West Chester, PA

The Good Bad & Ugly Dive Bar Opens in West Chester, PA

Marilyn Johnson

Downtown West Chester, PA will get a colorful new addition to its bustling food and drink scene this week. Stove and Co. Restaurant Group partners Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich have opened Good Bad & Ugly at 158 West Gay Street, underneath Stove and Tap West Chester.

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The Good Bad and Ugly opens underneath Stove & Tap in West Chester, PA.Courtesy: Erik Weber

This is the first-ever bar-focused concept from the owners/partners of Stove and Tap, Revival Pizza Pub, Al Pastor, and DePaul's Table. This opening represents the group's fifth grand opening during the pandemic as they expand across the Main Line and Western Suburbs.

"Good Bad & Ugly in West Chester is our homage to something that we all love - a good dive bar," said Weathers. "We wanted to put our own Stove and Tap twist on a dive bar with delicious food in baskets that you eat with your hands, games to play, TV's to watch, sports to cheer for, well-made drinks, a great mix of beers on tap and by the can, and design that is sensory overload to keep the energy light and fun.

Good Bad & Ugly is Stove and Co's playful and modern twist on an old-fashioned underground dive bar, where they will serve up drinks, beers, bar food, vibes, games, music, and sports five nights a week. The 2,000 square foot space features seating for 52 people, including the giant 80+ foot long bar in the middle of the space that is made from reclaimed aluminum. The majority of seating is at the bar, with several two and four-top tables throughout the rest of the space. Throughout the bar, there are six 60 inch HD televisions, plus a digital jukebox.

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Inside the Good Bad and Ugly in West Chester, PACourtesy: Eddy Marenco

Bar bites include fare executed by Stove and Tap West Chester's Executive Chef Yasser Wolf such as wings, chicken fingers, burgers, french fries, and more.

The bar is focused on a tight easy selection of signature house cocktails that are designed for flavor, quality, and also speed. Being a modern dive bar, they were designed so that they could be made quickly and done right every single time, with less of a wait. All drinks use fresh seasonal ingredients - including freshly made boozy lemonades.

Happy hour will run daily, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with specials starting at only $3.00, including:

  • $3.00 Domestics - Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, High Life, Michelob Ultra Landshark, Coors Light, Yuengling, Truly
  • $4.00 - Craft Drafts - Rotating Selection
  • $5.00 Well Drinks - Drinks and Shots
  • $6.00 House Cocktails - Old Fashioned, Bangin Lemonade, WC Ranch Water, Margaritas,  Mules
  • $6.00 Snacks - Tap Fries (smoked brisket, beer cheese, cheese curds), Crispy Chicken Wings (hot, Korean bbq or sticky garlic), Buttermilk Chicken Fingers (plain or buffalo), All American Burger (American cheese, special sauce, pickled onion, lettuce, add french fries + $3.00)

Games include West Chester's only pool table, plus foosball and shuffleboard. Modern-day cowboy vibes take inspiration from old-fashioned spaghetti westerns and bring together elements from the owners' love of Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino movies.

The Good, Bad & Ugly is 21+ only.

Opening hours will be Wednesdays, from 4:00 pm to Midnight; Thursday and Friday, from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am; Saturday, from Noon to 2:00 am; and Sunday, from Noon to Midnight. The kitchen closes at 11:00 pm nightly. Happy Hour will run nightly, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and beyond. Food news: phillygrub@gmail.com. Travel tips: phillygrubtrips@gmail.com.

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