South Philly Bar & Grill: Great Place to Dine & Watch the Game

bar_grillThe South Philly Bar and Grill is meant to be a place where you come to watch the game – any game. Football, soccer, baseball, hockey… whatever suits your fancy.

The place has an ideal location at 9th and Passyunk – right across from Pat’s and Geno’s. But SPBG has more to offer than a quick beer before your cheesesteak. Their menu has all the classic bar staples done well, plus a few more artisan entrees to lure you in on the rare night there isn’t a game going on.

Last time I stopped in, my friends and I started out with the appetizer sampler, and the onion rings were definitely the highlight. Dipped in homemade batter, they held up when you bit into them and weren’t overbearingly salty or greasy. And the grilled portabella sandwich is a surprisingly good vegetarian bet, especially for a place that, rightfully so, isn’t catering to the meatless among us. The marinated mushroom was topped with delicious caramelized onions, all squeezed between a potato roll with a heaping mound of waffle fries on the side.

Much like the menu, the draught list is chock full of the staples, plus a few fancier selections, including Dogfishhead 90 Minute IPA and Legacy’s Hoptimus Prime.

If you’re looking for a good place to watch the game, this place is a solid bet. It’s always a good sign when the bartenders are more into the game than many of the patrons, complete with an air horn siren that goes off every time a home team scores.

South Philly Bar and Grill
1235 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 334 3300



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