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“Great place!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dark Horse
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
215 928 9307
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Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: English, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center East
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

We didn't eat, just some after dinner drinks upstairs....so I'll assume it's excellent bar food. The bar on the first floor is way small, but it opens up into multiple bars upstairs. There were a few parties in those bars, but the main bar was great. Lively atmosphere, probably a great place to watch soccer. Nice variety of beer in tap...definitely would check this place out again!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Newport News, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food was Nothing to Rave About”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Visiting from out of town and we saw good ratings for this place. Location is excellent, ambiance is fine. The food however was not great. The fish and chips were swimming in grease. The chicken fingers were flat, lacking flavor and clearly something that was not fresh but institutional and frozen. Service was average.

Visited February 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good fish and chips”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

wanted 2 have an irish pub feel and the dark Horse was that. good fish and chips and service.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Had a great time watching the US match!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

My boyfriend found this place on the internet. We had planned a weekend to Philly and once we realized the US was playing, well, we had to find a great bar to watch it in. This place was great. It was packed with a really fun crowd. The bar itself is split up into multiple rooms each with its own bar and TVs. We did not eat there because we had just come from a food festival, but the people sitting near us were raving about their food. The beer selection is pretty good here as well. Even though US lost, we had such a great time thanks to Dark Horse. The only problem was the AC in the building. I am not sure if it was the room we were in or just because it was so hot outside, but it was brutal. I really did not care too much because we were having such a good time. We met some really amusing people and I can't wait to go back next time I am in Philly.

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“Great burger, great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

Still my favorite burger in Philly, hands down. Nice atmosphere in this Irish/English pub and a great place to watch soccer games. All the food I've ever ordered here has been good to excellent- traditional pub food like bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, fries, etc. Oh , and did I mention the burgers?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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