The folks at James Street Tavern understand that a great pub-tavern is one with its neighborhood. That’s why the tavern holds frequent fundraisers for Minquas Fire Company. And when the siren sounds at the nearby firehouse, JST slides into a Siren Special: $2 beers, $3 rails and $3 glasses of wine. The tavern also offers game-time drink specials while catering to fans of Philly sports. It also schedules live entertainment on Wednesdays and Saturdays. But what lifts the tavern to another level is a bistro-style menu with delicious entrees such as tender chicken Milanese, as impressive beer selection and fun events such as a wild game-tasting dinner. JST provides another twist by hosting a wine club on the third Wednesday of each month. Don’t worry—the meetings are educational, not stuffy.