The Sidecar Bar & Grille

Bar and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
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  • Jamal P.
    "their food but stay away from the Mac 'n Cheese Fritters."(3 Tips)
    Andrew W.
    "The black bean burger is a delicious vegetarian option!!"(3 Tips)
    Joe U.
    "Angus Burger With Maytag Blue And Caramelized Onions"(2 Tips)
    Robin B.
    "Good beer selection and it seems to change often."(6 Tips)
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  • Erica R.
    Erica RodriguezNovember 30, 2015
    Recently moved to this city from L.A & being Mexican American myself, I have had a hard time finding good Mexican food. The carnitas tacos & nachos are delicious! The best Iv had in Philly so far!
  • Robin B.
    Robin BerryMarch 1, 2015
    Egg biscuit sandwich with pork garlic sausage. Very good and hit the spot for Sunday brunch. Good beer selection and it seems to change often. We didn't have any cocktails but they looked interesting
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    This stylish corner bar has transformed an old-style taproom into an aspiring gastro-pub with microbrews, Quizzo nights, grilled "toastie" sandwiches, and arugula salads with blood orange vinaigrette. Read more
  • Merida S.
    Merida SJuly 13, 2013
    Loud at night. If you order their crab fries (now known as the "appetizer formerly known as" thanks to Chickie's and Pete's patent lawyer), they are great but spicy. Goat cheese salad pairs well.
  • Laurie S.
    Laurie SatranSeptember 20, 2011
    One of my two favorite neighborhood bars. Good, comforting food, cool and attentive staff, a little noisy, but the beer selection makes up for it. Try the carnitas. They will make you happy.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJune 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Founders Breakfast Stout - Perfect companion to the fig tart. Brewed with oatmeal, Kona and Sumatra coffee, and dark chocolate, this Michigan masterpiece is amazing!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the carnitas tacos - ¡Delicioso! Braised pork, pickled red onions, jalapeño, queso fresco, cilantro, and lime on grilled corn tortillas. Excellent preparation and flavors!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 5, 2011
    That charming little neighborhood bar brings neighbors of all different hoods together. The food is amazing, but the drink selection is what made it one of Philly's best bars. Read more
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Crispy Chicken Wings - Amazing! Dripping with "Dixie BBQ" sauce. Sweet, crunchy, and a bit of spice. I ordered the honey-buttered cornbread on the side!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Cornmeal Crusted Oysters - Great small plate! Served with caramelized Brussels sprouts, beer mustard, and an awesome bacon/red onion marmalade!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Southern Tier Oak-Aged Pumking - Awesome seasonal Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Western NY! Pumpkin pie filling and spices with that amazing toastiness of OAK!!!
  • Burt B.
    Burt BensonNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is some of best pubfood in the area. The execution of service is well done, but beware, the customer service is hipster style (ie competent, but they could care less about interacting with you.)
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    You can load their 1/2lb Angus patty with bacon/ mushroom/ cheddar, Maytag blue/ caramelized onions, or truffle mayo and a poached egg. Read more
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Carolina Bbq Pulled Pork - Y'all gonna love this! Sweet and smokey sitting atop jalapeño cornbread with buttermilk slaw! Hmmm hmmm hmm!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Chorizo Biscuits And Gravy - Few days ago. Great brunch item with beers! Comes with two eggs any style-I had poached!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJune 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Steamed PEI Mussels - Bacon lardons, melted leeks, lager broth, and a grilled baguette with roasted garlic aioli! Amazing!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Steamed PEI Mussels - Incredible!! Bacon lardons, melted leeks, lager broth, and a grilled baguette with roasted garlic aioli!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 3, 2012
    So tiny, but such a nice selection of drinks. And despite being packed with non-neighborhood people, it somehow maintains the vibe of the neighborhood bar it wants to be.
  • Vidas
    VidasApril 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are into fried cheeses (and who isn't), the Mac and Cheese Fritters are possibly one of the best things I've ever eaten. The Fried Goat Cheese salad is also ridiculously delicious. Try 'em!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Seasonal Arugula Pesto Flatbread - Delicious--with sun-dried tomatoes, oil-cured olives, and fresh ricotta!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Spanish Chickpea Soup - ¡Ole! Puréed chickpeas and cumin with olive oil and topped with parsley. Simple and delicious!!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Yards Thomas Jefferson Ale - Another great selection from our Philly brewery! TJ is a strong English style ale with nice hops and malts. #colonialseries
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Famous for "Pork Me Sundays" and other fun weekly specials. Recently doubled in size to serve their loyal patrons.
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HulseOctober 1, 2013
    Upstairs is the best. Monday nights is quizzos and a blast! Also the crab fries are pretty amazing.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Angus Burger With Gruyere, Caramelized Onions, And Sauteed Mushrooms - Oui, Si, Yes!!! Nothing else to say!
  • David H.
