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The Bards

€€ - €€€, Irish, British
2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
+1 215-569-9585
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blood pudding” (2 reviews)
“stew” (2 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Irish, British, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to meet a bunch of people and the great seating in the back allowed for a large group to be together, have some beers and great conversation. We had already been out to eat, so we did not try the food. The...More

Thank lmk1126
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We walked in here last Saturday night around 9:00 PM, it was empty and had a college bar smell of stale beer and chemical. We had been walking and other places near by were crowded so we sat at the bar and had a Guinness...More

Thank 3ljp
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Although there's a larger restaurant just a few doors away called IRISH PUB, The Bards offers a more relaxed version. Friendly staff and fine food make this a good choice but beware sometimes the service can be rather slow. Try the comp sods bread!

Thank Lsbtravel1
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Everything here is a win. Food,atmoshere,and patrons are delightful! Loved Alex. Definitely going back.

Thank 131dianey
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I walked past this pub many times and finally stopped in with my wife for a bite to eat and a pint. The pint was great, properly poured in a Guiness glass and the food was fantastic. A very nice bowl of Guiness Irish stew...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is just a great little place to have a beer or a meal with friends. It has many traditional Irish dishes, like stew, Shepherds pie, Fish & Chips and even Blood Pudding. The beer selection is great too, especially if you like Irish or...More

1  Thank _jordanselzer90
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wide range of beers here. It wasn't quite your typical pub, but it was very low key on a Saturday night. Nice atmosphere and well put together. Just a couple small tvs but just right.

1  Thank Levi N
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Bards is a nice place to have some drinks, and some dinner if you are into UK type food. I am not an expert on this type of food, but I think what they have here is pretty good. This is a pretty standard...More

Thank Crue1
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great Irish Bar with the best Guinness in town - look no further. This is the perfect place for a quiet drink with your SO, or with a group of friends. They have a great menu, a great happy hour,...More

3  Thank PhillyIrish432
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Had many dishes here and everthing was great! This is a little gem of a spot! Friendly bartender. bar stools have no back but comfortable foot spots.

1  Thank Nancy Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Irish, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-9585
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