Mr. Jay's Place Bar - Your friendly family-owned neighborhood bar.

Mr. Jay's Place Bar 
1700 Fairmount Avenue 
Philadelphia PA 19130 
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As of August 1st, 2020:

Current Hours for Pick up & Delivery 

During COVID-19,  Bar is OPEN!!!!! 

Monday - Thursday from 12pm-12am 

Friday-Sunday 12pm-1am.

Please note: 
Mr. Jay's Place Bar Regular hours will start back again as soon as we are allowed to open on green in the City of Philadelphia. 
Any outside tables for drinking & dining usage is only from 12pm - 10pm. 

COVID-19 Response: YES!!! WE ARE OPEN FROM 12PM-12am. 

Our Response To COVID-19 is, YES, we are open but only for reduced delivery hours and pickup hours for take-out, are from 12pm-12am. Being quarantined only makes our drinking prices better than ever. Check out what we have to offer for you while you are home. Help us support our staff who are now considered "non-essential" due to the COVID-19 virus and give them the TIPS that they deserve and what they work hard for to continue servicing our community. Bartenders are "essential" and they are the backbone to our family business. We love and appreciate everyone who works for us and give the delivery driver what he deserves as a tip. We are working hard to keep our employees, customers, and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We reduced our normal hours from 12pm-2am to Covid-19 new hours 12-12am Monday through Sunday. 

Help Us Serve YOU!!! Our Community!!!!!  Support your neighborhood bars!

About Mr. Jay's Place Bar

This is your friendly family owned neighborhood bar where the famous writer "Bukowski" used to drink, roam around and write all the time. Join us for our drink specials and all the locals at our weekly events on the 1st & 2nd floor bar. Have good times, meet new friends and have a cold beer. We are glad you are here!! All are welcomed here!


Established in 1999.

Way back in 1999, this family owned neighborhood bar business was established by Jay Guzman & Family, who are longtime residents of Fairmount and Spring Garden street since 1955. This shot-and-beer joint near 17th Street and Fairmount Avenue is a notable landmark, because it's the same spot where American drunkard author and poet Charles Bukowski used to spend his time while living in Philadelphia in the mid forties. It also served as the inspiration for the Golden Horn, the fictional bar at the center of the Bukowski-penned semi-autobiographical film Barfly. With a gaggle of new bars and restaurants sprouting up in the Fairmount neighborhood in recent months, right now seems like it's as good of a time to visit Mr Jay's Place. All are welcomed here!

Meet the Manager

Business owner information

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Cristina G.


Cristina Elena Guzman is of Puerto Rican decent and was born and raised in Center City Philadelphia Graduating from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in 1996 as a vocal major and drama and dance minor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, where she majored in Broadcasting Telecommunications and Mass Media with a minor in Vocal Music. She also has a certification in Non-Profit Management from LaSalle University. Cristina has a Master's Degree from Eastern University in Multi-Cultural Education - Secondary Education teaching certification in Communications. She has traveled extremely throughout the United States and Europe and is fluent in English and Spanish. She was formally Miss Philadelphia 1999 in the Miss America Scholarship Organization and the first Hispanic to ever hold the title.