Bars in Bala Cynwyd


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  • Mad River Manayunk
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Mad River Manayunk, a local pub. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Mad River Manayunk, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Mad River Manayunk's drink list. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Eat outdoors Mad River Manayunk (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Mad River Manayunk is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor. Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). No need to dress up for a trip to Mad River Manayunk — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot. Meals at Mad River Manayunk are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
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    4100 Main St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Bourbon Blue
    Housed in a beautiful stone, one-story mill factory building, Bourbon Blue serves its New Orleans-inflected cuisine with style. Inside, a large iron chandelier and old-style pendant lights with smoky yellow glass hang from the tall peaked ceiling. Patrons can grab a seat at the large semi-circular bar or at one of the tables, and opt for a Cajun-style dish such as jambalaya, a quesadilla with alligator sausage or blackened filet mignon tips. There are also plenty of straightforward American dishes, from a burger topped with blue cheese, bacon and mushrooms to pan-seared salmon). In warm weather, one of the best seats in Manayunk is on Bourbon Blue’s deck overlooking the canal and the newly constructed performing arts center.
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    2 Rector St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Sapphire Lr
    At Sapphire Lr, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Sapphire Lr's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Just because you're out on the town doesn't mean you have to miss the game. TVs are on in the bar area to give you all the latest scores. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Sapphire Lr is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. The patio tables outside of Sapphire Lr are the perfect spot for a summer meal. For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Sapphire Lr hosts live DJs. Dogs are welcome at Sapphire Lr, so feel free to bring Fido along. Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Sapphire Lr patrons come in casual attire. Can't get enough of Sapphire Lr's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. A free parking lot is conveniently located next door. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
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    4141 Main St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Pitchers Pub
    The bartenders at Pitcher’s Pub keep the beer flowing from a whopping 30 taps. When they aren't pouring suds, they mix cocktails by hand in small batches to ensure quality. They eschew mass-produced ingredients in favor of fresh components such as mint, muddled blueberries, and lemonade. These libations pair well with a casual pub menu that spotlights everything from wings and burgers to ham-and-cheese croissant sandwiches. As guests lounge in the dining room, they can ogle any of the restaurant's seven flat-screen TVs, which broadcast a wide range of sports including NFL football and competitive napping.
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    4326 Main St.
    Manayunk, PA US
  • Flat Rock Saloon
    The staff at Flat Rock Saloon likes to jokingly describe the place in Seinfeld-ish terms: It’s a bar about nothing. This century-old corner Manayunk pub doesn’t go for gimmicks or themes, beyond a host of weekly specials. Mondays and Wednesdays are all-you-can-eat crab legs, and on Tuesdays, the 25-cent wings can get addictive. There are shot specials and combos, like a glass of beer plus mussels for a reasonable price, and the limited food menu consists of standards like burgers, a barbecue pork sandwich and fish and chips. TVs and indoor as well as outdoor tables and seating serve the purpose at this straightforward spot that sometimes hosts live entertainment.
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    4301 Main St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Cactus Restaurant
    Craving Tex-Mex? Swing by Cactus Restaurant for a quick fix. Health nuts will appreciate the light and low-fat menu choices. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. At Cactus Restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Cactus Restaurant's seasonally available outdoor seating. Long guest list? Not a problem at Cactus Restaurant, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the bar on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Cactus Restaurant is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Cactus Restaurant for their catering services. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Your tab at Cactus Restaurant will generally run you about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    4243 Main St
    Philadelphia, PA US
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