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The Bards

) #702 of 3,554 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$, Bar, Irish, British
2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
+1 215-569-9585
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“stew” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Irish, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although there's a larger restaurant just a few doors away called IRISH PUB, The Bards offers a more relaxed version. Friendly staff and fine food make this a good choice but beware sometimes the service can be rather slow. Try the comp sods bread!

Thank Lsbtravel1
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Everything here is a win. Food,atmoshere,and patrons are delightful! Loved Alex. Definitely going back.

Thank 131dianey
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I walked past this pub many times and finally stopped in with my wife for a bite to eat and a pint. The pint was great, properly poured in a Guiness glass and the food was fantastic. A very nice bowl of Guiness Irish stew...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is just a great little place to have a beer or a meal with friends. It has many traditional Irish dishes, like stew, Shepherds pie, Fish & Chips and even Blood Pudding. The beer selection is great too, especially if you like Irish or...More

1  Thank _jordanselzer90
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wide range of beers here. It wasn't quite your typical pub, but it was very low key on a Saturday night. Nice atmosphere and well put together. Just a couple small tvs but just right.

1  Thank Levi N
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Bards is a nice place to have some drinks, and some dinner if you are into UK type food. I am not an expert on this type of food, but I think what they have here is pretty good. This is a pretty standard...More

Thank Crue1
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great Irish Bar with the best Guinness in town - look no further. This is the perfect place for a quiet drink with your SO, or with a group of friends. They have a great menu, a great happy hour,...More

3  Thank PhillyIrish432
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Had many dishes here and everthing was great! This is a little gem of a spot! Friendly bartender. bar stools have no back but comfortable foot spots.

1  Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 30 May 2015

dark wood bar complimented by low lighting helps hide wrinkles. But lively conversation & friendly folks lighten the atmosphere . Go after theater at small local venues or stroll in Rittenhouse square. Large beer selection but the do have Irish whiskey too. Irish wake brunch...More

Thank jean m
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and brother-in-law really enjoy this bar. This is my second time there and I love their beer selection and knowledgeable staff. If you are near Walnut street and parched, you owe it to yourself to stop in

Thank SethandAnn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Bar, Irish, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2013 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4463
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-9585
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