When Thirsty Scholar opened, we were super stoked for its unique space (and we still are). Located in the historic Penn Arts building at the corner of 16th & Pennsylvania, Thirsty Scholar is equal parts coffee and bar. It's a beautiful space that chicly echoes the building's colorful history with classic features like open-flame candles and more marble than your Instagram can handle.
The Intelligentsia coffee is delicious, the tea selection is awesome, and the beer & wine list is thumbs up.
During the day you'll find one-on-one business meetings and MacBooks galore. Come sundown, the shop seamlessly transitions to a swanky, candle-lit environment where some (but not all) of the patrons swap their caffeine for wine and local beer.