a.bar, located at AKA Rittenhouse Square, is an intimate cocktail and wine bar in Center City Philadelphia with diverse fresh-shucked oysters, a globally inspired selection of crudos, shareable snacks, whole fish dishes and more. Chef Kulp is one of the most talented and talked about chefs in the country and serves a seasonally food-focused menu of ocean-centric fare.
Among bars in Rittenhouse Square, the critically acclaimed, a.bar is recognized as one of Philadelphia magazine’s “50 Best Bars” of 2013, a Bon Appetit’s must-see spot in Philadelphia, and The Village Voice “Here’s Where to Eat and Drink on a Day Trip to Philly.” The sophisticated, sleek 40-seat restaurant and bar, designed by Asfour Guzy who also designed a.kitchen, boasts a gorgeous centerpiece bar topped with pewtered brass, floors of polished concrete, and midnight blue-stained white oak.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 12 noon until 10 p.m. for the all-day menu and until 11 p.m. for the raw bar. Drinks and cocktails are available Monday through Thursday until 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.