If you are familiar with Philadelphia, you know, or should know, that the Rittenhouse Hotel is one of the best in the city when it comes to food and cocktails. They also have a terrific jazz series on Friday and Saturday nights outside their Library Bar starting at 9:30 pm. For the best of both worlds, head to Bar 210 early for some great cocktails, then head downstairs to the Library Bar for more great cocktails and fantastic live jazz music.
The bartender at Bar 210, Amy, is in our opinion one of the best in the city. The creativity she puts into the cocktail menu is fantastic and it shows when you order any of her drinks. They are simply amazing. Not only that, but the service and attention to detail you will experience at Bar 210 is second to none. It’s one of our favorite places to visit, unwind and just relax with a great drink.
If you are a bit on the hungry side, don’t hesitate to order something off their bar menu. The food here is absolutely delicious. On some nights, we’ll maybe just order their delicious soup. Other times, we’ll order their fried oysters, caesar salad and their fantastic hamburger. We’ve never had a bad meal here, ever! What more could you ask for, great cocktails and great food. If you haven’t been here yet go and you’ll see what I mean.
If you are lucky enough to be at the Rittenhouse on one of their jazz nights, claim a comfy chair and table outside the Library Bar, settle in, and get ready to hear some great music. Last time we were there, we were lucky enough to hear our very good friend Sharon Sable preform. She is a wonderful person and her voice is amazing. Do yourself a favor, look her up and give her a listen. You’ll agree and fall in love with her voice and music.
We’ve been to the Rittenhouse many times and I have written many articles about them but every time we go, we have such a great time. If you find a great place, why stop going? Make sure to give either Bar 210 or the Library Bar a try next time you are in the Rittenhouse Square area. And during the holiday season, make sure you go and see the wonderful decorations throughout the hotel.