The tin roof looms over a fusion of Irish and American flags and knick-knacks. Simple but sturdy bar stools and chairs keep patrons who have had one ... More
Blarney South (The)
The tin roof looms over a fusion of Irish and American flags and knick-knacks. Simple but sturdy bar stools and chairs keep patrons who have had one too many Guinness's from hitting the floor. The crowd, generally on the low side of 30, is just looking for a good time. Of course the big boys of Irish beers are on tap: Harp, Guinness and Bass. Hearty Irish and American grub is on the menu. Corned beef and cabbage and Shepard's Pie are joined by cheeseburgers and New York Strips.
This place has the dirtiest kitchens you could ever imagine...I walked past the back door one day and there is a dumpster literally 16 inches from where the kitchen door...A giant rat crawlled out, and ther were roaches everywhere...Not to mention the smell...wish I walked past the back before I ate there!
I love the Blarney! It is the quintessential Irish pub in the middle of South Street. They have a wide variety of beers on tap and the bar tenders are always friendly. They have great local Irish music on the weekend and their food is superb. Plus, they know how to make 4-leaf clover patterns in the head of the Guiness!
Everything at Blarney's is amazing from the atmosphere to the food. Most bars don't have great food, but trust me, you won't find a better place to eat in Philly. I make it point that everytime I go to Philadelphia to go to Blarney's. In fact, I've even gone to Philadelphia more than once just to go there. Last summer I basically was in Philly every day and spent a great deal of time there and have subsequently gone back whenever I get a chance this summer, which has been more than a few times and I always love it there.