Blind Barber Philadelphia

4.4
29 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We look forward to seeing you at Blind Barber Philadelphia! EMAIL US DIRECTLY FOR LATE NIGHT AND LARGE PARTY RESERVATIONS, philly@blindbarber.com. If you aren't able to find a seated reservation, we accept walk-ins and are open for bar service!

PLEASE NOTE: Blind Barber is operating CASHLESS for your and our continued safety. All patrons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from masking requirements. If you are not fully vaccinated, per the city of Philadelphia, you must wear your masks unless eating and drinking at your table. All SEATED reservations are blocked for a full 2 hours, after which you are welcome to stay and join us on the dance floor.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR 15 MINUTES IF WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU DIRECTLY.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.1
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not what we expected

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Amazing aesthetic. Drinks were just okay. A little unorganized but a nice time overall. Server was taking care of the whole upstairs and did an amazing job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For a speakeasy type cocktail bar their knowledge of cocktails, spirits and even cocktail glass varieties was astonishingly limited. We usually don’t know more than the bar staff. Our waiter was amazing though. He was friendly and accommodating.

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vipBrandonS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

We loved the location and the drinks, the speakeasy vibe is very cool as well. They automatically add a 20% tip, which we did not like as the bartender was not as friendly because he was automatically getting his tip.

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AALS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Overall ambience and place was very cool. Drinks were good, food options were limited but good. We were a table of 6 so there was automatically 20% gratuity applied which I felt the server took advantage of. Our server continually ignored us and was very stand offish and never brought out one of our food orders. When we asked about it he said he would get it, then brought the check and said nothing about the food that was never delivered. Everything was great except for the waiter. The hostess and others were friendly and accommodating.

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Jean
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great FIND of a restaurant with simple tasty plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Drinks were great but the food menu was lackluster. My grilled cheese was super bland. Overall would come back but only for drinks. Definitely eat before you go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe and awesome service !

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vipHeathersWhirled
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

To be fair it’s not that the food was bad, rather that there was none. Like none. Not even snacks. There was no chef or kitchen staff for the day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blind Barber was me and my boyfriend first speakeasy experience ever. It was definitely super fun and exciting. The decor was beautiful and our bartender, Brynn was so awesome! We aren’t locals and she was able to suggest some other places to check out during our stay which we really appreciated! We would definitely come back next time we’re in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very small and mediocre cocktails if you sit outside. Supposedly indoor cocktail options are better. Friendly staff though.

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Haley
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This place was not entirely what I was expecting. Our server was great and was able to make great drink recommendations for us based on our preferences. He was also very attentive. Unfortunately, this place fell short on the ambiance. There were only a couple tables when we first arrived but then a large group of about 20 people came in and it turned into a different scene. The group was largely walking around without masks and turned the low-key cocktail bar vibe into a loud, obnoxious party scene. I also had to use my phone flashlight to find my way to the bathroom because the bathroom hallway was very dark. I would consider trying this place again and hoping my experience was only tainted by the large group that came in.

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ColeH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Obnoxiously loud! Not the vibe for speakeasy, couldn’t carry a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Waiter was not attentive and didn’t take food order

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vipLovefood
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Definitely a neat place, drinks were definitely over priced and small. Would go back for beers for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved the place and drinks were fabulous. What a speak easy should be . Please don’t go hungry as food is not what you are coming for

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the hot heather drink - was awesome. Loved the vibe & service was on point.

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SamuelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super safe and chill environment, bartender/waiter was affable and also courteous to all guest

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Beck
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks were so good. The ambience was fun and low key. The staff was very knowledge about drinks and helping us figure out what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

One of the coolest places in the city

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vipjackiea
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We made a 10:15 reservation and were told it was last call right when we sat down & were ushered out. If you cannot honor a reservation that late do not have it as an option incredibly rude.

Blind Barber Philadelphia
Responded on 1 April 2021

We are so sorry you had a bad experience with us this last weekend. Unfortunately it is currently the city ordinance that we must serve the last drink before 11pm due to Covid . We very much look forward to restrictions lightening up so we can serve later again, but we are sorry that this was such an inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

There is no food its drinks only

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Vibe and atmosphere is excellent but drinks could have been better. For a place without food besides light snacks, you'd expect high quality cocktails.

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ryansnyda
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and ambiance! A nice spot to hang out and relax with a date or just friends

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the blind barber. Drinks were good and service was nice. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot! Hidden gem. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I waited over 30 minutes just to get served kettle chips. Then, each drink took nearly 30 minutes to be served. I felt like I wasn’t getting the same attention that others were receiving.

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Alyx
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside due to COVID but we cannot wait for the inside to open! The staff was welcoming without being overbearing and gave us great beer recommendations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Enjoyed the drinks had a charcuterie board.. Had to sit outside because their was 5 of us. Unfortunate because the inside is VERY Speakeasy style and we wished we could of enjoyed the ambiance of inside versus outside.. go check it out. Not a “Dinner” place more of a drink and Knosh place

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Blind Barber Philadelphia is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.