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Monkey Bar

301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
+1 215-923-3711
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good16%
  • Average31%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible29%
6 Jul 2017
“Idiosyncratic, neighborhoody”
3 May 2017
“Nice area to People Watch”
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Bar, Pub
301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Friendly neighborhood place, great cheeseteaks, nothing special but homey, we stayed in the hotel there so it was super convenient and inexpensive.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Got a drink at the bar and then went outside to sit and watch the visitors enjoy Old City. From the outside, this place looks grim, but that is deceiving. Felt so comfortable there.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Four of us stopped in for some cocktails. We sat at a table by the bar and although it was empty, we waited quite a while for anyone to come to us. One of ordered something that they didn't have the liquor for. Two of...More

Thank robinhump
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Awesome place to hang out on a nice day, did not eat but had a few drinks and service and wait staff was fantastic.

Thank jenn_n_nate
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Monkey Bar is great for meeting for drinks and bar food but don't expect fine dining. I love the bartenders, they must hire them for their personalities because everyone I've met has been really personable and attentive. Not a date place but a great place...More

Thank RubyPeach
Reviewed 23 December 2015

As stated previously the restrooms should be condemned by the board of health. (cooks use these when preparing your food, or at least OSHA) Have a beer and get out of Dodge. Go to 'Rotten Ralphs' one block further south.

Reviewed 16 November 2015

Although this bar is in a very historic Hotel it could use some cleanup and restoration. The bathroom were really really bad. Only had 2, one wasn't flushing correctly and the other had a mouse in it. Won't go back till they've cleaned up the...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Wandering around the city, stopped at the Monkey Bar with a group of colleagues with whom I was in town for a conference. The atmosphere is appealing. They advertise all sorts of fun drinks- spiked lemonade and all sorts of fun martinis, etc. I was...More

Thank Josie B
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Situated on a corner but very good value for money for drinks and snacks. Not posh like some of the restaurants nearby but this is reflected in the price and dishes on the menu - ie snacks and beer. The servers are friendly and there...More

Thank Babsstockport
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Food is crappy. Nick the bartender did the best he could w the crappy food he had to serve. Nick was awesome. Thanks for the great service Nick!

Thank IslandLocal941
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-3711
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