by angelica w. on
My original review was flagged/deleted, so here it goes.....again. I'm telling the story the way it happened. Before this incident, Vessel was one of my favorite places... The bartender charged my friend $40 on his credit card for one drink on purpose after we paid in cash! We tried to settle the problem, but the lady said, "it's going to take a really long time. You guys are going to have to wait..." She was intentionally making us wait! I got into a huge argument with her, and she told me to "step behind the counter to solve it" (CONFRONTATIONAL TONE) She was the causcasian chick with shoulder length curly hair. In order to defend herself, she claimed she printed out the wrong receipt... yeah sure... After asking for the credit card back 7 times, she said, "i'll give you back the credit card only if you leave" you really think im gonna leave without it!?!? To top things off, she tells everyone at the bar, "no one is getting their drinks because of these 2!!!" and she POINTS TO US!! **THE BARTENDER TOLD ME TO "STEP BEHIND THE COUNTER TO SOLVE IT," WITH A CONFRONTATIONAL TONE** You tell me, what do you think it means??? STAY CLASSY....
by Rey Madler on
This is my favorite bar in Philadelphia. It's dark. It's not too crowded (except for Friday night after work...stay away). And the drinks are giant and cheap for the most part. Just watch out for getting Oscar'd, since the beers and shots are twice as big as usual. You may leave wondering what's going on if you only had 4 beers and 2 shots. It's a lot easier to do the math the next morning. I'm not so sure why most people on here seem kind of scared of the food. Stopping at Oscar's after work for a beer and a burger is one of my guilty pleasures. Anyone I've ever convinced to get a German Burger (provolone, sweet peppers and egg) has been hooked right away. And if that's not your thing, they give you a steak and a half on any steak they have after 5 PM. A side of fries is, like $1.75. Which is my kind of price. Someone recently told me that Bill the bartender used to work over at Davio's and makes the best Manhattan in the city. I've also seen him telling people that his wife told him not to buy anything else from crackheads. He then promptly bought some stuff off a gentleman who fit this description. They are closed on Sundays, so don't try it. Also, it's cash only and there's no ATM. But there are plenty close by if you need to run out to get money / more money. There's also a cigarette machine out of view in the back past the bathrooms if you need it. It took me about a year and a half to realize it was there.