Dirty Frank's

Dive Bar$$$$
Washington Square West, Philadelphia
51 Tips and reviews
  • kamikaze
  • frank
  • bar in philly
  • jukebox
  • lively
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  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LAugust 6
    It's a dive bar. The bartender was an ass but the drinks were cheap
  • Emily H.
    Emily HFebruary 28
    Cash only dive bar that is pet friendly and you can bring your own food
  • David B.
    David BolducOctober 21, 2016
    Love this place. I frequent on Sunday's before playing Kickball - Heather is my FAVORITE!!
  • Dave
    DaveJuly 26, 2016
    If you can't guess the wifi password, you're going to have to find an ATM nearby.
  • Terry S.
    Terry SheridanMarch 11, 2016
    $3 Yingers, can't go wrong
  • Alexander R.
    Alexander RottkampFebruary 16, 2016
    Jukebox, darts, cheap drinks
  • David
    DavidDecember 9, 2015
    Friendly local crowd, and interesting art on the wall. Also, spotlessly clean and bright restroom.
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoOctober 23, 2015
    Cheap dive, cash only, great jukebox but lousy bartender.
  • Richie S.
    Richie StarkSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It is the quintessential dive bar. A true drinking establishment.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 2, 2015
    The mural of famous Franks (including Frank Zappa & Benjamin Franklin) now includes Pope Francis. Admire the art, then step into the iconic bar, which draws patrons with cheap beer & a great jukebox. Read more
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McCormickApril 4, 2015
    Great place. Enjoy the people that come here. No push overs here and the girls are actually approachable. Will keep coming !!! Been coming here since I turned 21 almost 10 years ago !!!!
  • Mike T.
    Mike ThomasJanuary 17, 2015
    One of the best dive bars in the city. Cash only, though.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a kamikaze special followed by whatever you want. Cash only.
  • David S.
    David SiegelmanAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Just chiin
  • Judith M.
    Judith McSpaddenJune 5, 2014
    Dirty, rude, and awesome!
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WolfMay 23, 2014
    Great dive bar. They have a crazy cheap special: $2.50 for a shot and a 7 oz beer.
  • Juls
    JulsMay 18, 2014
    Kamikaze is delicious and cheap as hell, as ppl have said: $2.50 for shot and small High Life or Rolling Rock.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamFebruary 27, 2014
    Just down the street from Amis, Peter McAndrews takes Tony to Dirty Frank’s, where they meet up with another local chef, Han Chiang.
  • jermaine g.
    jermaine gilliardSeptember 1, 2013
    I njoyed it even tho I was bent way before I got there but ova all I had a good time.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KelchnerJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Natty Boh is here. What more could you want?
  • Beth
    BethApril 27, 2013
    Mini beer and kamakazi shot for 2.50.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanFebruary 18, 2013
    This place is the birthplace of the Tidal Wave shot. You convince somebody to do 1 by saying they can't handle it, and then when they do you splash them in the face with water and yell "tidal wave!!"
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GreenFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dive in town
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanNovember 17, 2012
    They have alcohol here.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 10, 2012
    According to Charlie from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia a waitress here previously dated Sweet Dee's thieving boyfriend. If you find her, order a pitcher and play a few songs on the juke box.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 29, 2012
    Anthony Bourdain stopped at Dirty Frank's for drinks after having dinner at Amis on the first day of his trip while filming The Layover in Philadelphia.
  • Argo 2.
    Argo 215June 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Jamaica funk. That's what it is.
  • James T.
    James TJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sheila is the best. Also she is from missouri like me. She rocks as a bartender
  • Wanamaker E.
    It's dirty.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Little known fact - they make great bloodies on Saturdays
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    It’s aptly named, the bartenders are always angry, they don’t take credit cards, the beer list is nothing special. It’s dark and crowded and it has dartboards. It’s the best dive bar in town.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 2, 2011
    Not much stands out about this place, well, except for the heavy drinking, mediocre menu and the fact that the place lives up to its name. And that's why it's the best dive bar in town. Read more
  • Laura C.
    Laura CovingtonNovember 20, 2011
    Bathroom by the juke box is better. Also, this place is rad.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 8, 2011
    Out front, snap a picture of the Frank-filled mural (Sinatra, Zappa, and Saint Francis of Assisi all in the same place). Then get Frank's special: a pony Rolling Rock or High Life and a kamikaze shot.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa ThomasSeptember 2, 2011
    Best dive bar in philly
  • Nan M.
    Nan McNAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Um no food here but if you ask nicely they'll give you delivery menus
  • Amy M.
    Amy MacMillanMay 19, 2011
    Top notch air conditioning system! Great for summer nights!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MacMillanMay 19, 2011
    Hell is real.
  • G Philly F.
    No frills. Cheap drinks. And eccentric regulars. This is what makes Frank's an institution for every color of the rainbow.
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    Two words. Magical Cheesesteak. If you do one thing this week, make sure you devour one of these delicious masterpieces!
  • Brooks D.
    Brooks DoyneFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in Philly. So cheap. So much fun. Only downfall is it's cash only
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    The name says it all.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
  • Kenya B.
    Kenya BatesNovember 18, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The bartenders work their way around the Bar in an orderly fashion so be patient they will get to you.
  • maurice g.
    maurice gastonOctober 9, 2010
    Tip your bartenders. They work harder here than many placed I've ever frequented.
  • Richie S.
    Richie SanfillippoSeptember 3, 2010
    Eclectic mix of friendly people and good beers. (monkey to pbr to kenzinger)
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RigbyMay 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Dirty Frank's Special: kamikaze and 7 oz beer for $2.50, 7 days a week. Amazing!!
  • Spam
    SpamMay 25, 2010
    Before you get too intoxicated and your eyes cross, check out the art on the far wall.
  • trishylicious g.
    trishylicious gJanuary 28, 2010
    If you're a lady or a shy guy, have someone watch the bathroom door for you on the north side of the bar. Or just choose the other one!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HJanuary 7, 2010
    Oh mannnnn....
  • Danya H.
    Danya HenningerJuly 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Powers Whiskey is one of the best house deals. Golden Monkey thereafter.
  • koco
    kocoMarch 20, 2009
    Come on Tuesday at 5 and crochet with the famous Dirty Franks Crochet Club. Pick up a book, leave a book, make some paper snowflakes ad hang them with the rest.
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