Sassafras(48 S. 2nd Street) celebrates the five year anniversary of its
rebirth with a free party and concert tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Philadelphia’s “Grande Dame” of neighborhood bars kicks off the festivities at
5:00 PM with five dollar food and drink specials, including Hibiscus Mojitos, handcrafted
Manhattans and Martinis, craft drafts, house wine pours, Cherry Pepper Hummus
and Pita, Beer Battered Fish Bites and more. At 6:00 PM, local music legend Ken Kweder (Kennkweder.com) grabs his guitar for an eclectic,
rousing live set. Admission is free to the public. Food and drinks are
pay-as-you-go. Mascot ‘John Deer’ will oversee the celebration by donning a
special tribute outfit. For updates on the anniversary, and to catch a glimpse
of John’s new threads, visit www.facebook.com/sassafrasbar. For general information about Sassafras, visit www.sassafrasbar.com or call (215) 925-2317.
On May 16, 2008, current
owners Donal McCoy and Neil Laughlin opened the doors to the ‘new’ Sassafras,
after they took ownership and rescued this 40+ year old Philadelphia
institution. Since 2008, the famous bar, café and restaurant have been restored
to its early years of glory with the return of free live jazz music (five days
a week), classic cocktails, revamped menus, friendly service, and a splendid
collection of craft beer, Single Malt Scotches,
Whiskies and Bourbon. Award-winning burgers feature an exotic selection of meats such as ostrich, bison, lamb and
venison. The new vibe is warm, inviting and cozy, with a sophisticated,
timeless and classic feel.
food and drink specials are five dollars each, and designed to celebrate five
years of great spirits and good times. The menu for the party includes:
* Hibiscus (or regular) Mojitos * Handcrafted well Manhattans & Martinis * Handcrafted mixed well drinks * Craft drafts (all six) * House wine pours * House made Cherry Pepper Hummus & Pita * Beer Battered Fish Bites With House made Tartar * Hand cut Fully Loaded Fries (chili and
cheese or black pepper gravy) * Buffalo Wings with our three dipping sauces (barbeque, teriyaki
Sassafras is the “Grande
Dame” of Philadelphia’s
neighborhood bars – sophisticated, timeless and classic. This old-world pub,
with a twist of modern flavor, is located at 48 2nd Street, in the
heart of Philadelphia’s Old City District.
The small eclectic menu has something to satisfy every palate; everything
from award winning burgers, traditional fish n’ chips, salads and the famous
French Onion Soup.
vibe of Sassafras is like your father’s bar, but in a good way. It exudes a
warm and inviting atmosphere with old-school bartenders who know how to make a
drink the way it was meant to be. The bar also boasts a world-class assortment
of bottled beer, ever changing list of draft beers and wines, and a splendid
selection of Single Malt Scotches, Whiskies and Bourbon.
Special features that immediately grab and hold your attention
are the ever-popular mascot, John Deer. He can be found overlooking the bar,
donning outfits that celebrate holidays and special occasions. His popularity
on social media has grown and he can confidentially say he has his own legion
of fans that are always abuzz about his next wacky look of the day. When guests stop chattering about John, they
almost immediately turn their attention to the famous ladies room that has a
mural painted by a talented artist Ali Dilworth, who also works the bar one
night a week and will indeed be behind the bar on the evening of the
party. For more on her work, visit https://www.alisondilworth.com/murals.html
information, visit www.sassafrasbar.com or call (215) 925-2317. For
additional updates, please like Sassafras at www.facebook.com/ sassafrasbar.