I have been a Good Dog patron for years now (almost since their open 3 years ago), and this is by far the best hip bar in the city. The staff is incredibly nice, and I've never had a problem with service whatsoever. In fact as far as any bar in the city it has been the best! Your pint is refilled before you can set it down empty, the food is always incredibly good and fast, and there is always a smile upon delivery. The menu is also incredibly delicious from vegetarian and vegan options to the best burger I've ever had ANYWHERE, to baked mac and cheese, a melted brie sandwich, a grilled cheese utilizing gourmet cheeses, bacon and apples, bangin fresh salads, and a great ""of the day"" list of a goodies (pizza, soup, and quiche). There is somewhat of an attitude but you yuppies need to realize that there has to be some what of a badass ambiance to make a place flow that's filled with drunks... \r
One thing this bar is good for is a buyback. Alot of bars in the city don't do this, but if you take care of your server or bartender and are just a nice and generally patient person, you'll get a free drink now and again which does make a big difference. The jukebox may jump around a bit, but it's only because of the incredible great diversity of the patrons. The music could go from John Cougar Melloncamp to deathmetal, but then once you look around you realize you have lawyers sitting next to bike messengers (as noted by Craig LaBan) and everybody is getting along. Where else can you find this, especially in Center City?! \r
It has been incredibly busy since their review in the Inquirer but the staff has been busting their asses to make sure everybody is still taken care of. Overall, ignore the problems mentioned above and get over yourselves, this is still the best bar in the city regardless of their surge in business.
Pros: great beer list, good service, funny and friendly staff
Cons: crowds at times.