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Makos Bar & Grill - 19 Reviews - 301 South St, Philadelphia, PA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 625-3677

Makos Bar & Grill

301 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-3677
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Has three awesome floors, first has huge plasma, second and third has pool tables and jukebox plus the third floor has amazing dance floor and stripper poles! The bartenders are s...


Okay so I have been here a handfull of times on Sunday night and usually the service is okay. The music is always awesome on Sunday night but this past Sunday I went and the barte...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/13/2014

I will own that bar if it is the last thing I do and reclaim the piracy ways of the bar to store her to her former glory as the watering hole in philly more

Bar for Late Night Fun 9/17/2011

This is the perfect spot to hang out with your pals after a night in Philly! Cheap beer, nice service, a little dirty, and always people around (although cheap beer attracts not so classy people). Worth a try, I liked it! more

Four letter word for annoying 10/31/2010

If I could rate this hole below a zero then I would. I only went there once to visit my friend who got a job there and never went back. Welcoming to crackheads and alcoholics alike, this bar is uncomfortable for anyone who doesn't want to be bothered by raging lunatics asking for drugs, money, or just spitting in your face as they talk because they are so drunk. It's loud, dirty, and last time I walked by there was a giant RAT running around being chased by a bouncer with a broom. This menace of South Street is avoided more than visited. If you pride your self on being a rebel, ignore my advice and learn for yourself. more

I don't recommend this DUMP, SCAM! 12/22/2009

Lots of homeless people and blacks and h o m o s, and when you use your card they charge you double! I tried to call them and they don't anwser their phone. So I had to deal with the bank for ever! what a bunch of bullsh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Pros: cheap drinks and slut bartenders Cons: if you use your card they charge you double more

Best bar on south 3/3/2009

Has three awesome floors, first has huge plasma, second and third has pool tables and jukebox plus the third floor has amazing dance floor and stripper poles! The bartenders are sweet and persistant, they always make sure evrryones having a good time and they're ALL nice to look at.. They have super cheap specials everyday, the crowd is very diversed and really don't see that often at a bar on philly which I liked alot!! Overall I think everyone should check out makos, where else can you get the best of both worlds????? Only at MAKO'S ;D more

Crazy,WILD, and good prices! 2/3/2009

Wheather your a reg. or newby, this place IS AWESOMENESS!! Bartenders are sweethearts, everyone is just trying to have a good time, and the $5 mako special, you cant beat pbr+shot :) Good enviroment, and wild things to be seen, i say no more GO SEE YOUR SELF :) Its ok...go now! Pros: Enviroment,people, and drink specials EVERY NIGHT more

my favorite bar in the neighborhood! 1/12/2009

Makos is hands down best bar in philly...if your looking for a dive bar with drinks...and plenty of good music. Everybody in the place wants to have a good time. more


I love going to mako's.......I always have a great time. ...the bartenders are fun.... the regulars are crazy fun and they have the best jukebox on southstreet..... more

man, what a crazy place! 1/12/2009

i am known about town as Capt Fun. if i say something is cool than it just plain is and i am telling you that i like to make makos my ""party port"". from the first time i went in there, i knew the bar could be some wild times! hot babes workin everywhere and ill just sit, sip on a pabst and enjoy the scenery. every now and then i shoot a game of pool there but always still checkin out the babes always coming and goin from this joint. you know it! they got a pretty sweet lounge-style 3rd floor and any smooth capt worth his britches knows ya need that too if you re gonna have some good times. i might go there to watch a game on tv, still of corse keeping an eye on the babes. you know it! perfect place for a playa like me Pros: good times, hot babes Cons: ...please more

best metal bar ever! 1/11/2009

this is by far the best bar in philadelphia. ive been going there for two years now and i love it. all the bartenders already know my drink before i even order, its already on the bar. there are three floors and incredible drink specials. there are not only pool tables and stripper poles with dancers on sunday nights, but 3 itunes jukeboxes that have an infinite library! this is the only place in philly that you can play what music you want to hear get a pbr and a shot of either jack, jose, jaeger, or jim beam for 5 bucks. Pros: itunes, crowd, and live music Cons: none!! more

Third Floor Bartender is Horrible 1/3/2009

Okay so I have been here a handfull of times on Sunday night and usually the service is okay. The music is always awesome on Sunday night but this past Sunday I went and the bartender on the third floor basically ignored me and texted on her cell phone and would be busy talking in long conversations with other patrons who where obviously her friends. She also literally measured out every drop of my Bailys and Jamison and charged me ten dollars. When I went to the first floor and ordered the same thing I was charged only 6.00. I love Makos but some of the bartenders on the third floor really need to step it up. more

FUN FUN FUN!!! 12/30/2008

This was the first stop for my birthday back in the summer and i had a blast with my friends. The owner was nice enough to comp us some drinks as well which I haven't seen happen too much. I went back recently and they have new jukeboxes and HUGE tvs down stairs. The place is looking good. And you can pick music from the game systems at the bar which is convenient.... no more waiting in line. Best place for cheap drinks and a good game of pool. The third floor is definatly somewhere to check out too. They open it on the weekends. 2 spinning strip poles, pool table, bar, 2 private bathrooms and comfy seating. They sometimes have DJs up there which is definatly fun as well. Pros: fun staff and good prices Cons: nothing more

