Bok Bar


Good Fun, Good Food Events – What to Wear, What Is There

Hey guys, sorry I am late posting today, so many events happening and lots of processing of photos going on. I’ll make it up to you like right now. I’m going to tell you about three cool events happening this weekend that you can go to…they’re fun, and delicious. I’ll be shooting each of them so bring your smile.


9th Annual South Street Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00pm to 8:00pm

For the 9th year in a row, Oktoberfest will be held in front of the restaurant on the 700 block of South Street beneath a massive tent, rain or shine. Guests can attend and purchase beers and food on a pay-as-you-go basis or upgrade to an exclusive VIP package- including no-wait bathrooms, a Bavarian buffet from 1-6pm, six tokens good for beer, official Brauhaus Oktoberfest t-shirt, drawstring bag and a glass liter stein filled with “Oktoberfest survival supplies” to take home, all for $115, tax and gratuity included (limited tickets available).



With 10 German beers available on draught, a wealth of German food, live Oom-pah music, German dancers and more, it is one of the fall’s most exciting food-and-drink events and a do-not-miss celebration for beer lovers!!






3:30 – 4:30 PM BAND


5:00 – 6:00 PM BAND



All of the Oktoberfest fun is open to the general public, but a select number of VIP tickets are available too. WE DO NOT HAVE OUR REGULAR MENU SERVED. FOOD IS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OR THROUGH THE VIP PASSES.


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Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia

Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia presents the 2nd Annual Outstanding in Her Field Farm Dinner, this year honoring local food advocate Ann Karlen. The event will take place on Sunday September 17, 2017 at The Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills. Guests will have the opportunity to sample locally sourced cuisine and sip wines made on the property.

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The dinner’s honoree, Ann Karlen, has been long time food advocate in her community, helping to found Fair Food, a non-profit organization formed in 2000 to build a local food economy for the Delaware Valley region by connecting family farms to the Philadelphia marketplace.

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Tickets are on sale now starting at $125 and can be purchased at bit.ly/ticketslesdames2017

Philadelphia has a storied culinary history, and professional women have been integral to the development of restaurants, catering companies, farms and food production since the city was founded.


In order to honor this heritage, Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia developed Outstanding In Her Field in 2016 to recognize a Philadelphia-area woman for her accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality  industry.


“We are thrilled to return to Inn at Grace Winery for our 2nd Annual Outstanding in Her Field Farm Dinner,” said Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia Event Co-Chair and President Natanya DiBona. “Our annual dinner an incredible event that  brings together chefs, producers and foodies alike in a beautiful setting among the vines of this famous vineyard.  It celebrates the accomplishments of a pioneering woman in food, like Ann Karlen, while raising scholarship money to support the next generation of women in food.”



Up on the Roof – The Chefs of Passyunk at Bok Bar – NEW DATE!!!!
Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bok Bar (1901 S. 9th Street)
Presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District

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Twenty chefs from East Passyunk Avenue come together for a special culinary event at one of the most beautiful rooftop sites in the city. East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents the second year for “Up On The Roof – The Chefs of Passyunk at Bok Bar” on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

 Participating chefs will be serving some of their favorites dishes from their restaurants, as well as one-time specials made exclusively for the event. Tickets will go on sale by the end of August at www.visiteastpassyunk.com. Proceeds from this special community benefit support the programs and activities of EPABID.

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Back at Bok, 20 of East Passyunk’s award-winning chefs Up on the Roof at the Bok Bar for hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, a cash bar, and DJ Christophonic Monday, September 18th. Tickets are $40 per person and include hors d’oeuvres prepared and passed by East Passyunk’s chefs. There’s Free Parking across the street from Bok Bar in the school playground.

In the case of inclement weather the event will be held on Tuesday, September 19.


Bok Bar Opens with a New Menu and Fun Furniture

Bok Bar Opens with a New Menu and Fun Furniture

Bok Bar, located on the roof of a former elementary school is South Philadelphia, opened last week for the Summer of 2017.

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As if the place wasn’t already the hottest roof top bar in Philadelphia, owner Lindsey Scannapieco decided to make a few improvements this season with new furniture, a new menu and cocktails.  I photographed the friends and family party on Wednesday May 24, 2017.


Bok owner Lindsey Scannapieco greets the guests

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The fabulous view of Philadelphia from Bok Bar



From the Bok website: On Monday and Tuesday only the bar is available for private hire. For more information please contact us here. We are a 21+ bar with the exception of Sunday’s when dogs and children are welcome. All other evenings babies under 6 months of age and physically attached to a person can also join.

Most beers are $6, wine $7 – $10 and bottles $30 – $40. Dumplings are $1, rice bowl $8 and Tacos $10;


Coffee – LaColumbe $5, soda $2 and water $1


This year, Humble Dumpling, a new dumpling concept created by Hayden Mink, will take the
reins in Bok Bar’s kitchen. Featuring $1 dumplings, nourishing rice bowls and shareable tacos,
the menu is affordable, delicious and unexpected. Humble Dumpling will be dishing out food
Wednesday – Saturday evenings all summer long.

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The furnishings displayed on the roof this year are the result of an open call to the maker and  design community. Interested parties were invited to submit their portfolio for an opportunity to  design and create a new collection of furniture which will be used and enjoyed on the rooftop  this summer. From over 25 entries, 8 submissions were selected to create tables, benches,  stools, chairs, high tops and more over an 8-week period through a collaborative and open  workshop-based process. Participants ranged from recent graduates to artist collectives to  seasoned furniture designers and architecture practices. The final pieces range from the  traditional to the unexpected and include works by KSS Architects in collaboration with  studioRON (the above piece of furniture), artist collaborative studio Traction Company, the Dufala Brothers, and designer  Jeff Rubio.


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Bok Bar sits atop the historic Bok building which has been transformed into a new hub for makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Today, BOK’s tenants range from glass blowers, a daycare (Project PLAY), textile designers, a tattoo parlor, photography studios, a letterpress printer, a wholesale bakery, a hair salon (Fringe Salon), a clarinet repair shop, architecture firms and more.


Bok Bar

1901 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19148  Entrance on Mifflin Street (closest to 8th Street)
Free parking across the street during bar hours
Hours of operation are Wednesday (5pm – 11pm), Thursday (5pm – 12am), Friday
(5pm – 1am), Saturday (6pm – 1am) and Sunday (12pm – 10pm).