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General Information

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"We're paying homage to the original traditions that made Bookbinder’s a landmark in Philadelphia. It’s an important responsibility to live up to the history of the building and the expectations for the space. We’re going to do our best to recreate the nostalgia of that place and time, but with our own spin"
- Chef Jose Garces

ABOUT US

A contemporary oyster bar and cocktail lounge

The Olde Bar, located in Philadelphia’s landmark Old Original Bookbinder’s, is a contemporary oyster bar and cocktail lounge steeped in the city’s nautical and culinary traditions.

Serving oysters on the half shell, alongside a smart menu of modern reimaginings of traditional bar snacks and a comprehensive cocktail and spirit list, The Olde Bar is at once a tribute to the city’s storied past and an updated version of one of our most beloved dining spaces.

ADDRESS

126 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 253-3777
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday
Dinner: 4-10pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: 12-3pm
Dinner: 4-10pm

Happy Hour
Daily: 4-6pm
featuring Bar Specials

GENERAL INFO

The historic Bookbinder's building

PARKING

There is a Philadelphia Parking Authority Garage located at 125 South 2nd Street, less than a block north and west of The Olde Bar.

There are also four private lots located within a few blocks, at 401 South Columbus Boulevard, 109 Chestnut Street, 36 South 2nd Street and 299 South Columbus Boulevard.

You can also visit http://philapark.org/locator/ and enter our address, 125 Walnut Street. The Olde Bar does not offer valet parking.

NEIGHBORHOOD

Old City

FOOD

Extensive raw bar offerings, plus evolved bar snacks and hearty plates

ALCOHOL

Full bar, including a classic & innovative cocktail program

GOOD FOR

Couples, Small Groups, Special Occasions

RESTAURANT
& BAR HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

Dinner: 4-10pm
Happy Hour: 4-6pm

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Brunch: 12-3pm
Dinner: 4-10pm
Happy Hour: 4-6pm

HAPPY HOUR

Everyday: 4-6pm
featuring Bar Specials