- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 112 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-231-9911
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
It’s movie night again at Franklin Mortgage. And while no, they’re not actually showing the movie (which, they explained, would be either illegal or really, really expensive), they have put together a cocktail menu inspired by the awesome (and often tragically undervalued) Luc Besson science fiction cult hit, The Fifth Element.
Yeah, the one where Milla Jovovich spends most of the movie almost naked. Didn’t I already say it was awesome?
Anyway, drink-slingers Christina Rando and Colin O'Neill have got a Fhloston Paradise menu all put together and they'll be serving it tonight starting at 5pm. So if you're a fan (or even if you just really like drinking), get on over there and have yourself a Korben Dallas: Meat Popsicle. And while you're waiting, check out the full menu after the jump.
In December, they did Top Gun–a classic of American cinema–with excellent themed cocktails based on the movie. And now, the crew from Franklin Mortgage is going back to the well once again for a Sunday Movie Night event featuring the completely insane Cage/Travolta masterpiece Face/Off. There’s gonna be cool drinks for just $11 a pop, pizza from the guys at Pitruco, Mike Treffehn and Catherine Manning behind the stick, and all the madness that comes of anything involving Nicolas Cage.
So, Sunday night, January 26. Make your plans now. And check out the cocktail menu below to get you in the mood.
Tonight, the Franklin will release their 16th cocktail menu–and the first to be produced under the command of new head barman, Mike Treffehn. True, Treffehn and ex-head-bartender Al Sotack collaborated on the thing in order to make everything run smoothly, but still–congrats, Mike. It looks like a killer list.
And as if a new cocktail menu wasn’t enough, the bar has also taken a stab at updating their beer and wine programs. Oh, and they have another class coming up, too–an introduction to cognac course, taught by certified cognac professional and Franklin bartender Mary Rose Braun. You can get more information on courses at email@example.com.
But in the meantime...