Tucked away on a side street off 20th Street, the Ranstead Room is Stephen Starr’s speakeasy-inspired bar serving a concise menu of creative cocktails. To enter, look for the dark double R marked doors or ask to be escorted down for drinks through Starr’s adjoining Mexican concept, El Rey. The intimate, dimly-lit space is illuminated by a fully-stocked bar and golden chandelier. Enjoy your cocktail at a red tufted leather booth or sit at one of the bar’s snakeskin stools. With no website, no reservations and an inconspicuous entrance, the Ranstead Room is one of Center City’s best hidden gems.
2013 Ranstead Street