About West Tavern
West Tavern (Formerly Westy's Tavern &
Restaurant), under new management with a new look, is located at 1440 Callowhill Street in Philadelphia,
on the corner of 15th and Callowhill Street. The Tavern was establised in 1945, making it one of
Philadelphia's oldest Taverns.
West Tavern is neighborhood bar
and restaurant with a nightlife scene. We aim to treat all of our guests as family, in the hopes that
they will find their way back home again. In an effort to ensure that our guest have an outstanding
experience at West Tavern we have upgraded our kitchen and enticed Chef Ian Russo back down to the Philadelphia
area from New York. Chef Ian Russo has spent years refining his craft in some of the world’s best kitchens. Chef
Ian began his professional career with stints at La Reserve and Le Chantilly. He then crossed the ocean to work
with many world renowned and celebrated chefs in France and Belgium. He got his first taste of Hawaii at
famed Roy’s in Honolulu, then donned a toque at Bouley and Lespinasse in New York City.
After years in top rated kitchens, Chef Russo opened
his eponymous restaurant on the Upper East Side in New York City and soon his Dirty Drunken
Ribeye was honored with New York Magazine’s Best Steak in the City Award.
Chef Russo has now taken that steak and transformed
it into the award-winning DirtyBurger®, bringing it and his signature style Dirty Cooking®
to West Tavern as he, his kitchen team and service staff prepare to spice up the Philadelphia food
So whether it is lunch, happy hour, dinner or a
late night party that you seek, West Tavern is a the perfect place that can meet your needs. With nine
big screen HD LCD televisions, you can rest assured that you will have a great view to watch the big
game! Whether it be a DJ, Live Entertainment, Karaoke or our late night atmosphere you seek, we got you
Our goal is simple, make our guests