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arepo Jan 22, 2014 01:02 PM

We have a 2 pm concert at the Kimmel and a reservation for dinner at Russet at 5:30. We believe the concert will end more like 4:30-5.
Does Russet have a bar or is it a BYO? If they do have a bar, might it be open before 5:30 dinner
If not, is there a place for drinks at a bar nearby?
Thanks for any help.

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    cwdonald RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 01:45 PM

    Russett is byob. Two places that come to mind are Jose Pistolas and Monks. Both are on 15th street.

    The one other place you might check out is in the Kimmel. Jose Garces is running the bar/restaurant there. You might be able to grab a drink there.

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      arepo RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 03:00 PM

      Thanks CW I didn't realize that the restaurant was finally opened.
      What is the name of the restaurant?

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        Cruz RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 03:20 PM

        Garces' restaurant in the Kimmel will be Volver. However, when I walked by last Wednesday, it hadn't opened yet (though it looked close). The last word I read from from Michael Klein was "January."

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          arepo RE: Cruz Jan 22, 2014 04:55 PM

          Thanks Cruz.
          Well that leaves THAT idea out!
          I guess we could always go to Estia's bar for drinks first but it's like going backwards to go forward.

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            cwdonald RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 05:42 PM

            http://philly.eater.com/archives/2013...

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              cwdonald RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 05:43 PM

              Frankly I would walk to the lobby bar at the Ritz Carlton. I think you could easily have 1 drink there and not have felt you have walked too far.

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                arepo RE: cwdonald Jan 23, 2014 06:51 AM

                Ritz C sounds doable.
                Thanks

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          Philly Ray RE: arepo Jan 22, 2014 06:49 PM

          McGlinchey's

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