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Mad River Bar and Grille

126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19106 | 215.923.5553


Mad River Bar & Grille is something different from the Olde City lounge scene. There are no ropes or private rooms for bottle service here. Instead, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere with a good-looking crowd of young professionals who are either meeting friends or making new ones seven days a week. On Fridays and Saturdays, Mad River is packed until last call, filled with a high-energy crowd who rock out to ‘80s, rock and hip-hop. Groups meet to watch the game on Sunday on one of our six TVs, including three plasmas and a projection screen. Lounge, drink, dance, chill, romance and go absolutely wild at Mad River Bar & Grille!

Named and designed after a famous ski run in Vermont, you’ll swear you’re amongst the mountains the second you walk through the door. Mad River has all the familiar trademarks of this popular East Coast concept, from the copper-top bars to pairs of skis on the wall. Stay downstairs and throw a cold one back or venture up to the second story bar and perch yourself against the mahogany bar as you watch the crowd. If your hungry order up one of the famous burgers in the dining room or if you are one for relaxing head over to the lounge and cozy up around the fireplace. No matter what your desire you are sure to be satisfied at this local bar and grille.

Food & Drink

Mad River is Olde City’s only place with drink specials every day. We are also serving our upscale pub menu for lunch and dinner daily. Come by after work for our popular Happy Hour featuring live acoustic music. Make sure you bring your appetite. Mad River is known for our over-sized portions of upscale pub fare, with a mix of traditional favorites for lunch and dinner. Make sure you check out our famous Yukon Burger or if your one that prefers a more healthy choice try out the Crab Pretzel! For the thirsty crowd, Mad River has all of your favorite brews on tap or bottled to quench your thirst.

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