New Deck Tavern

★★★★☆
  • 3408 Sansom St

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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  • 215-386-4600

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The food, beer, bartenders & bouncers are great. Its an awesome chill bar to go to in University City.

The only downside is that the owner got rid of the specials her dad had in place and really badly wants to run New Deck like an Old City bar rather than a bar that should cater to college kids. Some things the owner/manager could change: No pitchers until 3pm, bring back the specials that bring college kids in the door & most importantly stop walking around looking upset. If my Dad gave me his bar to run, I'd be a heckofa lot happier than this woman appears to be, especially around the people who pay for her lifestyle.

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★★★★☆

The food, beer, bartenders & bouncers are great. Its an awesome chill bar to go to in University City.

The only downside is that the owner got rid of the specials her dad had in place and really badly wants to run New Deck like an Old City bar rather than a bar that should cater to college kids. Some things the owner/manager could change: No pitchers until 3pm, bring back the specials that bring college kids in the door & most importantly stop walking around looking upset. If my Dad gave me his bar to run, I'd be a heckofa lot happier than this woman appears to be, especially around the people who pay for her lifestyle.

Pros: Food, Beer Selection, Atmosphere

Cons: Owner doesn't get that the customers pay for her lifestyle

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New Deck, being so close to UPenn and Drexel, is a college-town pub with an Irish theme and tends to be somewhat hit or miss.
The hosts and hostesses are often rude and difficult to deal with, especially if you have more then 2-4 people in your party and the waitstaff isn't particularly attentive. However, the bartenders are fantastic -- they are very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about their craft, from perfect pours to drink suggestions. As an aside, most, if not all of them, are from Ireland or the UK. As such, I recommend trying to get a seat at the bar.

The bar has a very nice selection of liquor, especially whiskeys, as well as a diverse selection of beers, including Irish/UK imports, American macro- and midi-brews, and various regional micro-brews (eg. Dogfish Head 90 IPA). Food is a pretty standard Pub combination of Irish and bar food. I've had most of the appetizers and they are good, but none stand out, with the possible exception of the Nachos, which were very unspectacular, but then again, this is not a cantina, so I can't say I was suprised.
The crowd tends to be mostly students, as well as some faculty and staff from the local collages.
Overall this is not a bad place to meet someone for a beer after work or a drink later, but only if you can get a seat at the bar.

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★★★☆☆

New Deck, being so close to UPenn and Drexel, is a college-town pub with an Irish theme and tends to be somewhat hit or miss.
The hosts and hostesses are often rude and difficult to deal with, especially if you have more then 2-4 people in your party and the waitstaff isn't particularly attentive. However, the bartenders are fantastic -- they are very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about their craft, from perfect pours to drink suggestions. As an aside, most, if not all of them, are from Ireland or the UK. As such, I recommend trying to get a seat at the bar.

The bar has a very nice selection of liquor, especially whiskeys, as well as a diverse selection of beers, including Irish/UK imports, American macro- and midi-brews, and various regional micro-brews (eg. Dogfish Head 90 IPA). Food is a pretty standard Pub combination of Irish and bar food. I've had most of the appetizers and they are good, but none stand out, with the possible exception of the Nachos, which were very unspectacular, but then again, this is not a cantina, so I can't say I was suprised.
The crowd tends to be mostly students, as well as some faculty and staff from the local collages.
Overall this is not a bad place to meet someone for a beer after work or a drink later, but only if you can get a seat at the bar.

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My friends and I were regulars at this bar throughout college. They have great food and drink specials, a lively atmosphere, and attentive service. Check out their schedule of events for things such as karaoke and quizo. Try their cheese fries - they are best I have ever had!

4
★★★★☆

My friends and I were regulars at this bar throughout college. They have great food and drink specials, a lively atmosphere, and attentive service. Check out their schedule of events for things such as karaoke and quizo. Try their cheese fries - they are best I have ever had!

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This was the second institution that my friends and I always frequent for Happy Hour while going to UPenn. They don't usually accept reservations for Happy Hour so come early before the crowd to get a table. There are plenty of beers on tap but my personal favorites are the Guiness mixes especially the Guiness and Black. Try them and I'm sure you will find a favorite too. Everything on the appertizer section of the menu is half off during Happy Hour, so our bill always come out pretty cheap. We usually go for the wings.