    David HowlandAugust 15, 2015
    Cheap beer at happy hour and the food is A+. Particularly the nachos and the Mac and Cheese Carbonara.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondNovember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Food can be inconsistent, but the black bean burger is great, and the draft list is always changing!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Crispy Pork Rillette Sandwich - Toasted sourdough, beer mustard, pickled radishes and shallots. Amazing!!!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Spicy Black Bean Soup - Amazing! Topped with sour cream and cilantro. Perfect in a chilly nite!!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sidecar Bar and Grille’s kitchen gives its eats a homey spin with house-made corned beef brisket and Cajun sausage while the bar hosts weekend DJs.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Spinach And Walnut Pesto Flatbread With Roasted Mushrooms And Sharp Provolone - Wow!! Fantastic flavors! Earthy, creamy, nutty--stop me now!!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Angus Burger With Maytag Blue And Caramelized Onions - A couple days ago! Amazing!!! Nuff said!
  • D R.
    D ReneeSeptember 4, 2012
    Love this place!!! Can't go wrong with anything!! The mussels are my favorite though!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Founders Breakfast Stout - Oatmeal, dark chocolate, Kona, and Sumatra coffee! Any questions?
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineNovember 18, 2013
    A neighborhood bar that appeals behind its borders. And they always have cool events. Read more
  • Oyinkansola A.
    Oyinkansola AyobiojoNovember 11, 2014
    Yummy. The burritos were large and really good. The service could be way better.
  • Rose
    RoseApril 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Liz and Jay are ridiculously rad. If you have the opportunity to drunk upstairs, feel honored if you're getting drinks from them.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the De Ranke Guldenberg - Decadent Belgian Trippel!! Hazy, bready, yeasty, great malts!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the St. Somewhere Caroline - A coffee saison-yes, I said that! Awesome farmhouse saison with notes of roastiness. Funky and flavorful!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    "The melting pot of bars, where everyone's friendly and the food, drinks and service are consistent."
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Pizza Margherita - Perfectly crunchy with fresh mozz, tomato, and basil.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers - Yummy! Served with honey mustard and fresh, mixed greens!!
  • D'Lynn L.
    D'Lynn LarsonJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Why choose between fries or a salad with your sandwich? Ask for a little bit if both
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the New Holland Four Witches - Tasty black saison from great MI brewery! Find it, and drink it!
  • John A.
    John AhlbinJanuary 14, 2012
    2nd floor just opened. Seriously a great place. Food and beer are all very good.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HFebruary 12, 2016
    Pretty limited selection of food and beer. Mostly burgers and pale ales - I'm not a fan of them, but if you like them, then this place is for you
  • John B.
    John BoysenApril 1, 2016
    Our favorite place to go for Sunday brunch. Best bloody marys ever
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJune 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Black Mission Fig Tart With Vanilla Icecream - Wow! Makes me miss Cali!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders - Served with honey mustard and mixed greens
  • Lamont J.
    Lamont JacksonFebruary 24, 2016
    Came here for brunch, very tasty!! The biscuits are on point
  • Kate H.
    Kate HeinenNovember 19, 2016
    Was really looking forward to eating here but apparently they only serve brunch on the weekends from 9-3, however the menu suggests that the full menu is still offered. Service was pretty terrible too
  • Kate J.
    Kate JacobsJuly 23, 2012
    I know they have a lot of good beer, but they also make (fittingly) an EXCELLENT Sidecar. With a sugar rim.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I come here for the house salad and onion rings. Keep it up!
  • Heather D.
    Heather DavidsonJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best nachos ever!!! Go on Sunday's for 1/2 off all pork wooohooo
  • Richard F.
    Richard FisherFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The huevos ranchero are fantastic for brunch!
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideOctober 2, 2016
    Seems like they have a really great happy hour, but I can't recommend the brunch
  • KDiva
    KDivaJune 28, 2015
    Great selection for Brunch and friendly service
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The crispy egg and truffles mayo burger sounds much better than it tastes. Stick to one of the cheaper options.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Dogfish Head Indian Brown - Cedar-aged pale ale! Incredible again.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BenedictJune 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretzel encrusted chicken bites with spicy mustard, sooo gooood
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan McKinneyJune 19, 2015
    Burger patties are super dry and tasteless. Fries are good. House cocktail was below average. Over all not impressed. Way too much money to be so flavorless.Just expect a little more for a hipster bar
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Southern Tier 2X Milk Stout - Sweet, creamy, and chocolatey!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DurkinJune 13, 2015
    Great brunch but they don't take Amex 💳
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Fried Green Tomatoes - Epic! Lightly fried with a chipotle lime dressing.
  • Heather
    HeatherJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome addition upstairs! Way to pull them in SideCar!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye - Awesome Cali rye IPA!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Chorizo Nachos - Spicy and sweet with a pineapple salsa.
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KovalskySeptember 12, 2013
    Great breakfast spot in the graduate hospital area.
  • Liz J.
    Liz JNovember 10, 2012
    Our waiter was a sarcastic twit. When asked for anything it was like he was doing us a favor. I asked for mayo and was charged for extra dressing. You have been warned.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the New Holland The Poet - "Quoth the raven evermore." Oatmeal stout and fantastic!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Arcadia Ales Hopmouth Double IPA - Hoppy, bitter, strong-8.2, nice!
