The Twisted Tail

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Bar, and Rock Club · Center City East
509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • blues music
  • mikey jr
  • bourbon
  • cocktails
  • shuffleboard
  • pork tacos
  • barbecue
  • great value
  • buttermilk chicken
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • beer
  • pig roasts
  • biscuits
  • popcorn
  • ribs
  • lively
  • good for a late night
  • tomato soup
  • crab cakes
  • Carlos R.

    Take the beer survey. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    Carlos Rodriguez · 1 week ago
  • Taylor M.

    the corn on the cob!

    Taylor Mellon · August 14
  • Jennifer J.

    Yum! Pig ears!

    Jennifer Johnson · August 9
  • Kelly F.

    Delicious food! Have to have a whiskey cocktail which is their specialty.

    Kelly Fergusob · July 7
  • John C.

    Brunch on Saturday

    John Call · June 27
  • Michael M.

    Always good music booked there. If you are going to have dinner, ask to be seated where Anthony would be your server! He has the perfect personality and knowledge to make your night a memorable one!

    Michael Menei · June 10
  • Kelly H.

    This place is trying to be upscale, but the food is not that good - the portions are small and the price is insane for what is served. Overall amateur operation. Go for drinks. Eat elsewhere

    Kelly Horgan · March 14
  • Elaine B.

    Blues music upstairs is the best. Saw Moondog Medicine Show there and they totally rocked it! Worth the 3-hour drive!

    Elaine Berry · March 11
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    The rustic­ horseshoe bar was long on brown liquor, with more than 50 whiskeys. The quasi-Southern menu was ­ambitious, embracing everything from agave-­sweetened glazes to house-cured bacon. Read more

  • Amy B.

    Blues night on Sunday's!

    Amy Batog · December 27, 2014
  • Dan M.

    A taste of the South! Blues & Bourbon!

    Dan Monbourquette · November 10, 2014
  • Louise B.

    The chorizo sausage taco is bangin.

    Louise B. · July 20, 2014
  • Jennifer T.

    This place is amazing. Sitting outside and being able to see all the sights of the city while drinking a local brew is awesome. Food was to die for.

    Jennifer Turin-Bennett · June 26, 2014
  • Jennifer T.

    The bartender was awesome. Food was amazing. The old bay fries were to die for

    Jennifer Turin-Bennett · June 20, 2014
  • Anthony M.

    Good band plays good covers

    Anthony Mendoza · May 19, 2014
  • Lynn B.

    Sunday Blues Jam 5-9pm.

    Lynn Barry · April 27, 2014
  • Kelly Anne M.

    Delicious food. Great drinks. Great service.

    Kelly Anne McIntyre · April 22, 2014
  • Maxine H.

    Great food and awesome music!!!!

    Maxine Hankin-Lebo · April 11, 2014
  • Jim M.

    Sunday afternoon live blues on the 2nd floor. Go upstairs! Enjoy a bourbon with the blues. And you can keep an eye on the phillies game too.

    Jim M · April 6, 2014
  • Christine L.

    Overpriced for the portion size

    Christine Lemanowicz · March 9, 2014
  • TerrapinJess

    Summer feelings; mason jars abound. Happy vibes and "Shazam" is a true bartender!

    TerrapinJess · February 22, 2014
  • Elena P.

    Mushroom truffle salad, crabcakes, ribs, truffked popcorn-- BOOM!! SO very delish

    Elena Pappas · November 18, 2013
  • Lauren N.

    Wish Mikey Jr. Was playing tonight. He's amazing!

    Lauren Nikki · November 2, 2013
  • Paul M.

    Damnation. It tickles.

    Paul Madeano · July 7, 2013
  • Charles L.

    Old fashion. Mint julep. Great.

    Charles Linares · June 9, 2013
  • Katie K.

    Bartender tonight was great and knowledgeable! Food was on point!

    Katie Kop · June 7, 2013
  • Luis C.

    The upstairs bar is pretty awesome.

    Luis Cielak · May 12, 2013
  • John G.

    Great music Saturday nights

    John Gallagher · April 20, 2013
  • Rob M.

    Who needs a bread plate when they serve bacon & rosemary popcorn while you wait? Yeah you read that right.

    Rob Munsch · March 28, 2013
  • Michael C.

    Go with at least 4 people so you don't have to decide on just 1 dish. I recommend the pork duo and ribs. Even the grilled Caesar salad is delicious.

    Michael Carrabine · March 2, 2013
  • Lisa B.

    Yummy pig roast and sides!

    Lisa Balthaser · February 17, 2013
  • Jason K.

    Good joint, comfy chairs in the front of the stage. Don't order the duck flatbread if you don't dig bleu cheese

    Jason Krupski · February 10, 2013
  • Amanda H.

    Good food. Better than I expected from looking at the decor. The Beet Salad was very tasty and the filet was actually quite good.

    Amanda Hernandez · January 30, 2013
  • Nicole C.

    Whiskey flight! Ask for bartenders choice.

    Nicole Casella · January 13, 2013
  • Dan M.

    Great place! Superb pulled pork tacos.

    Dan McG · December 11, 2012
  • Jonathan S.

    For relaxing times, make it Suntory time

    Jonathan Strange · October 30, 2012
  • Lace B.

    Pork taco's yummy

    Lace B. · October 2, 2012
  • Caitlin

    Get the tasting

    Caitlin · July 29, 2012
  • Jenn C.

    Come in June 1-10 for Philly Beer Week & win a free tshirt if you kick the keg!

    Jenn Carlino · June 4, 2012
  • Karen B.

    Sunday Blues Rocks

    Karen B · April 1, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    You can probably already hear the music from where you're checking in, but did you know they have shuffleboard. Yes, shuffleboard.

    Visit Philly · March 23, 2012
  • Jane

    The best tomato soup ever!

    Jane · March 16, 2012
  • Mark D.

    The Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich is awesome!

    Mark Dunaway · March 11, 2012
  • Zac A.

    Live music most nights. Check out Mikey Jr. and the Stone Cold Blues on Wednesday nights (which is also free parking after 5 or 6).Jess behind the bar will take great care of you!

    Zac Anderson · February 16, 2012
  • Jennifer T.

    Love the live jazz! If that's not your style, play darts next room over. BYOD - they only have 2 darts.

    Jennifer Tran · January 15, 2012
  • Robin J.

    The Porkroll Project Returns to The Twisted Tail Tonight with "Hard Rockin' Blues" music from their new CD "Three Legged Dog"!

    Robin J · December 16, 2011
  • Tory G.

    Live blues with Mikey Jr & band every Weds. They love blues dancers!

    Tory G · December 15, 2011
  • Bernice S.

    Make sure you visit Harold at the 2nd floor bar. Great convo and service. Try the brunch and biscuits & honey butter.

    Bernice Stevens · December 4, 2011
  • Concierge

    You can enjoy live music here 5 nights a week. If that's not your flavor, they have a separate room with shuffleboard!

    Concierge · September 3, 2011
  • .bretts.and.such.

    try the alcohol. it'll get you drunk!

    .bretts.and.such. · September 2, 2011

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