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Beer, Food & The Vibe, Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cinder


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Beer, Food & The Vibe, Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cinder

Beer, Food & The Vibe, Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Cinder


The Backstory

Teddy Sourias of BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Finn McCool’s Ale House announces the opening of Cinder at 1500 Locust Street.

Rittenhouse’s new cider/sour bar and artisanal pizza kitchen is now open and features ciders and wild ales on the 32 taps and 70+ bottles. Three bell chef rated Jonathan Petruce and his culinary team are creating pizzas, mussels, salads and small plates in the open kitchen focusing on local ingredients. Rustic pizza featuring creative and classical toppings are fired up in the custom-built wood-fired pizza oven.
Beer is poured from the full custom design system housed in copper pipes. The bar also is pouring 10 wines by the glass and over 20 wines by the bottle. The stylish and sophisticated 2,400 square foot bar and dining room seats 34 on custom built high-tops and 34 on low-tops and banquets, with 16 at the bar.

What’s There to Drink At Cinder?


Cinder aims to meet the growing regional demand for boutique and super-premium artisanal ales and ciders. This new genre of bar takes elements of higher-end wine and cocktail bars and mixes them with inspiration from Belgium beer bars. The focus is on unique beer and cider program that identifies key styles that customers are passionate about, while serving them in a sophisticated yet approachable environment. 32 lines now pouring include:
  • Wild Ales – 8 choices
  • Farmhouse & Abbey Ales – 6 choices
  • Natural Ciders – 6 choices
  • Crisp & Golden – 6 choices
  • Rich & Malty – 6 choices
For wine, Cinder is pouring 10-12 wines by the glass with 20 additional by the bottle with a focus on natural and organic wines. Cinder’s spirits program includes a full bar, with a wide selection of handmade American small batch products.  “The wine menu was carefully chosen to mirror this ambitious draft program, with a focus on small producers and farms/farmers, and natural, organic, and biodynamic wines that are made with few additives, in order to display products that are unique interpretations of the land itself.” The beers on tap rotate but if you want to keep up with what’s on tap click the link below and see what’s being poured right now!



What’s There To Eat at Cinder?


Three bell-rated chef Jonathan Petruce will serve as Executive Chef at Cinder. Petruce recently worked with Craft Concepts as the pop-up chef for the summer at Uptown Beer Garden. Petruce’s opening menu at Cinder includes elevated versions of casual favorites.

Petruce’s opening menu focuses on four key areas, with specific menu selections below:

  • Wood Fired Pizzas – top quality ingredients and exciting combinations (10 varieties, $11-18)
  • Artisinal Cheese & Charcuterie – emphasizing local producers ($12-45)
  • Mussels- four different preparations inspired by our “core” draft styles (4 varieties, $14)
  • Small plates- ‘haute cuisine’ that’s also easy and approachable (12 varieties, $9-18)



What’s the Vibe at Cinder?


Cinder features an accessible industrial interior with polished concrete floors, abundant stone and copper used in design and structural elements, smoky-greyish blue tones, comfortable bar stools, 30-foot black walnut bar, custom built bar stools, custom wood tables and lush banquettes. Custom light fixtures were personally designed by Sourias himself.

Interior design was by Teddy Sourias (owner) with Dimitri Armenakis, plus additional support from Masterminds Agency, the branding agency that helped conceptualize and name BRU and U-Bahn. Dimitri Armenakis from Lance Kramer & Associates, who designed U-Bahn, Cin Cin, Kitchen Bar and Nectar, was the architect for the project.

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