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★★★★★

This was the second institution that my friends and I always frequent for Happy Hour while going to UPenn. They don't usually accept reservations for Happy Hour so come early before the crowd to get a table. There are plenty of beers on tap but my personal favorites are the Guiness mixes especially the Guiness and Black. Try them and I'm sure you will find a favorite too. Everything on the appertizer section of the menu is half off during Happy Hour, so our bill always come out pretty cheap. We usually go for the wings.

Pros: Happy Hour, Guiness

Cons: long wait

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Went to school around New Deck and only ended up there more then once because I was dragged. Your typical college crowd, which for the most part is a bad things when people who traditionally can't handle their beer get a little out of hand. Most night it's pretty loud and noisy, and the drink specials and gimmicky uninspired even nights keep 'em coming. Karaoke night especially is horrible and noisy, and not only because of the singers. It's one of the few choices in the area, so I'm sure you'll only end up there because you have little other choice or are sick of Mad Mex. Steer clear if you can.

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★★☆☆☆

Went to school around New Deck and only ended up there more then once because I was dragged. Your typical college crowd, which for the most part is a bad things when people who traditionally can't handle their beer get a little out of hand. Most night it's pretty loud and noisy, and the drink specials and gimmicky uninspired even nights keep 'em coming. Karaoke night especially is horrible and noisy, and not only because of the singers. It's one of the few choices in the area, so I'm sure you'll only end up there because you have little other choice or are sick of Mad Mex. Steer clear if you can.

Pros: Drink Specials

Cons: Crowd, Noise

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I'm not a big fan of New Deck. It's often very crowded and very loud, service is slow, and the food is ridiculously greasy. Sometimes you have to wait a good 45 minutes or so for a table, even for a group of just 3-4 people. They do have a good selection of beers, and if the Irish theme is done well as far as the decor goes (not so well done in the food department).

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★★★☆☆

I'm not a big fan of New Deck. It's often very crowded and very loud, service is slow, and the food is ridiculously greasy. Sometimes you have to wait a good 45 minutes or so for a table, even for a group of just 3-4 people. They do have a good selection of beers, and if the Irish theme is done well as far as the decor goes (not so well done in the food department).

Pros: Pretty good selection, nice interior

Cons: often extremely crowded and loud, mediocre food

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This place is ok. There's nothing wrong with the food or the service, but they won't give you tap water for free after 10pm during the weekend. That's right: they'll sell you a pitcher of mediocre beer but will make you _buy_ bottled water if you want to stay hydrated. I'm not sure if this is illegal or not, but it's enough to make me never set foot in New Deck again.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place is ok. There's nothing wrong with the food or the service, but they won't give you tap water for free after 10pm during the weekend. That's right: they'll sell you a pitcher of mediocre beer but will make you _buy_ bottled water if you want to stay hydrated. I'm not sure if this is illegal or not, but it's enough to make me never set foot in New Deck again.

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New Deck is definitely one of the best unknown spots to non-college students in the area. They have the best happy hours with $2 pints every Thursday night from 10-midnight you cant go wrong. Nothing like getting a heogaarden or a guiness for 2 bucks. The weekly happy hour from 5-7 with half price appetizers is pretty darn nice too, not to mention the half priced menu from 11-1 everynight. The scene is very chill too, not the best place for a dance party but Im sure you could make it happen if need be...

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★★★★★

New Deck is definitely one of the best unknown spots to non-college students in the area. They have the best happy hours with $2 pints every Thursday night from 10-midnight you cant go wrong. Nothing like getting a heogaarden or a guiness for 2 bucks. The weekly happy hour from 5-7 with half price appetizers is pretty darn nice too, not to mention the half priced menu from 11-1 everynight. The scene is very chill too, not the best place for a dance party but Im sure you could make it happen if need be...

Pros: Best draft beer I ever had, besides micro brewers...

Cons: Only Penn and Drexel College students really know about it

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New Deck is a cool pub located in university city. Its a local hangout for the college kids of the area so the atmosphere is lively and young. The bar has a heavy Irish influence even including the bartenders. The drinks are good and food is high quality as far as bar food goes.

4
★★★★☆

New Deck is a cool pub located in university city. Its a local hangout for the college kids of the area so the atmosphere is lively and young. The bar has a heavy Irish influence even including the bartenders. The drinks are good and food is high quality as far as bar food goes.

