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doobies owner patti brett in front of her philadelphia dive bar, which she is trying to save with a gofundme me campaign

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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Philly Loves Bowie Week Returns and Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

Is that David Bowie grilling hamburgers for people inside Veterans Stadium? Yep. It happened in 1987 during his “Glass Spider” tour, and it was one […]


How Doobie’s Got Its (Stolen) Bowie Back

Last week, we told you about the St. Patrick’s Day drunk who tried to steal a David Bowie mirror from Doobie’s Bar in Philadelphia. In […]


Doobie’s Owner Chases Down, Punches Drunk St. Patrick’s Day Idiot

Thou shall not steal. But thou really shall not steal David Bowie memorabilia from Philly dive bar Doobie’s, which is owned by David Bowie’s number […]

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City Life

Doobies Owner Makes the Cover of a New David Bowie Book

Patti Brett didn’t really plan to cover the dimly lit, wooden walls of Doobies Bar in David Bowie paraphernalia – it sort of just happened. The only Bowie-centric decoration […]

City Life

Doobie’s Shut Down by the City

If you’re thinking of heading to Doobie’s after work for a cold one, think again: The city has shut down the popular neighborhood tavern at […]


Write a Letter at Standard Tap Every Tuesday in March

When was the last time you sat down and wrote a real letter to someone, on paper, and mailed it to them? I can guess that it’s […]


This Weekend: Spring Has Sprung So Let’s Get Drunk

I’m almost afraid that writing this publicly will jinx it, but it’s supposed to be 79 degrees and sunny this Saturday (April 18), which means it’s […]


Doobies Is #OpenInPHL and Offering a Kind Gesture

Yes, we have fun with the #OpenInPHL hashtag on holidays, during storms and such. But Patti Brett from Doobies reminds us that an open bar can […]


Do Something Different for the Eagles Game

#454335406 / gettyimages.com Just about everyone seems to have their Sunday football traditions down pat but if you’re looking for something different, here are some change-up ideas […]


Pub Letters: The Best Way To Spend A Tuesday We’ve Heard Of All Summer

I love this idea. Doobies, in conjunction with Trophy Bikes and Casa Papel, is holding an event on Tuesdays in July called Pub Letters, and […]


Six Great Yelp Check-In Offers

Presented by Yelp Yelp users can check in to businesses with their smart phones and become regulars, dukes, duchesses and even the baron of a […]


Some Oscar Night Recommendations from Crabby Snacks to Chiq

This Sunday is the Academy Awards and we’ve got three very different suggestions for  show business’ biggest night. Whether you want to pretend you’re on […]


Philadelphia’s Top 50 Bars by the Numbers

We’ve posted the 2012 Best Bars in Philly list and now that we have had some time to let the list soak in, here are […]


Growlers Guide Updated as More and More Bars Get in the Spirit

Growler fills are becoming more and more commonplace. And why not? There’s no other reasonable way to get fresh draft beer to enjoy at home […]