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

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

Contestants & Judges for Make It Exotico Semifinal Cocktail Competition at The Franklin Bar
Booze / Cocktails

Contestants & Judges for Make It Exotico Semifinal Cocktail Competition at The Franklin Bar

Here’s the list of contestants and judges for the USBG Make It Exotico Cocktail Competition next Tuesday, May 9th at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company. Contestants: Miranda Helck – Kingsley (East Village New York) Catherine Hood – The Eddy & Eight Seas Tiki Bar (Providence, Rhode Island) Ariel Scalise – Tender Bar + Kitchen … Continue reading

May the 4th Be With You Day Tiki-Style at The Upstairs Bar
Cocktails / Rittenhouse Square

May the 4th Be With You Day Tiki-Style at The Upstairs Bar

This Thursday, May 4th, sci-fi fans around the world will be celebrating Star Wars Day, also known as May the 4th Be With You Day. The Upstairs Bar at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company will be throwing their own tiki-style party complete with tiki drinks that will be served in Star Wars tiki mugs! … Continue reading

Meet Brian Maxwell: Bartending Impresario at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
Bars / Bartenders

Meet Brian Maxwell: Bartending Impresario at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.

You don’t know his name yet, but you will. Bartender Brian Maxwell is a recent Philly transplant and has set up shop bartending at a revered drinking establishment in the City of Drunkardly Love. You can now find him behind the bar at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company (112 S. 18th Street), as well as companion bar The … Continue reading