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Side Bar & Restaurant

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10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
+1 610-429-8297
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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West Chester, PA, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the food and service are decent, no matter where we sit in this place, it is always hard to hear what the people at your own table are saying.

Thank paulinesS1522AI
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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188 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat on the second floor of the Side Bar on a Saturday night. We were on the other side of the wall to the bar. The noise from the bar was so loud we couldn't hear each talk. The food was good not it wasn't a good time, the noise was just too loud I would not recommend sitting... More 

Thank John379
Naussannes, France
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch. Clearly, this restaurant is geared more toward a bar scene but we were welcomed and received excellent service. Terrific bloody mary and excellent range of beer choices. My husband ordered the daily special burger and said it is, hands down, the best burger he has ever tasted. Unusual combination of ingredients, well executed, WOW. My... More 

Thank MyMuncaster
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good food and nice atmosphere but serves was a little slow. They did not bring out all the food at the same time, with 4 kids it made for a difficult time when kids finished their dinner and we just started.

Thank Jsulliva88
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We stopped here in the middle of the week and the place was full. There was a group watching hockey in the bar, they have 2, and a quieter dining room upstairs. It's in this wonderful historic building. I had a cheesesteak, which was the best i've ever had. The sweet potato fries are to die for. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank mvision
Media, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Place was busy when we arrived on a Friday at lunchtime. We were offered a table upstairs, but chose instead to sit at the bar. We were impressed with the selections on the menu and had a hard time choosing. Went with tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo and slaw and grilled chicken salad with hummus. Very happy we could get... More 

Thank Rikter
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555 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Parked at the Chestnut st garage and walked over. It has two floors and late night on weekend Dj with dancing. The food menu is very interesting and different. I had the Cajun salmon blt which was delicious and sweet tater tots with Apple relish. We got a siracha ranch to spice things up a little. It took us sometime... More 

Thank Arch L
Wilmington, Delaware
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Went with high hopes. The menu looked good. We decided to make the drive and meet some friends there. OMG - if you sit upstairs be prepared to YELL at the person sitting next to you so they can hear you. I'm not old - it was loud. We had the plantain chips nice but you got a lot of... More 

Thank 772mackie
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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188 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Came into West Chester for dinner and found the Side Bar, we sat outside and wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy being so close to the street. But the noise wasn't bad and it was a perfect evening to be sitting outside. The menu has a lot of good choices, and they had Shiraz by the glass which... More 

Thank John379
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

All time favorite sunday brunch place in wc. Great mimosas. Been coming for years. Pretty affordable. Not the cleanest but it's a college town. At night there is dancing b upstairs on Friday and Saturday night.

Thank Carla s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-429-8297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?