Bob & Barbara’s

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There are dive bars with interesting names of unknown origin and then there are places like Bob & Barbara’s in Philadelphia, named after, you guessed it, owners Robert Porter and Barbara Carter. The cash-only dive bar shows its deep appreciation for PBR inside and out, proof found in the murals on the bar’s exterior as well as persistent inclusion among Bob & Barbara’s extensive dive bar décor collection. Opened in 1969, Bob & Barbara’s features the longest running drag show in Philadelphia every Thursday night in addition to frequent, free live music.

Regular visitors to Bob & Barbara’s are well acquainted with “The Special,” a $4 PBR and Jim Beam shot combination that sells itself. And if all of that weren’t enough to spark the desire to visit, one look at the bar’s stained glass window that conjures up memories of Moe’s on the Simpsons may just tip the scales. Drinking an affordable PBR in what amounts to a PBR shrine atop a linoleum bar only sweetens the pot.

SFG Note: This is a dive bar directory listing. We haven’t had the good fortune of visiting firsthand yet. When we do, you’ll get a great review. In the meantime, we’ve compiled information to help you make a choice on visiting.

The Basics

1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Neighborhood Bar



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