Smokey Joe’s

smokey joe's philadelphia bar
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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 10 P.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.
215.222.0770 | WEBSITE

A venerable institution just off University of Pennsylvania’s campus, “Smoke’s” isn’t a sports bar in the traditional sense, though its smattering of flat screens always seem tuned to the game. Much of the athletic identity is centered on the school itself, with black-and-white photos of Quaker athletes wearing tiny shorts. It’s a Philly bar of yore with good, simple food from the guys who run the Pitruco Pizza truck.

Known For
  • cheap date
  • bar food
  • full menu
  • craft beer
  • sports
  • historic
What to drink
Bud in a bottle, shot of Turkey.
University City
ormal humans come to Smoke’s during normal human hours. As soon as you start spotting red-faced Winklevii wearing blue blazers with copper buttons, settle up and run.