Dirty Franks Bar

★★★★☆
  • 347 S 13th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 215-732-5010

About Dirty Franks Bar

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM

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We crossed town via subway and walking to get to this "wonderful" highly rated bar. What a dive. the bartender was nice but that was about all i have to say that is positive. Yes the tap beer is skunked. If you go, order something out of a bottle. If you like smoke then go there. If you like going to the bathroom with no lock on the door then go there. We were there on a Tue. The guy at the next table had his computer with him and he was asleep sitting up. We took a picture of him that i wish I could put up here. That's how exciting this place was. Maybe it was better in the old days but not today.

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★☆☆☆☆

We crossed town via subway and walking to get to this "wonderful" highly rated bar. What a dive. the bartender was nice but that was about all i have to say that is positive. Yes the tap beer is skunked. If you go, order something out of a bottle. If you like smoke then go there. If you like going to the bathroom with no lock on the door then go there. We were there on a Tue. The guy at the next table had his computer with him and he was asleep sitting up. We took a picture of him that i wish I could put up here. That's how exciting this place was. Maybe it was better in the old days but not today.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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The first bar I legally drank at on my 21st birthday and the night I hooked up with Peter Maclaren. Peter was well known and well loved by so many, I had to write something here. Peter died this past February 2009 and I was struggling with how to remember him and convey these feelings to others from "back then". For anyone from the late 60's, early 70's who hung out at Frank's, we lost a great friend when we lost Pete.

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★★★★★

The first bar I legally drank at on my 21st birthday and the night I hooked up with Peter Maclaren. Peter was well known and well loved by so many, I had to write something here. Peter died this past February 2009 and I was struggling with how to remember him and convey these feelings to others from "back then". For anyone from the late 60's, early 70's who hung out at Frank's, we lost a great friend when we lost Pete.

Pros: A true Philly classic

Cons: Dirty (in a good way)

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They've served me skunked beer at least three times. They get credit for living up to their name, but seriously, that's gross.

It also seems to collect some fairly unhappy looking people sometimes.

Not a fan.

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★★☆☆☆

They've served me skunked beer at least three times. They get credit for living up to their name, but seriously, that's gross.

It also seems to collect some fairly unhappy looking people sometimes.

Not a fan.

Pros: nice location

Cons: skunked beer

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Never would have thought that I could leave Huntingdon, PA and feel so at home in Philadelphia. Loved this place. Anyone should feel welcome here unless you think you are better than the rest of the world. The bartender and the doorman were awesome. Strange to go to a place with unisex bathrooms, but at least there was something new about it. Had plans on going somewhere else later, but we were so comfortable there that we closed the night out there. Must say that we were thrown off for a minute that there was no sign outside that said "Dirty Franks". The famous "Franks" on the walls outside gave it away though. Would recommend to anyone who wants a fun time in Philadelphia.

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★★★★★

Never would have thought that I could leave Huntingdon, PA and feel so at home in Philadelphia. Loved this place. Anyone should feel welcome here unless you think you are better than the rest of the world. The bartender and the doorman were awesome. Strange to go to a place with unisex bathrooms, but at least there was something new about it. Had plans on going somewhere else later, but we were so comfortable there that we closed the night out there. Must say that we were thrown off for a minute that there was no sign outside that said "Dirty Franks". The famous "Franks" on the walls outside gave it away though. Would recommend to anyone who wants a fun time in Philadelphia.

Pros: Good people, comfortable atmosphere.

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great bar,just like shardys back home but cleaner
great bartender harold.
needs a lock on the bog door though

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★★★★★

great bar,just like shardys back home but cleaner
great bartender harold.
needs a lock on the bog door though

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After being at the flower show in March 2008 we went to one of our favorite city past times, pub crawling.. We have been to many of the pubs in the area.. We stopped in another bar "F Ms" first and spoke with the bartender "H'. We asked her to recommend a place we may not have heard of or been to.. She recommended "D Fs" where her boyfrinds works. We did meet him, but he was not working.. We had a great time; the bartender "B" was effecient and fun.. The 8 or so people we saw there were really friendly. It was not too busy since it was mid afteroon.. The beer choices, "B", the other patrons and the great bloody mary beautiful blue eyes... Hey, maybe I had too many beers that I am commenting on a cute canine.. Thank you "H" for the recommendation and thank you "B" for making us feel at home...
The old timer pub crawlers, Ray and Sandy