  • John E.
    John EasleaMay 11, 2013
    Burger was rather unimpressive. I wouldn't recommend it. Decent beer selection. But overall, there's other places I'd recommend before sidecar
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HFebruary 12, 2016
    Gregorio's Al Pastor was pretty good but nothing special. Small hipster place and very nice server.
  • Erica R.
    Erica RodriguezNovember 30, 2015
    The service sucked but the food was delicious! Come here for food but don't expect good service from waiters sit at bar
  • Sara C.
    Sara C.July 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    How they manage to fit so much pork in those carnitas, I don't know! They're the best.
  • Thanos
    ThanosMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Half off pork Sundays rocks!! Try the carnitas. Squeeze on some lime and good to go!
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SchumanOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Love it! Can't wait to become a regular here.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WalkerMay 4, 2013
    Spicy beef brisket is awesome but VERY messy!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SmithNovember 29, 2015
    Delightfully crowded, good beer selection.
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Southern Tier Gemini Unfiltered Ale - Unfiltered Imperial IPA. 9.9%! Any questions?
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RoseApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in Philly. The salmon is delicious
  • Vinayak M.
    Vinayak MOctober 5, 2013
    Pulled Pork Sandwich. Get it, it's amazing!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichelSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get whatever is on special, you won't be disappointed!
  • Mo Y.
    Mo YoungNovember 1, 2013
    The spicy beef pita is unbearable...avoid it.
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SkellyAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Eats, Good Drinks and Friendly Staff!
  • Joe U.
    Joe UlrichJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Avery 19Th Annivesary Tripel - Amazing!
  • colleen d.
    colleen devineFebruary 11, 2010
    When here for brunch, u can still get a real burger, (not veggie) just nicely ask!
  • Dana M.
    Dana MitchellDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    House made scrapple is the way to my heart!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichelJune 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If it's June 1st, buy me a beer!
    Upvoted Nov 12
  • Jamal P.
    Jamal ParkerAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the majority of their food but stay away from the Mac 'n Cheese Fritters. Bland! Even the Crab Tomato Compote can't save it. So disappointed!
  • Jed S.
    Jed SingerSeptember 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for High Gravity on the middle Wednesday of every month to try their ABV'est beers (10+%).
  • Maggie I.
    Maggie InsognaApril 19, 2010
    I'm on a constant quest to find the city's best nachos. Sidecar's pulled pork-topped creation is divine.
  • Alie
    AlieAugust 17, 2014
    Everything!!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Joey Baldino, chef of Zeppoli, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Reuben. Read more
  • Derek C.
    Derek CarnegieJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get your bloody mary with Absolut Peppar.
  • Anat S.
    Anat SweeneyJanuary 26, 2014
    Love the house salad
  • Matt H.
    Matt HFebruary 11, 2010
    The side salad of greens at Sidecar is to die for.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get some Yard's Love Stout!
  • Turf $.
    Turf $$January 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here early or during the week to best avoid hipsters
  • Sherman H.
    Sherman HasselstromDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Downstairs is the new upstairs.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ConnorsJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Upstairs is open! That is all.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DubinDecember 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Mac & Cheese Fritters! How do you make mac & cheese better? Ball it up and fry it. Duh.
  • Lori H.
    Lori HeymanFebruary 2, 2011
    The honey-chipolte wings are the bomb.
  • Tj D.
    Tj DiFruscioMay 2, 2013
    Best place in town!
  • Tim Y.
    Tim YoungJanuary 29, 2014
    Good beer selection.
  • Elizabeth Elle D.
    Elizabeth Elle DuvalSeptember 14, 2013
    My friend found a hair in her chorizo burrito. Now she's sad... And still hungry.
  • DrinkPhilly.com
    DrinkPhilly.comAugust 25, 2010
    Midnight Happy Hour. It exists. Read our full review by tapping More Info! Read more
  • Matty G.
    Matty GallagherJune 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best onion rings I've ever tasted...
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PharoMarch 26, 2015
    Extra truffle butter please
  • Jed S.
    Jed SingerSeptember 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Sidecar and get the pretzel breaded chicken fingers. They're awesome.
  • Shonda H.
    Shonda HolmanOctober 15, 2013
    Black bean burger...
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WojAugust 28, 2010
    The black bean burger is a delicious vegetarian option!!
  • Javi X.
    Javi XandroSeptember 1, 2012
    DON'T ask for RANCH DRESSING....they have NONE!!! Grr! :(
  • Jamal P.
    Jamal ParkerAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Yo! The Margarita Pizza is da bomb! Holla back!
  • Wanda B.
    Terrible service! The host girl was very good, but the waitress and their customer service skills were terrible.
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MustiAugust 2, 2012
    Make sure they put the Olympic swimming on
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LarkinJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    oven roasted chicken = best meal i've ever had
  • K N.
    K NezzOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Used to be a ratty bar but now looks great. Needs a better menu though.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McDonaldOctober 25, 2010
    Carnitas!!!!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichelJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Submit to high gravity!
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