Dolphin Tavern

★★★☆☆
  • 1539 S Broad St

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

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  • 215-467-1752

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Marty S. were you there in 69

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Marty S. were you there in 69

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I've been thru 2 re-openings at the Dolphin, the 1st one back in the 60's when John (former owner) overnight remolded the old bar making way for the present bar that's there now and I plan to be there tomorrow night as well!

This place is actually an icon known all over the world, any Sailor between 1950 thru to 1990's has heard about the Dolphin from a shipmate somewhere overseas. I'm very happy that someone had the instincts to have known what a gem was for sale due to death, not simply closed down.

I got my 1st "legal" Beer served by Mom (Antoinette) back in 1962, that was after work, been a steady customer ever since. Moved to Florida for 20 years but never missed a Christmas eve at the Dolphin since 1962. Since I've been back in Philly a lil more than a year, I've returned to my old hangout, sure people have changed and moved on but its still a place that holds many fond memories. Looking around the walls, seeing all the former Dancers (yeah I knew all of them) brings a relaxing feeling over me.

There is going to be some changes, but that's all for the good, it's needed to continue the History of the worlds greatest Bar! One change is there is going to be a completely new Men's Bathroom all the way in the rear. Although sadly we'll miss the old piss troth but on the other hand there will finally be some ventilation in the new Men's Room.

Hope to see any of my old friends that are still alive and to make many new friends as well. I'll still be on the bar stool closest to the Cigarette machine...

MARTY

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I've been thru 2 re-openings at the Dolphin, the 1st one back in the 60's when John (former owner) overnight remolded the old bar making way for the present bar that's there now and I plan to be there tomorrow night as well!

This place is actually an icon known all over the world, any Sailor between 1950 thru to 1990's has heard about the Dolphin from a shipmate somewhere overseas. I'm very happy that someone had the instincts to have known what a gem was for sale due to death, not simply closed down.

I got my 1st "legal" Beer served by Mom (Antoinette) back in 1962, that was after work, been a steady customer ever since. Moved to Florida for 20 years but never missed a Christmas eve at the Dolphin since 1962. Since I've been back in Philly a lil more than a year, I've returned to my old hangout, sure people have changed and moved on but its still a place that holds many fond memories. Looking around the walls, seeing all the former Dancers (yeah I knew all of them) brings a relaxing feeling over me.

There is going to be some changes, but that's all for the good, it's needed to continue the History of the worlds greatest Bar! One change is there is going to be a completely new Men's Bathroom all the way in the rear. Although sadly we'll miss the old piss troth but on the other hand there will finally be some ventilation in the new Men's Room.

Hope to see any of my old friends that are still alive and to make many new friends as well. I'll still be on the bar stool closest to the Cigarette machine...

MARTY

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I use to stop here back in the old days during the New Years parade and never gave it a thought to the people going there. Recently during the Phillies parade celebration, I stopped in there to get a beer. The place was rowdy inside and out. I guess I've grown old and unable to deal with crowds like this. I will not go back nor do I recommend.

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I use to stop here back in the old days during the New Years parade and never gave it a thought to the people going there. Recently during the Phillies parade celebration, I stopped in there to get a beer. The place was rowdy inside and out. I guess I've grown old and unable to deal with crowds like this. I will not go back nor do I recommend.

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