This week we are adding a little Latin flare to our Spot of the Week. Just north of the hip section of Northern Liberties is a Puerto Rican oasis that not only serves up great dishes but also provides a trendy Caribbean ambiance. If you haven’t been to the Liquid Room yet, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
Walking in you are greeted with a sleek mahogany bar with a large TV that draws you in. The large windows open up to give the place a nice airy feeling almost as if the place is opened up to the outside. However, if you do prefer being outdoors, no problem as Liquid Room’s outdoor seating area is spacious and inviting especially on warm nights.
If you are downstairs and feel a little cramped no worries as the upstairs to this place is spacious and comes equipped with a chic bar. With three separate seating areas with their own characteristics you are sure to find a comfy spot here. Once settled in you may have trouble deciding what to order especially from the drink menu. No worries the staff here is warm, attentive and are more than willing to help you chose the perfect cocktail. On my last visit I enjoyed a refreshing Coconut Mojito, so that’s definitely a recommendation for those having trouble deciding. Beer lovers don’t worry you’re not left out, the draft selection although isn’t as large as your friendly neighborhood hipster bar it is more than adequate to satisfy even the snobbiest of beer drinkers. On tap were classics such as Dogfish Head and Philadelphia Pale Ale among others.
Okay, okay I know what you’re thinking enough with selling the place “what about the food?” Well you will be happy to know that this place serves up great Latin dishes with classic meats such as bistec encebollado (steak and onions), pollo (chicken), as well as seafood dishes. Being Latino that kind of makes me a rice aficionado myself, and I have to say the rice and beans were definitely flavorful and cooked to perfection. To top it off, old school salsa filled the air as I was inhaling my food and soaking in the ambiance. It almost felt like I was eating in a cozy lounge on the island.
Overall this is a great place for a nice casual date or to gather with friends. Between the atmosphere, drinks, and food you can’t go wrong with the Liquid Room.
1361 N. 2nd St. |
Sun-Wed. 12 pm- 12 am
Thurs-Sat- 12 pm- 2m (Kitchen Closes at 12 am)