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National Mechanics


American Comfort Food

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Hours of Operation
Mon: 5 PM-2 AM; Tue-Sun: 11 AM-2 AM
Beer Connoisseur
Domestics on Tap
Neighborhood Hang
Special Features
Beer Pitchers
Good for Groups
Dress Code
22 S 3rd Street
(3rd & Market)
(215) 701-4883
Old City

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Built by famed architect William Strickland in 1837 the National Mechanics Building has seen banks, churches, clubs, bars and fires pass between its walls, and it’s still standing. This beautiful building, as much a part of Philadelphia history as any tourist attraction, now houses Philadelphia’s freshest new bar and restaurant. The gothic, yet warm old world feel combined with refreshing attitudes make National Mechanics similar to Old City itself; a fresh mix of old world form and new world function. The peculiar name for our establishment stems from the building's original incarnation in 1837 as Mechanics National Bank. In fact, as the building was built before the invention of the camera, the earliest picture of the bank was in 1901, when the building featured a particularly snazzy sign reading "MECHANIC$ NATIONAL BANK." Unfortunately, the sign is no longer with us, but the spirit of the craft still is. Our décor is an allusion to all things mechanical from our homemade lighting fixtures to the strange devices running throughout the space to our uniquely designed bathrooms. All of these elements combined with our laid back and off kilter philosophy make this bar what it is. A place designed with real folks in mind and molded by time, our hands and the hands of many before us. Come in and check it out.

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Happy Hour (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): $1 off beers, $2 off featured drinks and $3 off pitchers  Drinkpoint.com

Happy Hour (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): $1 off beers, $2 off featured drinks and $3 off pitchers  Drinkpoint.com

Happy Hour (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): $1 off beers, $2 off featured drinks and $3 off pitchers  Drinkpoint.com
Quizzo (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm):  Drinkpoint.com

Happy Hour (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): $1 off beers, $2 off featured drinks and $3 off pitchers  Drinkpoint.com

Happy Hour (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): $1 off beers, $2 off featured drinks and $3 off pitchers  Drinkpoint.com
Beers on Tap

Seasonal Bells

Seasonal Flying Fish
Seasonal Flying Dog
Anchor Steam
Blue Moon
Lindeman's Framboise
Miller Lite
Newcastle Brown
Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s Kenzinger
Stella Artois
Yards IPA
Yuengling Lager
Beer in Bottles & Cans

Arrogant Bastard

Coors Banquet
Coors Light
Dogfish Head 90min IPA
Flying Dog Gonzo Porter
Magic Hat #9 Pale Ale
Miller Lite
Ommegang 3 Philosophers
PBR (16oz)
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Xtra IPA
Yuengling Lager
Speciality drinks available

Wine and full liquor bar available


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