Bok Bar Opens with a New Menu and Fun Furniture
Bok Bar, located on the roof of a former elementary school is South Philadelphia, opened last week for the Summer of 2017.
As if the place wasn’t already the hottest roof top bar in Philadelphia, owner Lindsey Scannapieco decided to make a few improvements this season with new furniture, a new menu and cocktails. I photographed the friends and family party on Wednesday May 24, 2017.
Bok owner Lindsey Scannapieco greets the guests
The fabulous view of Philadelphia from Bok Bar
From the Bok website: On Monday and Tuesday only the bar is available for private hire. For more information please contact us here. We are a 21+ bar with the exception of Sunday’s when dogs and children are welcome. All other evenings babies under 6 months of age and physically attached to a person can also join.
Most beers are $6, wine $7 – $10 and bottles $30 – $40. Dumplings are $1, rice bowl $8 and Tacos $10;
Coffee – LaColumbe $5, soda $2 and water $1
This year, Humble Dumpling, a new dumpling concept created by Hayden Mink, will take the
reins in Bok Bar’s kitchen. Featuring $1 dumplings, nourishing rice bowls and shareable tacos,
the menu is affordable, delicious and unexpected. Humble Dumpling will be dishing out food
Wednesday – Saturday evenings all summer long.
The furnishings displayed on the roof this year are the result of an open call to the maker and design community. Interested parties were invited to submit their portfolio for an opportunity to design and create a new collection of furniture which will be used and enjoyed on the rooftop this summer. From over 25 entries, 8 submissions were selected to create tables, benches, stools, chairs, high tops and more over an 8-week period through a collaborative and open workshop-based process. Participants ranged from recent graduates to artist collectives to seasoned furniture designers and architecture practices. The final pieces range from the traditional to the unexpected and include works by KSS Architects in collaboration with studioRON (the above piece of furniture), artist collaborative studio Traction Company, the Dufala Brothers, and designer Jeff Rubio.
Bok Bar sits atop the historic Bok building which has been transformed into a new hub for makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Today, BOK’s tenants range from glass blowers, a daycare (Project PLAY), textile designers, a tattoo parlor, photography studios, a letterpress printer, a wholesale bakery, a hair salon (Fringe Salon), a clarinet repair shop, architecture firms and more.
1901 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19148 Entrance on Mifflin Street (closest to 8th Street)
Free parking across the street during bar hours
Hours of operation are Wednesday (5pm – 11pm), Thursday (5pm – 12am), Friday
(5pm – 1am), Saturday (6pm – 1am) and Sunday (12pm – 10pm).