Located in Philadelphia’s historic Society Hill, The Twisted Tail is a Southern-inspired Bourbon House & Juke Joint, presenting an eclectic mix of American Whiskey and gastronomic offerings from our Charcoal Grill.
Simple ingredients are flame broiled using live coals, capturing complex and savory flavors. Be sure to sample our wealth of bourbon selections.
Enjoy our innovative Southern comfort food while enjoying live music and entertainment comprising the “Juke Joint” – an old-school Southern music hall.
Owner and Manager George Reilly founded The Twisted Tail in 2011, based on his life experiences and passions: blues, bourbon, and Southern hospitality.
George can be seen daily greeting and welcoming guests into his restaurant, but may also be found behind the bar crafting next season’s innovative cocktails.
5 Reviews for The Twisted Tail
Recommended by 99% of couples
Andrew · Married on 09/21/2019
Twisted Tail is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner
We hosted our rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at the Twisted Tail. The event was perfect, thanks to Juliet our coordinator. They worked with us to assemble the perfect menu to match our budget and needs. The food is incredible, the staff is quick and attentive, and they made every accommodation to allow us to decorate the place and create the perfect evening. We highly recommend the Twisted Tail!Sent on 10/01/2019
Samantha · Married on 06/08/2019
Unique and well received venue!
We decided on the Twisted Tail as we wanted something a bit different and it was also where we had our first date. Juliet is the event coordinator and she is a gem to work with. George the owner was great with dealing with our requests. I am a very picky food eater and the chef was able to make selections suited for me that were delicious. The food was a hit! It was buffet style and everyone loved that they could go for seconds of all their favorites. BBQ ribs, corn bread, Mac n cheese, people even raved about the roasted chicken just to name a few. The menu was extensive and so good! The staff was incredible the day of with all the guests and making sure we had food and a full glass. Guests loved the mixed drinks and beer selection. We bought out the entire restaurant for our 165 guests and it worked out great. We had our first dance and speeches given on the first floor. The main dance floor was upstairs and food was served on both levels. We had a photos booth set up on the first floor as well. The venue was unique in so many ways and guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Our own parents were hesitant when we told them we were having our reception at a bilevel restaurant. They were so impressed with the final result! The restaurant was transformed into our wedding reception oasis and the guests had a fantastic time. We had day of coordinators to make sure the venue looked how we wanted with regards to the florist and such and the coordinators also assisted in making sure guests utilized both floors. We are so glad we decided on having our wedding reception at the Twisted Tail. Huge thank you to Juliet and George!Sent on 06/10/2019
Ashley · Married on 09/24/2016
We were looking for a unique and fun place to have our wedding and The Twisted Tail was our dream venue. Such a cool vibe and we only had to do very minimal in terms of bringing things in for decoration. The decor is already so cool we didn't need to do much. We did have a member of the staff write on the big chalkboard which was really cool. We had two signature drinks which were awesome. George, the owner, and Juliet, the event coordinator, were amazing. The day went off without a hitch and I can't thank them and the rest of the staff enough. The bartenders and servers were so wonderful. Everyone complimented on how good the food was. We had about 100 people and did a pig roast. It was so delicious. We can't recommend The Twisted Tail enough!Sent on 10/13/2016