Bob & Barbara's Lounge: "Outstanding Soul Food" Philadelphia Nightlife Tip by romello

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Bob & Barbara's Lounge was just named one of America's best Dive Bars by MAXIM Magazine and rightfully so. They have the largest collection of Pabst Memorabilia on the east coast in the bar as well as being home tp Philadelphia's longest running and best DRag Show which they have every Thursday night. They have a House band,The Crowd Pleasers which is to be seen to be believed. These guys are incredible! On Sunday's The Band has their weekly Jam Session and the bar sell sthe most amazing Soul Food you've ever tasted with the highest price being $6.00! They have a drink called the "Special"which is a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jim Beam that they sell for $3.00 all day every day. Make sure you ask for a "Special" don't call it anything other than that because that annoys them. Other bars have tried to copy it but it was invented at Bob & Barbara's.They also play Ping Pong on Tuesday nights every week as well as something called Blue Movie Bingo on Wednesday when they play for Porn and sex toys,it's hilarious. If you're in Philly Bob & Barbara's is the place to go.

Dress Code: No dress code. wear a suit or jeans it's all good at this place. make sure you bring ID because they card EVERYONE!

Address: 1509 South Street
Phone: (215)545-4511
Theme: Eating and Drinking

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  • Written Nov 13, 2007
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