Sweeney’s Saloon.. A Place to Enjoy Good Times without Spending a lot of Money

Nov 17, 2010

By: Krista Doran

4444titledIn these tough economic times, we are all watching how we spend our money. Everyone is looking for value nowadays, and we want to get the best deal we can. For some, going Out On The Town has become somewhat of a luxury; something they can only afford to do once or twice a month. Well, we know of a place that offers it all – great food, low prices, fun activities and some of the best in live entertainment. I am talking about Sweeney’s Saloon of course, one of the OOTs favorite spots!

I spoke to Christian Sweeney, who is the fourth generation of the Sweeney family to be in the bar business. Sweeney’s was established back in 1985 by Christian’s father and grandfather, Ken and Terry Sweeney. Previous to this, they owned Cottman Beer Distributors, which was the largest beer distributor in the city for years. The Sweeney family knows the bar business, so they wanted to create a place where people could go to spend time with friendly faces, have a good meal that will fill them up and not break the bank. Sweeney’s has a comfortable atmosphere, offering food and drink at great prices. Some of the menu items you will want to try are what they call Sweeney’s Spectaculars, like the Popeye which is a chicken breast, grilled to perfection topped with a creamy Caesar dressing, sautéed spinach and Provolone cheese; or maybe you’ll prefer the succulent hand-carved London Broil which is topped with sweet roasted peppers, sautéed onions and gooey cheese all on delicious fresh rolls. Are you getting hungry yet? If it’s wings you crave, Sweeney’s has some of the best you will ever have. They offer the usual Hot or Mild, but in addition they have other flavors such as Hot & Honey, Honey BBQ, Garlic, Oriental and even a Dry Rub Cajon that will definitely get those taste buds watering! No matter how hungry you are, Sweeney’s offers a full array of menu items from soups and munchies to burgers and platters. Sweeney’s is also a great place to host a birthday party, shower or anniversary party. Sweeney’s offers catering services and will work with you to accommodate any type of menu from simple yet filling appetizers, to full dinners and desserts.

So maybe you are not looking for food. Maybe you want to go out and have some fun with your friends or even just get away from the family for a few hours for some “me time.” No matter what you need, Sweeney’s has it! For the sports lover, you can come in and watch football on one of their many hi-def TV’s. They have the NFL package so you can not only watch all Eagles games, but whoever your favorite team is, you can come watch them play at Sweeney’s! During all games, domestic drafts are offered at just $1.75. Also at Sweeney’s, you can come in and enjoy darts, pool or just come in alone to talk to some friendly people in a safe environment. If you like trivia, every Wednesday night come in to enjoy Quizzo and flex those brain cells! The entire staff at Sweeney’s will make you feel welcome and the people that come to enjoy all that Sweeney’s has to offer, are fun and friendly, too. While you are there, you can enjoy yourself without spending a lot of money. In addition to the great daily specials they run on food and drink, their regular prices are comparable to what other places call “specials.” For instance, Sweeney’s has $4.00 mixed drinks, $6.00 shots of Citron and $2.75 well drinks at all times.

There’s always something fun going on at Sweeney’s. They have been a staple in the NE Philly area for many years, supporting all types of live music too. You can go check out local acts almost every night at Sweeney’s. On Tuesdays from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am, one of Philly’s favorite entertainers, Brian Bortnick performs. On Thursdays, their famous Original Band Thursday has been going strong for years, and you can check out some great original musicians from around the area. On Fridays and Saturdays, there’s always a great line up of cool Tribute or Cover bands from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am, and every Sunday, you can catch the band Formerly Known As from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am. Be sure to put Sweeney’s on your list for Thanksgiving Eve – you won’t want to miss The Zone performing from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am, and they are open on Thanksgiving Day, welcoming everyone in for good times with good people. For a full list of activities and the band schedule, please visit www.sweeneyssaloon.net or friend them on Facebook – just search Sweeny’s Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to Sweeney’s Saloon which is located at 13639 Philmont Avenue in NE Philadelphia, they have a second location, Sweeney’s Veree Tavern which is located at 7968 Veree Road also in NE Philadelphia. At the Veree location, they offer complete family dinners in their back dining room, great beer selections and lots of TVs to watch the games. It’s a great family-friendly location you will want to enjoy time and time again with your loved ones.

So if you are looking for good food, affordable prices, great entertainment and fun, Sweeney’s has everything you could want! This family-owned and operated business offers the biggest bang for your buck and stresses good times with good people, all in a safe environment. This is probably why Sweeney’s has been going strong for 26 years now, and remains one of the best places to spend your time. So go to Sweeney’s tonight and tell them the Out On The Town sent you!

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