Knock Bar and Restaurant

94% love it
Martini bar with new American fare
Looking for something more sophisticated and mellow than the clubs? Knock offers a great variety of cocktails, as well as a wide menu of food in the restaurant.


    • Handytim
      Handytim Over a year ago

      nice place for happy time in town, we'll do dinner

    • Whitty54
      Whitty54 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I don't feel at ease or like I had a good time here. I never attended a gay bar until I was 30 and Knock was my first. I've only ever gone here with my current partner and I always notice people looking from across the bar or people trying to "pick up" even though I'm with someone. It's a different experience for sure. Jeb is a GREAT bartender.

    • ratt
      ratt Over a year ago

      I always feel young here..
      Which at 46 ain't easy. :) Friendly staff and a nice place, but definitely an older crowd (and their admirers).

    • Over a year ago
      Loves it

      success meets friends
      meet great local guys who are great and tourist guys who are great

    • jeff2013pa
      jeff2013pa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fun place to relax and enjoy the company of others.
      First time there last week, had a great time, service was awesome and looking forward to going back.

    • blondbuck
      blondbuck Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's nice to be remembered everytime i go.

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great beer selection
      This is primarily a restaurant, with a small bar at the front. The food is very good. Good place to go on a date cuz it's upscale yet casual, and is right in the thick o' things, so there are plenty of options for after dinner.

    • 1outta4
      1outta4 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Ritzy place for an older crowd
      When my friends and I first walked into Knock at 11 on a Saturday night, we were the youngest people there by about 20 years...and that's not a bad thing! The crowd was refined and friendly, and the drinks, while a little pricey, were mixed well. As the evening wore on, more younger people came in, and at one point the front bar was so packed you couldn't move, but the crowd thinned out later as people left to find other nearby bars and clubs. Great upscale place!

    • cubsguy
      cubsguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best place in Philly
      This is the best place in town. You can enjoy a wonderful fine dining and then relax with strong drinks. On weekends enjoy the piano in the back or watch the games at the bar. Great people, best food and drinks. No need to go anywhere else.

    • VickieCollins
      VickieCollins Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Elegant but friendly
      The food is excellent and comes in good quantity. Very tasty. The service is friendly and without attiude which is often found in the more "elegant" restaurants. I liked it probably best of the restaurants in Philly that I went to.

    • AllAmerican
      AllAmerican Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Seasoned Style
      If you are looking for a sophisticed older crowd, nice food, drinks and atmosphere, then Knock is the place for you.

    • hopSCOTch
      hopSCOTch Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't knock it till you try it.
      Great food amd service. I will be back for sure.

    • snuka12000
      snuka12000 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A Waste of Time
      I ate lunch here on Friday, May 28, 2010. The crowd was older men. I don't think that any guy there was under 50. However, 2 younger guys did come in a little later. The food was okay. I orderd caesar salad with chicken. It was okay. It wasn't the greatest chicken caesar salad that I've ever had. I asked the server and 2 of the patrons about the Philly gay scene and they were not enthusiastic about it at all. They were not helpful at all in guiding me to other gay spots that I should go to. I will not be returning to Knock. When I return to Philly I'm going to explore other gay spot. Knock did not impress me.

    • Stevin
      Stevin Over a year ago
      Hates it

      These other reviews must be written by friends.
      This place sucked. Yes, it is upscale, but the fun stopped there. The service was slow, the bartenders pretentious, and the regulars unfriendly. The bartender actually yelled at us for trying to order drinks at the bar because there is (supposedly) wait service! Well, our waiter ws spending his time chatting with friends at the table next to ours and didn't even ackowledge us when he saw us sit down. He finally served us and then took someone elses order between serving us and giving us change! I will say it's probably fun if you go with friends, drink martinis, know the bartenders, and don't mind waiting a long time for drinks. With all the other bars with efficient staff and friendly clients why waste your time and money?

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful Place for drinks!
      Glad to finally find a bar that is NOT a dump! This is a very upscale bar with friendly bartenders and a good friendly crowd. Also has a great restaurant within it. Wonderful happy hour crowd that extends thru the entire evening. Anybody visiting Philadelphia certainly needs to put this on their list of places to go first!