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★★★★☆

After being at the flower show in March 2008 we went to one of our favorite city past times, pub crawling.. We have been to many of the pubs in the area.. We stopped in another bar "F Ms" first and spoke with the bartender "H'. We asked her to recommend a place we may not have heard of or been to.. She recommended "D Fs" where her boyfrinds works. We did meet him, but he was not working.. We had a great time; the bartender "B" was effecient and fun.. The 8 or so people we saw there were really friendly. It was not too busy since it was mid afteroon.. The beer choices, "B", the other patrons and the great bloody mary beautiful blue eyes... Hey, maybe I had too many beers that I am commenting on a cute canine.. Thank you "H" for the recommendation and thank you "B" for making us feel at home...
The old timer pub crawlers, Ray and Sandy

Pros: great bartender, friendly clientel, unique dive bar atmosphere

Cons: can't think of any

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......franks is what it is, a corner dive bar in a neighborhood that went upscale long ago....despite that it holds its character and ambience....personalities a plenty and if you have the slightest inclination for socializing the patrons are approachable gregarious....

.the staff is at times your best friend or if you are rude to them, they can as quickly be rude to you, but that in itself lends to the mystique of this venerable bar that outlasted prohibition, (word to the wise, waving money at a bartender anywhere in the world gets you ignored, but especially at franks)...

drinks are cheap, shots start @ $2 and for $15 you can get drunk and leave a decent tip...daily specials range from $5 bucket of ponies to fantastic sunday bloody mary's...has weekly pub quiz on wednesday nights and darts everynight...has taken to the smoking ban and is no, somewhat less dirty than in days of yore.....

if visiting phila, franks will give you more stories to tell the kids back home than the liberty bell, just remember to leave the seat up when you leave...

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★★★☆☆

......franks is what it is, a corner dive bar in a neighborhood that went upscale long ago....despite that it holds its character and ambience....personalities a plenty and if you have the slightest inclination for socializing the patrons are approachable gregarious....

.the staff is at times your best friend or if you are rude to them, they can as quickly be rude to you, but that in itself lends to the mystique of this venerable bar that outlasted prohibition, (word to the wise, waving money at a bartender anywhere in the world gets you ignored, but especially at franks)...

drinks are cheap, shots start @ $2 and for $15 you can get drunk and leave a decent tip...daily specials range from $5 bucket of ponies to fantastic sunday bloody mary's...has weekly pub quiz on wednesday nights and darts everynight...has taken to the smoking ban and is no, somewhat less dirty than in days of yore.....

if visiting phila, franks will give you more stories to tell the kids back home than the liberty bell, just remember to leave the seat up when you leave...

Pros: drinks are cheap, real cheap

Cons: parking is tough

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Everyone was very nice, a perfect fit for anyone who is human. What a great place to have a drink or four! Their art is another plus++ with all original, and experimental work on the Off the Wall Gallery - Wall - I felt right at home. We're glad we finally made it down to visit, see you all again real soon. Stay true to your roots. Cheers to Dirty Franks Bar, and To Your Eclectic People.

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★★★★★

Everyone was very nice, a perfect fit for anyone who is human. What a great place to have a drink or four! Their art is another plus++ with all original, and experimental work on the Off the Wall Gallery - Wall - I felt right at home. We're glad we finally made it down to visit, see you all again real soon. Stay true to your roots. Cheers to Dirty Franks Bar, and To Your Eclectic People.

Pros: Perfect Philly Dive Bar!!!!

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★★★☆☆

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Wow, an amazing local dive bar. They don't even have a sign. If you belong, you oughta know where it is. Dirty Frank's used to be just Frank's but then its cheap beer attracted medical students who promptly renamed the place. And its true...the tables are always wet, the soap in the bathroom is served in a shot glass, and the pitchers can be scratched cleaner. But Frank's is home to amazing assortment of people and events. The bartenders have masters degrees, the left hand wall is an art gallery, you can bring your own food, and the jukebox is the best in the city.

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★★★★★

Wow, an amazing local dive bar. They don't even have a sign. If you belong, you oughta know where it is. Dirty Frank's used to be just Frank's but then its cheap beer attracted medical students who promptly renamed the place. And its true...the tables are always wet, the soap in the bathroom is served in a shot glass, and the pitchers can be scratched cleaner. But Frank's is home to amazing assortment of people and events. The bartenders have masters degrees, the left hand wall is an art gallery, you can bring your own food, and the jukebox is the best in the city.

Pros: crowd, price, jukebox

Cons: dirty

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I moved to London from Philly a few years ago and there are few things I miss like Frank's. In London everthing is chic and expensive; at Frank's everything is real and real cheap. The clientele is great- the most varied I've seen in any city, the location is perfect for stumbling home late at not, safe area etc. Every city should have such a perfectly sordid hole in the wall.

