Bars in the Burbs: A Guide to West Chester Nightlife



High Street - A Guide to West Chester Nightlife


The bar scene. A piece of knowledge important to ensure a good night out on the town. West Chester Pennsylvania has numerous options but depending on the environment you are looking for research prior to venturing out is vital. West Chester has an allure of bars/restaurants but this post is solely focusing on night life. Now let’s sample some of these saloons!

Ramshead bar and grill:

A local sports bar/restaurant with a causal vibe and great beer selection. The craft beers rotate throughout the seasons and pair nicely with the bar’s delicious grub. A great spot for good eats, sports and friendly people. The restaurant has two levels; downstairs there is a second bar that encompasses a dance floor on Saturday nights. Go downstairs for classic bar games like darts and Golden Tee.

The Social Lounge:

This spot prides itself on live music. It hosts local bands ranging in genres from jazz to grunge. Social Lounge is a great choice for happy hour with drink specials and discounted appetizers. The music does not start until the evening so do not go here at 5pm and expect entertainment. But do go here and order the Cajun pierogis.



An Irish pub in the heart of West Chester.  This location is aimed towards the younger crowd which is apparent in its demographics when you walk in. West Chester University is within walking distance to the town center and some of the late night locations are geared toward college students. Go here for some late night dancing and the atmosphere of an old Irish tavern mixed with today’s youth.



A Mexican restaurant with a rooftop bar. Need more convincing? Delicious guacamole and Margaritas served on all 3 floors of this multi-level restaurant. Más is an interfusion of old and young because who doesn’t like burritos? If this bar were a hairstyle it’d be a mullet; family friendly during the day and a party place at night.



A restaurant upstairs and a dance floor and DJ downstairs. Start upstairs with half off appetizers and trivia on Wednesdays and then head downstairs to let loose. On the weekends expect to stand in line with college students to get into this hot spot. Snow or sun this place is always a popular site.


Pietro’s Prime:

A martini bar located a block away from all the madness of town. An upscale joint to go when feeling fancy. A very quiet and calm atmosphere where you can sip on your drink inside or outside on the patio. Pietro’s is a pick for a special night out on the town because frequent trips can burden the wallet.


These are just a pinch of pubs in West Chester but a good starter guide to any individual exploring the town for the first time. Hopefully these options have made the exploration less intimidating; now the only problem: what IPA to order?

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