The Olde Bar

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$30 and under
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A contemporary oyster saloon that pays homage to the original tradition.

The Olde Bar, located in Philadelphia’s landmark Old Original Bookbinder’s, is a contemporary oyster bar and cocktail lounge steeped in the city’s nautical and culinary traditions. Serving oysters on the half shell, alongside a smart menu of modern re-imaginings of traditional bar snacks and a comprehensive cocktail and spirit list, The Olde Bar is at once a tribute to the city’s storied past and an updated version of one of our most beloved dining spaces.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 253-3777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Cross street
S. 2nd St.
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, there is a Philadelphia Parking Authority Garage located at 125 South 2nd Street, less than a block north and west of The Olde Bar.

There are also four private lots located within a few blocks, at 401 South Columbus Boulevard, 109 Chestnut Street, 36 South 2nd Street and 299 South Columbus Boulevard.

You can also visit and enter our address, 125 Walnut Street.

The Olde Bar does not offer valet parking
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Public transit
The Olde Bar is located just over two blocks south of the Market-Frankford EL stop at 2nd and Market Streets.
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Special events & promotions
The Olde Bar is proud to host private and semi-private events of all sizes. Our two distinct event spaces, The Blackburn Room and The Vessel Room, can accommodate gatherings of as few as 25 and as many as 200+ guests; smaller groups are encouraged to set aside space within the main bar itself, and larger groups should consider a full buy-out of our historic, landmark space.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine