Now Pouring: Sutton’s Parlor, The Butcher and BarkeepBy Danya Henninger
December 3, 2013
Serial bar owner Matt Swartz has struck again. On Thanksgiving eve, The Farmers’ Cabinet proprietor quietly opened the doors to Sutton’s Parlor at 40 South 19th Street in Rittenhouse (as noted by The Insider here). Former Rum Bar owner Adam Kanter was hired to run the new craft cocktail bar, serving a menu of drinks by FCab's Paul MacDonald.
Sutton’s Parlor has also applied for a distillery license, and Kanter is teasing small-batch rums and brandies and eventually larger runs of whiskey and gin. How it all shakes out will be an interesting question, considering Swartz' ownership history: his previous ventures include The Butcher & Brewer, Fork & Barrel, Tap & Table and Alexandria’s Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, all of which closed rather abruptly, all at different times. As of now, however, if you’re looking for a new place for a sip, Sutton’s is welcoming all comers.
Newly launched tavern The Butcher and Barkeep is all the way out in Harleysville, but the MontCo bar carries city cred: the owners are Standard Tap alums Cody Ferdinand and Gerard Angelini. Foobooz first reported on the project, calling is a “casual dining experience with local beers on tap and classic cocktails.” It opened on November 20, to the delight of suburban beer lovers, who have been filling the space for nightly dinner and daily lunch (712 Main St., Harleysville; 267-932-8407).