The Pen & Pencil Club

Speakeasy, Bar, and Pub$$$$
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
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  • Shawn M.
    "FREE hotdogs every night!!"(3 Tips)
    Sandy S.
    "Good drink prices & friendly staff."(3 Tips)
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  • Kim E.
    Kim ElliottFebruary 20
    Unique experience. Great people!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeisFebruary 23, 2015
    Neat little out of the way place for poetry. They still have ashtrays on every table (but people still go outside to smoke)
  • Paul E.
    Paul EllisAugust 1, 2014
    Tell bartender Mike you're adding him on Facebook
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BMarch 21, 2014
    Shhh, members only.
  • Sandy S.
    Sandy SmithMarch 19, 2014
    Oldest press club in the nation, but as popular with attorneys and Industry folk as with reporters. Good drink prices & friendly staff.
  • Calvin O.
    Calvin OckletreeMarch 16, 2014
    Very good service!!!!
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamFebruary 27, 2014
    Chefs Marc Vetri and Mike Solomonov take Tony to the local press and chef bar, Pen & Pencil, for some late-night drinks.
  • Tim W.
    Tim WilliamsJuly 27, 2013
    You always end up wondering how you got here
  • Scott A.
    Scott AllanApril 7, 2013
    Get the alcohol. It will make you smile.
  • Jay
    JayDecember 20, 2012
    Tried to get in here for a wrap party and because it was 5 minutes past 3 they slammed the door in my face and would hear me out. Last time I'll be coming here.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 29, 2012
    Anthony Bourdain drank an Irish Car Bomb and a shot of hot dog water (after losing rock-paper-scissors) here while in town filming for his show The Layover.
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi BookerMay 31, 2012
    It's off the record...shhhhh!
  • Paul E.
    Paul EllisApril 29, 2012
    I'd be the mayor of this place if I realized I was here.
  • Karen E.
    Karen ElizabethMarch 11, 2012
    Prove you're supposed to be there, or shell out $45 for a 'membership'.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MoranFebruary 15, 2012
    Always a good idea
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    A quasi-private club and notorious late-night hang for reporters, restaurant crews and working media professionals? Well, we know where we’ll be spending our nights from now on
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 5, 2011
    It's like a work and party people speakeasy, but it's legal. Pen and Pencil is one of the best places to grab a drink if your job takes you into the after-hours. Read more
  • Angie K.
    Angie KNovember 25, 2010
    you must show a pay stub or 'clock in' card to prove you work in the restaurant industry and you must get there by 3!
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HorganOctober 5, 2010
    Oh The good Old Poop and Pee!!
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn MatzkeJuly 25, 2010
    FREE hotdogs every night!!
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JarrettMarch 17, 2010
    Legend says there's a brass plaque @ a prominent spot in Philly, over the till, that reads, to the 'tenders. "P&P: Always a Bad Idea." It is. But it's an institution, a privilege. Straight Philly. Go.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MoranMarch 4, 2010
    If you mention Foursquare to Dan the Baretender, he will say: Huh?
  • Vidas
    VidasJanuary 11, 2010
    The P&P is a private club, but it's pretty easy to talk your way inside. The bar allows smoking and is cash only. Keep an eye out for the free hot dogs cooking in the crock pot.
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