Food & Drink

The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company

Top-rated drinking establishment serves up classy cocktails with Prohibition-style

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Overview

Channeling speakeasies of the Prohibition-era, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company has only one focus: making the best cocktails around.

Named after the largest alcohol ring in the country during Prohibition, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company has garnered numerous awards including Bon Appétit’s Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars, GQ’s Top 25 Cocktail Bars in America, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Bar 2010.

Once you walk down the stairs to this unassuming drinking establishment at 18th and Chestnut Streets, you’ll enter a world where liquor is king.

 

The Experience

Walking downstairs and entering the plain black door of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company, you may feel as if you are entering a secret speakeasy of the 1920s.

The darkened space features low tables perfect for comfortable conversation.

The most prominent decoration is large mural depicting a boxing match from the days of old.

At the cozy bar in the back, bartenders confidently navigate a wide array of bottles, jars and concoctions used to create The Franklin’s cocktail masterpieces.

Do not worry about fighting the crowd for a drink, as The Franklin only lets in as many customers as they have seats.

The policy may lead to a lengthy line outside the door, but don’t worry about the wait – The Franklin will call your phone when your seat is available.

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