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The Bards

2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
+1 215-569-9585
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“irish pub” (4 reviews)
“fun bar” (2 reviews)
“beers” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere in here. Great selection of beers. Actually had an Irish cider while my husband ordered a Guinness. Nice high top booths were cozy to hang out in.

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Atmosphere very casual with good beers on tap. Crowd is a good mix of locals and tourists who are staying in the area. Bartender very quick to refresh your beers.

Thank E_Graham_H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 14 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 7 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 27 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 16 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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