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918 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (22nd and Carpenter)
215-545-5790
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: SoWe Bar and Kitchen is a casual American bistro offering creative comfort...
SoWe Bar and Kitchen is a casual American bistro offering creative comfort food in warm, welcoming setting. Proprietors Nancy Law and Troy Barton have designed SoWe to be the neighborhood's "home away from home", knowing that Rob Miracle's seriously good bistro fare will draw the Center City gastro-crowd to "South West Ceneter City Philly". Great snacks, burgers, salads and large plates are served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. An extensive bar selection, wines by the glass and craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Kitchen is open late night. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 4
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A tasty addition to the neighborhood

Awesome steaks, great beer selections, and a friendly upbeat vibe. Sit at the bar, near the bar, in the dining doom, or at a sidewalk table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
buztop
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Awesome steaks, great beer selections, and a friendly upbeat vibe. Sit at the bar, near the bar, in the dining doom, or at a sidewalk table.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice light fare place in South Philly. We had the Pho French Dip & Pork Belly Sandwich both of which were delicious. Cocktails were good but not noteworthy. There were two interesting drinks on their menu but they didn't have an ingredient so we couldn't try them. Service was very good.

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Houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

really enjoyed the outside seating, waitress was super friendly and took the time to answer our questions regarding the menu and just visit. candied bacon beignets and marscapone stuffed french toast was amazing!

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Philly suburbs
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The back room was stuffy on a 75 degree day. Fish and chips was very good, mussels not so much. Three, 6, or 9 slider options appreciated. Great fries and onion threads. The service was a little off though---interrupting our conversations, making gratuitous comments about what we were talking about, and disappeared periodically. We had to wait quite a while... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Arrived at 12:00, seated at 12:50, 2:05 still not served our lunch....my review is giving the benifit of the doubt, that the food is average. Not worth the time it cost me either!

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Philadelphia, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I used to love this place when it was up on 22nd & Christian (not a great place to walk to from center city) and was sad when it disappeared. I very happily just realized that it moved to 6th & South! Good food, nice portions, casual comfortable atmosphere, pleasant staff, good service, reasonable prices. We had grape leaves and... More 

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Small and convenient. Nice atmosphere with very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Interesting and well priced menu. If you are close by it is certainly worth the stop.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, good happy hour (especially the $2 yuenglings). The food is delicious- I had sliders. The bartender was friendly enough, although a bit snappy. I will definitely be returning for happy hour and possibly their quiz night!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Four friends traveled over to this ever improving neighborhood for dinner at SoWe on a very pleasant Saturday evening. We took advantage of a chance to dine outside. Very attentive server and an interesting menu that works for those who just want something simple or a full platter. There is a fairly extensive varied cocktail menu and a nice choice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I am always excited to try new restaurants in the city, so was thrilled to hear good thing about SoWe. It was an adorable spot - great bar area, decent amount of outdoor seating. There were really cute touches in the decor that made the place feel really great. The food was really good - we got a chilled roasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 918 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (22nd and Carpenter)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-545-5790

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

SoWe Bar and Kitchen is a casual American bistro offering creative comfort food in warm, welcoming setting. Proprietors Nancy Law and Troy Barton have designed SoWe to be the neighborhood's "home away from home", knowing that Rob Miracle's seriously good bistro fare will draw the Center City gastro-crowd to "South West Ceneter City Philly". Great snacks, burgers, salads and large plates are served by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. An extensive bar selection, wines by the glass and craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Kitchen is open late night. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?