Philadelphia, PA - Nick’s Bar and Grille in Old City, established in 1969 under the former name Nick's Roast Beef, is “the” neighborhood corner bar of Philadelphia. In 2012, bartender-turned-owner Joseph Schultice hung up most of his infamous shorts and trimmed his signature long hair to usher in a new era for the long-time Old City staple.
Since 2012, Schultice changed the name of the Nick's to Nick's Bar and Grille - dropping out the roast beef. While the famous roast beef (and roast pork) is still on the menu, the menu expanded to also include a full line-up of the ground bacon burgers, plus later added an entire smoked BBQ section. The menu also expanded to now include weekend brunch.
Today, Nick’s continues to serve as a laid back and friendly alternative to upscale fine dining restaurants and cocktail bars. The staff are always ready to greet you with a smile and a great story. People come to Nick’s for great conversation, fun times, fresh food and unbeatable value.
By day, the $5.95 lunch special attracts the local business community, tourist families and future entrepreneurs. By night and on weekends, food specials in the dining room and games in the bar attract sports fans, students, locals and long-time regulars. No matter who you are, what you do or what you are wearing, Nick’s has something for everyone.
While the focus has been on friends, good times and unbeatable values, Nick's has won numerous accolades for the food - including being names best burger in Philadelphia on Zagat for their #1 Ground Bacon Burger.
Owners Nicole and Joey Dog are both long-time veterans to Philadelphia and Old City's bar scene. Earlier this year, the duo were officially married after running the bar together for many years. The duo still honor some of the many long-time traditions set forth by the previous owners, like feeding the veterans during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Newlyweds Joseph “Joey Dog” and Nicole Schultice celebrate five years of owning Old City's corner bar with a week-long celebration starting today. Nick's Bar and Grille at 16 South Second Street debuts five special burgers, one per day, to celebrate the milestone. Additionally, all existing burgers on the menu - including their Zagat #1 rated ground bacon burger - will be only $5.00 all week. The countdown begins today and runs through Friday, May 26th when the couple will debut their "5th Birthday Burger" smothered in house-made beer cheese, bacon, frizzled onions and jalapenos.
The sizzling line-up of special burgers this week includes:
- Monday: Kenzo Burger - Ground bacon burger, Scrapple, pork roll, egg and cheese
- Tuesday: Tropical Turkey Burger with pepper jack and housemade mango salsa (Inspired by their couples recent tropical wedding and honeymoon)
- Wednesday: Mac and Cheese Burger with beef burger, bacon, mac and cheese, frizzled onions, jalapenos
- Thursday: Stuffed Burger with beef burger, swiss and provolone inside, topped with caramelized onions
- Friday: 5th Birthday Burger finale with beef burger, house made beer cheese, bacon, frizzled onions, jalapenos
The week-long celebration is the perfect transition to one of the biggest burger weekends of the year - Memorial Day Weekend. There is never an admission charge at Nick's. All food and drink for this promotion are pay-as-you-go.