More Culture:

August 06, 2019

Royal Tavern in South Philly closing for two months of renovations

Restaurants Closings
0806_RoyalTavern @RoyalTavern/Instagram

Royal Tavern in South Philly closing for two months.

Go-to South Philly bar Royal Tavern is closing on Saturday for at least two months to complete some major renovations.

The neighborhood hangout, located at 937 E. Passyunk Avenue, confirmed the news via Instagram after employees were notified just last week and social media rumors hinted at its closing. After service on Saturday, Aug. 10, it will close.

RELATED: Uncle Mike's in Warminster named Pennsylvania's best ice cream parlor

The bar has been a neighborhood mainstay for almost 17 years and has carved out a reputation for its famous burgers (gouda, pickled long hots, chile mayo) and variety of vegan options.

According to its announcement, the bar will get a brand new kitchen and the entire joint is getting a paint job, too. 

Eater reported the bar will be closed for at least two months, so we'll expect it open sometime in the fall. 

Owners Stephen Simons and David Frank also operate Royal Boucherie, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Royal Sushi and Izakaya.

Follow Emily & PhillyVoice on Twitter @emily_rolen | @thePhillyVoice
Like us on Facebook: PhillyVoice
Add Emily’s RSS feed to your feed reader
Have a news tip? Let us know.