Elephant and Castle Closes


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Elephant and Castle has closed on 18th Street between Chestnut and Market. The British-style pub has been a fixture on the block for almost twenty years. The Sonesta Hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza) which housed the pub is undergoing extensive renovations which include a new art gallery, bar and lobby. The E&C wasn’t part of these upgrade plans but offer the hotel another space to upgrade.

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  • TLF29

    Looking forward to see what they do here. Great location but E&C was too expensive with terrible happy hour deals and mediocre service.

  • Sarit

    E&C was the only place I’ve ever seen screw up a quesadilla. Every single thing I ever had there was mediocre-to-poor. It’s impressive how terrible the kitchen was. Here’s hoping that space gets something better!

  • Senor Dale Senior

    I heard its going to be a gay bath house concept called “Port of Miami” run by the Farmers Cabinet team with consulting by George Sabitino. True story.