Dog & Bull Brew and Music

4.5
172 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Please read seating options below**

Dog and Bull, Brew and Music House specializes in high quality craft beer and food. The Dog & Bull Brew and Music House also provides an eclectic
and cozy atmosphere to enjoy one of your favorite craft microbrews
or specialty imports while listening to some of the best local artists
performing both acoustic and "unplugged" music.

Sidewalk seating is reserved for families with Dogs.

Bull Pen seating is First Come, First Serve and Cocktails Only.

Standard seating is out Dining Room Outdoor is Both Back Patios, we will do our best to accommodate all request. THANK YOU!

Parties of 8+ we require a $50 Deposit done over the phone, you forfeit the deposit if you do not show or cancel


Sushi Night is the first Monday of every even month.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 172 people are saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We love the food here but the service this time was not to par. Our appetizers were never put in. We would have loved to try the lobster bisque. We ordered drinks but there wasn't enough glasses. We could hear the conversation the server and bartender had luckily the server offered to handwash so we could be served. Also only certain drinks can be ordered in certain sections which just doesn't make sense.

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ErinJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chelsea was the best waitress! food and drinks were excellent as well!! we can’t wait to be back.

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deborahe
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always good at the Dog & Bull. The casual atmosphere is great for a dinner or lunch out.

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vipElizabethY
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the high top next to the bar waitress took great care of us. Miss the outdoor area but they are working on it to make it better so looking forward to seeing the end result.

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DanielleM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came with a friend for lunch!!
And it was excellent… the salad were fresh and delicious.
Can’t wait to come again!!

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PamE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were seated outside which was fine, but a lot of flies in the area we were seated:(

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chamilton
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, love the ambiance for Sunday jazz brunches!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi, We had a wonderful time at dinner. The food was awesome and the service was excellent. The music added a nice touch for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday and national hot dog day. The first time the whole family has been out for a while. Nice to see a familiar faces working there and happy to see us

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LisaB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and attentive in spite of being short handed. Food was great!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I made a reservation for brunch on Sunday with my neighbors and their family. It was a special occasion. I was really disappointed when we were seated at a picnic table. It was on the small side. I had trouble fitting into it.
I asked the young girl who sat us could we move over to the outdoor area I remember with table and chairs. She said they were reserved. I told her I had made reservations a couple of weeks ago. We never sat down where she directed us because we wanted to sit at a table not a picnic table.
Anyway no one was ever seated at the table that I had asked for. I have eaten there many times and told and brought people there that still go there. I live in Croydon and was proud to have dog&bull here but the picnic table thing sucked. Especially when we could have been seated at a much better location that we adults desired. And that I thought I reserved. We would have spent much more money but left right after eating.

SG
vipSusanG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I came here before and remember really liking the food and the vibe as a cool neighborhood hang. However, this past time I came with my parents and we didn't stay. The music was so loud we couldn't hold a conversation. When we asked to be moved, they told us they had too many reservations, even though it was empty. Service was not very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday day.

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Jerseyfoodies
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Maria our server was great, we had order issues, she fixed them without issue, very attentive, never had wonder where she was, one reason to go back often

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vipDebbie
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent place for grub and brews. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took forever to be waited on, despite not really being too crowded. Got our appetizers dropped off and still no silverware, plates, or napkins. So just sat there waiting. Finally got them. My date’s sangria was very watered down and basically colored water and full of ice. Food was OK. I’ve been here about 20 times and always had great service and food before. This time was weak.

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vipLSRB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been coming here for sometime. I have noticed that food takes a long wait and sometimes some of nearby tables already got theirs before ours.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My BF and I are always looking for local restaurants to try and put into our rotation - we go out to dinner at least once every weekend. Thanks to the Open Table app we found Dog & Bull Brew and Music. Although there was no live music while we were there, they played a very eclectic variety of music - rock, swing, Sinatra, etc. the food was excellent - better than expected. I had the filet and my BF had the lobster stuffed salmon. Both dishes were perfectly prepared and to order. I thought my BF was going to literally lick his plate!!! Highly recommend and we will most definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even the torrential rain couldn’t dampen our good time. The service and drinks were great, as was the food.

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Mick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer menu had some excellent choices each one I picked was served nice and cold. The dip flight I ordered was prepared well and chips were fresh

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Cletus132
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good but was annoyed by constant fruit flies buzzing around our table

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Jane
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Dog and Bull. Everyone that works here is amazing,service is quick and food is graet

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vipquincy57
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time here this past Saturday night. Their spicy bloody Mary is top notch and is made with pickle infused vodka.The beer list is also top notch and they have great crafts on tap. We split the strip steak special and the salad with grilled shrimp. They beautifully split both dishes for us. The steak came out medium rare and was ordered medium but it was tasty. That's the only small flaw in a great night out.

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MicheleV
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food and wings were good but not as good as I've had in the past and the waitress well all I can say is she should find a different career because she certainly was not into her job or us for that matter... I was also disappointed because I asked for outdoor seating and the best I can get was a closed in patio I wanted to eat outside see the trains go by and what not but I guess you changed things since my last visit and covid.

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Colleen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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BrendAandJoe
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! It was our first time here and the drinks, food, staff were all amazing!

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RickL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent! had the special pineapple pork roll burger. Delicious!

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KaitlynB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been wanting to eat here for a while and so glad we finally got the chance. Such a cool spot. Food was good - spicy Bloody Mary was amazing.

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TeresaD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Easy parking and good food at reasonable prices.

LA
LoriA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is amazing, staff is very friendly. And they also make a mean long Island that is perfectly balanced. I would also highly recommend the cheese board with bacon added. The chutney that comes with the cheese board is sooooo good. Will definitely be going back!

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TracyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Good suishi night great drinks. Outside area beautiful

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vipMarilynS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Good drinks. Great staff. Convenient to me

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vipDavidL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible experience, avoid this place, too many other options. The worst management ever. Food sucked and when we told the manager a steak was overcooked he argued with us. Then brought out another one overcooked even worse. Never going back.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Our server was great. However, as soon as we sat down the hostess told us there was a time limit of 1 1/2 hours, had we known this when making a reservation, we would’ve gone somewhere else, because a group of us were getting together after not seeing one another for a long time. The food took about 1hr and 15mins to come out, it was dry and flavorless. I’ve had food from here before it’s usually fantastic but yesterday was a huge let down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time listening to live music and enjoying the atmosphere! Food was delicious as always!

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ZoeZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fabulous food- salmon with lobster meat stuffing. Outside dining in front was noisy due to rush hour; should have requested rear patio. No other diners in front, so our waitress forgot we were out there. Music drifted out for us to hear it; very softly.

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Flyerfan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our server was busy talking to another table and neglected us for a while. We had to ask other employees for napkins and silverware.

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Jane
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is amazing. Drinks are always good and the service is always above and beyond

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debrad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were a party of 4 2 dinners came out we waited almost 15 minutes for the other 2 din ers to come out

FAQs

Dog & Bull Brew and Music offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 788-2855.

Dog & Bull Brew and Music is rated 4.5 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.