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Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square

££ - £££, , American
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 Jan 2017
“Friendly staff Average food”
22 Aug 2016
“Great food and atmosphere”
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Bar, Pub, American
££ - £££
421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Bartenders were quick and friendly but the appetizers were only average. OK if your in the neighborhood but not worth the parking hassle.

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was my first time to Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square. I came for a meeting the the Philadelphia Tour Guide Association. We were set upstairs in a side room with a bar and our personal bartender/server Harold was THE BEST! Everyone was taken care of with...More

Thank Euell73
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Small first floor bar(I think there was a second ) we ordered a round of drinks it was quiet enough to talk , bartender was great!!!

Thank lindajerry2015
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great beer, awesome people, fun music and just a wonderful atmosphere. multiple bars each with their own unique vibe. Bridget, the bartender was fast and friendly.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a crowded Saturday yet Canyon had the time to still bartend properly! Had a light snack that was nothing extriidinary. Security is present and does a nice behind the scene job. Nice part of town too!

Thank flyguys1
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Cozy Irish pub with great food, cold drinks and super people. Located just a bock away from all that South Street has to offer.

Thank logger93
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This place just changed from the Dark Horse Tavern, and has cleaned up and made some improvements. This place is nice because there are maybe four or five separate bars with differing atmospheres and drink selections within one place. The only drawback is that on...More

Thank Crue1
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Heard that it changed hands and stopped in for some Pub food and a few drinks. What a neat place with all sorts of small bars here and there (make sure you go up to the 2nd floor as that's where most of the neat...More

Thank ponyisland
Reviewed 26 May 2014

food was good, venue was excellent. the staff took care of everthing in a professional and personable way. Just a plain fun spot with a great staff

Thank jmbstudio
Reviewed 27 January 2014

In Society Hill there aren't many bar options besides locations on South Street and in an attempt to avoid the South Street crowds, I stopped into Cavanaugh's Headhouse at 2nd and Lombard. That was a few months ago and now I haven't stopped coming back....More

Thank BCK3786
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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