Well if I was you, I would not take that person's review serious at all. How can you rely on what somebody says that goes to a neighborhood bar and orders a drink that cost $12.50 a real airhead and obviously blind as a bat. There is no free pour at Sheba's, each drink even if you are ordering a Long Island Iced Tea, each bottle that tilts in your drink, you are charged. You need to get out more often. As for people looking for your music in a book, you cannot read either? I laugh at you, you think if you hand the KJ not DJ (as you referred to a KJ as, again who has a learning disability 5 slips, you are supposed to sing all of your songs you are seriously WRONG, you need to go to an OPEN MIC where you have allotments of time. You are right on one thing, the ladies room doors do need to be fixed. I am glad we live in a BIG city with plenty of things to do. You will not have to visit again. Besides when it gets BIG and it WILL you'll be back and your friend and I suppose your complaint then will be you and your friend had to stand. Go back to the karaoke you came from that looks for your songs in their one book, eat some food, lets you sing all of your songs together even if it is more than 3 and by the way if you have to splash in the bathroom, maybe you should try the men's room
1875 Benjamin Franklin PkwyPhiladelphia, PA 19103
From Business: Assembly features all-weather and open-air lounge areas atop The Logan hotel overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Assembly Rooftop Lounge is open to the pub…
No where else can you walk in and feel comfortable and at home immediately. The staff is friendly, smart and service is great. The food is always great and the bartenders are fast and friendly. The only downside might be it gets so busy sometimes there is a wait for a table (obviously it's got a great rep!). As I read these reviews i am laughing at the "genius" who went to Drexel who is complaining about the drink specials. New Deck isn't a sloppy college pub and the "owner" is a restaurant group who also owns SLAINTE PUB (means cheers in gaelic) at the corner of 30th and Market so this self proclaimed "insider" who claims the "owner" left this to some daughter doesn't have his facts straight. Poor guy .. maybe he's just bummed that New Deck remains a predominantly Penn grad school/HUP/Law school crowd and this guy just wants somewhere he can puke on a floor .. head to Cavanaughs buddy! And for anyone else reading this, head to New Deck and you'll understand what all of the excitement is about and why it's the most famous bar in University City, if not Philadelphia!!
Great Atmosphere, Fun Experience! My husband and I wandered in while on vacation in Philly. Period costumes were charming, food & beverage served on/in pewter added to the experience, as did the complementary, 3 breads the waitress brought out, each with its own story/history that she shared. I ordered a pasta w/seafood - great presentation, high quality food. We tried a historical/colonial beverage called "Shrub "which was quite good, and I even bought the restaurant cookbook, in part because I wanted the recipe for one of the breads they served. Would give this 5 starts, if staff were more friendly and hospitable. I complimented hostess twice on her period costume - and she couldn't have not heard - and she ignored me. Waitress was nice enough, but not terribly attentive, and was liking to brag to other tables about what a history genius she is -- when you're a waitress, just be friendly and bring out food and drinks, don't attempt to impress anyone with your hobbies.
Stumbled on this place looking for a place to eat before a Phillies game. While the service was just a hair slow for a not so busy Thursday night, it wasn't slow enough to complain about. I got the Wake and Bacon burger. If you're looking to speed up the possibility of a heart attack, this is your burger! A fried egg with bacon and cheese- very good. I like my burgers well done. They did it perfectly, giving it great flavor without ruining the meat or drying it out. My cousin got the turkey burger which he liked very much, and his step-father got the featured special chicken dinner which he liked a lot. Comfortable atmosphere for a pub-the bar and dining area are separated so it's not terribly noisy, and the prices were quite reasonable for a place in a high rent area. I also liked the fact that there's a SEPTA subway stop just outside the front door for the Broad St. line which we were able to hop right on to take it to the stadium! I look forward to going back.
My co-workers' son is starting his own music production company and they had an album release party, the place was very nice and easy to find. Every one there was black expect two bar tenders. We had a blast, my husband and i are thinking about holding a party there ourselves. The only problem was that the bar tenders were clueless about some of the drinks I asked for and never buy a long island ice tea it tastes like dirt water and the drinks are a bit expensive. Usually when we go out we befriend the bartenders but I was not feeling the (black) bartender we wasn't that friendly even though his drink he made was the best i had that night. Actually the white older guy was very nice, like bartenders are supposed to be. Overall we enjoyed ourselves maybe the guy from the first review was there on a bad night. Chester ave is kind of in "the hood" they have no room to discriminate.
I came in here thinking 2-3 stars maximum and expecting it to be the same typical off Irish pub that I've grown to hate (and in a lot of ways it was). But it was Big Dan's birthday bash so l decided to come anyway. And in the end it made for a much better time than expected. Don't get this review wrong, on a normal night, who knows how it could have turned out. But maybe it was the Black & Blue's talking, or maybe it was the Snake Bites. Or maybe it was the parting shot of tequila, and the fact that Big Dan rolled in with a beautiful posse of karaoke singing ladies (actually that one is an incentive anywhere :D). Or maybe it was just the fact that the karaoke night was pretty freaking awesome, and that plenty of people in the crowd gave props for a job well sung. But whatever the reason Downey's delivered one abnormally fun occasion.
There is a reason that I'm a regular here. It starts with the location- it's really the anchor of South Street (one of the funkier parts of Philly). George (the tall grey haired man perched on the ice box behind the bar) is not only the best bartender in Philly, he's in the running for best in the world. JImmy Duffy's Tuesday night quizzo is always entertaining. The regulars provide the pub with true Philly character. It is not unusual to run into a local sports figure or two on any given night (sometimes they may even be dancing the bar top!) The food is excellent and there's a daily happy hour buffet from 5 to 7. See ya there. Be good or be gone.
Bar Noir may be a little intimidating as you have to descend these long stairs and enter a dimly lit interior, but don't be fooled. This is one of the best kept secrets in Rittenhouse b/c Noir gets a full range of amazing DJs all week and their drinks are so cheap it's almost a crime. They have happy hour specials but you can also take advantage of these drink deals that never end so you're guarenteed to have a good time on a budget. The crowd is hip and loves to dance so I head here whenever I'm looking to have a guarenteed good time. No matter what night of the week, DJs spin the music that keeps everyone acting like it's the weekend!!
Great food at really good prices! The first time I went to Mc Manamin's Tavern was when I was working across the street at a gallery that was freezing in the winter. This was before Germantown Avenue was chic like it is now! I had the chili there, and I swear it was the best chili I had ever had! SInce then, I've been there so many times because the food is always on point. The fries are delicious, when they have fish, it's fresh and not at all prepared like a bar. It's just a nice, neighborhood place that you could take a date (if you were so inclined), or go to with your peeps and watch a game!
About 10 of us went in after work last thursday. We sat outside and had a great time, the staff was friendly and very well adapt for such a new spot. I must say that I loved the fish tacos! I was happy to see that it was freshly grilled fish! The selection of beer was also very impressive, not many places in the city have 16 beers on tap. A large selection of local brews as well as some belgiums! I must say that this is a welcome addition that this neighborhood needed and we plan on making this a regular happy hour spot!