Dive Bars

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Foobooz

Finding Comfort in the Discomfort of a Dive Bar

We choose to go to dive bars not because they’re clean, but because they’re dirty. Or at least, we forgive the scratched glasses, hot-dog Jacuzzis […]

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Say Hello to Unleashed, Craft Hall’s New Dog Park Beer Garden

Happy Monday everyone, and welcome back to the Weekly Round-Up. Every once in a while, the News Gods see fit to show us their sense […]

doobies owner patti brett in front of her philadelphia dive bar, which she is trying to save with a gofundme me campaign
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Philly Dive Bar Doobies Raises More than $27,000 In Two Days to Save Itself from Closing

When your average bar is about to go under, it just goes under. Oh, a handful of people will be sad. There may be a […]

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Fishtown Dive Bars Are Upping Their Food Game

Fishtown is a neighborhood perpetually in flux but with one constant: Food is now its biggest attraction. And that goes beyond Beddia and Suraya. Culinary […]

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City Life

Dive Bar Oscar’s Tavern Is Closed for Health Violations

Bad news for lovers of Oscar’s Tavern: You’ll have to find somewhere else to grab a beer and a cheesesteak-and-a-half for now. The city’s Department of […]

City Life

Man Escapes Hurricane Irma, Winds Up at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar

Scott Cannariato wasn’t planning on taking any vacations anytime soon, but that all changed as he watched the Hurricane Irma coverage on TV two weeks […]

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Don’t Miss This Awesome Photo Exhibition Featuring Philly Dive Bars

Can you truly be a Philadelphian if you don’t have a favorite dive bar? Wherever your neighborhood watering hole of choice, Gene Smirnov has probably […]

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Behind the Line: Bob & Barbara’s Bartender Kelly Wolff

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s new weekly interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. To read last week’s Behind […]

City Life

Let Us Now Praise Philly Dive Bars

It seems like every weekend there’s a new craft-beer bar opening in the spot where some smoky old watering hole used to be, or a […]

Foobooz

Bad Bar People #1: The Jukebox Violator

We give you the latest Foobooz series: Bad Bar People, in which we’ll bring you the worst customers, bartenders, and other contributors to dreadful drinking […]

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UPenn Jerks Tip 40 Cents at McGlinchey’s (After Brandishing Two $100 Bills)

Jo-Ann Rogan was bartending at Philadelphia dive bar McGlinchey’s on Thursday night, as she has many times over the course of her 21 years there. […]

Things to Do

60 Second Critic: Boot & Saddle

There are few things that get a young man like me as excited as loud rock-and-roll and fine booze—especially in combination. Fortunately, South Broad Street’s […]

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The History of McGlinchey’s

Hidden City Philadelphia tells the history of McGlinchey’s. Did you know the duck mural is actually an old billboard for an ARCO gas station? It’s […]

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Sugar Mom’s Has Closed

“You have reached the number of a business that has closed.” That’s what you’ll hear if you call the phone number for Sugar Mom’s, the […]

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Best of Philly: McGlinchey’s, the Best Dive of Them All

Classic Best of Philly: The Eternal Draw of McGlinchey’s I remember the first time I went to McGlinchey’s, the notoriously divey (and smoky) dive bar […]