Varga Bar

Gastropub · Washington Square West
941 Spruce St (at S 10th St), Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Great American comfort food with a twist... plus 22 American craft beers on draft... cocktails and wine available also.


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    todd a w.
    "Unique craft beer selection."(6 Tips)
    Raj S.
    "The Kobe sliders are excellent and I recommend them highly."(3 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "The sliders and lump cheese fries are a must."(2 Tips)
    Ryan W.
    "The jumbo lump crab fries are a must."(2 Tips)
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  • sliders
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  • bar in philly
  • burgers
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  • chicken wings
  • trendy
  • outdoor seating
  • mussels
  • good for a late night
  • banana pancakes
  • spicy food
  • onion rings
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  • Lore B.

    Good ambience, good for happy hour.

    Lore Benavent · February 27
  • Denis M.

    Do yourself a favor and get the cauliflower and lobster soup while you can.

    Denis Mahon · January 3
  • Brandy B.

    Everything! Varga has the best bar food in philly. My favorites: wings, ribeye cheesesteak, sliders, and any of their seasonal salads.

    Brandy Bones · December 27, 2015
  • Nick G.

    Nice selection of craft brews.

    Nick Grafstrom · September 7, 2015
  • Devin S.

    Great food, great service, great beer....I've got nothing else

    Devin Spain · July 19, 2015
  • Raj S.

    Generally a good selection of beers on tap. The Kobe sliders are excellent and I recommend them highly.

    Raj Sarma · July 8, 2015
  • Gary A.

    The food and drinks are awesome. Seating outside is plenty as well as inside seating. Service was very prompt.

    Gary Alan · June 18, 2015
  • Rob L.

    Great beer selection. Good food too.

    Rob Lendler · March 20, 2015
  • Chris M.

    Classier than nearby South Street, low key. Good tap list.

    Chris Moore · February 7, 2015
  • Scott C.

    Great beers and friendly staff!

    Scott Cooper · December 29, 2014
  • carrie m.

    Crab and truffle fries. Drool.

    carrie maguire · September 7, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Monica Glass, chef of Clio (Boston), eats here on her nights off. She loves the Duck confit chicken wings. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • todd a w.

    Unique craft beer selection.

    todd a williams · August 18, 2014
  • Meg H.

    Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Favorite bar in Philly.

    Meg Hutchins · June 23, 2014
  • Rick C.

    Great american craft beer selection that are half price during their 4-6pm happy hour mon-sat. One of the best bars for food whether it be an app, burger or entree special and great outdoor seating!

    Rick Castaldi · May 25, 2014
  • N R.

    Hanging with all Doctors ENT, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine. Interesting stories. Lol

    N R · May 11, 2014
  • Lance L.

    Best onion rings I've ever had. Great bar food

    Lance Lacoff · April 25, 2014
  • Amy J.

    Onion rings are very good.

    Amy Jackson · April 13, 2014
  • Amortya R.

    Came here for brunch on a rainy Sunday because the place across the street had a 2 hot wait. The Kobe burger was excellent.

    Amortya Ray · March 30, 2014
  • Robert M.

    The wings tasted great.

    Robert McDonald · March 25, 2014
  • Zachary L.

    Awesome burger.

    Zachary Lipkin-Moore · January 25, 2014
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Richard Colli is the man. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · November 18, 2013
  • Chaithong P.

    Wonderfull and fantastic!

    Chaithong Pula · September 27, 2013
  • Ben C.

    Try the Banana Pancakes - Banana pancakes at Varga Bar badass best beer brunch. #pbw2013 @vargabar @phillybeerweek

    Ben Chapman · June 8, 2013
  • Lawrence C.

    Pumking is awesome!

    Lawrence Clark · June 8, 2013
  • Michele G R.

    Buck a shuck oysters & best beer happy hour in the city.

    Michele G Rogers · May 29, 2013
  • Chris T.


    Chris Talmadge · May 7, 2013
  • Gail C.

    The turkey burger was one of the best I've had. However, I didn't love the Bloody Mary.

    Gail Cervantes · May 5, 2013
  • Michelle M.

    The ribs are a must! The cheddar grits are delicious, as well. And of course the jumbo lump crab/cheese fries! Yummm

    Michelle M · March 10, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    "Day or night, Varga is always a solid choice."

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 14, 2013
  • Mike

    Awesome atmosphere! Make sure you say what's up to Rich the bartender. Come check it out they tapped the MAD ELF KEG!

    Mike · January 5, 2013
  • Douglas K.

    Seems to always have George Washington Porter on the hand pump.

    Douglas Korinke · November 24, 2012
  • Ryan W.

    The jumbo lump crab fries are a must.

    Ryan Warrender · November 23, 2012
  • Plumfare

    #ConfessionNight, we love the Jumbo Lump Crab Cheese Fries at @VargaBar! Congrats on being featured in Philly on our app.

    Plumfare · November 11, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Varga Bar has a lobster pot for two for $36.50 including jumbo lump crab-stuffed Maine lobster, clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, scallops, chorizo sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, and garlic bread. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · August 14, 2012
  • Mark D.

    Don't forget to read the fine print or the 'P.S.' on the menu or you might miss something really good!

    Mark Dunaway · August 5, 2012
  • Nicole Z.

    Fish tacos were delicious, as were the fries.

    Nicole Z · July 29, 2012
  • Travis G.

    Best bar in Philly

    Travis G · June 30, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Kobe Beef Sliders

    Adeline A. · June 14, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Deep Fried Pickles

    Adeline A. · June 14, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Jumbo Lump Cheese Fries

    Adeline A. · June 14, 2012
  • Ben C.

    Try the Banana Pancakes - Amazing pancakes! #foodie #pancakes #pbw #philly

    Ben Chapman · June 10, 2012
  • Emily C.

    Lump crab meat cheese fries are addictive. Try the "Brussels and Mussels" dishes for some low-carb options.

    Emily Cashin · June 9, 2012
  • Marsha L.

    Don't use the digital juke box it eats your money Bleugh

    Marsha Low · May 5, 2012
  • Eater

    Fantastic Brussels sprouts, veggie burger and mac and cheese... Don't sleep on dessert either, cereal ice creams are a perfect end to dinner. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · April 16, 2012
  • Jourdan J.

    The kobe beef sliders are one of a kind. They also have a great selection of drinks. They do not take reservations and it is busy on the weekends.

    Jourdan Jones · April 14, 2012
  • Joe M.

    The crab cheese fries are delicious.

    Joe Malunda · January 27, 2012
  • S.M. L.

    Excellent brunch and wonderful service. Try the tomato bisque with crab meat special if they have it!

    S.M. Luke · January 22, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    The pinup girls on the ceiling are like muses swirling round the heads of good drinkers; the black-and-white Deco styling makes you feel classy even if you’re drinking merlot with an ice cube in it.

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2012
  • Nicole R.

    Don't offer free refills on soda. Just spent 10 bucks on 4 diet cokes!?!

    Nicole R. · December 18, 2011

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