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★★★★★

I moved to London from Philly a few years ago and there are few things I miss like Frank's. In London everthing is chic and expensive; at Frank's everything is real and real cheap. The clientele is great- the most varied I've seen in any city, the location is perfect for stumbling home late at not, safe area etc. Every city should have such a perfectly sordid hole in the wall.

Pros: the perfect dive

Cons: bathrooms, bathrooms, bathrooms

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Dirty Franks Bar is a down and dirty place to get some drinks. It isnt anything fancy, thats for sure. The outside is done in a colorful mural, but the inside isnt very cheery. I really like the people who come to Franks. Everyone seems to be there to have a good time, so it is always a fun place to go. It can get very crowded, as it is a popular local hangout. The prices are good and they have all the different kinds of beer and liquor you could want.

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★★★☆☆

Dirty Franks Bar is a down and dirty place to get some drinks. It isnt anything fancy, thats for sure. The outside is done in a colorful mural, but the inside isnt very cheery. I really like the people who come to Franks. Everyone seems to be there to have a good time, so it is always a fun place to go. It can get very crowded, as it is a popular local hangout. The prices are good and they have all the different kinds of beer and liquor you could want.

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they have very cheap drinks and it is a nice place to hang out. the place is as the name suggests but thats part of the experience. friendly and familiar.a good place to let ur hair down and let loose.

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★★★★☆

they have very cheap drinks and it is a nice place to hang out. the place is as the name suggests but thats part of the experience. friendly and familiar.a good place to let ur hair down and let loose.

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I used to love this bar with a passion but hardly ever go anymore b/c everyone keeps insisting on how cool it is....& when a bar starts getting written up everywhere & anywhere, then it's all over for that bar. A place cannot stay cool if everyone knows about it.

PROS: used to be the coolest bar in philly, the beer is still cheap
CONS: everyone knows this place now

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★★★☆☆

I used to love this bar with a passion but hardly ever go anymore b/c everyone keeps insisting on how cool it is....& when a bar starts getting written up everywhere & anywhere, then it's all over for that bar. A place cannot stay cool if everyone knows about it.

PROS: used to be the coolest bar in philly, the beer is still cheap
CONS: everyone knows this place now

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Dirty Franks is semi famous in Philadelphia for its clientel. Apparently it's been a staple hangout for journalists in the area. The place is dirty and divey, like the name suggests, and it's always full of members of the Center City hip crowd.

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★★★★☆

Dirty Franks is semi famous in Philadelphia for its clientel. Apparently it's been a staple hangout for journalists in the area. The place is dirty and divey, like the name suggests, and it's always full of members of the Center City hip crowd.

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Started going to Frank's almost 30 years ago. Moved to CA, PA - now in VA. Every couple years, I get a chance to visit PHL and ALWAYS make it a point to have a beer or two at Frank's. Hasn't changed a bit! My wife and I went on our first date there....!!!! Bartenders *protect* single women; so, it's safe! I've seen them come over the bar to oust some guy who is being a pest! ALWAYS TOO MUCH FUN....!!! Some there "think" they can play darts - ...hehehe!

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★★★★★

Started going to Frank's almost 30 years ago. Moved to CA, PA - now in VA. Every couple years, I get a chance to visit PHL and ALWAYS make it a point to have a beer or two at Frank's. Hasn't changed a bit! My wife and I went on our first date there....!!!! Bartenders *protect* single women; so, it's safe! I've seen them come over the bar to oust some guy who is being a pest! ALWAYS TOO MUCH FUN....!!! Some there "think" they can play darts - ...hehehe!

Pros: FUN, Crowded, Safe

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I like going to Franks knowing I won't see the same type of person I would see if I were at a hundred other bars in the city. Don't come here if you're looking for much...it's pretty straight forward...there are seats...drinks...and a jukebox. I go here to catch up with friends without the distractions...all the girls I have brought to this place have had a good time too...its the one on one time or time with several friends.

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★★★★★

I like going to Franks knowing I won't see the same type of person I would see if I were at a hundred other bars in the city. Don't come here if you're looking for much...it's pretty straight forward...there are seats...drinks...and a jukebox. I go here to catch up with friends without the distractions...all the girls I have brought to this place have had a good time too...its the one on one time or time with several friends.

Pros: juke box, interesting atmospher, a good place to talk

Cons: , smkoe, skmoe

 

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