North Star Bar

★★★★★
  • 2639 Poplar St

    Philadelphia, PA 19130

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  • 215-787-0488

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This place is the simply the best! You have to think outside the box. It's not hipster central. It's a destination spot to go and relax with friends without the BS hustle and bustle of the mega trendy spots.

The music is always different! The booking is wonderful *if for no other reason* because of its diversity of genres. Saying the booking is not good would be like opening up Rolling Stone Magazine and not liking it because you don't like a certain type of music that they wrote about. If you check their calendar you will certainly find something that fits your taste every couple weeks.

They keep the beer pretty simple, but it does change up every month or so.

The food is GREAT! They seem to have just stepped that area up over the last few months. I've had the specials a few times now and I have been blown away!

Music... Music... Music... Open your mind and let the music take you!

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★★★★★

This place is the simply the best! You have to think outside the box. It's not hipster central. It's a destination spot to go and relax with friends without the BS hustle and bustle of the mega trendy spots.

The music is always different! The booking is wonderful *if for no other reason* because of its diversity of genres. Saying the booking is not good would be like opening up Rolling Stone Magazine and not liking it because you don't like a certain type of music that they wrote about. If you check their calendar you will certainly find something that fits your taste every couple weeks.

They keep the beer pretty simple, but it does change up every month or so.

The food is GREAT! They seem to have just stepped that area up over the last few months. I've had the specials a few times now and I have been blown away!

Music... Music... Music... Open your mind and let the music take you!

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Went here for dinner tonight with two friends of mine because we couldn't think of anything to do for dinner and had heard great things about the north star bar. Got a lot of funny looks as we walked in and our waitress treated us like we

3
★★★★★

Went here for dinner tonight with two friends of mine because we couldn't think of anything to do for dinner and had heard great things about the north star bar. Got a lot of funny looks as we walked in and our waitress treated us like we

Pros: easy going crowd

Cons: food, waitstaff

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North Star Bar!! Great Bar and great music. They serve easy food like sandwiches. It's a good place to meet friends or just hang out. I recommend going here for a night out.

3
★★★☆☆

North Star Bar!! Great Bar and great music. They serve easy food like sandwiches. It's a good place to meet friends or just hang out. I recommend going here for a night out.

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I used to go here to see shows, and I saw many great bands here, but it definitely seems like the booking has changed quite a bit. Their selection of beers isn't the greatest in the city. But if you're looking for convenience in the museum area of the city, this is the spot.

3
★★★☆☆

I used to go here to see shows, and I saw many great bands here, but it definitely seems like the booking has changed quite a bit. Their selection of beers isn't the greatest in the city. But if you're looking for convenience in the museum area of the city, this is the spot.

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This place used to be a lot better than it is now. They used to get a lot of great bands, but I think Johnny Brenda's came along and snagged them all up. Their selection of beers could use an improvement. Now, it just seems to be a hangout spot for people in the art museum area.

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★★★☆☆

This place used to be a lot better than it is now. They used to get a lot of great bands, but I think Johnny Brenda's came along and snagged them all up. Their selection of beers could use an improvement. Now, it just seems to be a hangout spot for people in the art museum area.

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I used to love to hear music here, but there booking has changed quite a bit and they don't have as good of a local band flavor as before. If you're not there for the music, the front bar small and cozy and not a bad place to hang out.

3
★★★☆☆

I used to love to hear music here, but there booking has changed quite a bit and they don't have as good of a local band flavor as before. If you're not there for the music, the front bar small and cozy and not a bad place to hang out.

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I love this venue! I go to the North Star all the time, it's truly a staple in my favorite rock n roll memories. I've been there for Mudhoney, to DickDale, to Say Anything, Street Dogs and White Stripes. They have honestly grabbed a hold

3
★★★★★

I love this venue! I go to the North Star all the time, it's truly a staple in my favorite rock n roll memories. I've been there for Mudhoney, to DickDale, to Say Anything, Street Dogs and White Stripes. They have honestly grabbed a hold

Pros: hot bartenders, friendly door guys, veggie burgers!

Cons: it could be warmer, some nights i keep my jacket on in the front bar

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I really enjoyed the show I saw at this venue. Its very small so it makes an intimate setting for up and coming bands. Its standing room only and they have a cool balcony that looks directly down on the band. They have a good sound system, however the venue is not in the best part of the city.

