Village Whiskey

118 S 20th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Happy Hour
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Yes (incl. American Express)
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  • burgers
  • whiskey
  • french fries
  • foie gras
  • tater tots
  • short ribs
  • scotch
  • fried eggs
  • milkshakes
  • pickles
  • good for a late night
  • happy hour
  • bacon
  • bourbon
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  • good service
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    At chef Jose Garces's upscale pub, order the eight-ounce Village Burger served on a sesame roll with house-made Thousand Island dressing.

    Bon Appetit Magazine · July 21, 2010
  • Food Network

    Jose Garces' classic American bar, The Village Whiskey, serves over 80 whiskies and bar foods, like burgers paired with Duck Fat French Fries.

    Food Network · January 18, 2011
  • Allie I.

    Order the thick-cut, bacon-topped Whiskey King burger from Iron Chef Jose Garces' acclaimed whiskey bar, which earned 2 bells from critic Craig LaBan. You won't be disappointed.

    Allie Ilagan · January 30, 2012
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Try the Tater tots. The duck fat fries may get all the attention at Jose Garces’s bar, but his version of the frozen-food-aisle favorite is the real spud-centric star. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · February 28, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    It’s small, it’s crowded, and getting through the door on a busy night can be a nightmare. But nothing in the world pairs quite so well as a $70 pour of whiskey, neat, and a $3 order of tater tots.

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Best burger in Philly. Great cocktails.

    Charles B · August 10, 2011

    Enjoy 1/2 price sangria during happy hour M-F from 5-7pm! Check out our review! Read more · February 17, 2011
  • Anil B.

    Enjoy the duck fat french fries with sly fox cheddar sauce

    Anil Bridgpal · March 30, 2010

    Every list of Philly's top burgers includes Jose Garces' Rittenhouse Square bar, whose specialty burger is served on a sesame-seed roll with tomato, Bibb lettuce & Thousand Island dressing. Read more · October 10, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Diet Buster: This is the reason you passed up the glazed doughnut at work and took that extra spinning class this week. Totally worth it. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 15, 2010
  • Lucius K.

    Check out the huge whiskey list.

    Lucius Kwok · June 28, 2010
  • Scott F.

    Best burger in Philadelphia.

    Scott Fogel · June 4, 2010
  • Doug S.

    Great burgers!!! Always full but I have always had good service!

    Doug S · March 19, 2010
  • Lucius K.

    Get the Village Burger medium well, almost crispy, pretty thick, and no need for cheese.

    Lucius Kwok · June 28, 2010
  • Jesse L.

    Most expensive burger in the city...It was amazing!

    Jesse Leonard · March 28, 2010
  • Nick M.

    Like many other Garces restaurants (in my experience at least), the service is hit or miss, and often surprisingly rude. It's enough to almost ruin the experience. That said, the food/whiskey rocks.

    Nick Montoya · March 6, 2010
  • Greta B.

    The Whiskey King Burger is worth every penny ($26). Think of it as a gourmet meal, not just a burger.

    Greta Baith · June 10, 2010
  • Daniel F.

    The Village Whisky burger is the best burger I've had in a LONG time

    Daniel Falaleyev · September 25, 2014
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    "I’ve tried a different whiskey almost every time I’ve been to Village. And I’ve been there a lot."

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 14, 2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine

    The Harvard Girl is a great looking drink. Be sure to try it, it's one of the best drinks in Philadelphia. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · December 7, 2011
  • Stephen G.

    Great gastropub. Good burger and beer selection.

    Stephen Gill · June 19, 2010
  • Kiki G.

    The burger is a "thing of beauty."

    Kiki Gee · June 3, 2010
  • Chris C.

    The burger is just plain ol' delicious. Such a guilty pleasure.

    Chris Cieri · May 30, 2010
  • Renaissance Hotels

    The Harvest Moon – made with apple brandy, warm spiced cider and honey – is perfect for seeing off this week's frigid #PolarVortex. Pair with an order of tater tots. Read more

    Renaissance Hotels · January 8, 2014
  • Chase V.

    They're not on the options list but the pickled beets are amazing on the burger. Especially good with a fried egg.

    Chase Vandergrift · September 2, 2012
  • Mike M.

    Rumor has it the Whisky King burger is the BEST BURGER EVER... I have not personally had it but their other burgers are fantastic too.

    Mike McCarron · November 5, 2011
  • jordan l.

    The Kuba Kula. Light rum, dark rum, high strength rum, absinthe. Get it.

    jordan levine · May 17, 2011
  • Follow F.

    The tater tots are light, crispy and airy. Well worth a try for the price.

    Follow Foodie · May 6, 2011
  • John K.

    As a vegetarian, I'm biased. But I bet the pickled vegetables are better than the burgers. The tomatoes are my favorite.

    John Kilvington · April 17, 2011
  • James

    The Duck Fat Fries are mandatory. Stop reading this and order them... What are you waiting for??

    James · March 13, 2011
  • Pamela S.

    Best burger in town!

    Pamela Sarracino · November 29, 2010
  • Melissa S.

    The de rigeur is delish! As are the fried shrimp, the pickled tomatoes, & the pulled pork sandwich.

    Melissa Sachs · October 31, 2010
  • Mike E.

    Best Burger in Philly. Also get the "Irish Car Bomb" desert.

    Mike Epstein · June 6, 2010
  • Deb

    Pulled pork sandwich and apple/cranberry pie with ice cream for dessert. Mmmm

    Deb · February 12, 2010
  • Omaha S.

    My favorite burger in Philadelphia.

    Omaha Slim · February 3, 2010
  • Nick M.

    Check this place out for the great scotch selection

    Nick Montoya · January 24, 2010
  • Wayne S.


    Wayne Shull · December 3, 2014
  • ben m.

    I don't live in Philly, but this is easily one of my favorite bars in the world. Great list of whiskey, scotch and rye. Always there after dinner for a rye and cask ale.

    ben m · August 20, 2014
  • Jack T  👑

    Over 80 whiskeys here. So many to choose from

    Jack T 👑 · August 14, 2014
  • Nikolas R.

    The best food in town!! Not just the burgers, you have to try the lobster Mac and cheese!

    Nikolas Rofos · June 28, 2014
  • Christine W.

    The burger is huge and really yummy! Get it with the bacon :)

    Christine Wong · April 15, 2014
  • NoWait, Inc.

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    NoWait, Inc. · February 5, 2014
  • Chris K.

    Short rib skillet at brunch: not to be missed

    Chris Kelly · September 1, 2013
  • Krystal H.

    Get the duck fat fries and cheese sauce. You'll be glad you did.

    Krystal Henderson · July 21, 2013
  • Sophie U.

    Everyone raves about the burger and the fries -- rightfully so -- but you MUST try their lobster mac and cheese. It is divine.

    Sophie Uy · February 9, 2013
  • Брюс Р.

    Great burgers!

    Брюс Роуч · December 29, 2012
  • Daniel J.

    Scotch flights are the best!

    Daniel Jafari · October 20, 2012
  • Jazmin A.

    The added fried egg was perfect on my village burger!

    Jazmin Alegre · September 3, 2012
  • Net D.

    Best. Burger. Ever. Hands down

    Net Dinh · August 31, 2012
  • James

    The living end for Whiskey. I did pay $26 for a burger and it was worth it. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    James · August 20, 2012

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