The Franklin Bar Tale Of The Tape


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Photo via Phoodie.info

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. opens to the public tonight in the former Bar Noir space on 18th Street. 

The Story

  • Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. was known for being the center for the largest alcohol ring in the country during prohibition.
  • Max “Boo Boo” Hoff ran the ring.
  • Hoff pushed 10,000 gallons of  liquor a day.

The Space

  • 112 S 18th Street
  • 50seats
  • One bar in the back
  • Proprietors LLC consulted on the interior
  • Dark wood lined ceiling
  • Deep red banquettes
  • An interesting array of lighting fixtures
  • Mural of “Boo Boo” is to be installed where the former front bar was located.

The Drinks

  • Six page cocktail list presented in book form
  • Categories include:
    • Revivers & Tonics
    • Island Coolers
    • Water of Life
    • American History
    • Summer Sippin
    • Martini Through Time
    • The Flowing Bowl
    • Beer
  • Three kinds of gourmet ice
    • Kold-Draft
    • Nugget
    • Culinary Grade
  • No vodka
  • No Food

For more on the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. check out the following links.

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Is Not Kidding Around [Phoodie.info]
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. [Thrillist]
No password necessary: The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. opens Thursday [Meal Ticket]
The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Serves Up Specialty [Philly Chit Chat]
The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. [Official Site]