El Bar

el bar dive bar philly
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EVERY DAY: 11 A.M. - 2 A.M.
215.634.6430 | WEBSITE

The “El” in the name of this quintessential Kensington dive is not a Spanish article, but a reference to the elevated Market-Frankford trains that rattle overhead. The no-nonsense drinkers here—a weird mix of hardscrabble billiards players, whiskey-swilling women and jean-jacketed boys—don’t seem to mind the noise.

Known For
  • cheap date
What to drink
Whatever you want, just don’t try to pay with a credit card or everyone will laugh at you.
Hungry patrons request the “Kensington Happy Meal”: two hot dogs, a Pabst, a bag of chips and a junky toy of some sort for $5.