- Neighborhood: Center City East, Midtown Village
- 1330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Website | Facebook
- Cuisine: Bar
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Brunch, Dinner
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Even though it’s just a soft opening at 4 p.m. this afternoon, there will be a grand opening weekend coming up in a few weeks. The happy hour starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. tonight.
And yes, at today's opening there will still be bartenders donning red shorts and nothing else.
The day has finally come, Boxers, the New York gay bar franchise with locations in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, will open its doors this afternoon in the Gayborhood.
Director of Marketing George Maestre tells me that the bar will open at 1330 Walnut Street at 4 p.m. today, but it’s only a soft opening. “We are just opening the doors, and in a couple weeks we will have a grand-opening weekend.”
More from a press release sent out this afternoon:
It’s not the iconic mutt you’d expect to see outside Philly’s newest gay bar, Boxers, but a giant, inflated Union rat that’s inhabited the sidewalk on Walnut Street over the last two days. Members of Local 19, the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union, have picketed the home of the future bar, claiming that the owners have used non-union contractors on the construction of the site.