202 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.948788 -75.162308
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Washington Square West, Center City
Out on the town w/ a Gay Friend! MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm – It's not the man who takes you to hole, it's all about the hole(s) that bring me back again & again. Under age night EVERY NIGHT, I'd never get to work on my tan.
If you're gay ghetto trash, Woody's in the place for you! – Now remember, this is just my opinion...
Please note the age of the positive reviews. There's a good reason. When it went to new management, it also went to hell. This is not your older brother's Woody's. I have been going to Woodys since 1994, when I was 20 and had frequented the underage nights. This WAS the bar to go to, always a nice crowd, all diff ages of guys, an ocassional faghag and drag queen.. great music and awesome friendly bartenders. These days are OVER!!!
I was there for 5 minutes last night we stopped in from Tavern to see what the crowd was like.
I did not want to stay long enough to have one beer. It was very busy, with the trashiest ghetto clientele possible. I swore I walked into a bar in North Philly. A year ago the crowd was rife with too many straight women and euro-trash. This current crowd makes that seem like the good old days. The place literally smells, the carpets haven't been cleaned or replaced since the new management took over in 2007, and the place in general is beat. I would be scared to see it when the lights come up. The bartenders are straight rude dicks.
I would not be surprised to read about gang issues happening at this place in the near future. In summation: What a Sh*thole!!
Oh Bill, why did you ever sell??
Totally gay. – Wear what you want.. some people dress up, some come in jeans and sneakers. I am over 21 and paid $2 to get in on a Wednesday night, which is 18+ night. If you're under 21, the cover is $5. Drinks are pricey.. $7 for a shot of vodka, $8 for a long island iced tea, but the drinks are very strong, honestly, so you wouldn't need many! The dance floor was crowded and sweaty. Everyone was looking to take someone home and hooking up on the dance floor.. I've never been to a club with such horny people! Men dance on poles half-naked.
The music is okay. Kelly Clarkson, Destiny's Child, Soulja Boy, and the like.
Everyone goes to Woody's...but there are other options – The place is an institution. But as often happens with institutions, Woody's is experiencing some growing pains. Things have gotten awkward since Woody sold the joint to the owners of Pure. If you haven't gone yet, be warned: Woody's is a very "stand-and-model" sort of event. People aren't there to *see* so much as to *be seen.* It's can get exhausting.
The bartenders are out-of-this-world friendly and most of the rest of the staff is as well. There are a couple over-zealous bouncers with serious chips on their shoulders and that's a shame because they're ruining the staff's image. For the most part though, the employees are very nice.
Woody's is many things to many people but it's certainly not the be-all, end-all of the Philly gay scene. There are lots of places to check out and spending an entire night at Woody's is not a good investment of one's time.
Best Thursday night – Best cover charge, drink, dance value in the area. The crowd is nice and personable and ranges from jeans and a shirt to Philly fly - very relaxed atmosphere without being trashy. The Latin & hip hop music ranges from things you've heard before to some things you haven't, the drinks are well-mixed and mostly served with cheerfulness. Mostly men but still quite a few women come on this night. Great place to dance, come alone or with friends, be safe and not spend all your money before the weekend even starts.
Party-Party-Party! – My boyfriend Randy and I have a good time here. Dancing is the best. See you there I'll be wearing the pink tie : )
Dancing queens and pandering politicos mix at this gay bar. – In Short
During the weekend, it's mostly young urban types clad in disco shirts. The females are few, except for the occasional woman out on the town with a gay friend. For more gender, preference and age diversity, try a weekday night. If the clientele doesn't hold your attention, monitors throughout the bar play videos and campy vignettes from popular TV shows and movies. The upstairs bar also has several PCs with AOL access.
WOOD – I got Wood at Woody's!!!!!!!!! I got Wood! I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood, I got Wood.
More fun that I imagined – My friends and I ducked into Woody's after meeting disappointing crowds at other venues around the city. As four married, straight women, we were looking for a fun place to dance to great music and have a few drinks. We found a GREAT time at Woody's. We made friends 5 min. in the door and had a blast! The drinks were great, the music was the best we'd heard all night and our bartender was awesome. We were probably the only women in the place but we had a great time! I'd love to go back.
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