The Deal of a Century: Modern experience at historic digs Part 2

We’re back for part two of our blog series on modern experiences at historic venues. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out to get more ideas for events that will go down in history.

The Ostrich at Crust Simply Italian, Phoenix

This re-imagined drinking destination is located in the forgotten basement tunnels below the historic San Marcos Hotel. After WWI, the city’s founder, Dr. AJ Chandler, used the space as a storage facility for ostrich feathers, which were used to adorn women’s clothing at the time. The space has recently been brought back to life and is designed to give guests a feeling of nostalgia. The speakeasy vibe of The Ostrich is sure to impress history buffs and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

The Bedford, Chicago

Located in the basement of the historic Home Bank & Trust building and named one of “The Most Beautiful Bars in Chicago”, The Bedford is a 1920s landmark bank turned casual nightlife destination. The bar is named after the Bedford, Indiana limestone used to construct the 1920s-era building. The private lounge within the restaurant can be found in the old vault, which features copper safety deposit boxes (two tons heavy) and a steel vault door.


Houston Hall, New York City

This massive food and beer hall in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood is actually over 100 years old. It was originally rented by the FBI to serve as a vehicle garage. Today, it is the ideal place for private eye events—ahem—private events. (But if you call your guests by secret agent code names during this event, we wouldn’t blame you.)

Savona, Philadelphia

SavonaDine in a historic venue that has serious ties to American history. Savona is perched atop a hill in the heart of Philadelphia’s main line district. The building, which once served as headquarters for revolutionary war figure, Aaron Burr, is now a destination for some of Philadelphia’s finest dining. This piece of Philadelphia history offers a sophisticated environment where guests can enjoy world-class food and marvel at the building’s rich history. The mouthwatering menu, which is accompanied by wine from Pennsylvania’s largest wine cellar, offers one of the most high-quality dining experiences in Philadelphia.

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Posted by Carly Masucci, Market Manager, Eastern Region


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