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American Sardine Bar

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American Sardine BarAmerican Sardine Bar
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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.17%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1800 Federal St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19146-2915
United States
phone: (215) 215-2152

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @americansardine

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(Place added by: hhkal17 on 12-03-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mltobin, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%

This bar is owned by the same guy who owns my local bar, the South Philadelphia Tap Room, and they are not too far from each other- less than a ten-minute bike ride. However, Newbold (where SPTR is) and Point Breeze (where ASB is) are not quite the same… it was quite startling to walk between the two the first time. There is some serious Detroit-style ghetto near the Sardine!

The place is one of those old-world corner bars, and nothing much has been refashioned here. It can get tight inside, but check out the cool backyard/patio, it is lovely.

Some cool beers on tap: Founders Devil Dancer, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe, Goose Island Ogden, Stone Collective Distortion, Bell’s, Cisco Baggywrinkle, Port Brewing, Dogfish Festina Peche…

The food is the star here, starting with the sardines (fried, sautéed, a la plancha). The vegan cheesesteak is super delicious too, as is the sweet-bologna slider. I haven’t had anything here that I didn’t like.

Service is so-so. Sometimes it is nice, some other times it is not so nice. There is a bit of that hipster holier-than-thou attitude at the Sardine, but nothing terrible. Just a little patience needed at times.

Prices are alright but not terribly low, and they could use a good happy hour like other bars in Philadelphia. But these are minor quibbles. I love the Sardine, and I always go back!

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

cheah, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

let8it8grow, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

soulcougher, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

InspectorBob, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ColForbinBC, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of shawnwhyte
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%

Great atmosphere here with a good selection of beer with workers that are more than happy to help you find something you like. 16 drafts and a cooler full of craft beer cans from local breweries and around the US. The food menu consists of well thought out sandwiches that rotate frequently.

shawnwhyte, Oct 20, 2013
American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia, PA
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.