Great beer selection!.
Anybody who thinks this is just another dive bar is sadly mistaken. They have a great selection of local and craft beers at really low prices, pretty good bar food and the atmosphere can't be beat. One of my favorite bars.
THE definition of a "neighborhood bar".
Doobie's is unquestionably my favorite bar in Philadelphia. They have a great beer selection, and a very knowledgeable staff. Marko behind the bar is one of the coolest bartenders I've ever had the pleasure to meet. The food is always good, and it leans towards the vegetarian. It's kind of a hip, open-minded atmosphere...with ZERO pretense. I've tipped many a beer here and ran into all kinds of people...and everyone's welcome at Doobie's. It has an old, "lived-in", neighborhood bar feel...but it is NOT dirty.
Doobie's will never be the "IT" place to be...and that's what makes it special. They don't try to be something they're not...and in that, they reach a level most bars could only hope to be.
Doobie's isn't a bad bar, it just isn't worthy of the near cult following it has in the GHA. I guess I'm too young to remember when there wasn't much besides Irish dives, and maybe Doobie's stood out then but to my 22 year old eyes it just isn't much.
The service is friendly, affable...and mostly incompetent.
The prices are ok, but there's a lot of bars pretty competitive with Doobie's prices that are nicer.
The menu is pretty limited with strangely pretentious options.
Again, not a bad bar...but within easy walking distance of Bob & Barbs, Tirtone, Sidecar and Grace...4 of the best bars in the city. Needless to say, it's unusual that I make it into Doobie's. Usually all four of those other bars in the area have to be PACKED (not uncommon on the weekends)- although Doobie's itself is often pretty full.
Best Friendly Bar.
I have been going in Doobies for more than 3yrs and I must confess that is a very friendly and cozy environment. I had the chance to meet Marko the bartender and from him to make friends with the neighborhood. I think the place is great for people who are new in town.
Cozy, cheap neighborhood bar with good burgers and a great jukebox.. In Short This corner taproom is as inviting as a cabin or lodge in the woods. Its interior, featuring a short wooden bar and a room of small tables and booths, makes for a cozy post-work or late-night respite from the work week. Regulars watch sports or catch up on their reading at the bar as they sip pints. Groups gather in the booths to down pitchers and feed dollars into the jukebox (featuring everything from Etta James to Sonic Youth).
This place has great food and character.
I love this place. I would recommend it to everyone. I can't say enough good about it. A terrific value and it has a great ambiance about it. Service was friendly and I like to bring friends there as it puts you in a good mood to be there.