Good Dog Bar

Good Dog BarGood Dog Bar
Good Dog BarGood Dog Bar
Bar, Eatery

224 S 15th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102-3806
United States

(215) 985-9600 | map

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Reviews by ShanePB:
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Jun 24, 2015
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cratez from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

What I had: Draft pint of Yards General Washington Tavern Porter Bourbon Barrel, Soup of the Day and the Truffled Cheesesteak Empanadas for me, glass of 2010 Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc and a Spinach Salad for my fiancé.
What I liked: Casual and welcoming gastropub vibe, no trouble finding seats upstairs, ample space between tables, quick and friendly service, solid draft list, fair prices, we enjoyed our food and drinks, dog theme is very well executed.
What I disliked: Beer selection is stellar but limited, doesn’t seem like they pay much attention to glassware, as a restaurant Good Dog is easily an A+, but as a beer spot I can’t give it more than a 3.5.
Would I go back? Yes. We had a great lunch here and would frequent this place often if we lived in the area.
Overall Rating: 70

Jan 30, 2020
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zbelair from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Dec 12, 2018
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sb17 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

May 04, 2018
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

The beer selection at Good Dog isn't anything to write home about. Roughly 10 beers on tap and 10 bottles. PBR, a few craft lagers, 3-4 IPAs, a wit. It's mostly beers you've seen before. I got a Stone Go-To and a bottle of Port Wipeout.

Come to Good Dog, though, if you're in the mood for a burger. The Good Dog burger was pretty amazing, I have to say. Roquefort cheese and caramelized onions, served with a mix of regular and sweet potato fries on the side. We also got an order of fried pickles with goat cheese ranch dressing (drool).

Good, greasy bar food, and a nice enough atmosphere. Think of the beer as a bonus, though. The selection is maybe 1/20th a place like Monk's.

Sep 11, 2016
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razorsdescent from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 08, 2015
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Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Nov 08, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

stopped here during Philly Beer Week 2015. Cool vibe. College kids drinking PBR, a lot of stickers and dollar bills on the wall make it feel divey. Solid taplist, updated beer list, prices were typical of Philly. I didn't eat, but the menu looked solid. Would hit again.

Jul 21, 2015
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George1005 from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jul 18, 2015
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cp45 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 29, 2015
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Bill69 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Mar 12, 2015
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maseww22 from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great selection of beer and outstanding food. Get there early and grab the second floor bay window seat.

Jan 01, 2015
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I've been to Good Dog a couple of times and, while I don't love it, the beers they get on tap keep bringing me back. I've had Barrel-aged Sierra Narwhal, 2008 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Deschutes The Abbys... these guys get good stuff, all the time.

You wouldn't know it from the outside and the inside- just an old bar in Center City frequented by people more likely to drink PBR tall boys than imperial stouts. Good Dog could be mistaken for your average Irish pub in Anytown, USA... service is not that great either, although it varies.

I always sit at the bar, which can get crowded after 5pm but I manage to find a spot even if it is by the server station. There are also booths for dining.

Prices are not bad. The Abyss was seven bucks... I'm always checking the Good Dog's tap list for new and rare arrivals. It's an easy bike ride along 15th.

Dec 26, 2014
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Robjvoorhees from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Sep 10, 2014
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Jame515 from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jun 15, 2014
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soulcougher from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Jun 04, 2014
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

May 31, 2014
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judkinst from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

May 18, 2014
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smartassboiler from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I stopped in at the Good Dog Bar while wandering around downtown Philadelphia.

Atmosphere - The atmosphere was solid. Pretty typical bar atmosphere that wasn't bad, but it didn't stand out either.

Quality - The Quality of beers offered was very good.

Service - No complaints about the service. The waitress was friendly and helpful regarding the menu.

Selection - The selection wasn't anything to write home about, but the draft list had a nice variety, and there some good bottles to choose from as well. They had a couple nice bottles available such as The Abyss, but they were overpriced ($40).

Food - My coworkers and I did not eat here.

Value - Pretty solid value outside of the nicer beer bottles.

I'm glad I stopped in here, and I would have a problem coming here again, but there was nothing about the place that I would definitely come back for.

Feb 27, 2014
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Feb 26, 2014
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erialbill from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jan 28, 2014
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jan 07, 2014
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hoppymcgee from Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jan 06, 2014
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curl217 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

This is a small, rejuvenated Philly neighborhood bar, which has managed to retain it's old school look and feel. I had lunch and a couple Founders Breakfast Stouts. Bar tender was knowledgable and attentive. Food is good, standard bar food withs a twist. This bar will be on my list to visit during my next stay in Philly.

Nov 10, 2013
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Gavage from Nevada

4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped here to grab some lunch and a few beers. Definite dive bar feel to the first floor (and I did not venture up to the other floor) as there is plenty of faded and well worn dark wood, booths along one wall and the bar the other. The place is narrow and has about 15 stools at the bar. This clearly is a locals bar as the bartender and folks all seemed to know each other. Beers are listed on a blackboard above the bar.

There were 10 beers on draft during my stop, with a nice focus on local beer from Troegs, Sly Fox, Yards, and Carton. Allagash, Founders, and Lagunitas were some other well known offerings. The beers I had were very fresh.

The food was very good, not just pub grub. All the sandwiches I saw coming out were huge. Service was also super friendly and knowledgable on the beers and food.

Aug 04, 2013
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