Tonight: Grand Opening Party At Rhino Bar

Over at the Independent Hotel, Mike Stollenwerk’s Rhino Bar (which took the place of his flagship Fish after it moved into smaller quarters inside the hotel) is getting ready for its grand opening party.

Tonight, from 6-9pm, there will be $3 drafts, $4 cocktails and beers in cans for just two bucks. Also, it looks like the kitchen is putting out a half-price menu for the festivities, and here’s to hoping that it includes all the stuff on this chock-full-‘o-guilty-pleasures board that we want to eat. Like, for example, the tempura fish tacos, meatballs in South Philly gravy, lobster grilled cheese sandwiches and–gasp!–confit chicken drumettes with Buffalo wing sauce, Jasper Hill blue cheese dip and celery.

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  • ambiguator

    Personally, my biggest problem is not with the demolition, but with the hideous, unoriginal drivel they’re going to replace it with.

    Have you seen the plans for this garbage?
    The plans call for over 75% of the street level to be surface parking.

    • Liz Spikol

      That’s the problem a lot of people have. I mean, it’s not as though the armory is really salvageable, from what I’m told. It’s just that people are left rather uninspired by what comes after.

  • Curator

    The armory is a load bearing masonry building, solid as a rock that happens to have a bad roof. If you believe it can’t be reused then I think maybe you must be blind. Okay, row houses are a dime a dozen, but churches and armories. This is disgusting. Bye Philadephia!