Good Dog Bar

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Good Dog BarGood Dog Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(215) 985-9600 | map

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by mltobin:
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good Dog was located fairly close to my hotel on a recent visit to Philadelphia (center city area). So, as the night was winding down, I popped in for a beer.

They have 10 taps by my count: Yards Philadelphia Ale, Sly Fox Dunkel, Ballast Point Big Eye, Stoudt`s Winter, and the Flying Fish Grand Cru that I drank are the ones that I recall. In addition, they have some bottles and cans...BMC, PBR and Sly Fox in the cans. It is all served by a helpful and speedy staff, (it gets busy).
Overall, the vibe at Good Dog is loud and boisterous. It is a great place to unwind, and I will come back when in town again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sb17
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mkh012
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.

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

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
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.

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Photo of George1005
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of cp45
4.44/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bill69
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of maseww22
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.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of smartassboiler
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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of curl217
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.

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Photo of Gavage
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.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Went here for a San Diego brewery tasting after passing by this place for at least a decade.

Looks on the slim side fromn outside, a nice circular neon sign stating "Good Dog" Once inside a long skinny hall with a bar seating 15 or so on the left and a row of booths that once again look small. Four people would be a bit cramped for these booths. It's a glorified dive bar with some nice wood and that Philly ceiling that I see all over. An upstairs bar with more roomy seating arraingments with circular tables although a smaller room.

Service was pretty speedy during the event with a full bar and one bartenderess who was hot as all get out, id like to buy her a drink! Management and barback seemed a bit peeved when I asked them some simple questions since I've never been. The beer tasted good, no off flavors from dirty lines. The place looked clean enough but the bathrooms could use some work and air freshner.

Every once in a while Good Dog will put on a pretty pretty good event. These events usually revolve around Bella Vista's line up because they seem to get a ton of Ballast Point. A firkin of habanero sculpin is nice plus they had some non bottled BP offerings. The bottle selection is small but covers many styles yet they dont jump out at me. Prices were on par with other Philly bars, Read- EXPENSIVE. The draft prices were on the high side as well but the tax was built into them so there is that. Damn you PHILLY BEER TAX, who cares about the education system, that went down the toilet years ago.

Between Good Dog and Blue Dog in the Suburbs, I wonder who came up with the slogan 'Come, Sit, Stay' first. Seems like a conflict of interest.

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Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, PA
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