Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

First Look: Northern Liberties Newcomer Bardot Readies For Its Closeup

Sixties sex-kitten-inspired Bardot is just about ready to make its debut. It picks up where tragically-named Wine-O — before that the Ministry of Information, which followed the W&J Bar — left off at 447 Poplar Street in Northern Liberties.

The new bar and restaurant serves as the second effort from Pub on Passyunk East owner Dennis Hewlett. He told us he expects to have it ready to open on, or shortly after, Thursday, August 21.

Nearly a full year went into overhauling the space. It has been transformed into a dimly-lit and drop-dead-sexy hideaway that’s dressed in dark woods and burgundy Victorian flocked velvet wallpaper. Overhead there’s pressed tin ceilings and a gorgeous octopus chandelier from South Philly artist Adam Wallacavage.

The 15-seat bar’s top was constructed with one continuous walnut timber with a live edge. It boasts 14 taps for beer and two for kegged wine. An 18-bottle wine list features mostly French selections representing various regions. A cocktail list, Hewlett told us, is currently in the works too. It will offer classics as well as some originals. Tables and booths will accommodate as many as 70 more guests.

Rhett Vellner, whose resume includes stints at Resurrection Ale House and Petruce et al., will serve a menu of sophisticated European comforts. Smaller bites include assorted tartines, artisan cheese boards and charcuterie. Larger plates will include Duck Cassoulet with Toulouse sausage, kale and tarragon mustard cream; Spaghettini Noir with squid ink, squid, chorizo and corn. For something in between, there will also be things like Saffron Dumpling Gratin with cauliflower, leeks and pine nuts; and Eggplant Panzanella with heirloom tomatoes, white beans and za'atar.

Hours will be 11 AM - 1:45 AM daily, with the kitchen serving food until 1 AM. Happy hours will run Monday through Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM. In the weeks ahead look for brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bardot, 447 Poplar Street, 267-639-4761


Tags: Beer, brunch, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, News, Spirits, Whiskey, Wine
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

On Thursday, June 27, prepare to hoist anchor for a three-hour tour of crazy proportions. We'll sail down the Delaware River in style with a three-hou...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 9, 2019
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
SPONSORED
What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

If you're taking an Uber, Lyft, or cab and feel unsafe, there are steps you can take to protect yourself....read more ›

by Nina Starner Jun 19, 2019
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Independence Beer Garden is Hosting a Beer-Filled Bocce Tournament, June 23

Independence Beer Garden is Hosting a Beer-Filled Bocce Tournament, June 23

On Sunday, June 23 at 12 PM, head to Independence Beer Garden, located across the street from Independence Mal...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jun 19, 2019
Fitler Club is Now Open & Features Multiple Bars, A Restaurant from Marc Vetri, A Luxury Hotel, & More

Fitler Club is Now Open & Features Multiple Bars, A Restaurant from Marc Vetri, A Luxury Hotel, & More

Philadelphia's newest members-only club, Fitler Club, has officially opened its stylish purple door at 2400 Ma...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jun 19, 2019
Philadelphia's Hop Sing Laundromat Scored a Spot on Esquire's List of the 27 Best Bars in America

Philadelphia's Hop Sing Laundromat Scored a Spot on Esquire's List of the 27 Best Bars in America

Philadelphia's favorite and strictest speakeasy, Hop Sing Laundromat, made Esquire's list of the 27 best bars ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jun 5, 2019
Philly's Best Happy Hours: Ocean Prime's $10 Cocktails and Wines & $10 Small Plates

Philly's Best Happy Hours: Ocean Prime's $10 Cocktails and Wines & $10 Small Plates

This week, we stopped in at Ocean Prime, Center City's oasis for great seafood, classic steaks, amazing wine, ...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 30, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close