- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 112 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-231-9911
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
The Franklin Bar is coming up on a big milestone in 2017: eight years in business. Since opening back in 2009, the high-toned, trendsetting bar — known more formally as Franklin Mortgage & Investiment Co. — has been one of the city’s top spots for innovative, meticulously crafted cocktails that pack a punch. In that time, they’ve given their upstairs space a make-under, then more recently transformed it into a tiki bar. And at the end of June, they’ll unveil their new summer menu, the first in the bar’s history developed sans head bartender.
But first, they’re celebrating the eighth anniversary this weekend with a party and special menu to mark the milestone.
Tired of all the political talk? Here’s an election with two candidates that are a little easier to swallow.
Philadelphia Distilling is is the official gin provider of the 2016 Philadelphia Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention with their Bluecoat Gin. And in the spirit of the convention, they are hosting their own election between two drinks the “Martini” and the “Martinez.”
The “Martini” is the classic martini made with their American Dry Gin and is garnished with an orange twist or olive.
The “Martinez” is made with the Philadelphia Distilling’s Barrel Finished Gin, vermouth, bitters, luxardo, and finished with an orange twist.
The two drinks can be put to the test all over the city including some Foobooz favorites like Oyster House, Industry, Vedge, and a.bar (just to name a few).
To vote, head to the Bluecoat Gin Facebook page Drink-cision post and comment the hashtag of your favorite. Voting is open and will run until July 28th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, July 28th at 10 p.m. at The Franklin Bar.