Our hotel, a short block away- The Olde Bar has been here a year- where the Philadelphia institution Bookbinders was for more than a century.
“Set in the Old Original Bookbinders, Jose Garces’ saloon offers seafood, a raw bar & retro drinks.”
I had the New England clam chowder, which was very good. And the Fish and Chips. The chips cooked in beef fat. I asked why they were so tasty!
The shiny dark wooden bar was built in the late 1800’s and shipped in the forties from a Nevada ghost town, according to the bartender. Little candles flickering add ambiance.
Original floors, original leaded windows.
You can see the raw bar with the oysters resting on crushed ice below