Tonight: Bar Volver’s Guest Bartender Series


It’s that time again–time for another entry in the Bar Volver Guest Bartender Series. Tonight, starting at 5pm, Dan Lan Hamm from 1 Tipling Place will be behind the bar, and he’ll be slinging four original cocktails for the crowd.

In case you’ve forgotten, let me remind you why this series is awesome…

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Elixr Is Presenting a Coffee and Cocktail Competitions

elixr-squareOn Thursday, November 21st, Elixr Coffee is hosting coffee and cocktail competitions featuring bars and coffee shops around the city.

On this special night, a latte art throwdown featuring top baristas from sixteen coffee bars in Philadelphia will compete. That will be followed by a coffee-centric cocktail competition featuring bartenders from cocktail bars and restaurants (Vedge, The Corner, 1 Tippling Place, Farmers’ Cabinet and more) around town. It all goes down at Elixr Coffee, 207 Sydenham Street (between 15th and 16th Streets) at 6:30 p.m. As Elixr says, “Come to Taste the Magic. Come, and we All Win.”

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1 Tippling Place Is Going New Orleans This Sunday


On Sunday, May 19th, 1 Tippling Place is going to be hosting a French Quarter style New Orleans pop-up. The Chestnut Street bar will serve a special drink list of classic New Orleans drinks like the Sazerac, Ramos Gin Fizz, French 75 and more. Happy hour specials will run from 6 to 9 p.m. when all Zaya Rum drinks will be $2 off.

The kitchen will also be getting in the N’awlins swing of things with $4 Jambalaya bowls and $2 Po’ Boy sliders. Guest bartender, Derek Moorer from the Ranstead Room will be assisting behind the bar.

1 Tippling Place opens at 5 p.m.

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Where We’re Drinking: 1 Tippling Place


When 1 Tippling Pl. made the 2012 Foobooz Top 50 Bars list, even I, curator of that list, raised an eyebrow. But the panel had spoken, so onto the list the new Chestnut Street cocktail lounge went. And upon further inspection, it isn’t difficult to see why this newcomer made such an impression. When you walk in, you’re greeted by welcoming love seats, overstuffed leather chairs, and small tables for your drinks. The bar mixes up excellent classic cocktails like gin martinis, old-fashioneds and manhattans. “Less Common” and seasonal cocktails also make for sound choices. The Penicillin provided just the remedy for a cold night, with smoky scotch, lemon, honey and candied ginger warming me from the inside out. The only food on offer: throwback hors d’oeuvres like meatballs in Thai peanut sauce, dates wrapped in bacon, and nuts served in a clever (though only partly successful) angostura bitters glaze. Go for the drinks, though, and you won’t be let down. For sustenance, eat before or after, or stick with the kitchen’s grilled-cheese menu.

1 Tippling Place
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