347 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.945463 -75.162882
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Washington Square West, Center City
They don't make 'em like this anymore, kids. A true-blue Philly dive bar, meaning it's cheap, weird, quirky and welcoming to all walks.
Not a whole lot of beer to choose from, but a truly great dive bar full of characters. The pitchers are cheap.
Not the same bar from the smoky times, but still a great spot to drink pitchers of lager and play darts.
The city's most popular dive bar stays true to its roots, despite a freshly painted exterior. – In Short
This popular corner taproom's once nondescript gray facade now is a mural depicting history's greatest Franks: Sinatra, Zappa and "-enstein." Inside, the foreboding ambience belies its friendliness. The clientele is pleasantly diverse. Burly bikers knock back mugs of cheap Yuengling next to frail, chain-smoking art students from the nearby university. Everybody seems like a regular. Arrive before 9pm to grab a table; the place starts to fill up with drinkers and smoke around 10pm.
Perfect place to drink – 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.
Too Much Fun....! – 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!
Dirty Franks – 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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