Olde Bar

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  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday to Saturday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Winter Restaurant Openings That Have Us Excited

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We’ve already seen several impressive rebirths this year. Hawthorne’s has reopened after a blaze forced the beer cafe and bruncherie to close for almost a year, and they’re now offering beer delivery. Jose Garces has opened the Olde Bar at Bookbinders. The most impressive thing about this Olde Bar might be how little has actually changed. Even the plaques dedicated to faithful customers of Old Orignal Bookbinders remain. Earlier this week, the old Frankie Bradley’s, a well-known restaurant that fed the stars for 50+ years at 13th and Chancellor reopened as Franky Bradley’s. It’s now a nostalgic and sexy bar and restaurant from Silk City’s Mark Bee.

Not bad for the slowest time of year for restaurants.




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Old Original Bookbinders Building Turns Leaf With New Bar

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Photo credit: Arthur Etchells.

Foodies and historical building buffs alike can go have a mini celebration tonight as the Old Original Bookbinders on 2nd and Walnut has re-opened as a new bar. Foobooz reports that in spite of the change, the venue is still very much Bookbinders-ish.

Sayeth Foobooz:

The exterior is definitely still Bookbinders. Only a small square sign reveals that “Bookies” is now Olde Bar. The rest of the signage, century old stained glass, banquettes, lighting and flooring all harken back to John Taxin’s seafood house. The menu won’t feel all that different either.

For a full gallery of the newly opened space (and the new menu!), check out Foobooz’s post.




Jose Garces’s Olde Bar Opens Today [Foobooz]

Jose Garces’s Olde Bar Opens Today

the-olde-bar-bar-bookbinders-940Today, Jose Garces opens the Olde Bar in the Old Original Bookbinders building at 2nd and Walnut. The Olde Bar is indeed the old bar from Bookbinders and it hasn’t been so much remade as reopened.

The exterior is definitely still Bookbinders. Only a small square sign reveals that “Bookies” is now Olde Bar. The rest of the signage, century old stained glass, banquettes, lighting and flooring all harken back to John Taxin’s seafood house. The menu won’t feel all that different either.

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