Varga Bar

941 Spruce St (at S 10th St), Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hours:
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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

9.2/10

Based on 865 votes

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  • "... we love the Jumbo Lump Crab Cheese Fries at @VargaBar! Congrats on..." (2 tips)
  • "Brussel sprouts... just do it. Don't think about it,..." (4 tips)
  • "Try the Jumbo Lump Cheese Fries (via @Foodspotting)" (2 tips)
  • Visit Philly

    Varga fills 20+ taps with a collection of unusual, American-made beers. Highlights include Founder’s Backwoods Bastard, Russian River Damnation, Rogue Imperial Pilsner and Flying Fish Cask.

    Visit Philly · September 14, 2010
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  • DrinkPhilly.com

    Well, during their happy hour everything is 1/2 off...which means you can get fantastic craft beer on draft for $3. Three. Dollars. Just do it. Also tap More Info for our full review of this joint! Read more

    DrinkPhilly.com · August 25, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Jason K.

    Brussel sprouts... just do it. Don't think about it, just... do it.

    Jason K. · April 14, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Uristocrat A.

    Make sure you try the duck confit wings... They're sweet and spicy. Pretty amazing

    Uristocrat A. · April 19, 2010
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  • Christina D.

    Get the Truffled Mac 'n' Cheese. It's absolutely delicious and topped with bacon!

    Christina D. · April 30, 2010
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  • Hipster J.

    Veggie Burger is sex

    Hipster J. · June 21, 2010
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  • The Feast

    Evan Turney is a bar snack maestro. We love the Brussels Sprouts and the Sliders. But, don't leave without eating the Eskimo Pie. Read more

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
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  • bhiladelphia

    Sliders.

    bhiladelphia · April 2, 2010
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  • Alex M.

    Jumbo-lump Cheese Fries are a must.

    Alex M. · June 19, 2011
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  • Heward T.

    Get the truffled mac & cheese and the mussels. So good!

    Heward T. · April 4, 2010
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  • Mark Q.

    Bloody maries are spicy and delicious!!

    Mark Q. · March 7, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    Not a bad item on the menu!!!

    Chris B. · July 25, 2011
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  • Mike B.

    Try some beer you've never had during the 4-6 happy hour. At half price you can't go wrong!

    Mike B. · March 27, 2011
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  • 🌴om Z.

    great pickles!

    🌴om Z. · June 27, 2010
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  • Ryan W.

    The jumbo lump crab fries are a must.

    Ryan W. · November 23, 2012
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  • Joe U.

    Get to know everyone! Jess, Patrick, Kerry, et al are awesome! Big Ruch behind the bar knows what you want before you even order!!!

    Joe U. · September 5, 2011
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  • Joe U.

    Always say hi to Jess, Melissa, & Mazie!!

    Joe U. · April 4, 2011
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  • Austin C.

    Jess is a hottie.

    Austin C. · March 1, 2011
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  • Jason T.

    Great food, but the wait staff breaks your balls on every little thing.

    Jason T. · October 10, 2010
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  • Damien F.

    Victory is taking over Varga bar tonight. Every tap, special brews you will not find anywhere else

    Damien F. · October 8, 2010
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

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

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 14, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Joe M.

    The crab cheese fries are delicious.

    Joe M. · January 27, 2012
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  • Steve C.

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

    Steve C. · January 22, 2012
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  • ZAIRE D.

    Great happy hour. Exceptional draft selection! Read more

    ZAIRE D. · September 20, 2011
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  • Bailey M.

    Ribeye and eggs brunch just do it.

    Bailey M. · September 26, 2010
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  • Michele G R.

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

    Michele G R. · May 29, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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 D. · August 5, 2012
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  • Travis G.

    Best bar in Philly

    Travis G. · June 30, 2012
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  • Emily C.

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

    Emily C. · June 9, 2012
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  • Jessica M.

    Great Mac & cheese

    Jessica M. · December 18, 2011
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  • Caitlin C.

    Chared brussel sprouts

    Caitlin C. · December 13, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    One of the classiest vibes you'll find drinking in Philadelphia that still maintains a comfy, down to earth feel. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · December 2, 2011
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  • ZAIRE D.

    Take advantage of the amazing, early happy hour (4-6) with 1/2 price drafts of great craft beers! Read more

    ZAIRE D. · July 13, 2011
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  • Gwen M.

    Try the fried pickles - super tasty!

    Gwen M. · May 25, 2011
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  • Alex M.

    The sliders and lump cheese fries are a must.

    Alex M. · May 19, 2011
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  • Errol R.

    we only went here because the Greek place opposite was a BYOB. turned out OK. service was good.

    Errol R. · August 13, 2010
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  • Amy J.

    Onion rings are very good.

    Amy J. · 4 days ago
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  • 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 R. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Robert M.

    The wings tasted great.

    Robert M. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Zachary L.

    Awesome burger.

    Zachary L. · January 25
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Richard Colli is the man. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · November 18, 2013
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  • Chaithong P.

    Wonderfull and fantastic!

    Chaithong P. · September 27, 2013
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  • Ben C.

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

    Ben C. · June 8, 2013
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  • Lawrence C.

    Pumking is awesome!

    Lawrence C. · June 8, 2013
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  • Chris T.

    BRUSSEL SPROUTS.

    Chris T. · May 7, 2013
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