the description is truly deserved. Visitors come from all over for the unbelievably stacked corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. Even vegetarians should go — for the chocolate chip cookies. MAP
Federal Donuts — Would you walk nearly a mile for a peanut butter malt donut? The Bario Neal team would (and does). Foodies also trek here from all over the world for their Korean-style fried chicken. MAP
The Good King Tavern — For a day of sparkle times two, go from your Bario Neal personalized engagement ring appointment to this French-inspired pub where the happy hour deal is oysters and bubbly. MAP
Hungry Pigeon — We’re kindred spirits with this delicious restaurant. Just as Bario Neal is committed to ethical sourcing of our gemstones and metals, Hungry Pigeon makes sure 99 percent of what they serve is from trusted small producers. MAP
Sabrina’s Café — Don’t miss the stuffed challah French toast at this kid-friendly diner-y city favorite (with locations in several Philly neighborhoods) where you definitely need to bring a big appetite. MAP
Tattooed Mom — With graffiti-and-paper-covered walls, local beers on tap, and a cheeky cocktail menu, this bar is a place where everyone feels welcome, ink or no ink. Vegans will find something to love in their causal bar food, and everyone gets to drink in the community art. MAP
Little Moon + Arrow — This kid-focused offspring of the environmentally conscious Moon + Arrow has adorable handmade toys and clothes. (P.S. We truly believe kids value plastic-free gifts, which is why we created a line of jewelry for children.) MAP
Retrospect Vintage — Wear or decorate your home with treasure-worthy pieces from this vintage shop. Recent cool finds: black-and-white vinyl diner chairs and a pair of rainbow platform shoes. They’ve got cassette tapes too! MAP
Beautiful World Syndicate — Maybe you’re old enough to have bought your turntable brand-new. Maybe it’s your favorite used throwback purchase. Either way, record lovers, this is the place to expand your vinyl collection. MAP
Greenwich Letterpress — We’re so lucky to be near the Philly outpost of this NYC stationery business. Pick up fabulously witty greeting cards or put in an order for custom letterpress event invitations. MAP
Sazz Vintage — The fashion experts at Sazz maintain a stock of 1950s-1970s duds for all genders, and they seriously crush on “wearable cotton pieces from the ‘60s and ‘70s.” Right across the street from us, we love stopping in to see their picks along with their shop mates Briar Vintage. MAP
Juju Salon & Organics — Like Bario Neal, Juju is working a daily commitment to sustainability in an industry that’s often anything but. The salon is 100 percent wind-powered. Bonus: They’re fume-free, so a manicure or haircut won’t give you a headache. MAP
Three Queens Yoga — If you’re visiting Bario Neal from out of town, here’s a little travel advice we swear by: Nothing grounds you after a long journey like a yoga class. This lovely studio is named after the goddesses Kali, Saraswati, and Lakshmi, who represent dissolution, creation, and sustenance. MAP
Seger Park — If you’ve got a car and kids, park (two hours free!) at the nearby Whole Foods, grab some picnic food there, and walk one block to this park that kids and dogs love. On really hot days, they turn on all the sprinklers. MAP
Old City — Venture about 1.5 miles to this neighborhood to our north for cute boutiques, and a big dose of U.S. history. This is where you’ll find the Liberty Bell, the country’s first major museum devoted to black American history, and Betsy Ross’s house. MAP