Little Spot Tavern

Little Spot Tavern

Little Spot Sign

The giveaways were free sombreros.

1124 S. White Horse Pike, Somerdale, NJ 08083
Hours: 11 AM – 3 AM Mon – Sat; 12 PM – 3 AM Sun

Ahh, the Little Spot. A true blast from the past. This place still boasts a Coors Extra Dry sign (a beer which we cannot confirm has ever existed), and a Camel neon on the outside (smoking in NJ bars has been illegal for 9 years). But despite the “No Smoking” signs – you guessed it – nobody gives a shit if you smoke a cigarette inside this place. In fact, we were the only non-smokers in the place – including the employees!

The Little Spot also has the other classic symptoms of a great dive. There are four outdoor seats lined up against the wall so you can view the beautiful White Horse Pike, and the Spot is open ’til 3 AM! There’s no kitchen, but they offer a wide array of old chips in a vending machine if your get hungry. Or you can BYOF! It appeared that a rogue employee went on a reverse-food-delivery and picked up Burger King for the regulars before going behind the bar only to get himself a Corona and an ashtray.

Interestingly, Dancing With the Stars was on all 4 TVs during our stay. Considering that the Phillies and the NBA playoffs were both on, we’re guessing they don’t have cable. Other than that, entertainment options at the Little Spot are decent – two pool tables, one of which doubles as a ping pong table (and likely a beer pong table) a few

nights a week. There’s also a video arcade machine, a Strikemaster, and, surprisingly, a brand new TouchTunes machine with a great sound system. In fact, the Spot’s audio setup is great for music-lovers and people-haters alike, because the music is so loud you can’t even hear the person sitting next you!

When you do get a minute between songs, you might actually get a chance to talk to someone. Although the seemingly tight-knit group of regulars and bartenders may make a newcomer a little uneasy at first, the crowd is friendly and welcoming. The bartenders are quick to reload your Yuengling, which is kept at the perfect temperature behind the dimly lit (but surprisingly clean) bar. If you’re looking for package goods, they have an unusually wide selection including Four Loko, and 40s of Colt 45!

Whenever you make it to Little Spot Tavern, be sure to check out the calendar on the wall when you get there. Conveniently, the Spot posts the daily bartender schedule so that you can plan to drink with the bartenders you love, and avoid the ones you hate. You’re probably already putting your dive suit on – be careful not to get the bends, because this place is deep.

Ratings: 

Food: BYOF
Drink: ★★★
Atmosphere: ★★★★
Price: $$
Overall: ★★★★

Bottom Line
Cheap beer and deep as hell. Get to the Spot. And bring food.

Noteworthy Specials:
Various parties/one-off specials throughout the year
Happy Hour 4:30-6:30 PM, starts at 4 on Monday
Sunday – Free Billiards
Monday – Free Ping Pong

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3 thoughts on “Little Spot Tavern

  1. I hoisted a few in that place almost 40 years ago when I worked up the street and an alcoholic coworker drug us out there for a few lunchtime pick-me-ups. It was called Clark’s Little Spot then. It’s located in Stratford, near where the legendary White Horse Inn used to be located.

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      1. Sorry, no old pics, just beer clouded memories. We didn’t have iPhones back then 😉 The White Horse Pike was probably named after the tavern that was located about 100 yards east of there on Berlin and White Horse Rds.

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