New Gay Bar Boxers Opening Today in the Gayborhood

The day has finally come, Boxers, the New York gay bar franchise with locations in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, will open its doors this afternoon in the Gayborhood.

Director of  Marketing George Maestre tells me that the bar will open at 1330 Walnut Street at 4 p.m. today, but it’s only a soft opening. “We are just opening the doors, and in a couple weeks we will have a grand-opening weekend.”

More from a press release sent out this afternoon:

This two level sports bar will expand 3,000 square feet and will feature a dozen flat screens, projectors, pool table, brick oven pizzas, and a full bar with craft beers on tap. Open 7 days a week, the bar will also offer daily lunch, weekend brunch and the Best Happy Hour in the area from 6 to 8pm daily.

Headed by Philly native Chef Dayna Russo, the menu will offer delightful selections such as Boxers famous brick over pizza. In addition to lunch, brunch and a tapas style dinner menu, patrons will have the chance to catch their favorite sports games, interact with a live media feed and enjoy listening to a state-of-the-art music video system.

The new venue will be located at 1330 Walnut Street, and the planned hours of operation will be Monday through Sundays, noon to 2 a.m.

The bartenders are decking out in their red shorts—and nothing else—as we speak.