Mr. Chip’s Bar

Popular in the mid ‘90s, Mr. Chip’s Bar was located at 22nd Street and Ridge Avenue. In a 1996 interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer saxophonist Jimmy Oliver recalled the bar was across from the former location of Irene’s Café:

I looked over there and thought to myself that it only took me 50 years to get across the street.

Oliver was a regular at Irene’s, along with Pearl Bailey.

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