The Olde Bar

Seafood-Centric Gastropub

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Set in the historic Old Original Bookbinder's building, Jose Garces' (Garces Group) classic saloon and raw bar set the stage in Philly’s Old City for a retro night on the town in a space where even Frank Sinatra once had his own booth. Alongside classic lobster dinners or "cowboy ribeye" platters, there's an extensive seafood/shellfish selection, iceberg wedge salad, lobster roll and steak Oscar, all served with classic ethos but modern sensibility. The James Beard-nominated bar is a destination all on its own with beautiful glassware, classic cocktails and creative house drinks like Ophelia Winthorpe (yogurt-washed gin with Crème de Mûre blackberry liqueur, ginger and lime).

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  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Outstanding Bar Program 2016

125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Classic/Old School, Intimate, Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Late Night, Meet For A Drink, Singles
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 253-3777
  • Private Dining Room: Yes