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First Pics: Inside the new Dolphin Tavern

Step inside the newly re-opened Dolphin Tavern on Broad and Tasker streets, and darkness envelopes you as the door swings shut behind you.

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Jumping at 6:30

After the first couple blinks, the place gives way to a strangely similar, yet somehow fresh-looking decor with the long bar surrounded by stools, wood paneling, and portraits of vintage burlesque dancers lining the walls.

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Did we mention it was really dark in there?

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Dolphin Tavern will open March 20 – with DJs

The Dolphin Tavern is scheduled to open on March 20, new owner Avram Hornik has announced. Eater broke the news this morning, though we’d like to think our heads-up this week about the sign work had something to do with that.

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Eater says Hornik has partnered with “head bartender/South Philly stud Matt Summers (The POPE, Kraftwork).” The plan is still to have dancers, as we speculated when we broke the news about this way back in December. There won’t be food at first.

But we’ve also learned that it appears that Dave P from Making Time will be booking the DJs, which is an interesting twist. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Sign work shows signs of life for Dolphin Tavern’s reboot

Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, we learned about some exciting action over at the Dolphin Tavern this weekend.

We were the first to tell you that Avram Hornik – Drinker’s, Union Transfer, Ortlieb’s, more — had plans to take over the defunct strip joint. We also told you, back in November, that our source said the plan was to get things ready by Dec. 1. We all know how that went.

Well, on Saturday, our reader sent us this picture:

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