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Ranstead Room

  • Neighborhood:
  • 2013 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-563-3330
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  • Price: $$$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Learning Bartending From The Pros


I know you think you’re a pretty good at-home bartender. Maybe you know a few tricks. Maybe you got a couple good recipes up your sleeve. But the pros out there will still school any amateur when it comes to knocking out the classics because you know what’s a better foundational education than making a few dozen martinis for a cocktail party with friends? Making a thousand of them for strangers.

So if you’re serious about learning something, you have to go to a professional. And lucky you, the crew at the Ranstead Room is there to help.

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Ranstead Room Introduces Spring Cocktail Menu

In the spirit of a speakeasy, there's no actual website for this Stephen Starr bar, which is located in the back of his El Rey restaurant, but don't be fooled: This dark, sexy spot is a great way to start a date night. The small watering hole features black leather booths and expert bartenders whipping up a host of memorable cocktails, plus you can snack on an assortment of goodies from the El Rey kitchen. It's not on the menu, but for a light drink that will get you buzzing, ask for the Ranstead Fruit Cup. You won't regret it. Sunday-Saturday, 6:30 pm to 2 am, Ranstead Room, 2013 Ranstead Street

Our run-down of new things to eat and drink this spring continues with another cocktail list. The Ranstead Room (2013 Ranstead Street) has updated their cocktail menu with some very springy drinks–including four different gin variations. All of the cocktails at the speakeasy-ish bar are $13.

Check out the new menu below.

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Cocktail Classes Are Back At The Ranstead Room

ranstead-room-cocktail-classes-400Have you ever just wanted to impress your friends with your cocktail concocting skills? Well, here’s your chance to become your own personal genius mixologist (at least in your opinion).

The Ranstead Room is once again hosting their cocktail class series. Every Monday, head bartenders Anna Henderer and Derek Moorer will host a class focused on cocktail fundamentals and techniques surrounding a particular spirit.

The classes are $68 per person, which includes five cocktails, take-home bags and bar snacks–plus all the education you walk away with. The take-home bag will have goodies like bar tools, glassware and cocktail recipe cards. Classes begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.

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