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BEWARE of New Deck!!! I have been to New Deck before, and I will NEVER go back after my last experience. I went for the usual happy hour which is displayed all over the menus. When we received the bill, there was no happy hour discount. Thinking that the server made a mistake, we questioned... apparently the happy hour is subject to change whenever they want... although they DO NOT disply the change to customers. I will NEVER go back after the treatment which I received!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

BEWARE of New Deck!!! I have been to New Deck before, and I will NEVER go back after my last experience. I went for the usual happy hour which is displayed all over the menus. When we received the bill, there was no happy hour discount. Thinking that the server made a mistake, we questioned... apparently the happy hour is subject to change whenever they want... although they DO NOT disply the change to customers. I will NEVER go back after the treatment which I received!!!!!

Pros: DIRTY

Cons: HORRIBLE

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This is a neat little place where you will find that most of the bartenders are from ireland... There are also many great daily drink specials on top of happy hour. Also after 11 the food is half price!! (except deserts) A good deal for any hungry college student!!1

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★★★☆☆

This is a neat little place where you will find that most of the bartenders are from ireland... There are also many great daily drink specials on top of happy hour. Also after 11 the food is half price!! (except deserts) A good deal for any hungry college student!!1

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To comment on a few reviews back I agree Finnigan's is a great Irish Club in Northern Liberties. Monk's is a cool Belgium Cafe. But you have to admit The New Deck is a unique Irish Tavernish pubish restaurant in West Philadelphia. On 2 campuses yet you don't feel older than the customers. No matter your age or preference in drink or drinking spot the New Deck is almost a space that adjusts to you.
Something Cheers like about this place. I love going back. I almost feel like they are all my friends. Their beer selection is great too. Their draft beer is best I've ever had. Apparently they have a high tech draft system from Ireland. Only a few other bars in the city have it. You can tell the difference in the first sip. I think you should try this place. Sit & eat at the bar!

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★★★★★

To comment on a few reviews back I agree Finnigan's is a great Irish Club in Northern Liberties. Monk's is a cool Belgium Cafe. But you have to admit The New Deck is a unique Irish Tavernish pubish restaurant in West Philadelphia. On 2 campuses yet you don't feel older than the customers. No matter your age or preference in drink or drinking spot the New Deck is almost a space that adjusts to you.
Something Cheers like about this place. I love going back. I almost feel like they are all my friends. Their beer selection is great too. Their draft beer is best I've ever had. Apparently they have a high tech draft system from Ireland. Only a few other bars in the city have it. You can tell the difference in the first sip. I think you should try this place. Sit & eat at the bar!

Pros: Staff, Draft Beer, Comfortable Bar Stool

Cons: , To Work Before Done, Talking to Bartender!

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used to have the mezaluna - not anymore - changed the menu and took some good stuff off - the other food is still good...

its good for the afternoon time - after work...its chill place...

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★★★☆☆

used to have the mezaluna - not anymore - changed the menu and took some good stuff off - the other food is still good...

its good for the afternoon time - after work...its chill place...

Pros: some dishes are good

Cons: , what parking???, wheres my waiter at?

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I've been going to New Deck for the past 3 years, ever since I turned 21. It is definitely one of the best bars near Penn and Drexel. The atmosphere is nice, the waiters and waitresses are almost always pleasant, and quizzo on Mondays and Wednesday nights is an excellent qay to wind down and chill.

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★★★★★

I've been going to New Deck for the past 3 years, ever since I turned 21. It is definitely one of the best bars near Penn and Drexel. The atmosphere is nice, the waiters and waitresses are almost always pleasant, and quizzo on Mondays and Wednesday nights is an excellent qay to wind down and chill.

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Everything on the menu is awesome!!! It's has a great atmosphere and I'd recommend it to anyone stopping in town to grab lunch, dinner, or a drink or two. If you just want to hang out, w/o the night club and dance theme, this is the place! The service is dependent on how crowded it is.

2
★★★★★

Everything on the menu is awesome!!! It's has a great atmosphere and I'd recommend it to anyone stopping in town to grab lunch, dinner, or a drink or two. If you just want to hang out, w/o the night club and dance theme, this is the place! The service is dependent on how crowded it is.

Pros: Great Hang Out Bar, Awesome Food

Cons: Slow Service

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What can I say about the New Deck...well I have been there over a hundred times. The food is always good...and well priced. Service is best at lunch time. It is the best place in University City to go for happy hour. Also one of the best places to go in the city to scope young hot college guys.

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★★★★★

What can I say about the New Deck...well I have been there over a hundred times. The food is always good...and well priced. Service is best at lunch time. It is the best place in University City to go for happy hour. Also one of the best places to go in the city to scope young hot college guys.

 

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