You know how they say you can take a person out of Northeast Philly but you can't stop them from doing picklebacks together? Well that's more or less the genesis of this story. This iteration of A Bar Near Me —an idea conceived and long ruminated on in the mind of photographer Amanda Suarez— was brought to life on one of the closing nights of Humboldt & Jackson, a Brooklyn bar and restaurant created by Bill Reed. After discovering they grew up in the same neighborhood in Philadelphia and both sharing a keen appreciation for a good local bar, Amanda and Bill started on this venture in February 2020.
A Bar Near Me is a brand and production company aimed at creating more excuses not to leave the neighborhood. This goal focuses on developing unique events and activations in bars and restaurants to highlight each venue’s strengths and widen customer bases.
While Covid19 has put a hold on its initial rollout, A Bar Near Me is hosting virtual events to benefit restaurants affected by the pandemic. You can find more information on our homepage and by following us on instagram @ABarNearMe.