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The Franklin Bar
From the moment you approach the black door of this literally underground establishment, you get the feeling that you're entering the private lair of a 1920s starlet or politician, where alcohol... Read More
From the moment you approach the black door of this literally underground establishment, you get the feeling that you're entering the private lair of a 1920s starlet or politician, where alcohol flowed secretly out of sight of enforcement agents. Taking its name from the largest Prohibition-era alcohol ring in the country, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company is everything you want it to be: hushed, dark, elegant, low-ceilinged, exclusively pricey and captained by some of the most decorated cocktail creators in the business. The narrow space features classic cocktails and modern interpretations thereof, a handful of conversation tables and just enough seating to accommodate people who know people.
- Best for Lounges Because: Whether you're in the mood for a bit upscale or a casual environment, this place has both along with great drinks to boot.
- Best for Rittenhouse Square's Best Nightlife Because: The fun of this bar is the somewhat secret, underground location and excellent cocktails.
- Best for Bars Because: An underground bar with a great reputation as being one of the best bars in town deserves a visit by anyone who's anyone.