The Upstairs Bar

Philadelphia, PA
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112 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA
Opened in May 2017
Daily 6pm-2am
21+ only
(267) 467-3277

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The Upstairs Bar



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Everyone You
Decor 7.3
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 7.6
Mood 7.9
Music 5.9
Service 8.1
Tikiness 6.9
Tilt 7.3
Vibe 6.9

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Humuhumu’s description

The Upstairs Bar is a tiki-themed hideaway, above The Franklin Bar, which is a speakeasy-style craft cocktail bar. The walls are lined with lauhala matting and thatch, with private booth seating and a bar. There are a few tiki masks on the walls. The menu is a mix of classic tiki drinks and newer creations, served in the craft cocktail style.


September 15, 2018, 7:34 PM
This place was really cool. They are really doing it right here. However, they don't serve food so definitely eat first. Also, they are playing Alt 90s music which does not fit the mood. It does not always need to be surf/hawaiian music but thank goodness it was not 80s music. Very reasonable prices for the drinks considering, friendly knowledgeable staff as well.
The Nerdy Monkey
The Nerdy Monkey has visited The Upstairs Bar.
August 18, 2018, 6:46 PM
This place was a more “conservative” tiki, it wasn’t over the top tiki we all know and love. But the place was still really nice, clean and the bartenders really cared and talked to you like an old friend. The drinks were strong, were good and served in awesome tiki glassware. We took a few home of course lol $10 a piece wasn’t half bad either for the mugs. I would definitely still recommend this place if you’re in the area. I look forward to visiting again.
C-Monkey has visited The Upstairs Bar.
May 23, 2018, 1:17 PM
Nice little place! I visited while on a business trip to Philly, and it was a quiet weeknight, so I can't speak to what it's normally like. But, when I was there it was dark, inviting, and pleasantly quiet. The service was friendly, and the drinks (of which there was a good selection) were definitely above average. In particular, the Zombie was excellent, and they also had a few interesting house takes on the classic tiki drink. And, while the place is pretty small, they did a nice job with the decor, which is nicely tikified. The only significant hit I give this place is the music. They were playing 80s rock, which I like, but which clashes with everything else about this place.
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