Best of Philly

2010 Bar

The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co.

The retro drinks at this subterranean hideaway are inspired by those convivial pre-Prohibition days when making juleps was an art, and barkeeps really took care of their patrons. Should your mood dictate something classic, there’s the rum daiquiri (served up); if it dictates something smooth, perhaps the Purple Prose (gin, dry vermouth, blueberry syrup, absinthe, orange bitters). But if your mood dictates a Red Bull and vodka, best keep moving this ain’t your bar.

112 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 267-467-3277;