For those that attended Temple University in 2005 and prior, it’s safe to say that the campus has gone through a metamorphosis. Students today enjoy a movie theater complex, arcades, plush highrises, and now a brand new bar and lounge. Tucked away just off Broad St. (1535 N. Carlisle St.), Masters is the newest addition to “Temple Town,” and it will look to be the center piece of Temple’s bar scene. Scheduled to open Friday July 10th, Masters will be a great welcoming present to new and returning students this Fall.
Masters is huge, on the first level there is a long sleek bar with several flat screens adorning the walls as well as plenty of table seating. However, upstairs there is a huge open area where students can socialize. The upstairs has another bar, DJ booth, a lounge area with plush couches situated next to two huge flat screens. It has the feel of a college bar you see on TV and movies that Ivy leaguers would frequent.
The cherry on top is the food. A well rounded menu which includes both traditional comfort foods such as oven roasted chicken with mash to non-traditional “Lasagna Grinder.” The beer selection is more than adequate for the average college student palate.
The decor of this spot is very modern, bright and airy which will make for a festive atmosphere once school is back in full swing. Cool chalk drawings are seen scattered throughout the walls on both levels. All in all I can definitely see this place being a focal point for college life at Temple. Although, Masters is a college bar per se, it has the characteristics and feel of a spot that non-college students can enjoy.
If Masters is a sign of things to come at Temple’s campus, then expect an area that will continue to produce quality venues and attract more non-college crowds similar to University City. Take a look at some of the great features Masters has to offer: