In honor of Latine / Hispanic Heritage Month, Ranstead Room & El Rey in Philadelphia are throwing a super sazón’d and exciting celebration with top Latine bartender talent on Monday, October 2nd! Featuring a rotation of guest bartenders curated by Nico Diaz, Head Bartender at the Ranstead Room, and he enlisted DJ Curtis Remarc who he promises will playing a LOT of Bad Bunny. Diaz shares about the event, “I think a large driver of the recent upswing in Philly’s bar scene is the very empowering, collaborative and supportive vibe among Latine bartenders. With this event we aim to highlight the city’s robust and diverse talent while celebrating Latine cultures.”
A special collaborative menu of cocktail offerings will be inspired by Latine culture and focused on tropical Caribeño flavors with Bacardi USA’s portfolio of spirits. David Halpern, Bacardi Market Manager of Pennsylvania adds, “Bacardi is proud to be a part of this beautiful celebration of Hispanic Heritage and we appreciate the incredible talent of our Latine bartending community”
This is going to be quite the celebration, so don’t miss it if you are in the Philadelphia area!
Location: Ranstead Room & El Rey – 2013 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia
Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2023
Time: 6PM – 7PM RSVP Hour and event open to all from 7PM – 10PM
The Bartender Line-Up
The Ranstead Room’s Head Bartender is one of the country’s rising cocktail stars, spearheading Philadelphia’s bartending scene. Diaz is ushering in a new generation of Cuban-style drinks while paying homage to the legends who came before him.
Allana Gabriela – Puerto Rico
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Allana is a competitive bartender with 7 years in the industry. Having worked at PR’s La Penúltima and Jungle Bird, respectively, this BarMania-PR champ is coming to Philly for the first time.
Margarito Munive – Mexico
This Ranstead veteran has gained notoriety in Philly for making rounds and…making the rounds. When he’s not thinking of artfully crafted Mezcal recipes, he’s hanging at his favorite restaurant, Village Whiskey.
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Cynthia Belem – Guatemala
An undergrad at Temple University, she spends her days in class, and evenings bartending at El Rey or the Ranstead Room. She aims to honor her Guatemalan culture through hospitality and drinks with hopes of one day helping empower and make room for more Latinas in the industry.
Carlos Echeverria – Mexico
Originally from Cancun, Mexico, Carlos has been evolving and thriving in Philly’s hospitality industry. He is currently the Head Bartender at Vedge and also works at Andre Hem and the Franklin Mortgage.
Amanda Melendez – Puerto Rico
Meet Amanda: a driven bartender with 10 years in the service industry at restaurants including Jean Gorge and Stephen Starr’s Parc. She’s the newest addition to the Philadelphia Distilling bar team.
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