The Twisted Tail

Bar, Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, and Rock Club$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Tory G.
    "Live blues with Mikey Jr & band every Weds."(3 Tips)
    Jim M.
    "Sunday afternoon live blues on the 2nd floor."(12 Tips)
    Concierge
    "separate room with shuffleboard!"(3 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Superb pulled pork tacos."(2 Tips)
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  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 6, 2015
    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
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeneiJune 10, 2015
    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!
  • Zac A.
    Zac AndersonFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer Turin-BennettJune 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarrabineMarch 2, 2013
    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.
  • Jim M.
    Jim MApril 6, 2014
    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.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HernandezJanuary 30, 2013
    Good food. Better than I expected from looking at the decor. The Beet Salad was very tasty and the filet was actually quite good.
  • Bikash C.
    Sat upstairs on a Saturday night. Great blues band but way too loud. You have to scream to have a conversation . Food is very good but as far as being designed to be shared it was hit and miss.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeSeptember 3, 2011
    You can enjoy live music here 5 nights a week. If that's not your flavor, they have a separate room with shuffleboard!
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerAugust 9
    Went here for Paint Nite and had a wonderful time. Charlie the bartender was extremely kind and welcoming.
  • Bernice S.
    Bernice StevensDecember 4, 2011
    Make sure you visit Harold at the 2nd floor bar. Great convo and service. Try the brunch and biscuits & honey butter.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 23, 2012
    You can probably already hear the music from where you're checking in, but did you know they have shuffleboard. Yes, shuffleboard.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KrupskiFebruary 10, 2013
    Good joint, comfy chairs in the front of the stage. Don't order the duck flatbread if you don't dig bleu cheese
  • Elaine B.
    Elaine BerryMarch 11, 2015
    Blues music upstairs is the best. Saw Moondog Medicine Show there and they totally rocked it! Worth the 3-hour drive!
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer Turin-BennettJune 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartender was awesome. Food was amazing. The old bay fries were to die for
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FergusobJuly 7, 2015
    Delicious food! Have to have a whiskey cocktail which is their specialty.
  • Elena P.
    Elena PappasNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mushroom truffle salad, crabcakes, ribs, truffked popcorn-- BOOM!! SO very delish
  • terrapinJess
    terrapinJessFebruary 22, 2014
    Summer feelings; mason jars abound. Happy vibes and "Shazam" is a true bartender!
  • Joel A.
    Joel A.February 7
    Nice ambience. But as a soulfood themed restaurant their fried chicken lacked a lot of soul - too much breading, not enough flavor and not crispy enough
  • Rob M.
    Rob MunschMarch 28, 2013
    Who needs a bread plate when they serve bacon & rosemary popcorn while you wait? Yeah you read that right.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KopJune 7, 2013
    Bartender tonight was great and knowledgeable! Food was on point!
  • Kelly Anne M.
    Kelly Anne McIntyreApril 22, 2014
    Delicious food. Great drinks. Great service.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TranJanuary 15, 2012
    Love the live jazz! If that's not your style, play darts next room over. BYOD - they only have 2 darts.
  • Robin J.
    Robin JDecember 16, 2011
    The Porkroll Project Returns to The Twisted Tail Tonight with "Hard Rockin' Blues" music from their new CD "Three Legged Dog"!
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn CarlinoJune 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Come in June 1-10 for Philly Beer Week & win a free tshirt if you kick the keg!
  • Dan M.
    Dan McGDecember 11, 2012
    Great place! Superb pulled pork tacos.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HorganMarch 14, 2015
    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
  • Louise B.
    Louise B.July 20, 2014
    The chorizo sausage taco is bangin.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MellonAugust 14, 2015
    the corn on the cob!
  • Tory G.
    Tory GDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Live blues with Mikey Jr & band every Weds. They love blues dancers!
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CasellaJanuary 13, 2013
    Whiskey flight! Ask for bartenders choice.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DunawayMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich is awesome!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JohnsonAugust 9, 2015
    Yum! Pig ears!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MonbourquetteNovember 10, 2014
    A taste of the South! Blues & Bourbon!
  • Lauren N.
    Lauren NikkiNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wish Mikey Jr. Was playing tonight. He's amazing!
  • Marc S.
    The sea bass is incredible.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LinaresJune 9, 2013
    Old fashion. Mint julep. Great.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CielakMay 12, 2013
    The upstairs bar is pretty awesome.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BatogDecember 27, 2014
    Blues night on Sunday's!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MendozaMay 19, 2014
    Good band plays good covers
  • Maxine H.
    Maxine Hankin-LeboApril 11, 2014
    Great food and awesome music!!!!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StrangeOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For relaxing times, make it Suntory time
  • Paul M.
    Paul MadeanoJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Damnation. It tickles.
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinJuly 29, 2012
    Get the tasting
  • John G.
    John GallagherApril 20, 2013
    Great music Saturday nights
  • .bretts.and.such.
    .bretts.and.such.September 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    try the alcohol. it'll get you drunk!
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BarryApril 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Sunday Blues Jam 5-9pm.
  • Lace B.
    Lace B.October 2, 2012
    Pork taco's yummy
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BalthaserFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy pig roast and sides!
  • Jane
    JaneMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best tomato soup ever!
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