Where you should go for a night out in the city of Philadelphia can be a serious decision. No one wants to waste their time in a mediocre bar, and why should they? With the many offerings this city has to offer, there is sure to be a venue that meets your group's needs. Perhaps it's the recently opened Art Bar in the Sonesta Hotel?
Art Bar combines chic modern decor; great cocktails, beer and wine; and fine food options. Featured on a rotating basis are artists from the Center for Emerging Arts, so that there is always something new and interesting to check out here.
Sample some of the delicious drinks at Art Bar, and check out works from local artists, too — Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski
Live music ups the entertainment factor, and seating is communal with window views for visual stimulation and conversational opportunities. As far as food choices, you have a selection of small plates options, including such gems as lobster mac 'n' cheese or crab cakes. Visit here during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. for discounts on beer and wine.
Bland and flat is certainly what Art Bar is not. Their decor pops with bold colors and modern furnishings. Their rotating art displays keep the bar looking fresh and edgy, while supporting local artistry.
Patrons can stop in for a drink, have an appetizer, enjoy some conversation with friends or coworkers, take in some area art or just simply unwind and relax. The vibe here is warm and friendly, and you'll almost always find it bustling with neighborly chatter.
Since the seating here is communal, it's welcoming for small groups looking to work in a little bonding after hours. From friends meeting in the city for a get-together to coworkers looking to celebrate a small milestone, Art Bar is a great place to be able to sit together and grab a drink without huge TVs or rambunctious sports fans drowning out your enthusiasm. Save those things for another night!
Everything is art-inspired at the Sonesta Hotel! — Photo courtesy of Sonesta Hotel
At Art Bar, you can feel like you've kicked up your culture and refined your tastes for the time being, yet not quite entered snob territory. It's a nice combination of casual, yet classy.
Guests at the Sonesta Hotel will appreciate the convenience of having a trendy nightclub right in their lodging choice. Visitors to the area will like that this concept bar is so close to the many restaurants, sights and places of interest in the city.
It's a great stop when you're looking for something not-so-ordinary in what can seem like an endless array of same-old, same-old. Pop into Art Bar for a twist to your evening out, and never worry about wasting your evening on mediocrity again.