Bob & Barbara's Cocktail Lounge

Dive Bar and Lounge · Rittenhouse Square
1509 South St (at 15th St), Philadelphia, PA 19146, United States
Closed until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

Based on 193 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Brett A. B.
    "Down a special ($3 PBR + shot of Jim Beam) with your friends."(6 Tips)
    Benjamin O.
    "Get the special from Butchie and watch the Phils!"(2 Tips)
    Visit Philly
    "Dumpsta Players keep the crowd laughing thanks"(3 Tips)
    Daniel W.
    "Funky live jazz on Friday nights + $3.50 PBR & shot of Jim Beam."(2 Tips)
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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • jazz music
  • butchie
  • karaoke
  • cheap drinks
  • dumpsta players
  • picklebacks
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • casual
  • great value
  • good service
  • whiskey
  • happy hour
  • hot dogs
  • beer
  • pizza
  • beef
  • crowded
  • bingo
  • zam a.

    Try the beer quiz. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    zam azizi · 5 days ago
  • Brad L.

    Brad Lomas is a quiet businessman who enjoys his profession as a Human Resources Consultant and his life as a 50-year-old bachelor. Read more

    Brad Lomas · 1 week ago
  • Ryan C.

    City wide special and some good live music. Can't go wrong.

    Ryan C · 2 weeks ago
  • Adam S.

    Funky dive bar known for "The Special"... Try one! It's cheap! Also karaoke Sunday nights are always a fun time

    Adam Schuit · September 11
  • David

    Down and dirty house band plays blues and funk on Saturday nights.

    David · July 23
  • Kassandra S.

    Philadelphia special. House band crushes it on the weekend. Everything you could want in a bar.

    Kassandra Sparks · July 11
  • Richard F.

    You best not get anything other than a PBR. Let's be honest, it's why you came here.

    Richard Fisher · June 20
  • Bobbi B.

    Don't ask, just order 'The Special' get some dollars for the jukebox and enjoy a real true Philly experience...

    Bobbi Booker · May 16
  • Campbell B.

    Cheap drinks, great atmosphere, and lots of PBR memorabilia. What more could you want?

    Campbell Bird · April 1
  • WillMcD

    The "City Special" at night make for a tough morning.

    WillMcD · January 17
  • Greg R.

    Holy Philly Special, Batman! $6 and you can't beat it.

    Greg Reese · November 10, 2014
  • Adrian L.

    Fun dive. Cheap beer n shot special

    Adrian L · August 12, 2014
  • Daniel W.

    Funky live jazz on Friday nights + $3.50 PBR & shot of Jim Beam. ✅

    Daniel Wolf · July 12, 2014
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Like Pabst Blue Ribbon, B&B’s is a classic that doesn’t go out of style. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · November 18, 2013
  • Adrian R.

    Must try the pickleback! One shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice. It's great

    Adrian Rios · October 4, 2013
  • Dean D.

    Butchie is the best bar keep. I only drink when he is here.

    Dean Defense · July 4, 2013
  • Megan D.

    Dance your ass off

    Megan Doran · April 6, 2013
  • Whitney B.

    Perfect for basting.

    Whitney Barnebey · March 9, 2013
  • LuckypooZa !.

    Awesome as usual...

    LuckypooZa !! · February 19, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    Get the special at Bob & Barbara's: a shot of Jim Beam and a PBR.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 17, 2013
  • Ryan C.

    Get a special, $3 pbr and shot of jim beam, repeat

    Ryan C · February 6, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    "Bob & Barbara's is a classic that never goes out of style."

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 14, 2013
  • Graham D.

    Pricey special: all this for $3.

    Graham Davis · December 31, 2012
  • Kevin A.

    Just bring cash and order specials.

    Kevin A.D. · October 28, 2012
  • Steph P.

    Avoid the weird hipsters who will inevitably try to touch your butt.

    Steph Parker · October 14, 2012
  • Philadelphia S.

    WEEKLY PSN PASS SPECIALS: $3 PBR & Jim Beam all night! RAINY DAY SPECIALS: $2.50 lager & light lager, $3 PBR & Jim Beam all night!

    Philadelphia Sports Network · September 4, 2012
  • Mark W. S.

    Ask for the special. Seriously.

    Mark W. Smith · September 2, 2012
  • david m.

    Suck a Dick!

    david mauri · May 31, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    The Dumpsta Players keep the crowd laughing thanks to kitsch-heavy sketch comedy every third Wednesday of every other month.

    Visit Philly · April 3, 2012
  • Mary F.

    Karaoke on Sundays from 9pm-1am.

    Mary Farrell · March 25, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    On Tuesdays, come stretch your arm muscles during ping-pong happy hour.

    Visit Philly · March 23, 2012
  • Keith A.

    Best bar Philly has to offer. If only they had Pabst

    Keith Andrew · March 4, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    Don't miss the Thursday night showcase of drag talent. $7 admission includes a drink ticket. Read more

    Visit Philly · January 12, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    A classic dive, full of PBR, problem drinkers and history. This is where the Citywide Special was invented. The best way to drink here is to slap $3.50 on the bar, ask for one, drink it, and repeat.

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Respect the Special. It can either make or break your night. It's kind of like Russian roulette. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · December 7, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Home of the now city-wide special. Enjoy your shot and beer amongst the Philly dive bar die hards. You've never seen so much PBR. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · December 2, 2011
  • Men's Health Mag

    This place often hosts bingo nights, with the hosts giving out gag prizes tothe winners. Specials include $3 PBR and Beam. Can't beat that.

    Men's Health Mag · November 22, 2011
  • Bomad M.

    Open relationships

    Bomad Masseag · September 17, 2011
  • Karla K.

    My favorite bar in the world. I'd move back to Philly just for B&B.

    Karla Kaminski · August 21, 2011
  • Gina P.

    Drag show every Thursday. $7 cover gets you a house special, PBR and shot of Jim Beam

    Gina Petti · May 13, 2011
  • Robert W.

    Order the special

    Robert Wagner · May 7, 2011
  • Lauren M.

    Jazznight i the best!

    Lauren Mace · April 26, 2011
  • Benjamin O.

    Get the special from Butchie and watch the Phils! And wait for the band, such a great gem of Philly!!!

    Benjamin Overholt · April 3, 2011

    Check out the $3 PBR & Jim Beam Shot! · February 17, 2011
  • Brian W.

    It's a fuckin' PBR museum!

    Brian Ward · February 11, 2011
  • Visit Philly

    Every third Wednesday of every other month is Dumpsta Players, a gay-friendly variety show with kitsch-heavy sketch comedy. Read more

    Visit Philly · February 4, 2011
  • Hungry Matt

    If you are into PBR beer signs and advertisements, this place is a museum for that. Every square inch is covered with PBR memorabilia.

    Hungry Matt · January 29, 2011
  • Darris L.

    $3.50 for a "Special", a shot of whisky and a PBR.

    Darris Lee · January 16, 2011
  • nick p.

    There's no reason to pay a cover charge here; its a dive bar for a reason; the owners are scoooooping low on this one

    nick pupik · December 24, 2010
  • James G.

    Sunday Karaoke.

    James G. · December 13, 2010

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