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Fun/funky bar near 13th and Spruce?

hotspur Oct 5, 2009 04:50 PM

I know about Dirty Franks, so anywhere else? Prefer a real bar, not a restaurant with a bar. It's been a long time since I lived down there and I have a bunch of friends who just moved into the area around DFs. But going to DFs gets boring after a bit.


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    Philly Ray RE: hotspur Oct 5, 2009 04:57 PM

    Go to Woody's on 13th and Locust. Definitely NOT boring.

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      solomongrundy RE: Philly Ray Oct 6, 2009 02:49 PM

      Woody's is a great place but it is a gay bar, so if you're bringing your mom, you might have some explaining to do. LOL.

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      barryg RE: hotspur Oct 5, 2009 05:12 PM

      Varga Bar (10th & Spruce) is aiight, they have a good beer list. They do serve dinner but I'd classify it more as a bar than restaurant.

      Time (Sansom between 13th & Juniper) has a bit of a douchey reputation, which is not entirely undeserved, but the one side of the bar has a good beer list and the other side has live music with no cover. I'm not sure if the music is weekends only or during the week, too, but I've some pretty good jazz here.

      And I hope you know about Bob & Barbara's on South between 15th & 16th.

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        mazza3 RE: barryg Oct 6, 2009 12:37 PM

        and tritone, right across the street from B&Bs.

        i was going to recommend tria, but they have the foods.

        also like fergies. some people like finn macool's. i am not one of them, but your peeps might be....

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        sageblue RE: hotspur Oct 5, 2009 08:21 PM

        Westbury has been recently renovated and is now cleaner, better lit, and has a wide variety of very good beers. The service has always been friendly, and it's a dependable place to get a beer and actually hear your friends.

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          Bob Loblaw RE: hotspur Oct 6, 2009 04:36 AM

          Fergies, a bar on Sansom, is usually my go-to bar.
          I also like bump quite a bit; I guess that's straddling the bar/restaurant line. more people eating than at the bar, but it sure feels more like a bar.
          i also like locust bar, for that dive-bar feel.

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            micreynolds RE: hotspur Oct 6, 2009 12:15 PM

            Not sure what you mean by 'funky', but Tria is only a block away at 12th and spruce and they have a good beer and wine selection there. for more of a dive bar feel, I will second barryg with his bob and barbara's recommendation, or tritone.

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              urbanfabric RE: hotspur Oct 9, 2009 06:55 AM

              If you don't mind the smoke, send them to the Locust Bar at 10th and Locust. I prefer it to DF.

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