Perch Pub
Perch Pub

Perch Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.perchpub.com/
  • Phone: 2155464090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am;
    Lunch:Wednesday- Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: William Carroll
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rooms and spaces for your private events or Happy Hours. Please contact us directly for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Datesman 2155464090
  • Entertainment: Pool table and dart board, juke box, HDTVs and a large drop-down projection screen in the dining room for those big games.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad
  • Public Transit: Borad Street subway, PATCO at Broad/Locust/Walnut.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking available.
A word from Perch Pub
Perch Pub offers patrons a perfect spot to kick back and 'roost', in comfort, above Broad and Locust Streets with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. With a menu of delicious American-inspired comfort food, Perch is a relaxed, unpretentious pub. The interior has a timeless feel, with rich mahogany finishes and exposed brick and metal beams. In addition to boasting one of the best birds-eye views in the city for people watching, the pub offers separate areas for a pool table and dart board and features additional amenities including a juke box, HDTV's and a large drop-down projection screen in the main dining room for watching major sports events. The Perch has a broad selection of fourteen craft beers on tap, an extensive bottle and can list (104 entries and growing), as well as full bar featuring a prominent selection of bourbons, whiskeys, and Scotches (including house-infusions).
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Perch Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (27)good for groups (21)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (21)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (9)late-night find (7)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Pre theater, the timing was good, the waitress got us in and out on time. And the coffee was okay. but the California Cobb, no avocado. The fish tacos - very, very hard to eat and not enough food. But the dessert, well that was the lamest. A large, unflavored stale brownie with a scoop of ice cream. there were limited dessert offerings, and this was supposed to be homemade, and if so, well something is wrong with the baker. It was stale, not chocolate in evidence and tasted store bought. A fitting end to an average to poor meal. Will not go back. too many restaurants to make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    flgirlinphila
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been here a few times and it's been a great experience every single time. I love the food and atmosphere. Also we were taken back right away with the reservation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was pretty good. I wasn't in love with the sauce on the Pig Latin tacos, but overall everything else was decent and the drinks were good. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    DrRick
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went here with my family for a pre-show dinner. Nice beer and cocktail list. We were disappointed to be seated in the back area next to the pool table, especially since we heard about the view over the Ave. of the Arts. Food was decent but there was no kids menu to speak of and no attempt made to accomodate a smaller child's appetite (ie, paid $17.50 for a huge plate of fish and chips of which only a small portion was eaten). Our server was nice enough but he forgot plates along with our appetizers and he was not very attentive when it came to drink refills etc. Anyway, the Perch Pub is probably okay for a quick bite to eat and a drink or two but there are way better choices in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient to the Kimmel.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The Perch Pub was selected because it was convenient to the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music. The beer selection was better than expected but, over all, I would only give it a middling grade. A little expensive for the food options, a little noisy. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination - but certainly not a "must go to" place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre Theater
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It's been several months since we've been to Perch Pub and we were happy to return. My husband and I meet there prior to enjoying an evening at the Orchestra. My husband had his usual double IPA with burger and I had the salmon platter with a glass of wine. I nice way to relax after work before the performance. The food is uniformly good and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location, Location, Location
    Bourgain
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The Perch Pub was perfect for an early pre-Neil Young concert. Our reservation was at 4:45 p.m. before the rush, and it was fantastic. Our service lady was the best! We will be back in November for the pot pie and Bob Dylan.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good service
    Critic
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and there was not a complaint at the table. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good basic pub food
    Mefz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Easy location for a quick and not too expensive bite. Basic pub food, but tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Wittynickname
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Perch Pub is one of my favorites in the city. If you like beer, this is the place to come - they're always updating and refining their beer list. Their food is awesome, too, but I always get the scotch filet. The service was friendly and attentive, and our food came out SUPER-FAST! If you haven't been, you need to check out Perch Pub.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good food and amazing beer selection at reasonable prices. Not a bad bourbon/ whiskey selection either. Casual atmosphere. If don't want high priced trendy Philly restaurant, but still good eats and drinks would recommend. Plus veiw if broad street unexpected addition.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night bite
    luv2dine2VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our late night bite at Perch Pub. The baked mac & cheese was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Was A Good Choice
    PhillyTweety56
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had never been to the Perch Pub before, but had gone past it a few times walking. The opportunity arrived to select a place close by to eat, so I chose this place. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was great, the place wsn't too terribly noisy, even though it was quite crowded for a Thursday night. My fellow companions like the place with no complaints. I would recommend the place to anyone looking for good food in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Steady!
    SGoldVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service are consistently great. We're always assured of a good meal and provided with a helpful and watchful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Killer
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It is not fine dining. I gave my rating based on what it is - a pub, though it has more dining room than pub. It has a huge beer list. Some special cocktails, and a small selection of wine. Fish tacos were loved by all, the mussels were bits of buttery goodness. Everything was better for the view. The room is a big open space filled with light from the huge windows that look out at Broad & Locust. I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    SouthPhillyLoveVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything from the food, staff, to view is a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What's your favorite dish?
    SunshineVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Tonight we tried the Salmon entree and the special Mahi entree's and were very pleased. It was kind of slow and quiet. Which was a nice change from our busily paced lives. Our server was wonderful and FAST. What a wonderful low-key, hidden gem in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Come for the beer stay for the food
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Excellent beer selection and food choice. I brought a friend who had wine and she was also impressed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than fair
    AnttheCritic
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I rated the food fair only because it wasn't poor but it wasn't good. The salmon was a small dried out piece. The meatloaf was very different, tender but the seasoning and the gravy/glaze were bad. The drinks which were happy hour were good size for $5.25 but weak. Too many good places to eat locally to try the perch again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lroariz
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dined here before and always enjoyed it. Good food and great service. Excellent choice of beers and wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner
    cherryd215
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I tried the wake and bacon burger and it was very good. My husband had the fish and chips which he seemed to enjoy. The overall experience was nice. It was quiet when we arrived but began to pick up around 6pm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    AlexisBVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    While I think that the focus of this place is on beer, they have a decent wine selection and truly wonderful food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 320 reviews are from the Perch Pub reviews archive.
  • Good Gastopub
    Vanilladoc
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In town for a convention and didn't need another steak place. Just good down to earth home cooking with a gourmet flair. Would definitely return. Good selection of beers too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, no attitude
    ChaiVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Also a pretty big beer list, if that's what you like
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find for Theater Goers
    PerchPerfect
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We recently went to the Perch Pub on a Saturday before a 2:00 show at the Academy of Music. Our reservation was for 1:00 and I made a notation that we had show tickets for 2. Our waiter sat us right away and was aware of our time frame. We ordered omlettes, and my husband claims that this was the best he ever had. I had an omlette special and it was very good. Our only negative is that there is not an elevator to the second floor, which we did not need for this visit, but others who might join us in the future may,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perch high
    luvagoodrestaurant
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Perch Pub on Friday night. We were stuck in traffic so we were late, but they accommodated us nicely and we made it to the show on time. We came back after the show for great cheesecake which was covered with blueberry compote.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Academy of music
    Jeannie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Purchased pop-up was a great find. Frequently we attend shows at the Kimmel and Academy of music and the location is perfect. The food was terrific. Highly recommend the California club burger and the grilled romaine salad although it is a lot to eat. . We had a drink downstairs and then sat at a booth table upstairs. The staff was quite accommodating to our meeting to be served promptly. Overall, it is the perfect pregame for the night of the show.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try this!
    Granny
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Excellent location; friendly & competent service noisy at night; more relaxed for weekday lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant with a View
    NDgal50
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Perch Pub sits on the corner of Broad and Locust Sts. on the 2nd floor affording its customers a fantastic view of the Academy of Music and some of the other beautiful venues on Broad Street. Saturdays and Sundays offer a brunch menu with a tasty variety of breakfast and lunch selections. My cheesesteak omelette consisted of fluffy eggs with a hearty filling of delicious shaved rib eye steak, gruyere cheese and carmelized onions. Served with a tasty helping of their own hash browns and your choice of toast. At $11:50 it was a filling and delicious bargain. Brunch menu also offers $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. Perfect spot for pre or post theater events!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great service, great beer list, and excellent food! Especially recommend the French burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Showgoers
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We all had burgers that were amazing. The service was wonderful as we had only an hour to get to a show. The waitress was aware when we arrived that we had a time constraint and worked with us. She was on point with everything from drinks to appetizers to the meals. I would recommend this restaurant highly and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My friends and I make the Perch Pub our regular spot when we attend the ballet. The food, service and view make this the perfect spot for us. We are always make the curtain with time to spare
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great pub to enjoy in Center City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    when I moved to Philly for work, I had to find the gem of center city where I can enjoy delicious crafted beer. My coworkers recommended this spot and I enjoyed it everytime I visit the spot. The bartenders are helpful and know their beer very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delightful dinner
    lohan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I had tickets to see a play at the Academy of Music on a weeknight, so I friend and I went to Perch Pub for dinner. We had appetizers, cocktails and dinner and everything was great. We were given a table by the windows with a great view. Our server was knowledgable and so sweet. The food was delicious and quick (perfect for being on a deadline). I'll definitely be back soon when I'm in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bengenda
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely early dinner after attending a matinee. Something for everyone on the menu. Great beer selection. We tried some new things. Service was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pub with a view
    bipbopcheerio
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for a special occasion with my family, Mother's Day, had a choice of brunch or lunch, good selections. Great black board beer selection, started out with the philly spring rolls with spicy keptchup, they were delicious. Then we all decided to have sandwiches, crab cake, scotch filet and chicken italian and fish tacos, all were very good. Service was great and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good family brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Have been here twice. The location is great. We used for a family brunch since easy to meet via subway coming from various areas in the city. They serve hearty American food. I had the salmon crepe special, and really enjoyed it. Service was attentive, and they are not crowded. They have a clean pub feel with walls of windows looking out over Ave of the Arts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pub for dinner
    Jack
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Just across from the Kimmel Center, this is a great place for a pre-show drink or bite to eat. The menu has classic pub fare as well a some very nice looking entrees. The draft beer selection is great. The mussels were very good and provided a spicey kick. We were very pleased with our burger, salad and brownie desert. Service was friendly and responsive but our only complaint was the timing of our food---as our meal arrived about 30 seconds after our appetizer, which made for a crowded table and required some quick eating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off day in the kitchen?
    PoorkwahVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The flat iron steak I was served was undercooked and gristly. I couldn't cut it with the steak knife; it just wobbled all over the plate. The asparagus that accompanied the dish were just awful tasting. They were ultra thin and dried out. The Cosmo cocktail I was served was weak and watery. We really enjoyed this restaurant on our first visit but this was not worthy of a third.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Wonderful place to go before the theater. Food was really tastey and came to the table hot! Highly recommend it. Only drawback - not handicapped assessible. Has a winding staircase to the second floor so if you have walking issues, this is not the place for you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.