For Pete's Sake

For Pete's SakeFor Pete's Sake
For Pete's SakeFor Pete's Sake
Bar, Eatery

900 South Front St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147
United States

(215) 462-2230 | map

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Photo of Cbfree
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I have been coming to Pete's since before the neighborhood caught up to what they were doing. They have always had a very solid selection, with a nice rotating draft list and great pub food. Always seems to have Allagash White on draft with Spaten with a nice mix of IPA and Belgian.

It is small, so get there early if you want a seat at the bar or outside. Several kitchen changes but always a good menu, and bartenders that go out of there way to remember you and what you drink weather you are in every week or once every few months.

This is what every neighborhood bar should be.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is my Philly watering hole when I just want to sit in a good bar, enjoying a fine ale. I used to live in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia, and considered this my home away from home.

But more recently, I visited after traveling down Christian Street on my way home from the South Philadelphia Taproom.

Albeit I am here every couple of months, the tap line up changes every time I am here. I can't speak on the regular changes, I just know that it is different every couple of months.

On tap this afternoon when I visited were: Bell's Two Hearted, Bell's Oberon, Kwak, Chimay White (always on tap), and a Left Hand Pale Ale. Funny thing is, the bartender did not know what the beer was, I had to tell him. I didn't find this a bother as it was a boost to my own beer ego.

Everything I had tasted fresh, no musty undertones or other off tastes or smells. This place has always treated me well, and I will continue to patronize this place as long as it continues.

One of the things I love about this place is the fact that most of the people in it are locals. Being a Philly boy, I love talking about city issues with people who live and breathe it. This atmosphere is something very few good beer serving bars can match.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

As an imported South Philadelphian, For Pete's Sake has become my neighborhood bar. Located just a few blocks from my house, it is a nearly weekly stop for me. Great food, great beer and pretty good service. Atmosphere is just right, it can get a little loud on a friday night, but only because it is such a small place. Perfectly sized bar, with 8 or so beers on tap. A few high tables with bar stools and nize size flat screen round out the place. It can be a little tight, but is a cozy place in the winter. In the summer time the tables outside are great. Probably my favorite part about the place is their food. Great wings, fries and burgers if you love typical pub fare. They also have great food specials, as well as some solid menu items. Beer selection is above average. They always have Yards on tap, as well as one of their happy hour specials, which is why I make it a regular stop.

If you are in South Philly or are headed home from the Italian Market it is definitely a worthwhile stop.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

For Pete's Sake is a cute little pub owned by Pete! It sits on a quiet corner not too far south of South Street in the shadow of I-95. The food is surprisingly good... but a little bit expensive. I guess that's OK though, everything else considered. It's small, but it never get's really crowded (how can it - it's small!). The bathrooms are kept very clean and the staff is above par. The beer selection is very good and has included Chimay Tripel and De Koninck ale on my last several visits. The other 8 to 10 taps are no slackers either. Even if it's Stella Artois, that's better than Coor's Light. And there's a fairly good selection of average/above-par bottles as well. Also, an eyebrow-raising list of wines are available if you've got friends who enjoy the grape more than the grain. But I guess what I enjoy most about Pete's is the comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Even in such a small place I can feel comfortable and amongst friends (who I've never seen before in my life!). I personally prefer to stop in during the twilight hours when it's a little less crowded, but I've had a few fun nights there as well. If you're in the area it might be worth a stop just for Pete's sake.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I rolled into Pete’s around 12:45 for lunch, the place was fairly packed. I just got an order of chicken fingers which were very good. The interior is all new, very nice/clean, there are football helmet pictures surrounding the ceiling, 3 tall top tables as soon as you walk in, there is a jukebox on the left, and also the bar is to the left it seats around 16 patrons, and there is a small dinning area in the back.
The beer selection is really good there is around ten taps; Chimay Cing Cents!!, Yards Winter Ale, Tetley’s, Yuengling, Bass, Guinness, Harp, De Koninick, Hoegaarden, and off course Coors light. This tap list would be average if the Chimay was not there. They also have brews in bottles, some highlights were Chimay Red, Chimay Blue, Sam Smith Organic Ale, Sam Smith Winter, SN Pale Ale, and Pilsner Urquell. Really cool place, and great service…

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