Where We’re Eating: St. Declan’s Well

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If you’re the kind of person who gets a hankering for Irish food and a proper pint, St. Declan’s Well, a University City newcomer (from the people behind Bridgewater Pub) offers both. The menu is made up of bar food like Texas nachos (hey, it’s a college campus) and Irish staples—the latter being St. Declan’s stronger suit. The pub steak, shepherd’s pie and bangers-and-mash were all big hits on my early visit, and with these prices—entrées range from $11 to $18—they’re not going to have any problem getting butts in the seats.

St. Declan’s Well
3131 Walnut Street
215-883-0965

Back to School in University City

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The best part of going back to school is seeing your friends again and hearing about what they did this summer. And if you consider University City a friend, you’ll be excited to hear what happened over the summer to the neighborhood as new restaurants have opened and even more will swing open their doors this fall.

What, you didn’t know one University City campus is getting a Shake Shack put in right by the school cafeteria? And did you see that Irish bar take over space in the Left Bank? Did you hear about the anniversary discount happy hour at one of University City’s finest Mexican restaurants? No?

Catch up with look at what’s new, what’s opening soon and what events are coming up in the land of Penn and Drexel.

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Saint Declan’s Well Is Coming to The Left Bank

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Saint Declan’s Well in Ireland

The Left Bank apartment building on the Walnut Street bridge in University City is losing Tria Wine Room this week. But it looks like it will be getting Saint Declan’s Well. Billed as an Irish-American pub and restaurant, Saint Declan’s won’t replace Tria but rather Trophy Bikes, which has moved on to Northern Liberties.

No further details are available right now. We’ll keep you up to date though.