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Dirty Frank’s

  • Cuisine:
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: No food service
  • Price: $
  • Accepts Credit Cards: No
  • Hours: Sunday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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Why a Cockroach Infestation Isn’t Enough to Get Dirty Frank’s Shut Down

Behind the Brown Door: Dirty Frank's and its hungry family of cockroaches. (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

Behind the Brown Door: Dirty Frank’s and its hungry family of cockroaches. (Photo by Claire Hoffman)

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped into Dirty Frank’s, the cash-only, windowless watering hole at the corner of 13th and Pine. Inside, I found all the things you’d expect to find in a bar like Dirty Frank’s: a diverse bunch downing cheap drinks. One of those play-anything jukeboxes. Weird artwork. A flatscreen on the wall showing CNN.

But then there were also the roaches. Read more »

Pope Francis Being Added to Dirty Frank’s Mural


Dirty Frank’s mural of Franks, Franklins, Francises and Frankensteins is getting an addition. Just in time for the Papal visit, Pope Francis is having his likeness added to the mural of the popular dive bar at 13th and Pine.

The mural was created by Philadelphia artist David McShane back in 2001 and includes the likes of Franklin Roosevelt, Aretha Franklin, Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw and a host of other famous Franks. McShane is back updating the mural today.

It isn’t the only time McShane has been in the news recently, the artist recently completed the Philadelphia Phillies mural at 24th and Walnut.

Anthony Bourdain Hanging With Chefs as He Films The Layover

After dinner at Amis, Anthony Bourdain has turned up at Dirty Frank’s with Han Chiang (Han Dynasty) and Peter McAndrews (Paesano’s, Modo Mio, Monsu, Popolino, La Porta). With that crew in tow it sounds like the night is just getting started.

Check out this Munchies episode to see what happens when Chiang and McAndrews hang out.

Bourdain has been town all day today filming an episode of The Layover. Earlier in the day the bad-boy chef was at Paesano’s and DiBruno Bros. in the Italian Market before taking in some culture at the Mütter Museum and the Barnes Foundation.

Thanks to Chef Eric Paraskevas for the photo

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