SOME PEOPLE ARE TALKERS. SOME PEOPLE ARE LISTENERS. WE CONSIDER OURSELVES THE LATTER. (GOOD THING TOO, NOBODY LIKES A CHATTY BARTENDER) BUT THIS, THIS IS WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING — ABOUT US.

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION FEBRUARY - 19TH, 2014
THE 2014 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS RESTAURANT AND CHEF SEMIFINALISTS - OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM - FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.

GQ NOVEMBER 16TH, 2013
BEST PLACE TO DRINK IN PHILADELPHIA

PLAYBOY  AUGUST 2012
BEST BARS 2012

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE  AUGUST 2012
BEST OF PHILLY

DETAILS JUNE/JULY 2012
FOUR SUMMER SPINS ON THE GIN AND TONIC

MEN'S FITNESS MAY 2012
25 BEST BARS IN AMERICA

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL APRIL 6, 2012
GINGER COCKTAILS: REFRESHING BURN

FOOD & WINE APRIL 5, 2012
WHOLE EGG COCKTAILS

ESQUIRE MARCH 5, 2012
COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: ALWAYS CRASHING THE SAME CAR

CNNGO FEBRUARY 21, 2012
8 MODERN SPEAKEASIES

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION FEBRUARY 2012
JBF 2012 OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM SEMIFINALIST

FOOD & WINE JANUARY 2012
50 BEST BARS IN AMERICA

REUTERS NOVEMBER 21, 2011
THE SPIRITED TRAVELLER: PHILADELPHIA PACKS QUITE A PUNCH

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2011
PHILADELPHIA'S #1 COCKTAIL BAR

DETAILS SEPTEMBER 2011
ROOM TEMPERATURE COCKTAIL TREND

BBC AUGUST 30, 2011
PHILADELPHIA'S REVISED SPEAKEASY SCENE

ESQUIRE JUNE/JULY 2011
FRANKLIN NAMED TO "BEST BARS IN AMERICA 2011"

HUFFINGTON POST JUNE 14, 2011
150 BEST BARS IN AMERICA

AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA JUNE 10, 2011
COLIN SHEARN INTERVIEWED ON DINNER PARTY DOWNLOAD

IMBIBE MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011
WINTER WONDER

ZAGAT JANUARY 28, 2011
WINTER MENU AT FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.

THE ATLANTIC JANUARY 20, 2011
THE ICEMAN COMETH: THE RISE OF A GOURMET ICE ENTREPRENEUR

FOOBOOZ NOVEMBER 2011
FOOBOOZ NAMES FRANKLIN #1 BAR IN PHILLY

DETAILS MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2010
WINTER DRINKS: MASTER THE EGG-WHITE COCKTAIL

USA TODAY DECEMBER 6, 2010
10 GREAT CLASSIC AMERICAN COCKTAIL LOUNGES

GQ OCTOBER 2010
THE 25 BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN AMERICA

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE AUGUST ISSUE
WINNER BEST OF PHILADELPHIA BEST BAR CATEGORY

BON APPETIT JULY 14TH
THE TOP TEN BEST NEW COCKTAIL BARS

PHOODIE.COM JUNE 10, 2009
THE FRANKLIN: OPENING SOONER THAN YOU THINK

THE ILLADELPH JUNE 11, 2009
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO. SET TO OPEN NEXT WEEK IN THE OLD BAR NOIR SPACE

YELP JUNE 15, 2009
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO. OPENS THURSDAY

CITYPAPER JUNE 21, 2009
NO PASSWORD NECESSARY: THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO. OPENS THURSDAY

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY JUNE 16, 2009
HOT OFF THE PRESS (RELEASE): FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO. OPENS AT RITTENHOUSE

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY AUGUST 25, 2009
SAVOR SOPHISTICATED COCKTAILS
UNDER THE SIDEWALK.


CITY PAPER 
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.

ZAGAT JULY 29, 2009
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.

THE RELIABLE RAMBLER JULY 9, 2009
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO., PHILADELPHIA

KITCHEN PLAY JULY 8, 2009
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT COMPANY

PHILLY CHIT CHAT JUNE 30, 2009
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO. IS LIKE A GOURMET BAR, BUT IT'S NOT A RESTAURANT

THE ILLADELPH JUNE 26, 2009
A LOOK INSIDE THE
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.


