Oscar’s Tavern

oscars tavern philly dive bar
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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M.
215.972.9938 | WEBSITE

An old-timey holdout on a Center City street dominated by nouveau-riche destinations, Oscar’s is a classic. Quite simply, Philly would be crappier without this bar, from décor on down. Dive bar connoisseurs will appreciate the crimson lighting and mismatched drop ceiling, antiquated paper placemats dictating circa-’60s drink options (when’s the last time you had an Alexander?) and greasy, jeans-as-your-napkin food.

Known For
  • bar food
  • full menu
  • day drinking
  • sports
What to drink
Their signature 23-ounce lager, which costs $3.
Rittenhouse Square
If one cheesesteak is not enough, but two cheesesteaks too much, order a “cheesesteak and a half.” That is a thing here.