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Dark Horse - CLOSED

421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
+1 215-928-9307
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
9 May 2013
“Ownership and name change now Cavanaugh's Headhouse”
8 Apr 2013
“dark horse is gone”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Irish, British
$$ - $$$
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Cavanaugh's has taken over the Dark Horse Pub and it now operates under the name Cavanaugh's Headhouse Pub. The bar/restaurant is basically unchanged except for a new manager, Still serves basically 'pub food' which is weel prepared but not great. People come her because of...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Notice that the Dark Horse is no longer open. Been replaced by Cavanaughs. Dissapointing. The dark horse was one of my favorite pubs in Philly. Good drinks, excellent food and darts and soccer!

Thank FlyingScot123456
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Ambiance, a friendly bartender, friendly folks at the downstairs bar, great beer on tap - what's not to like! Under new ownership, the Dark Horse is what a neighborhood pub is all about. Prices are good, and the Dark Horse is a place to go...More

Thank andrew l
Reviewed 28 November 2012 via mobile

The dark horse used to have reliably good English pub food like shepard's pie. No more. My wife and I were there for dinner on a recent weekend evening and the place was dead around 8:15. The food was over salted and overcooked rubbish. The...More

1  Thank Frugal_Traveler_9
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Great bar, has plenty of different rooms to hang out and relax, play darts or sit and talk. decent beer selection, including lager's, wit's and cider for the less daring. The food selection was ok, i had a burger which i thought was pretty good....More

2  Thank Kevin c
Reviewed 23 October 2012

The Dark Horse used to be a reliably good pub and restaurant. Nothing fancy, but competent British Pub fare with great offerings like Shepard's Pie. Alas, no more. New ownership and management have produced a menu of bland sports bar offerings. A so called "Chicken...More

1  Thank Frugal_Traveler_9
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Stopped by for a couple of beers on a Saturday afternoon. There weren't many people there when we arrived. All of the bartenders were very friendly. They have an excellent beer selection, including Boddington's on tap. Dark Horse has a great English/Irish pub atmosphere, several...More

Thank dave289
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stopped here for an early dinner with a large group of adults, teens and young kids. There was something for everyone, including a large beer selection and a kids menu! The food was great and the service was friendly.

Thank regana
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Went for a family 30th birthday. Dark horse is a historic bar with quaint little rooms and different bar areas. We were led to the 2nd floor piano bar. We also were given a great bar package with open bar for 2 hours. Our bartender...More

Thank 5star1621
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I visited this place with a tourist group from Germany for a prearranged dinner. When we got in I noticed the great beer selection and, having Germans, it is needless to say that they liked it. I had the bartender tell me all the details...More

Thank traveldevil1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Bar, Irish, British
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9307
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