PHILLY2PHILLY.COM JUNE 25, 2009
OLD PREMISE WITH A BRAND NEW TWIST

FOOBOOZ.COM JUNE 22, 2009
THE FRANKLIN BAR TALE OF THE TAPE

THRILLIST.COM JUNE 19, 2009
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO

JUSTASKGRETA.COM JUNE 18, 2009
THE FRANKLIN BRINGS LIGHT
TO THE OLD BAR NOIR


WINEPHILLY.COM JUNE 18, 2009
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CO.
IS NOT KIDDING AROUND


PHILLYCHITCHAT.COM JUNE 17, 2009
THE FRANKLIN MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT COMPANY SERVES UP SPECIALTY

PHILADELPHIA SPEAKS JUNE 15, 2009
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE

PHILLY.COM JUNE 7, 2009
INQLINGS: WELCOME AMERICA ADDS SOME SOUL

METRO MARCH 2, 2011
EARN SOME EXTRA CREDIT AT THE BAR

THE FEAST JANUARY 25, 2011
FRANKLIN BAR LAUNCHES WINTER MENU

ART IN THE AGE BLOG JULY 26, 2010
THE FRANKLIN'SAL SOTACK SERVES UP HIS APPALACHIAN FLIP

PHILLY2NIGHT AUGUST 6, 2010
A GOOD SECRET TO SHARE

THE RESTAURANT CLUB MARCH 9TH, 2010
THE MAKING OF A MENU:THE FRANKLIN

THRILLIST.COM OCTOBER 21, 2009
FALL COCKTAIL MENU AT THE FRANKLIN

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
DRINK

GRUB STREET PHILADELPHIA OCTOBER 13TH, 2009
COLIN SHEARN OF THE FRANKLIN LIKES HIS CUSTOMERS CURIOUS, THIRSTY, RICH AND FUNNY

ARRIVE MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2011
THE BACKHANDED PUNCH: ONE OF FIVE COCKTAILS TO TRY NOW

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER MARCH 13, 2011
LABAN - VERSATILE CREATIONS WITH MICHAEL COLLINS IRISH WHISKEY

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY DECEMBER 29TH, 2009
PW'S GUIDE TO SAZERAC COCKTAILS

FOR PRESS INFORMATION, CALL (267) 467-3277
INFO@THEFRANKLINBAR.COM

"THERE CAN'T BE GOOD LIVING
WHERE THERE IS NOT GOOD DRINKING."

- BEN FRANKLIN 
"I FEEL SORRY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T DRINK.
WHEN THEY WAKE UP IN THE MORNING,
THAT'S AS GOOD AS THEY'RE GOING TO FEEL ALL DAY."

- FRANK SINATRA 
"WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKIN',
WATER IS FOR FIGHTIN'."

- MARK TWAIN 
"WHEN I DRINK WHISKEY, I DRINK WHISKEY;
AND WHEN I DRINK WATER, I DRINK WATER."

- MICHALEEN FLYNN IN THE QUIET MAN 
"ONCE, DURING PROHIBITION, I WAS FORCED TO LIVE FOR DAYS
ON NOTHING BUT FOOD AND WATER."

- W.C. FIELDS 
BOOTLEG ALCOHOL WAS TRANSPORTED
VIA THE READING RAILROAD IN LARGE DRUMS MARKED "TAR" AND "ASPHALTUM".
IN THE 1920'S PHILADELPHIA HAD OVER 13,000 SPEAKEASIES.
DRINKS USED TO BE HEATED WITH A HOT IRON POKER.
"BOO BOO"'S SYNDICATE PROFITED 5 MILLION A YEAR (OVER 50 MILLION TODAY).
"BOO BOO" NEVER SMOKE OR DRANK.
HE GOT HIS KICKS HITTING PEOPLE WITH
TINFOIL PELLETS HE SHOT WITH A RUBBERBAND.
AFTER BOO BOO'S ALCOHOL WAS BOTTLED, IT WAS
FICTITIOUSLY LABELED AS "HAIR OIL" OR "PERFUME".