328 South St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914739.941494 -75.148583
Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia, Queen Village/ Pennsport
DISHONEST SERVICE – I was drawn in after a show at the TLA by their $5.00 shot and a beer special (known everywhere else in philly a city wide). The credit card minimum was $10 so I ordered one for myself and one for my boyfriend. I left a $2 tip for a total of $12. Somehow my card was charged for $25 bucks.. I am having a difficult time getting this transaction reversed because the manager is never in. Sorry ladies, but your service did not deserve a $15 tip.
Not worth the trouble.
Tasty Afternoon – Good shot-and-beer bar. Bartender was young and spunky. She made our stay worthwhile. Good storyteller, funny and a bit of a kvetch. Would go back just to see her. Make sure NOT to order an Appletini from her.
DIRTY!!! – I would never go here again. It wasn?t the service that bothered me, but the surroundings. The bar is covered with dust and my child is asthmatic. His cuffing just got worse as we waited for our food and had to leave. It literally is covered in dust, but that is not the worst part. My husband noticed something brown and furry run across the floor. This place should be shut down.
Far from anything great – At best it is a medicore attempt at being an irish pub, it is more like a decripid hole in the wall. It's not even owned by an Irish man anymore. I used to go to watch the hard to find soccer games...i don;t even think the cheapo's even suscribe now. The best place to go if you're in the south street area is the Irish times, about 2 blocks away, the atmosphere, and cuisine far than surpasses the Blarney. (The old owner of Blarney opened it)
The Kitchen at the Blarney dosen't look the cleaniest either. I feel bad for the people that get suckered into going, because it looks like a fun spot...believe me it's not. The food is over priced, as for the cheese steak? there are 3 resturants in a row on south that claim to have the best in town...don't believe what you read on a chalk board! And the young bartender with the goutee is rude! and cocky
A lot of fun! – My family of four ate here during our trip to Philadelphia. We got a 50% coupon from Restaurant dot com and decided to give it a try. South Street is a little different... we weren't so sure that this would be kid friendly. When we got into the pub, it was dark and we were seated in the back near the kitchen. It was a Wednesday night and there was a guitarist playing near the bar. My eight year old bobbed his head with the music while he ate. My 12 year old got a chicken cheesesteak that he somehow managed to polish off. My eight year old had a bowl of potato soup and said that I should get the recipe before we leave. My husband had a bacon bleu cheese burger that was an absolute thing of beauty... four slices of crispy bacon and a generous pile of bleu cheese on top of a good sized burger. He said it was the best ever. I had the crab cake sandwich and was the only one not thrilled. I'm not a big bread eater, so the bread in the crab cake plus the bun was just too much for me. Plus I was jealous of my husband's dinner. Service was very friendly, no problems using our coupon, and I wish we lived closer so we could go back.
Good drinks, great staff, fair food and.... – poor setting. The food was pretty good, and we were served by a lovely young girl. The prices were pretty fair and the amount of food was perfect. The booth that is along the wall is GROSS! The rug is DIRTY and the walls are covered with dust and grim. I felt myself closing my eyes in order to enjoy the food.
Highly overrated! – Don't go here unless you like your Irish pub's EXTRA CHEESY!!! Service was awful. The food was good, but overpriced and the menu sported the word "blarney" in about 50 different fashions. The mural on the wall I'm still trying to figure out. Since when is Conan the Barbarian (a stunning Arnold likeness) irish?? Music was good... but the rest is all downhill.
As Irish as it gets on South Street. – In Short
A carved wooden chef, Blarney's version of a cigar store Indian, beckons you in for a beer and the "best cheese steak on South Street." While that claim may be dubious, Blarney could very well lay claim to "best Irish bar on South Street." And the steady crowd of rugby fans and ale-heads, as well as the occasional visiting rock star from te TLA next door would agree.
Can you REFILL ?? – After moving to Bensalem from NYC my fiance and wanted to go out for drinks. It was Saturday afternoon and we each had about 4 drinks each and ordered 2 appetizers. The bartender was TERRIBLE. I put my empty glass near him so he'd notice to refill. I could have gotten better service from a horse outside wearing blinders. This guy was so oblivious to the fact that my glass was empty. Everyone around us was getting buy-backs and we ordered more drinks ! But it gets better . . . I was charged the wrong tab and wasn't even offered a free drink for the inconvenience ! This guy would have gotten fired in NYC . . . . .
As Irish as it gets! – The Blarney and Blarney South are owned and run by a true Irish man! Eamonn is from Cork City and prides himself on both of these pubs. It's a great place to eat, but best of all you can sit down and watch all the GAA (Gaelic football in Ireland) games live! The Guinness & loads of other beers on tap are great and you'll love all the real pub stuff that Eamonn brings back regularly from Cork City and West Cork. If you're Irish or a 'wanna be', and want to feel at home, pay either pub a visit and you won't be disappointed. If you don't like either..... leave, and make some room for those who will appreciate it!
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