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Side Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
+1 610-429-8297
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Philadelphia area
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434 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plantain chip starter that some on TripAdvisor had lauded was overrated. But the burger was quite good and everything else OK so we'll probably go back. One caution is that the inside tables on the ground floor are only hightops, which presents difficulty to those physically challenged. There are regular chairs upstairs, but up a steep stair climb.

Thank NorthArrow
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our waitress could not have been more accommodating and cheerful. Our food was very good. The first time I ever had hummus on a salad and I am hooked. But the place seemed like it could use some deep cleaning. It always makes me a little concerned about the kitchen.

Thank pennstat1
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Side Bar for years after my family and I moved into West Chester. The craft beer selection is fantastic and the food is solid! Big fan of the Inferno Burger and the Peanut Butter and bacon wings! Happy Hour discounts on certain craft beer M-F starting at 5 pm. Atmosphere is a little on the loud... More 

Thank murtyj
West Chester, Pa.
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went to the Side Bar & Restaurant on a Sunday evening after I played in a concert at the the new Knauer Theater in West Chester. I was tired and hungry, and this place was open, so we went in. We sat upstairs in a nice open room. Our table was wobbly, and the air conditioning... More 

Thank blindlemon1
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I like this bar for their special pale ale brews. The servers are friendly and the atmosphere is friendly.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Best beer selection in the Philadelphia area. Love going on Saturdays for 2pm lunch. Thanks Adam and team.

Thank barnaj02
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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666 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was heaven start to finish. Sitting at the bar enjoying friendly conversation, great food and craft beer, it's a go back to spot. I had the ahi tuna burger and it was blow you away incredible. Done exactly as I asked seasoned spot on perfect and a belly full of sandwich and fries. Their craft beer on tap selection... More 

Thank wkrupa
West Chester, PA, United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

While the food and service are decent, no matter where we sit in this place, it is always hard to hear what the people at your own table are saying.

Thank paulinesS1522AI
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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200 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We sat on the second floor of the Side Bar on a Saturday night. We were on the other side of the wall to the bar. The noise from the bar was so loud we couldn't hear each talk. The food was good not it wasn't a good time, the noise was just too loud I would not recommend sitting... More 

Thank John379
Naussannes, France
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch. Clearly, this restaurant is geared more toward a bar scene but we were welcomed and received excellent service. Terrific bloody mary and excellent range of beer choices. My husband ordered the daily special burger and said it is, hands down, the best burger he has ever tasted. Unusual combination of ingredients, well executed, WOW. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-429-8297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?