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Coolest looking bar in Philly is....

Wallydoodle Feb 7, 2009 06:15 PM

What is the most classic, old school bar in Philadelphia? Looking for the actual structure of the bar itself. Think brass rail, dark wood, etc.

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    Boognish RE: Wallydoodle Feb 8, 2009 09:10 PM

    The Khyber. Beautiful old bar. Good pints to go with it.

    1. rabidog RE: Wallydoodle Feb 9, 2009 07:12 AM

      though the food here is total ehhhhhhhh, liberties bar at 2nd and fairmount is BEAUTIFUL. old-school bar with all the wood and brass details, fireplaces, creaky booths and all. we watched all the eagles games here this past season.

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        phillyjules RE: rabidog Feb 9, 2009 10:58 AM

        I agree that the Liberties bar is gorgeous but the food is bla and the cocktails can be crummy. Stick to beer.

        I think Southwark has an attractive bar. Wood, glass, and classy flower arrangements.

        Another old school bar is Kellianns.

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        mazza3 RE: Wallydoodle Feb 9, 2009 12:04 PM

        liberties is definitely nice looking, and i would also recommend prohibition taproom's bar. it has two peninsulas that jut out perpindicularly to the main bar which is great for gabbign with friends and sliding around drinks. the bar is old too as i understand, and the new owners added some great, simple filament lighbulbs around the place which helps with the old vibe.

        also, royal tavern's bar is pretty nice looking, but the people there are kind of meh.

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          coolgeek RE: Wallydoodle Feb 15, 2009 11:51 AM

          Sassafras, Southwark, Cherry Street Tavern, Standard Tap

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            salvarez RE: Wallydoodle Feb 17, 2009 09:24 AM

            Chicks and Southwark

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              bronwen RE: salvarez Feb 17, 2009 09:37 AM

              Old Original Bookbinders has a neat bar

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                rabidog RE: salvarez Feb 18, 2009 06:44 AM

                i second these! i'd forgotten about chick's - gorgeous place.

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