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48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
+1 215-925-2317
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“perogies” (3 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 02:00 Hours
American, Bar, International, Pub
€€ - €€€
48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cute little spot. I came in on a Sunday night for the live jazz and an ostrich burger. The spot is cozy & the decor is very quaint. I was very disappointed to find that they no longer have ostrich on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank christinahP9220OQ
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

What a great find! Very small place. Friendly staff and a nice bonus was the great music they played before a live jazz duo started playing. We had two of the specials. Deviled eggs appetizer and bacon, smoked Gouda Perogies (their perogies change daily) and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan515796
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Really an impressive, excellent spot. I went with a date on her recommendation, and am glad I did. It was cozy and very unique, with a romantic ambiance and a very chill vibe. Everton was our bartender and he couldn't have done a better job....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dbldn11ias
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This building is over 100 years old, as many building in City Center are. The pressed tin ceiling and tile on the walls and floors add a unique atmosphere. The food was good and the manager (or owner) was so kind to us. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank shoelu
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Bartenders were very busy, so they couldn’t really tell us much about the drinks. The root canal is very strong and mule we delicious. The vibe is laid back, prices as expected for a specialty drink, and women’s bathroom is unusually palatial. Yup, it is...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Place is a little dive barish but nice place to grab a cheap burger. Burger was good and came with a side salad. Fries were an alternative option. Would I go out of my way to come here? No. But not bad if you are...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere in this place. Great music, great decor, great service for people just wanting to chill out and relax. I will be back next time in Philly.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Headed to this bar for its cocktails advised by the internet. No disappointed at all, awesome choice of drinks shouldered by the quality of its products. The food was also great and tasteful. Thank you

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Romain C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

II was walking along 2nd Street looking for a place that wasn’t extremely crowded, not asking for a cover charge or overrun by 20somethings. Not an easy feat on a Saturday night in an area known for its nightlife. I passed by Sassafras many times...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I still haven’t found a better Moscow mule, and I’ve tried plenty in my search. Staff is great, love the classic bartender in white smock look. Food is great and the drinks are better. Hope they don’t change the antique mirrors and tile even though...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank scott_welpe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-2317
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