- Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
- 19 East Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-238-2695
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
We’ve already seen several impressive rebirths this year. Hawthorne’s has reopened after a blaze forced the beer cafe and bruncherie to close for almost a year, and they’re now offering beer delivery. Jose Garces has opened the Olde Bar at Bookbinders. The most impressive thing about this Olde Bar might be how little has actually changed. Even the plaques dedicated to faithful customers of Old Orignal Bookbinders remain. Earlier this week, the old Frankie Bradley’s, a well-known restaurant that fed the stars for 50+ years at 13th and Chancellor reopened as Franky Bradley’s. It’s now a nostalgic and sexy bar and restaurant from Silk City’s Mark Bee.
Not bad for the slowest time of year for restaurants.
Hey you, remember around two years ago when North Bowl said they were going to be opening an enormous sister bowling center 19 East Oregon Avenue? Unless you live down in Pennsport/Whitman, frequent Tony Luke’s or commute on I-95, chances are good that you forgot about it.
Well, consider yourself shaken from your bowling slumber: North Bowl and South Bowl just posted some fine interior shots of the project on Instagram. Let’s just say that they’re the type of pictures that get us all kinds of giddy inside.
We’ve been sitting on the unconfirmed story that the fine folk behind North Bowl are opening South Bowl on Oregon Avenue forever. So long, we kind of forgot it was a thing. But the Passyunk Post is here to remind us, yes, it is indeed happening.
South Bowl is looking to open this fall at 19 E Oregon Avenue, just down the block from Tony Luke’s, Cheerleaders, and well, not much else (except IKEA). But a good bowling alley that isn’t constantly backed up, close to I-95, Delaware Avenue and the stadiums, run by the top notch folk at North Bowl is a big win.
South Bowl on Oregon Ave. is actually going to happen [The Passyunk Post]
Photo by Eliza Darling