July marked the two-year anniversary of The Bar Cart. A very special place that boasts a weekly rotating cocktail list and has a quaint bottle shop with Pennsylvania-produced spirits for sale. Husband and wife duo, Chris and Kacie Griffith were both raised in the restaurant/bar industry and have passionately created something that comes from many years of experience. Curating a space that allows for collaboration with local vendors has been important to TBC. While they do not serve food on a regular basis, they partner with local chefs for monthly pop-ups and local artists have their work displayed and available for purchase too.
The standout for TBC though is their rotating cocktail list. Each Wednesday 4 new cocktails hit the menu, typically including a riff on an “Old Fashioned”, a Gin drink, an Agave Spirit drink, and a Rum drink. Seasonal ingredients are used to create tinctures and infusions that are balanced with fresh citrus and some of the best PA spirits that the state has to offer coming from New Liberty Distillery, Manatawny Stillworks, and Brandywine Branch Distillers. But while the cocktail menu is the highlight, they also offer wine, cider, and beer from PA producers and have mocktails for those not drinking.
For Chris, Kacie, and their pup Reggie, creating a space that would be cozy and welcoming was top of the list. The staff is top-notch, the drinks are on point, you can stock up your bar cart at home, and you can bring your dog with you too!
The Bar Cart
713 Penn Avenue
West Reading, Pa 19611
610 927 05141
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