Chef Fuentes’ Latin American dining room & rum bar, and Philadelphia magazine Best of Philly® 2023 winner, is teaming up with Philadelphia-based host/journalist Alisha Miranda for the fourth installment of the highly-successful Latinx Industry Night series, showcasing the city’s Hispanic and Latino bar pros, slated for Monday, October 2 from 8:30pm until late night for general public following a VIP, invite-only portion at 7pm, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Four of Philadelphia’s pioneering Caribbean and South American mixologists will guest bartend at Rittenhouse Square’s newest Latin American restaurant and bar, each boasting an exclusive craft cocktail inspired by their culture and patria. Latinx Industry Night made its debut nearly one year ago in October 2022 where the idea of gathering Philadelphia’s top Hispanic and Latino/a bar talent together for one-night-only derived from Miranda’s 2022 Eater Philadelphia feature.
Volume four of Latinx Industry Night features an impressive line-up of guest bartenders representing the Caribbean and South American diaspora including the following:
In addition to the guest bartenders crafting an exclusive cocktail menu for the event, attendees can expect an assortment of libations available for purchase including Medalla, Puerto Rico’s most popular beer, Malta-inspired Bolo Light and Bolo Dark ales, custom craft brewed by Philadelphia’s own My Local Brew Works, and a variety of no-proof cocktails. Chef Fuentes and team at Bolo will offer a curated menu of pay-as-you-go light bites tailored specifically for the occasion.
“I started Latinx and Hispanic Industry Night to convene and showcase the variety of our diaspora within Philadelphia’s hospitality scene. This city boasts not only award-winning restaurants but an array of undiscovered professionals behind the bar, who all aim to push our cocktail scene on a national level,” said Miranda. “Considering the rapid growth of Caribbean and Latin American populations throughout Philadelphia, and the need for greater representation, I thought Bolo to be the perfect partner in this next event. Chef Fuentes and I are both proud Puerto Ricans excited to celebrate our culture through food and drink with this city, and have lined up an all-star team to do just that.”
Latinx Industry Night (volume four) is proudly sponsored by Tenango Rum, Edrington No. 3 Gin, Otto Distilling Vodka, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, and Scrappy’s Bitters. In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, this installment of Latinx Industry Night also celebrates the launch of Tenango Rum, a dark rum made with Guatemalan sugarcane aged for six years in American oak barrels, from Philadelphia’s Chef Sofia Deleon (El Merkury).
Latinx Industry Night is open to the public and free to attend with pay-as-you-go food and beverage. Bolo will be closed for standard dinner service on Monday, October 2, and the entirety of the restaurant will be available to attendees. For additional information, visit Bolo and Miranda’s social channels: @alishainthebiz and @bolo_phl.