In a city rich with historical ubiquity, and a street famous for it’s arts, entertainment, and eclectic culture, The Legendary Dobbs has been a long-standing institution for artists and music enthusiasts alike.



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Established in 1974 under the name JC Dobbs, the venue transcended the typical definition of a classic rock bar. Inside the walls, Philadelphians and guests from all over have had reveled in some of the greatest moments in rock and roll history. Whether it was the emergence of local talent or the launch of international stardom, Dobbs is a legendary part of Philadelphia.

The Dobbs stage has seen the likes of Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bo Diddley, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Rage Against The Machine, The Offspring, and countless more.

As the doors open each day, you are invited to take in the history and witness the next generation of stars in the making. Grab a stool, grab a pint, and share in the experience of The Legendary Dobbs!

This venue was one of many famous venues along the South Street corridor throughout the years making the nightlife scene what is was.

Dobbs was located at 304 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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