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Discover Washington Square West, Gayborhood & Midtown Village

Located south of Market Street to the north of South Street, with Broad Street to the west and historic Washington Square to the east, Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood is a section of Philadelphia’s downtown filled with charming streets, historic structures, locally owned boutiques, and some of the city’s top restaurants and bars. The neighborhood also consists of Midtown Village and the Gayborhood – from 11th to Broad, Chestnut to Pine – which serves as the epicenter of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community and home to some of the city’s largest LGBTQ+ events and celebrations each year.

The Father of Modern Philadelphia © 2012 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Gaia, 1300 Drury Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Things To Do

Shop at independent boutiques, tour the Mural Mile, learn about Philadelphia's LGBTQ+ culture and discover historic parks, streets and buildings along the way.

To Do

Where to Eat and Drink

Featuring an underground izakaya, the oldest tavern in Philadelphia and plenty of outdoor dining options, Washington Square West, the Gayborhood and Midtown Village are home to a diverse collection of eateries encompassing a wide range of international cuisines.

Eat and Drink

Places to Stay

These accommodations – including a historic home and a hotel with a rooftop bar – put you just steps away from the attractions, experiences, and restaurants found throughout the neighborhood.


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LGBTQ+ in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the country’s most LGBTQ-friendly cities with a long history of tolerance.

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