Back in October a special Hispanic & Latinx industry night took place that highlighted some of the city’s best Hispanic bartenders. The event not only had a great turn out but also raised funds for for non-profits in Puerto Rico. Now a second installment is taking place at Condesa (1830 Ludlow) on March 20th from 8pm -12 am with a special 7 pm happy hour.
The first instlallment grew from an Eater Philly article by journalist and host Alisha Miranda who has been active in the Hispanic and Latinx community. “As a journalist and now host, I’m excited to expand my storytelling approach beyond text in this new event series to spotlight the Hispanic and Latinx diaspora through greater visibility, put Philadelphia’s cocktail and hospitality scene on the map with more local and national coverage, and cultivate a networking opportunity between local and regional media and the hospitality community,” Alisha states.
The event is ticketed at $50 per person and will include two complimentary drinks along with swag, and complimentary bites from the Condesa kitchen. Tickets can be reserved via Resy or PayG.
Guests can expect drinks featuring mezcal, tequila blanco, reposado tequila including three one-night-only cocktails made by Condesa’s own team. Bartenders Manuel Solares, Nick Casas, Jeffry Escalante, Hector Castillo, Gerard Vicente, Osvaldo Serrano, Karen Brito, and Yarissa Rivera will be mixing drinks inspired by their patria and culture all night long.
“I want this city’s front-of-house pros like bartenders to be seen on a larger stage and get their credit. We have amazing cocktail bars here in town and I want people to make connections with the people behind those bars. So in publishing the Eater Philly feature, I knew the impact would be greater by expanding the story into an event series. Thankfully, the October event was a hit and demand grew, so I’m actively seeking promotional partners, series-wide sponsors, venues, and front-of-house talent to continue the event around the city,” Alisha added.