Our Story

Located in Philadelphia’s historic Society Hill, The Twisted Tail is a Southern-inspired Bourbon House & Juke Joint, presenting an eclectic mix of American Whiskey and gastronomic offerings from our Charcoal Grill.

Simple ingredients are flame broiled using live coals, capturing complex and savory flavors. Be sure to sample our wealth of bourbon selections.

Enjoy our innovative Southern comfort food while enjoying live music and entertainment comprising the “Juke Joint” – an old-school Southern music hall.


Owner and Manager George Reilly founded The Twisted Tail in 2011, based on his life experiences and passions: blues, bourbon, and Southern hospitality.

George can be seen daily greeting and welcoming guests into his restaurant, but may also be found behind the bar crafting next season’s innovative cocktails.