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BEFORE CHRISTMAS HALLOWEEN POP-UP BAR EXPERIENCE FOR SPOOKY SEASON

* The Jeweler's Row bar, known for its award-winning Christmas pop-up celebrates spooky szn with a Halloween experience with spooktacular themed food, drink, and decor to pay homage to the Tim Burton classic movie * 6a00d8341bf7d953ef022ad38bf87a200d-200pi

Philadelphia, PA -  Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street, presents Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Pop-up Experience starting today through October 31, 2023. Nightmare Before Christmas will have the Jeweler's row restaurant and bar decked out in all its Halloween glory with decorations from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, including 200 feet of webs of Halloween spirit, 100+ witches hats, more ghosts than ever before, yards of themed fabric, hundreds of twinkling lights, real pumpkins, black ravens, giant spiders, twinkling candles and installations - all inspired by the Tim Burton movie. With the Halloween take-over in the dining room comes with three new themed milkshakes that are over-the-top and feature elaborate decorations, giant cookies and more. On the Halloween menu of food additions, look for pumpkin mac n cheese, pumpkin mac n cheese, mummy stromboli, butternut squash bisque, all hallow's eve chicken sandwich, monster burger and more. From the bar, look for a special menu of potions and cocktails including Worm Stew, Funny Bone Old Fashioned, Trick or Treat Martini and more. For the first time EVER Spooky Brunch is served on weekends this fall, with their full brunch menu paired with all the themed drinks and decorations. For the brother sister duo George and Vasiliki Tsiouris, Halloween is one of their favorite times of year. All the spooky fun will continue through October 31st, when the two owners will quickly begin work on their award-winning Christmas pop-up that debuts in early November.

Hours are Wednesday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Thursday 4:00 pm to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Noon to 11:00 pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday hours will start October 1st! Reservations are now available on OpenTable. This pop-up is family friendly when children are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 21 or up.

"We love sharing our energy for the Halloween spirit and creating our food, cocktails and shakes for the Spooky season," said George. "It brings a smile to our faces as we watch our offerings being enjoyed. Anytime we think of Halloween, we think of fun moments and of course candy! One of our over the top shakes has the best of the best with a keepsake and is sure to bring smiles to peoples faces and bellies. We are looking forward to bringing our Nightmare before Christmas theme back again this year with even more spookiness!"

Get your Spook on with Craftsman Row. The haunted mac is back along with some fantastic dishes that are sure to become guest favorites. All cocktails garnished the festive spooky spirit and will definitely send you in the Halloween vibrations for the entire holiday seasonal. Seasonal beers will be rotating on draft and their crazy milkshakes are as over the top as ever.

For décor and vibes, Craftsman Row Saloon is already known as one of Philadelphia's most over-the-top decorated Christmas restaurants and bars. Following pop-ups earlier this year for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day and Shore Season, Craftsman is back for Halloween. With the decorations come not one, but two themed over-the-top milkshakes themed around Nightmare Before Christmas, plus new drinks and spooky cocktails.

Characters from the movie such as Jack Skellington, Sally and the Boogie Man hang over your thoughts along with hung witches’ hats and spiders ready to weave the webs of festive energy.
 
Inside for the #spookyszn vibes, look for dozens of witches hats of all shapes and sizes, whimsical skeletons, spider cob webs, installations inspired by the movie, twinkling lights, giant hairy spiders, black ravens, spooked out Christmas decorations, dozens of pumpkins, cemetery stones, flying bats and more.

The space was thought up, designed and art work drawn by George’s wife, Annette and from that established the flow into the food, drink and milkshake menus. The outside streetery starts the experiences of Halloween decorated in frightful delight.

