The Franklin Bar – formerly known as the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company – is a Rittenhouse speakeasy named after the largest alcohol ring in the country during Prohibition. The cool, subterranean cocktail bar, complete with low lighting, sleek marble tables and red leather banquettes, features an extensive cocktail program of old school classics and adventurous new concoctions. Handcrafted by well-dressed, highly experienced bartenders, the drink menu is divided into five categories ranging from Required Reading and Easy Going to Rebellious Spirits and Esoteric. The upstairs space offers a comparatively casual tiki-themed experience with bamboo and tropical inspired decor. The tiki drinks feature elaborate garnishes and dry ice for a unique tiki bar experience in an urban setting.
The Franklin Bar is open every day from 5pm to 2am, first come first served.
The Franklin Bar
112 South 18th Street