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Oscar's Tavern

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1524 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(215) 972-9938
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Best

This is a great little hole in the wall that I visit any time I'm in the neighborhood. There's not much to be said about it except that it's exactly what you want from a place lik...

Worst

I went here because of the strong ratings on citysearch and was sorely disappointed! Sure there is cheapish beer, but the constant smell of urine throughout the place made it not ...

Best Dive Bar In The City 1/13/2011

This is a great little hole in the wall that I visit any time I'm in the neighborhood. There's not much to be said about it except that it's exactly what you want from a place like this: Good beer, good drunk food and a relaxed atmosphere. To all the people complaining about it: What do you want from a dive bar? A martini and a pillow for your head? more

Last of its kind 11/28/2010

One of the last bars left of its kind. There is almost no place that can compare. You can have a great time and hang out all night for less then 20 dollars, food included. Has the vibe of Cheers but so much better. Jukebox with some great oldies as well as some new stuff. The food was great bar type food. Everyone from a college kid to an old drunk is in here truly on of the last great dive bars. more

A strange anamoly in the heart of Center City 11/13/2008

STUPID cheap. Seriously- SO CHEAP. Right in the middle of downtown! \r \r This is the only place I'll go between South Street and Race.\r \r Long live Oscars. Pros: CHEAP! Cons: you get what you pay for more

Good times, Cheap drinks, and Good, Average people 1/11/2008

Hello people, is oscars a dive bar, it certainly is, but those of you who don't like it, theres always the upscale, stuck up crowed up the street. Oscars is a down to earth, cheap food, friendly waitresses(well on Friday nights), a place to have fun and get some cheap drinks on(try the tall long islands). If you don't like the place after the 1st drink get a move on and give up your seat to someone who wants to have a good time with your average joe or josette;) Pros: Drinks and Friday nights(sometimes a dj) Cons: 2 toilets in the bathrooms(sorry ladies) more

Baby's in a BAR? 1/3/2008

This place is a total hole in the wall. They had some old man working the door on New Years Day, with a bunch on obnixous drunks falling out of the place and some idiot had an infant there. This place is a joke. What kind of business lets someone bring a baby into this kind of enviroment. Pros: cheap food Cons: cheap servers more

Very dark and smells strongly of urine! 4/20/2007

I went here because of the strong ratings on citysearch and was sorely disappointed! Sure there is cheapish beer, but the constant smell of urine throughout the place made it not worth it! It was incredibly dark in there and very loud! I don't mind a loud bar crowd, but there were plenty of lushes that had been there way before happy hour and had enjoyed the cheap drinks to the point of being obnoxious! I would not recommend it on the basis that it smelled awful, the check did not come out in a timely manner, the waitress checked in infrequently, and the place was so dark that I could barely see what was going on around me. Honestly, it is a hole in the wall...and if that is what you are looking for - you've found it! Pros: Cheap Drinks Cons: atmosphere, service, watered down drinks more

User review by irish215 12/14/2005

cheap food, cheap drinks. Bartenders with attitude(GOOD!!). love this joint. Pros: cheap, good bartenders Cons: no cards/atm more

always satisfied 12/13/2005

Always a great time! People are friendly, prices are reasonable, staff is excellent. Always make you feel like a regular! Great place to hang out in jeans or dressed from work. Whenever I go I say I'm staying for an hour or two after work for happy hour, but never make it home until after 2:00! Pros: People, Inexpensive, Fun Cons: Not open 24 hours :) more

Oscars is a MUST!!! 10/13/2005

Oscars is a great place just to be you. The crowd is very mixed, from suits to punks. The drinks and food are cheap. The service is the friendly and the best. Ask for Angel. Fridays are my favorite. They have a DJ from 7-10 There isn't really a dance floor, but people do it anyway. It is a blast. You have to try it. Pros: Angel, Drinks, Atmosphere more

it never changes 8/28/2005

We used to go to Oscars in the seventies and it hasn't changed a bit in all those years. friendly crowd, cheap eats and drinks and great atmosphere make it a place to stop when in the neighborhood. Pros: cheap, food, drinks Cons: parking more

My favorite hole in the wall 1/4/2005

Oscars is great for those days off when you really don't have much to do, so drinking at noon sounds like a great idea. The place has no windows, so when you step out at 4 PM and its still light out, you get a little disoriented. The people are always nice and up for an impromptu conversation. And the cheesesteak and a half deal can't be beat. They never run out of lager, and you rarely walk out spending more than 20 bucks. Love it. more

memorable 5/13/2004

Nothing has happed to change my mind about this place. I always have a great time. I enjoy the company of the bartenders (not to mention their one liners); the clientele, who is there to enjoy themselves and everyone around them; the waitresses who have been known, on occassion, to get up and dance with the customers on a Friday night. Basically a no attitudes place where you can go to unwind, drink and chat. What type of place is it? FUN! Pros: bartenders, waitresses, food Cons: bathrooms more

More like a family 8/21/2002

Everybody knows your name, doesn't matter if your a ""suit"" or ""union"". Come on down, the food's good and reasonable, so are the drinks. The staff is friendly and strive to please. Pros: good folks, good food, good drinks Cons: not fancy, cash only more

10 7/26/2002

Great people, great prices, great menu. Great place to tie one on Pros: 32oz for $2.50, Friday nite DJ, Bartenders Cons: dark more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Tucked away on Sansom Street, away from the tony spots that give Rittenhouse Square its nightlife reputation, Oscar's continues to draw in the after-work drinkers and seekers of...

  • 9/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City West, Center City

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