The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

112 South 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19143


The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company, was a front for America’s largest alcohol running ring during prohibition. Opened for operation in the late 1920s by the legendary Philly gangster Max “Boo Boo” Hoff, The Franklin Mortgage crew ran more liquor even than the notorious Al Capone. Today, the booze is still flowing at The Franklin as we pay homage to the craft of cocktails through old school classics and our cutting-edge craft cocktail programs. It’s been over 80 years since the abolishment of prohibition, but the one thing that remains true, the best place in Philly to get a drink then and now is The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company.

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Current Signature Drinks


Virtual Insanity

Tequila, Honeydew Basil Liqueur, Blanc Vermouth,

Lime Juice, Green Bell Pepper & Celery


Train Dreams

Peanut Butter Bourbon, Sesame Gin, Coconut,

Lime Juice, Birds Eye Chili Pepper & Cucumber


Whispers Of The Old Gods

Green Chartreuse, Mezcal, Blanc Vermouth, 

Lime Juice, Egg White


Scandals and Animals

Rye Whiskey, Genever, Barrel Proof Bourbon,

Orange Liqueur, Cacao, Ginger, Brown 

Sugar, Honey, Lemon Juice, Birdseye

Chili Pepper


Lost Dutchman

Single Barrel Bourbon, Amaro Sfumato, Cardamaro,

Lemon Juice, Cardamon Honey & Angostura


Queens Gambit

Old Tom Gin, Dry Vermouth, Blanc Vermouth,

Maurin Quina, Bonal & Grapefruit 


220 Million Used Car Salesman

Almond Rum, Benedictine, Drambuie,

Macadamia, Angostura & Peychaud's Bitters


Midnight Garrison 

Bourbon, Rye, Aged Rum,

Butternut Squash & Burlesque Bitters


The Triforce

Barrel Proof Bourbon, Blended Scotch, Genever,

Sweet Vermouth, Blackberry, Allspice, Peychaud's Bitters


Hidden In Plain Sight

Mezcal, Westbourne Strength Gin, Cynar,

Amaro Sfumato, Punt E Mes & Sweet Vermouth


Lucy And The Green Mountains 

Rye Whiskey, Single Malt Scotch, Nardini, Sweet Vermouth,

Montenegro, Green Charteuse, Walnut & Orange Bitters

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Available in a Glass, Carafe, or Bowl


Automatic Perspective 

Bourbon, Blended Scotch, Chamomile Grappa,

Strega, Honey, Orange And Lime Juice 


Gladiator Skull

London Dry Gin, Barrel Proof Bourbon, Islay Scotch,

Green Chartreuse, Coconut, Basil, Lime and 

Pineapple Juices, Celery Bitters, Black Pepper


We Got the Funk

White Rum, Overproof Rum, Mezcal, Blue Curacao,

Cinnamon, Ginger, Lime and Pineapple Juices


Dolphin Dance

Barbados Rum, Overproof Rum, Dry Curacao,

Macadamia, Banana Maple, Lime and Pineapple Juices,

Absinthe and Angostura Bitters


Seasonal Tasting Menu - Cosmic Bonding

I created this menu with our sporadic shifting of weather in mind. Short sleeves one day and a sweater the next. I love summer flavors and the aromas of fall. The bond of those two can be an interesting outcome. Similar to the bond of large astral bodies that have granted us a beautiful live, enjoy.

-Jon Lalu


Praise of Sol

Vodka, Gin, Lime Juice, Medjool Dates,

Pecans, Apricot Preserves, Angostura,

Orange Bitters & Cinnamon Tincture


Gala's Gift

Bourbon, Barrel Aged Gin, Apricot Liqueur

& Red Apple Demerara


Luna's Blessing

Rye, Vanilla Waffer Liqueur, Carrot Juice,

Cinnamon, Egg White & All Spice




Greatest Hits

  Five Course Tasting of Our Favorite Signature Drinks


Identity Crisis

Plymouth Gin, Blended Scotch, Pomegranate, Lemon Juice,

Peychaud's and Angostura Bitters


Dynamite With a Laser Beam

Overproof Bourbon, Overproof Jamaican Rum,

Campari, Angostura Bitters, Cream of 

Coconut, Pineapple Juice


When Life Hands You...

