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Ugly Oyster Drafthaus

  • Ranked #3 for bars in Reading
  • Danny C.
    "Love the oysters, beers and old bay shakers on each table."(7 Tips)
    Angie P.
    "Not a bad little Irish pub."(3 Tips)
    Slightly P.
    "Great food specials and beer selection."(2 Tips)
    Joey A.
    "Get an Ugly's badass."(2 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • beer
  • burgers
  • pretzels
  • Reuben sandwiches
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  • Slightly P.
    Slightly PerfectMay 14, 2016
    I would move in and live here if I could. That's how in love with this place I am. Authentic Irish pub atmosphere. The prices versus portions can't be beat. Great food specials and beer selection.
  • Angie P.
    Angie PurcellJuly 11, 2012
    Not a bad little Irish pub. Good food (black and blue salad was great) and they had some great Irish tunes on while I was there.
  • Taylor F.
    Taylor FullerJanuary 20, 2014
    Raw oysters were delicious and reasonably priced. Bathrooms are old and cramped, but that's not an issue. Also, their glasses are cool and they sell them for just $3.
  • Neal
    NealMarch 3, 2015
    Oysters were great. Crab cakes were average.My friend liked the fish and chips. Nice Guinness pours. Definitely a place to check out if you're in the area.
  • Marke W.
    Marke WismerMarch 24, 2013
    Such a cozy pub ! The food is very good and reasonably priced. And yes..... The biggest urinal I have ever seen!!! If must be 125 years old
  • Cornell S.
    Cornell SternberghOctober 10, 2016
    First, incredible number of beers. Second, I've been searching for a good burger. Ugly Oyster has one of the two best hamburgers, may well be the best, so far.
  • Danny C.
    Danny CoffmanMay 17, 2011
    Best restaurant in Reading. Love the oysters, beers and old bay shakers on each table. Glenn (the owner) is a great guy and runs an awesome place.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CorbinSeptember 30, 2017
    Great oysters n salmon...the stuffed Portobello mushroom is the BOMB!
  • SO N.
    SO NYApril 12, 2016
    Getting our "car bomb" as a Friday sweet start of the weekend! Nice staff.
  • SO N.
    SO NYApril 12, 2016
    Get your "car bomb" as the sweet Friday start of your weekend! Nice staff.
  • John D.
    John DeBellotteAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food, great drafts, great barmaids, and good atmosphere.
  • Rochelle
    RochelleSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times!/pages/Reading-PA/The-Ugly-Oyster-Drafthaus/155079051649?ref=ts Weekly specials listed on their facebook page.
  • lauren d.
    lauren deGDecember 28, 2014
    Beef brisket was unreal. Small cozy bar. It was great!
  • Janet H.
    Janet Height SmithJune 27, 2014
    Friendly service &Great drinks! Seafood okay too!
  • Janet H.
    Janet Height SmithMay 24, 2014
    Great Reuben! Maryland crab soup good too!
  • Blaise B.
    Blaise Bailey FinneganOctober 10, 2010
    Crab cakes: eat them. You won't be sorry. Unless you have a seafood allergy, in which case you'll be dead.
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BinkleyAugust 6, 2014
    Careful. If you are butt endowed, some of their chairs are very small and very uncomfortable. And I mean small. Like I'm not huge but I couldn't get my bum all the way in.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey ManmillerNovember 23, 2011
    Trendy Irish pub. A hang out mostly for people coming and going to events at the sovereign center
  • Cornell S.
    Cornell SternberghOctober 10, 2016
    Great selection of beers. Great burgers
  • Luiz A.
    Luiz AlbertoJuly 3, 2012
    #winelover tip: sit by the window and you get this view...
  • Tom H.
    Tom HanrahanApril 1, 2013
    Hands down my favorite place to eat in Reading.
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AndersonDecember 29, 2015
    Beer, seafood sampler, fries, YUM!!
  • Beth E.
    Beth EhrlichApril 14, 2013
    Great food and huge portions!
  • Michele R.
    Michele RichardsFebruary 19, 2011
    Apparently Reading has no idea what the Great Guinness Toast is (3rd Fri of every February). And no Irish music in an Irish bar? Strange. Packed on a Friday night.
  • Ash
    AshJune 14, 2012
    Crazy delicious chicken cheesesteaks that taste like no other.
  • Christie K.
    Christie Kolar-SmithNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't listen to all the haters, this place is the bomb!!!!
  • Sean C.
    Sean CheliusAugust 5, 2010
    Be there in a couple hours...Best fish & chips, oysters on the half, and beer around...
  • Cin C.
    Cin CartwrightJune 30, 2012
    Some of the best oysters ever!
  • Derek S.
    Derek StraubMarch 17, 2013
    The ugly pretzel is the cats pajamas
  • Annie J.
    Annie JaegerDecember 7, 2011
    Shrimp bisque is delish!
  • Thomas J.
    Thomas JohnsonJuly 20, 2012
    Cheddar cheese burgers are the best
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best places to eat in the city
  • Mary Ann H.
    Mary Ann HessDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Half priced burgers Thursdays till 1:30 am
  • Kim E.
    Kim ErohOctober 28, 2017
    Great pub !!
  • Elan A.
    Elan AlexisJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    come for christmas ale. such as mad elf
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'LearyAugust 17, 2011
    Use the mens room. Biggest urinal ever! It's a must see!
  • Joey A.
    Joey AttardiJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get an Ugly's badass.
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