SO MUCH FUN!! 12/29/2008

I go to makos all the time with my girlfriends! We always have a great time! The new face lift is GREAT! The new flatscreens are great for sports. The drinks are always CHEAP and bartenders are so much fun (and HOT)!! The second and third floor have pool tables and the jukeboxes also have a great selection! The stripper poles on the third floor do not dissappoint!! The whole bar is all around a GREAT time! I recommend that everyone check it out for themselves! Pros: Always have great service more

Love and hate. 9/29/2008

Ok, this place is nuts. Bartenders are really nice and fun but patrons are a mix. I have gone here a few times but I don't think that I will go back. When I go out I like to chill and there are way to many angry regulars. Last time I was there I saw a girl get a beer poured over head and the bouncers stood and watched. For real the guy who did it is nuts. I have seen him pick several fights with random people. Being that my roomate and are very kick back girls we just don't feel safe. It is sad because there is alot to like about this place. Whats a girl to do? Pros: Fun staff Cons: angry regs more

specials, cute bartenders, let loose times! 7/21/2008

this bar is all around a good time. hot bartenders, cold beer, specials and sick tunes... a varied crowd where anyone can hang, pool tables, good selection of beer and the wonderful pounder and a shot for 5 duckets. Pros: fun. pbr's and shots, pool tables more

Great Bar! 5/8/2008

I love this bar! This is the best place to go on south street! It is open EVERY day. There are drink special every day too! The beer is cheap and the bartenders are hot! The palm trees on the patio make this place very welcoming! There are three floors. The second floor has pool tables and the third floor is a VIP lounge. There are 2 stripper poles and the music is great! I always have a great time here! This one of my favorite bars! Pros: hot bartenders, great prices, pool tables, stripper poles, 3 floors more

THIS PLACE ROCKS!!! 4/5/2008

Mako's has the best jukeboxes in Philly! Plus Guiness pints are only three bucks, and all the bartenders I've seen are hot as hell. It's not like all the other South Street bars that cater to tourists; this place is the real deal. Oh yeah, and did I mention the $3 pints of Guiness?! What more do you want? :) Pros: cheap beer, hot bartenders, three different bars, pool tables, great location more

Mako's Bar & Grille 4/3/2008

This has got to be one of the funnest bars I have been to. The bartenders are great. Each of which have their own personalities. And its not your everyday hipster trap. It has so many different kinds of people it makes the night interesting. How can you beat cheap drinks and good times. I used to hear all of this bad stuff about the place. And I just don't understand what all the hype is about. If your in Philly Stop by Mako's. Don't be scared. Pros: Good Music, Poole Tables more

barely half a star! 2/22/2008

I don't know, I've seen a few reviews for this bar on other sites and can not figure out what is going on! this place gets alright reviews!?! when i was there, not only was the door guy really rude, the bartender had to measure every little bit of my shot into a jigger and then had the nerve to charge me full price (7 bucks!) for one ounce! no thank you! i've also heard stories about people being blocked out of the bathroom while someone was getting beaten up or doing ""substances"" in there. i'll give them one thing, the bartender that poured my oh-so-generous shot was cute and friendly. . . just cheap with the liquor. i wish this site let me leave half a star review, cuz this place barely deserves that. more

Mako's Bar and Inexplicably Absent Grill 7/3/2007

Mako's Bar looks like a dive (and probably is a dive), but it is an engaging and lively dive. Recently renovated to include actual doors on the bathroom stalls, Mako's hosts all kinds of people, most notably the type people one would expect to find, but does not, at Tattooed Mom down the street. It is relaxed and gritty, but also open and friendly. Highlights include $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon Night on Thursdays (for where there is $1 PBR, there is an abundance of punk rockers) and an exemplary digital jukebox. In recent months, the bar has been a little slow on non-weekend nights, but it's definitely worth stopping in anyway. Located right next door to Lorenzo & Sons Pizza, the bar is very conducive to that most perfect of alcohol-fueled pursuits: the 2:00 AM pizza run. For those not into copious amounts of cheese, it's within a block of Maoz, a vegetarian falafel restaurant (also tasty in the wee hours of the morning). The reason I mention other restaurants in a review for a Bar and Grill is because in my year of going there, I have not once seen the Mako's grill in action- it's just not the kind of place to which one would go with food in mind, but that doesn't detract from the bar's charm. By far the best thing about Mako's is that, as a very shy person, I am always able to find a conversation in which to join or a friendly person with whom I can talk one on one. There is a refreshing lack of snobbery at Mako's rarely seen in the more trendy spots along South Street. Pros: friendly people, reasonably priced drinks, great jukebox Cons: hard to find parking on weekends, slow on weeknights more
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  • In Short
    Makos is getting a long-overdue makeover. The third floor is spruced up to accommodate live bands, the second floor has a new flat screen and the ground floor is debuing a...

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