Downey’s Restaurant – Irish Bars in Philadelphia

Downey's Restaurant in Philadelphia - Irish Bars in Philadelphia

 ‘Historic Irish Bar’

Downey’s Restaurant, which is located in Society Hill in Philadelphia, opened in 1976. It’s one of the many Irish bars in Philadelphia that keep that Irish tradition of excellence.

Downey’s Restaurant Experience & Atmosphere

Downey’s is a Philadelphia landmark, and it’s not unusual to run into a local sports figure or two on any given night. When approaching Downey’s Restaurant,  it will appear large from the outside and won’t disappoint you when walking in. The bar is of rich mahogany wood, with wood panels throughout, and stained glass panes that were imported from County Cork in Ireland.

The restaurant was bought out by Domenico in 2003, who came over from Italy in his mid twenties in 1990. By keeping the old Irish charm of Downey’s and adding some of Domenico’s roots, it has made Downey’s a very unique dining experience.

When it comes to the food at Downey’s, I have tried both the Shepherd’s Pie and the Bangers and Mash, which both were very good. They even have different types of pizzas, a raw bar, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and much more. So you certainly have a wide selection to choose from.

Downey’s Restaurant in Philadelphia is certainly a place to try, especially if you are visiting Philadelphia. No matter if you are looking for a restaurant atmosphere or an Irish Bar in Philadelphia, you are sure to have a good time. No matter if it’s a date night, a night out with friends, or having some sort of party there.

Downey’s Irish Pub Extras

  • Tuesday Night Quizzo
  • 4+ televisions around the bar for sporting events.
  • Upstairs – open for banquets, buffets, parties, meetings. Seats up to 125 people and more for a standing reception.
  • If you have a special dietary requirement, the chef is certified in nutrition and culinary and would like to accommodate you.

Location

526 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hours

365 Days a Year
Monday – Saturday  | 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday  |  11:30 am – 2:00 am

Phone

(215) 625-9500

Web Site

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