121 South 17th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Square 1682 American Kitchen & Cocktails
A good story is unfolding at Square 1682, where Master Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout, Master Sommelier Emily Wines, Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates and General Manager Matthew Rafferty play leading roles in piloting Square 1682's exceptional libations department. In turn, Square 1682, with a sophisticated but unfussy bar and lounge, has become one of Rittenhouse Square's most popular establishments for guests to create stories of their own.
Cocktails That Truly Are Special
For Jacques Bezuidenhout and Chauncey Scates, finding inspiration is not a difficult feat at Square 1682. The bar itself is as much a work of art as it is a functional place for socializing and makes enjoying Jacques-inspired signature cocktails Blue Sage and new favorite by Scates Once Around the Block - crafted from fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients - time well spent. It's no wonder Jacques talents have been reported in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wine Enthusiast, while Scates is making a name for herself as one of Philadelphia's top bartenders.
Exceptional Wines for Every Palate
Similarly, Master Sommelier Emily Wines (one of 15 women bearing the Master Sommelier title in America) relished her task of crafting an array of beautiful wines for Square 1682. Her efforts have culminated in a wine list that encompasses great values, hidden treasures and classic picks, along with organic selections. Wines are available by the bottle, the half bottle and by the glass.
Beer and Happy Hour in Center City
Finally, General Manager Matthew Rafferty weighs in with a stable of craft beers that will please even the most particular connoisseur. His lineup includes pours from Yuengling, Dogfish Head, Stoudt's, Troegs, Victory, Yards and more.