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Side Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
+1 610-429-8297
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this bar for their special pale ale brews. The servers are friendly and the atmosphere is friendly.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Best beer selection in the Philadelphia area. Love going on Saturdays for 2pm lunch. Thanks Adam and team.

Thank barnaj02
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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655 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was heaven start to finish. Sitting at the bar enjoying friendly conversation, great food and craft beer, it's a go back to spot. I had the ahi tuna burger and it was blow you away incredible. Done exactly as I asked seasoned spot on perfect and a belly full of sandwich and fries. Their craft beer on tap selection... More 

Thank wkrupa
West Chester, PA, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

While the food and service are decent, no matter where we sit in this place, it is always hard to hear what the people at your own table are saying.

Thank paulinesS1522AI
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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198 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We sat on the second floor of the Side Bar on a Saturday night. We were on the other side of the wall to the bar. The noise from the bar was so loud we couldn't hear each talk. The food was good not it wasn't a good time, the noise was just too loud I would not recommend sitting... More 

Thank John379
Naussannes, France
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped in for lunch. Clearly, this restaurant is geared more toward a bar scene but we were welcomed and received excellent service. Terrific bloody mary and excellent range of beer choices. My husband ordered the daily special burger and said it is, hands down, the best burger he has ever tasted. Unusual combination of ingredients, well executed, WOW. My... More 

Thank MyMuncaster
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good food and nice atmosphere but serves was a little slow. They did not bring out all the food at the same time, with 4 kids it made for a difficult time when kids finished their dinner and we just started.

Thank Jsulliva88
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stopped here in the middle of the week and the place was full. There was a group watching hockey in the bar, they have 2, and a quieter dining room upstairs. It's in this wonderful historic building. I had a cheesesteak, which was the best i've ever had. The sweet potato fries are to die for. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank Muriel M
Media, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Place was busy when we arrived on a Friday at lunchtime. We were offered a table upstairs, but chose instead to sit at the bar. We were impressed with the selections on the menu and had a hard time choosing. Went with tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo and slaw and grilled chicken salad with hummus. Very happy we could get... More 

Thank Rikter
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623 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Parked at the Chestnut st garage and walked over. It has two floors and late night on weekend Dj with dancing. The food menu is very interesting and different. I had the Cajun salmon blt which was delicious and sweet tater tots with Apple relish. We got a siracha ranch to spice things up a little. It took us sometime... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-429-8297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?