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JJ Bootleggers Moonshine Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, , Barbecue
35 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3036
+1 215-923-3300
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Southwestern, Barbecue, South American
$$ - $$$
35 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3036
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool spot with tons of moonshine drinks. We only stopped in for an afternoon drink so didn't eat. I had the Arnold Palmer with 100 proof shine. I didn't taste the alcohol at all, very smooth, but I felt it pretty quickly haha! We sat...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to get a bite to eat at this place and sat down at a high top table near the bar. We waited about ten minutes for a waitress and were completely ignored. Eventually we walked out. They need to hire more serviers. Had...More

Thank Davethetravelguy
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Heard the loud music and went in to check it out. It was Karaoke night so the singing was....awful! But the drinks were cold and our bartender friendly and helpful. I have never had fried mashed potato balls before but they were awesome! OMG tasty....More

Thank drchip48
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Good place for a casual meal and selection of beers. Big selection of "cocktails" but we don't recommend the Mojitarita. Good Philly cheesesteak and and excellent Bootlegger salad. Always fun to watch the young after work crowd.

Thank ilkkats
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Had to rush out of 2nd Story Brewery because those morons wouldn’t put the volume up for the Eagles parade and popped into this place to watch. They were happy to have us stand in there - didn’t even care if we drank. Fun place...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Best mac n cheese I've ever had!! Also love the buffalo chicken egg rolls and the wings!! Great food and great moonshine selection!

Thank Beachvacasrbest
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Unique drinks, many of which use Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. The drinks are sweet, but smooth. Excellent happy hour prices. All of the specialty drinks are half price, and reduced portions of the appetizer menu are $5.00, consisting of basic bar food selections, and $4.00...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We stoppd for a drink and ended up spending the whole night. Prices are good and the food and drinks too. The staff were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. There were a free gluten free options to which is good for some....More

Thank rodgtraveller
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We were there for a VIP Party on Saturday night (10/14/17). The crowd is young, college age, but that doesn't stop us old folk from having a good time wherever we go. The music inside is loud so don't expect to have conversations without saying...More

Thank requinn3
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Bar and restaurant with standard burgers and pub fair. We were tired and arrived here for an early dinner, so I can't speak much to the vibe of the place in the evening, but it was a very long (probably went back several hundred feet)...More

Thank Charles S
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February 26, 2016|
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Response from 137rick | Reviewed this property |
For me the prices seemed average $12-$25, but the Philly cheese steak was a bit more reasonable, as I recall and was fantastic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3036
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-3300
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Restaurant and Bar in Old City Philadelphia serving up smoked ribs, handmade cheesesteak egg rolls, fresh salads, monster burgers and some of the Best Moonshine Cocktails this side of the Mississippi
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