London Dry Gin, Lemon Cordial, Cream, Graham

Cracker, Cinnamon, Egg White


AC Expressway

Blanco Tequila, Mezcal, Cynar, Sweet

Vermouth, Angostura Bitters


Dutch Angle

Genever, Amaro Meletti, Pedro Ximenez Sherry,

Wormwood Bitters



Reserve List

Classic Cocktails with the Best Ingredients



Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Barbados Rum, Lime Juice, Sugar


Last Word

Green Chartreuse V.E.P., Monkey 47 Gin, 

Luxardo Maraschino & Lime Juice



Small Batch Family Estate WilletRye, Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe,

Demerara Sugar,  Peychaud's and Angostura Bitters


Old Fashioned

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year Bourbon,

Demerara Sugar, Dr. Adam Elmegirab's , Boker's Bitters

& Angostura Bitters


Improved Cocktail

Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky,

Luxardo Maraschino, Demerara Sugar, 

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe, Dr. Adam Elmegirab's

Boker's Bitters, Angostura Bitters


Private Events

Whether you are hosting a corporate event, a birthday, an engagement, or any other special event, we offer the perfect setting all year-round. Our bars offer the best of both worlds, The Franklin with its world-renowned cocktails and classic bar room is the perfect space for an elegant sophisticated evening with up to 50 guests and The Upstairs Bar with its long bar and eclectic décor is a great space for a fun, light hearted get together for up to 60 people.

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

There is no better place to host a sophisticated private event than Philadelphia’s first and most highly regarded cocktail lounge, The Franklin Bar. Since its opening The Franklin Bar has been at the forefront of craft cocktail invention and innovation. Widely considered one of the best cocktail lounges in the world and with a back log of over 500 house created drinks, The Franklin Bar can assemble a fun & original cocktail menu to fit any mood or celebration. Choose from one of our prearranged packages or consult with one of our skilled mixologists to assemble an unforgettable cocktail list to complement your unforgettable evening.

Open Bar Packages

A la Carte Menu - Open bar featuring beer, wine, premium spirits and our current A la carte menu

Greatest Hits Menu - Open bar featuring beer, wine, premium spirits and our Greatest Hits Tasting Menu

Special Menu - Open bar featuring beer, wine, premium spirits and your custom tailored cocktail selection from our back log of 500 cocktails.

Availability & Pricing  

Pricing is based on A la Carte & Greatest Hits Menu package, additional cost may be required for custom menus.

Sunday – Wednesday

Available for parties from open to close. Up to 50 guests, 2-hour minimum, $35 per person/per hour plus tax and gratuity with a 35 person minimum.


Available for parties from 3PM-10PM. Up to 50 guests, 2-hour minimum, $35 per person/per hour plus tax and gratuity with a 35 person minimum.


Available for private parties from 3PM-8PM – up to 50 guests, 2-hour minimum, $40 per person/per hour plus tax and gratuity with a 35 person minimum.


Available for private parties from 12PM-5Pm up to 50 guests, 2-hour minimum, $40 per person/per hour plus tax and gratuity with a 35 person.


From small bites to a full plated dinner, The Franklin offers a full array of options suitable for any occasion. Please email for menus and pricing.

The Upstairs Bar Packages

Basic Open Bar

Open bar with well spirits, select wine & select beer. $15 per person, per hour – 2 hour minimum, 25 person minimum. $5 more per person, per hour on Friday & Saturday.

Premium Open Bar

Open bar with well spirits, premium spirits,wine & beer $20 per person, per hour – 2 hour minimum, 25 person minimum. $5 more per person, per hour on Friday & Saturday.

Franklin Drinks Upstairs

Open bar with your choice of Franklin cocktails. $30 per person, per hour, 2 hour minimum, 30 person minimum.$5 more per person, per hour on Friday & Saturday. Prices may vary depending on cocktail selection


Open Everyday From 5pm-2am

First Come First Served

(267) 467 - 3277 

For Private Events Email