If you are looking for a great spot to relax, take in the city skyline, and enjoy good cocktails and food, put XIX (Nineteen) bar on your list. XIX sits atop the Bellevue Hotel in center city. The decor of the bar is warm and inviting. There are cozy alcoves, leather booths, and a working fireplace that just lends more charm to the place.
I was getting my hair done downstairs at the Artur Kirsh Salon & Spa at the Bellevue, which I highly recommend, so Eric headed up to XIX. He promptly order a raspberry martini, and immediately started to text me photos of it. As much as I love getting my hair done at the Bellevue, I couldn’t wait to head up to XIX and join him!
When I finally made it to the bar, I also ordered a raspberry martini. I recognized our bartender, Amirah, who was working last time we were here. She is super friendly, and a great bartender. She made my drink really well. It wasn’t overly sweet, and it had nice balance of flavor.
Along with any good happy hour, you need to have a good snack. We decided to put in an order of their soft pretzel tartine, sautéed mussels, and daily oysters. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The soft pretzel tartine was amazing. It consisted of prosciutto, pears, humboldt fog cheese, basil, and whole grain mustard. The mussels and oysters were so fresh and delicious. We had no complaints.
XIX is such a great happy hour spot. The decor is beautiful, the food and drinks are fantastic, and the entire staff are so nice. You can’t go wrong if you come here. If you decide to stay for dinner, you can dine at the bar, or head over to XIX restaurant which also has amazing views of the city skyline. Make sure you stop by for a drink if you’re in the area!