Flat Iron opens in former Tony Luke’s Sports Bar at 26 E. Oregon Ave.

Flat Iron, a new bar and entertainment venue located at 26 E. Oregon Avenue, opened for business last week. The “reconcept” of the Tony Luke’s Sports Bar space, which closed in 2012, looks to feature a unique customer experience complete with a “VIP room, dance floor, a stage for live

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New restaurant called Pub On Wolf coming soon to Whitman

Pub On Wolf, a new bar/restaurant on the corner of Front and Wolf streets, is currently under construction and looks to be about a month away from opening, according to owner Ronan Daly. We recently came across the construction while researching all of the recent action on nearby Swanson Street in Whitman. Daly mentioned that they’re looking

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Adventurer’s Mini Golf bringing indoor putt-putt to South Philly

South Philly is getting its own indoor mini golf joint. Adventurer’s Mini Golf, located at 38 Jackson St. in Whitman, is looking to open in May as Philly’s only year-round indoor mini golf course. With South Bowl in progress, Swanson Street from Snyder all the way down to Oregon Avenue could

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Connie’s Ric Rac renovating bar, adding seating and ‘extensive french fry topping menu’

Live music venue Connie’s Ric Rac is reopening Thursday night after some renovations, with more seating, draft beer and big plans for food starting in March. Ron Bauman, a new partner in the Italian Market bar at 1132 s 9th St., said they are extending the bar six feet toward the

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Garage to activate its lunch truck with rotating roster of chefs

The craft-can bar Garage at at 1231 E. Passyunk Ave. (9th and Passyunk) is finally starting to make good on that promise to bring in a rotating roster of chefs to serve food from its built-in lunch truck. First up, Mackenzie Hilton of The Tavern in the Gayborhood is doing a test run

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Nail salon – not nightlife anchor – coming to southern end of Italian Market

Consider our hopes dashed. The new business sandwiched between Connie’s Ric Rac and Teri’s bar – which we wished aloud that it could provide the third link to a nightlife anchor on the southern end of the Italian Market – will be a nail salon. Damn. The storefront at 1128

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