4
★★★★☆

I really enjoyed the show I saw at this venue. Its very small so it makes an intimate setting for up and coming bands. Its standing room only and they have a cool balcony that looks directly down on the band. They have a good sound system, however the venue is not in the best part of the city.

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WE HAD A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT, BUT WHEN WE TRIED TO EXPLAIN IT ON THIS WEBSITE, IT WOULD NOT ALLOW ANY NEGATIVE WORDS. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL WORK. BASICALLY THE MANAGERIAL STAFF WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO BAND MEMBERS WHO

3
★★★★★

WE HAD A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT, BUT WHEN WE TRIED TO EXPLAIN IT ON THIS WEBSITE, IT WOULD NOT ALLOW ANY NEGATIVE WORDS. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL WORK. BASICALLY THE MANAGERIAL STAFF WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO BAND MEMBERS WHO

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I just wanted to say that my band recently opened at the Northstar and we were all extremely excited about playing here. UNFORTUNATLEY, from the moment we came in, EVERY single person that worked there was a complete DOUCHEBAG to us for

3
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I just wanted to say that my band recently opened at the Northstar and we were all extremely excited about playing here. UNFORTUNATLEY, from the moment we came in, EVERY single person that worked there was a complete DOUCHEBAG to us for

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Sing it with me!\r
no.\r
seriously.\r
go.\r
Great music. I've never had the food so, to remark, would be inaccurate. The people are friendly regardless of creed or nation. All around great place to go. Enjoy.

3
★★★★★

Sing it with me!\r
no.\r
seriously.\r
go.\r
Great music. I've never had the food so, to remark, would be inaccurate. The people are friendly regardless of creed or nation. All around great place to go. Enjoy.

Pros: Location, Drink, Atmosphere.

Cons: parking? what's that?

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The bar has a rotating selection of imports and microbrews as well as a decent liquor selection. The musical acts are varied and many times the bar music is good as it is supplied by the bartenders. The atmosphere is not trendy but

3
★★★★★

The bar has a rotating selection of imports and microbrews as well as a decent liquor selection. The musical acts are varied and many times the bar music is good as it is supplied by the bartenders. The atmosphere is not trendy but

Pros: Beers, Music

Cons: Acoustics

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the NSB is the best music venue in the city right now. It offers a very intimate setting, great sound system, and affordable beer.

3
★★★★★

the NSB is the best music venue in the city right now. It offers a very intimate setting, great sound system, and affordable beer.

Pros: sound system, band schedule, intimacy

Cons: parts of neighborhood, balcony not the best

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i love this place. great staff. the food seems like it should be cheaper, but it is really good food for the money... it is NOT your typical barr food. the salmon sandwich rocks and would cost about $20.00 in a "fancy" restaurant. the

3
★★★★★

i love this place. great staff. the food seems like it should be cheaper, but it is really good food for the money... it is NOT your typical barr food. the salmon sandwich rocks and would cost about $20.00 in a "fancy" restaurant. the

Pros: good food, ample parking, no 2nd street traffic

Cons: hard to find at 1st, have to wait for cabs

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Most nights, attending the north star is a pleasurable experience: friendly staff, good beer, and tasty (yet somewhat overpriced) food. An all ages show I recently attended however, was not so pleasurable. The bar in the band room served

3
★★★★★

Most nights, attending the north star is a pleasurable experience: friendly staff, good beer, and tasty (yet somewhat overpriced) food. An all ages show I recently attended however, was not so pleasurable. The bar in the band room served

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The performance area is very casual and comfortable. The food isn't too bad. And like the North Star's counterparts at the Trocadero they don't give you a violating pat-down upon entering. Also, the neighborhood isn't as bad as some people

3
★★★★★

The performance area is very casual and comfortable. The food isn't too bad. And like the North Star's counterparts at the Trocadero they don't give you a violating pat-down upon entering. Also, the neighborhood isn't as bad as some people

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North Star - go there ! ! !

GREAT BANDS, DRINKS, PEOPLE . . .

3
★★★★★

North Star - go there ! ! !

GREAT BANDS, DRINKS, PEOPLE . . .

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