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Black Sheep Pub

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City Center West
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247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
215-545-9473
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid neighborhood pub

The place was recommended by the concierge at the Westin as a good, solid neighborhood watering hole with regular pub food and a good selection of beer. Happy hour is between 4 and 7 and when we got there the place was jammed. The noise level was almost deafening, making conversation rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place was recommended by the concierge at the Westin as a good, solid neighborhood watering hole with regular pub food and a good selection of beer. Happy hour is between 4 and 7 and when we got there the place was jammed. The noise level was almost deafening, making conversation rather difficult, but the waitress was friendly, our salads... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just outside of Rittenhouse Square, this bar is down the street from the Raddison Blu where we stayed. It is easy to miss with only a small sign, look for the very red front door. We sat by the bar area which has a great atmosphere. They offer wide selection of beers and had some nice choices for entrees. I... More 

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Avoca, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is a hidden Gem, There is no sign hanging out front so it's easy to miss. This is right outside rittenhouse, but has normal prices. No $12 drinks here. Happy hour is a definate from 4 to 7 daily with $ 5 small plates. Loved this place visited twice on our long weekend fourth of July trip!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The bartenders/waiters here are really friendly! The food is good, especially the small plates and appetizers. They have Chimay on tap which you don't find that often.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great beer selection but stay for dinner! The cheesesteak egg rolls were fantastic. Good happy hour deals and friendly wait staff. Was busy when we stopped in and the poor bartender was run ragged but he was still super nice

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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great little boozer full of character and friendly locals and staff, definitely not your generic Irish Pub abroad. Food fantastic, met the owner James who hails from Belfast and he certainly knows how to run and create an interesting pub, also cheers for the pint.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed at the 1715 Rittenhouse boutique hotel and wanted a local spot for a night cap before calling it a night. This was the perfect choice. Was a block away from our hotel. The jukebox was awesome (Oasis, Grace Potter!!!!).... Beer was cold, tasty and it was a great crowd for a late Weds night. They had trivia, which... More 

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Ajaltoun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food is pretty good but on the second floor the place smells like cooking because of the kitchen window so I got out smelling like all kinds of food.

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San Jose, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Cool staff, put the champions league soccer on for me (despite everyone else in there oblivious and probably annoyed by it). Lamb chops are really good - ~$3/ea - must get at least 3. I got 4 and gnawed each one to the bone

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you go with a pub expectation, you will be pleasantly surprised by the food. Not an expansive menu but solid traditional, with a great mix. Service is friendly and very efficient. Expect lively interaction, not a subdued setting. With those expectations you will be pleased. This is a small, customer friendly corner pub.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-545-9473

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?