FOOD

Butternut Squash Bisque $10
roasted pumpkin seeds

Autumn Salad $14
spring mix, kale, orange wedges, cucumber, red onions, grapes, pecans, parmesan, pumpkin maple vinaigrette

Haunted Mac $14.50
4-cheese blend, pumpkin, toasted breadcrumbs, pumpkin seeds

Mummy Stromboli $16
genoa, salami, capicola, mortadella, mozzarella cheese

Monster Burger $17
2 smashed patties, american cheese, pumpkin aioli, pumpkin seed topping, cheddar cheese fangs and olive eyes, martin’s potato roll (can be made vegetarian)

All Hallow’s Eve Chicken Sandwich $16
crispy doritos crusted chicken breast, american cheese, apple-celery slaw, buffalo ranch, martin’s potato roll

Spooketti and Meatballs $16
marinara, italian seasoned meatballs, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese

Plus brunch surprises like the Spooky Birthday French Toast

Special Halloween MILKSHAKES

This is Halloween $18
local chocolate ice cream with blended sugar cookie, house-made Jack cookies, black rock candy, black and white sprinkles

Halloween Basket $19
local vanilla ice cream with blended kit kat, Reese’s-twix-chocolate candy toppings, sugar candy wedges, rope candy, halloween sprinkles, keepsake pumpkin basket

Adult milkshake

Apple Pickin’ $17
local vanilla ice cream, fireball, buttershots, apple, caramel and graham crumble topping

All of the above will be available on the full larger menu of comfort food staples with all of Craftsman Row Saloon's other dishes that include Dorito coated mozzarella sticks, award-winning burgers, and fiery buffalo mac-n-cheese. As the perfect pairing with the shakes, for all the sweet tooths, George recommends also trying Donut Fried Chicken with glazed, bacon, american, maple syrup, and the Mac Daddy Burger with smashed patties that are smothered and dripping with mac and cheese on a martin's potato roll.

For spooky season drinks and potions, look for these additions to the food and shake menu above:  

Blood Bag $15
rum, grenadine, lemon, apple cider, cranberry

Oogie Boogie Mule $14
tequila, pear, lime ginger beer

Sally’s Sangria $14
pinot noir, brandy, triple sec, orange, fall fruit

Apple Spice and Everything Nice $14
vodka, lemonade, apple, orange

Funny Bone Old Fashioned $15
whiskey, maple orange cherry

Trick or Treat Martini $15
peanut butter whiskey, chocolate liquer, bailey’s, reesee’s garnish

Corpse Reviver  $14
gin, elderflower, cointreau, absinthe, lemon

Something’s Up with Jack  $15
mezcal, blackberry brandy and berries, lemon, cyclops blackberry eye garnish,

Frog’s Breath (syringe shot) $9
lime jell-o, tequila, triple sec, apple pucker

Sandy Claws (shot) $11
bailey’s, banana liquer, blue caracao, keepsake skull shot glass

Worm Stew (shot) $12
chocolate pudding, bailey’s, vanilla vodka, frangelico, crushed oreo and gummy worm topping

STARTING OCTOBER 1st: Pumpkin King Margarita
tequila, spiced pumpkin, ginger, lemon,
served in pumpkin

Decorations and special menu items are available now through October 31st. Watch for details for the Christmas pop-up experience, coming in November - with more bling than ever before - plus extended hours this year after sold out crowds last year.

ABOUT CRAFTSMAN ROW SALOON

Craftsman Row Saloon is owned by brother-and-sister restaurateurs George and Vasiliki Tsiouris, co-owners of Midtown Village’s popular Drury Beer Garden that currently features their beloved Greek cuisine with the Opa Pop-up. Craftsman Row, located at 112 South 8th Street, is named for the hard-working artisans that comprise this area known as Jeweler’s Row. Craftsman Row offers guests in a comfortable, neighborhood setting.

Since taking it over, the Tsiouris family has refreshed the space, a landmark for eating and drinking for 100 years, most recently known as Coco’s, which opened in 1984.  Respecting the building’s deep history, the Tsiouris’ chose to maintain specific aspects of its character, such as the original bar facade, marked by nameplates of Coco’s regulars at each end. The nine booths, reupholstered in button tufted brown leather, and the 16 bar stools have been painted black to match the new distressed black hardwood floors that were installed. The ceiling is dark as well, brightened by light wooden beams that are now exposed. Five televisions positioned at various points of view will broadcast sports games and other events for those looking to root for their favorite local teams. Clever accents, including small, wooden faux taxidermy and modern campfire-style pendant lighting and sconces, are thoughtfully placed throughout the space, lending to the saloon vibe.

Craftsman Row Saloon
112 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-0123

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