Philadelphia's New Liberty Distillery has opened a cozy bar, and quaint bottle shop dubbed The Bar Cart, located at 713 Penn Avenue in West Reading, PA.
The Bar Cart offers guests a cozy yet contemporary bar space with an ambiance akin to an intimate hang-out at a friend’s home, complete with a bottle shop showcasing stock from local Pennsylvania distillers and winemakers.
Helmed by husband-and-wife team Kacie and Chris Griffiths, The Bar Cart functions as a tasting room-meets-bottle shop, offering wine and spirits from craft vendors from across Pennsylvania, and supplying an ever-rotating menu of upscale imbibements made from all-local ingredients, as well as merch including tees, tanks, and tote bags.
Guests looking to amp up their at-home bartending skills can even take home cocktail recipes from The Bar Cart’s mixology team. In the coming months, patrons can look forward to meeting and greeting with local distillers, winemakers, and brewers, as well as partnerships with local purveyors, including coffee collaborations and, eventually, food truck alignments.
“We’re very proud to have launched The Bar Cart because we feel it really relays that comfortable feeling of visiting a close friends’ place, and who doesn’t like to feel right at home at the bar?” said Kacie Griffith, the Pennsylvania State Sales Manager at New Liberty Distillery and Master Tester at The Bar Cart. “It’s also helping to encourage Pennsylvanians to shop from local winemakers and distilleries, like New Liberty, giving them new favorites from right here in the state.”
The Bar Cart is now open for bar and bottle sales Thursday 5 – 10 pm, Friday 3 – 10 pm, Saturday 12 – 10 pm, and Sunday 12 – 6 pm.
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