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National Mechanics Bar & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
City Center East
American, Bar, Pub
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22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2701
+1 215-701-4883
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for an early dinner and drinks and ran into the end of the Bloody Mary bar which was delicious! If you're a fan of this drink find out when they do it and give it a try, worth the wait. Food was excellent, we got a couple apps, and split an entree suggested by our friendly wait staff.... More 

Thank FRDesigns
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We needed a good place to sit down and eat an early dinner with our family after a full day of walking in Philly. National Mechanics had popped up on Trip Advisor and we realized it was on the way back to our hotel, so we called for a reservation. When we arrived about 20 minutes early our table was... More 

Thank Amy P
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had a great lunch here after a show at the Arden Theater. I highly recommend the plantain chips with guacamole and the beet salad - outstanding!

Thank ErinnElisabeth
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159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was about 3 pm and we were getting dry. Walked past a few places that were either packed or uninteresting and then we stumbled across Mechanics. Easy to miss even though it is a huge building. It use to be a bank and the only indication that it is a bar was a sandwich board at the to of... More 

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Gainesville, Florida
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Great service, good food. Tara was an excellent waitress with good suggestions & fast service. I had the veggie burger, which was mostly broccoli florets. Also julienned carrots & onions. I was not expecting broccoli, but it was ok. Husband had Sliders & Mac & cheese. He says both were good. We shared onion rings, which were ok also. Cool... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

I stopped in about 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon for a light late lunch after doing some sightseeing and was disappointed in the menu selection. I was expecting to be able to have a light lunch/ appetizer to hold me over til dinner, but they were still just using the brunch menu. Also, I had picked this place because it... More 

Thank MarthaFromAlabama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 1, 2017

National Mechanics knows exactly what its doing... 1) you've never had a veggie burger until you've had one here 2) make your own bloody mary bar on saturdays and sundays?! as in... "heres a pint glass and some liquor... have fun with 437846872 hot sauces, capers, jalapenos, stuffed olives, SHRIMP SKEWERS AND BACON WRAPPED PROSCIUTTO? even there standard mix is... More 

1 Thank sachey91
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Was there for karaoke and had a blast! I had a great local beer called yards IPA as suggested by the super helpful bartender. They had an awesome dinner menu and was blown away by their veggie burger! I will be a regular here, watch out!!! '

Thank lalalandartwork
Riga via London and DC
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on recommendation from our hotel, and it was a great find. The bar has a very cozy feel, with lots of western-style wood. The beer and cocktail selection is wide and varied. The food selection is great and the quality is superb. We had the short rib and the crabcakes and both were excellent. Will definitely... More 

Thank FCK1
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Avocado turkey burger was great! Also ordered a Bellini, a little to sweet for me. Decorations are a strange steam punk style, fun to observe.

Thank Roxanne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-701-4883

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