The Twisted Tail

509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Twisted Tail

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.

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Brunch Buffet
Brunch Buffet
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The Twisted Tail
Exterior, Naudain Street Side
Exterior, Naudain Street Side
Seated Ceremony @ Shambles
Seated Ceremony @ Shambles
Bud Vase on Dining Room Table
Bud Vase on Dining Room Table
Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Chalk Art in the Club Room
Chalk Art in the Club Room
Whiskey & Aged Country Ham
Whiskey & Aged Country Ham
Barrel-Aged Spirits & Cocktail
Barrel-Aged Spirits & Cocktail
Lamb Chops
Lamb Chops
Punch Bowl
Punch Bowl
Roasted Baby Carrots & Burrata
Roasted Baby Carrots & Burrata
Champagne Pops
Champagne Pops
Cupcakes
Cupcakes
Pig Roast
Pig Roast
Photobooth Rental
Photobooth Rental
The Juke Joint Bar
The Juke Joint Bar
The Juke Joint Tables
The Juke Joint Tables
Band on Stage in Juke Joint
Band on Stage in Juke Joint
Club Room, Standard Setup
Club Room, Standard Setup
Club Room with Long Table
Club Room with Long Table
Downstairs Bar
Downstairs Bar
Downstairs Dining Room Tables
Downstairs Dining Room Tables
The Lounge
The Lounge
Buffet
Buffet
Brunch Buffet
Brunch Buffet
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The Twisted Tail
Exterior, Naudain Street Side
Exterior, Naudain Street Side

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5 Reviews for The Twisted Tail

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Samantha · Married on 06/08/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Ashley · Married on 09/24/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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The Twisted Tail FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 35.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    June
    July
    August

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    267-367-6728 (Phone number)
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