by Duncan Macugay on
Attended the Grand Opening last night, and I have to agree with James - fantastic all around! Great vibe, delicious food, awesome music - and who doesn't love to bowl? Check this place out! $10 games, $5 shoe rental - pretty reasonable for such a happening place.
by B G. on
This is the best bar in Philly - but remember that its exactly that - a bar - in Philly. This is not a first date place, or a place to meet 20 friends, or enjoy overpriced atmosphere. This is a bar. It is comfortable, it is dark, and it is wonderful. The bartenders are true Philly gold. Depending on the night you go, you might be greeted by a tough Philly skull cracker or warm smiles and laughs from Reese. But regardless of who serves you, one thing remains the same, they don't put up with obnoxious customers, they are quick, they are smart, and they are all Philly. This type of bar rewards your frequent patronage with great new beers more frequently than you would believe, fantastic food that is reasonably consistent, and the opportunity to be surrounded by other people that appreciate these things. Food Note- The charred green beans are spectacular - be sure to order those instead of fries (although the fries are good too). I believe they make their sausage fresh, and all of it is good. The fried oyster po-boy is perfect for those heavy beers. Basically, I have eaten the whole menu and have rarely been disappointed. I can see where all of the people who discovered the bar in Philly mag and thought that they would roll in on a crowded weekend night and fall in love with Grace's would be disappointed because it is hard to see all of this in one sitting. You really need to go on an off night - say mon, tues, wed - and soak in the laid back vibe and enjoy. That way, when you show up on Fri or Sat to get that next fix, you won't notice or care about the invariable crowd, because you will be focused on the beer, the food, and the great people that make this the best bar in Philly.