Devil’s Den in South Philly is closing, new owners take over in October
Bars / Closings / South Philadelphia

Devil’s Den in South Philly is closing, new owners take over in October

Devil’s Den, one of the city’s premier craft beer bars for almost 15 years, at 11th & Ellsworth Streets, will close on October 10th, according to owner Erin Wallace. The announcement was made on the bar’s Instagram page today. The post pretty much says it all. Very sad news. We wish Erin and her team … Continue reading

20 Frozen Cocktails in Philadelphia to help you cool down this summer
Bars / Cocktails / Seasonal

20 Frozen Cocktails in Philadelphia to help you cool down this summer

As the city heats up for summer 2022, consider this your guide to frozen cocktails in Philadelphia. While this list is not exhaustive, these are some of the best the city offers that will cool you off on those hot summer days! Name: Raspberry Lychee Margarita Location: Anejo – 1001 N 2nd Street (Northern Liberties) Price: $12 Description/Ingredients: This … Continue reading

The Jim Opens in South Philly
Bars / Openings / South Philadelphia

The Jim Opens in South Philly

Philadelphia bar owners Fergie Carey and Jim McNamara, of Fergie’s Pub and The Goat, along with Tony Rim of 1225 Raw and The Foodery, have opened The Jim at 1701 S. 8th Street (8th & Morris) in South Philly. The former JC Chinese Restaurant is now a neighborhood bar with the kitchen serving a menu of Chinese and Korean … Continue reading

Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar Hosts Philly Bloody Mary Showdown
Bars / Booze / Cocktails

Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar Hosts Philly Bloody Mary Showdown

After a multi-year drought, Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar in South Philadelphia will bring back its Bloody Mary Smackdown on Sunday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their homemade Bloody Mary recipes to be judged in hopes of winning Philly’s Best Bloody Mary mix. The creator of the best tasting homemade Bloody … Continue reading

Fox Chase Tavern Opening in Fox Chase (Northeast Philly)
Bars / Fox Chase / Northeast Philadelphia / Openings

Fox Chase Tavern Opening in Fox Chase (Northeast Philly)

When a sheet metal worker and a bartender met years ago, love bloomed first and then came a bar. Now comes another bar and restaurant in Northeast Philly. Kevin & Jen Bove love life and love a good fun atmosphere and people. When they’re not with their three kids or tending bar, their on a … Continue reading

The Yard at South Bowl Reopens
Bars / Outdoor Dining / South Philadelphia

The Yard at South Bowl Reopens

South Bowl is a bowling alley and event venue in South Philadelphia that opened in 2014. In 2019, South Bowl added to its entertainment complex by launching Philadelphia’s ultimate backyard experience, The Yard, making it a prime destination for outdoor fun. The 5,000 square-foot outdoor oasis at 19 E. Oregon Avenue gives visitors the perfect … Continue reading

The Franklin Bar Reopens Friday
Bars / Reopenings / Rittenhouse Square

The Franklin Bar Reopens Friday

Almost a year ago to the date when I first reported that The Franklin Bar (AKA Franklin Mortgage) closed, the beloved bar has announced its reopening at 1718 Latimer Street in Rittenhouse Square (within The 1715 Rittenhouse Boutique Hotel) this Friday, April 22 with veterans of Franklin’s management team. The new establishment features art deco … Continue reading

Top Tomato to Hold Grand Reopening Event at New Location
Bars / Midtown Village / Reopenings

Top Tomato to Hold Grand Reopening Event at New Location

Top Tomato, the longtime Midtown Village restaurant, announced today the grand reopening event of their new location at 116 S 11th Street, Philadelphia. The grand reopening event will take place on Friday, April 29th from 7-9 p.m. and will include free food and drinks and will feature live music. “The new restaurant is much larger … Continue reading

Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch
Bars / Beer / Cocktails / Happy Hour / Wine

Happy Hour Philly Announces Summer Social Launch

In April, Center City District announced that its annual summer happy hour series, SIPS, was canceled due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic. With restrictions now fully lifted and coronavirus numbers low, it may have seemed premature. Chris Parker-Rajewski and Mark Prinzinger, of social startup Happy Hour Philly, conceived Summer Social, a weekly happy … Continue reading

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company
Bars / Cocktails

RIP The Franklin Bar AKA Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

Another one bites the dust? The Franklin Bar is permanently closed. Yet another COVID-19 casualty? Almost certainly. However, rumors say the building has been sold for some sort of development. Isn’t that always the story in this city? Sigh. While this is extremely sad news for cocktail enthusiasts, it hardly comes as a surprise. Pandemic … Continue reading