3 Corner Bars to Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve

From turkey to stuffing to mashed potatoes, eating takes center stage on Thanksgiving! On the night before, however, drinking is the focus, as partiers celebrate the holiday at bars, restaurants and clubs. Thanksgiving Eve is a big party night here in Philly, including at spots all around your 1500 Locust apartment. The popularity of the night out means many venues will be crowded and cramped, which can hinder your outing if you’re trying to catch up with out-of-town friends who’ve returned for the holiday, or if you’re looking to blow off some steam from a hectic pre-holiday work week.

Thankfully, a number of the watering holes near your 1500 Locust apartment have a corner bar-type feel, offering ample opportunities for visitors to kick back, and enjoy both a good brew and good conversation. Here are a few of the best bars to get your holiday party started:

Dirty Frank’s: Known as the “Cheers” of Philly, where everybody knows your name, Dirty Frank’s is a laidback, no-frills corner bar. The cash-only bar serves up impressive specials any day of the week, cozy booths great for conversation with old friends and new and even the opportunity to purchase local art. Located just three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, Dirty Frank’s is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Eve bar crawl.

Monk’s Café: One block from your 1500 Locust apartment, Monk’s is a paradise for beer lovers. With 25 beers on tap and more than 200 bottles, the venue can meet the tastes of beer drinkers of every stripe. Despite being a champion among local beer-serving establishments, Monk’s manages to remain a casual, friendly spot whose ambiance is just as satisfying as its beers.

Good Dog Bar: This spot, less than one block from your 1500 Locust apartment, offers three full floors of fun. The eye-catching dog-themed décor is carried out throughout the entire building, a 100-year-old structure that has housed a bar since the 1920s. While Good Dog has an extensive beer selection, it’s also well known for its food—including its cheese-stuffed burger—so you can grab some grub if you need a break from your Thanksgiving Eve imbibing.


Dirty Frank’s

347 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107



Monk’s Café

264 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102



Good Dog Bar

224 S. 15th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102