Esquire Names The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. One Of The Best New Bars In America

The cocktails at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. are seriously good — Esquire recommends you order a Jersey Lightning.
(Photo courtesy Franklin Mortgage)

Esquire Magazine just published their ranking of the 14 best new bars in America, and Philly’s own The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. made the list.

The piece describes The Franklin as serving “grown-up drinks, for a grown-up clientele,” deft at capturing “the noirish glamour exuded by the phalanxes of handsome old office buildings that line the narrow Center City streets.”

What a handsome description of Philadelphia; and well-deserved accolades for an establishment that’s already been collecting them like playing cards (Bon Appétit’s , GQ’s Top 25 Cocktail Bars in America, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Bar 2010).

The article also name checks Southwark, Oyster House and Farmers’ Cabinet as far as good local spots for sophisticated cocktails.

In the mood for a springtime cocktail? Check out our coverage on outdoor dining for some prime spots to imbibe alfresco.

The Best Bars in America 2011 [Esquire]

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