Bok Bar Opens Tonight

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A year after the successful Le Bok Fin pop-up at Bok, the rooftop bar is back in a more permanent fashion as Bok Bar[3].

The outdoor bar on top of the former Edward W. Bok School opens tonight with a menu of Vietnamese and Filipino dishes from chef Ronan Libunao. Look for bánh mí sandwiches, sesame balls and chocolate suman, a Filipino specialty that is made of glutinous coconut rice with chocolate prepared in a banana leaf. All items on the menu are priced under $10.

The food and drink operation is overseen by Stephen Yaeger, a hospitality veteran with experience at Starr Restaurant Group and Baby Blues BBQ. The bar will offer 12 types of beers ($5 to $6) and 9 wines ($7.50 to $9 and $38 to $45 for a bottle).

In addition to the great skyline views and vibes, patrons of Bok Bar will also be able to check out MAARKet[4] on Bok’s first floor. The store includes independent Philadelphia labels including Bok tenant Lobo Mau. In addition to featuring a tenant from Bok, 75% of Bok Bar staff will come from the immediate area.

On Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday afternoons Vacant America[5], the art installation by Klip Collective will be open in the east gym.

Bok Bar Food Menu

Sesame ball $3

Scallion pancake $5

Beef satay $5

Pork sisig $5

Tofu Bánh mì $7.50

Pork Bánh mì $7.50

Chocolate suman $5.50

Turon (aka x2 banana fritters) $4.50

Bok Bar is open Tuesday through Sunday weather permitting:

On Sundays from noon to 6pm, children accompanied by parents or guardians are welcomed to join in what is otherwise a 21-and-over space.

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