The Yachtsman

Philadelphia, PA
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1444 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Opened in 2014
Closed in May 2017
No longer in operation.

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The Yachtsman



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Humuhumu’s description

The Yachtsman opened in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia in August 2014 by partners Tommy Up and Sarah Brown. Tommy Up has a longstanding interest in vintage tiki bars, including visits in much of his travels. The decor was in keeping with the classic tiki theme, with A-frame structures behind the bar, walls lined with lauhala matting, and plenty of thatch and bamboo throughout. The drinks menu included modern drinks and classics, all prepared with a craft cocktail sensibility. The Yachtsman closed in May 2017.


turbogod has visited The Yachtsman.
April 29, 2017, 6:53 AM
We had a great time. We came with a large group so service was overwhelmed a bit, but as the crowd died down, we stayed behind. Had a great chance to hang with the bartender and get a Painkiller, which wasn't on the menu. The music was exotica when we were there, but as we left it started to play rap, which I guess is for the evening crowd.
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Kahiki Guy has visited The Yachtsman.
April 26, 2017, 11:55 AM
They started off strong based on my first visit. But they've dropped the ball. Cocktail menu is a shell of what it was, there was a DJ playing top 40 stuff on a Saturday afternoon, and the bartender was indifferent at best. Sorry to say it, because we really need more local aloha.
fun4robots has visited The Yachtsman.
April 14, 2017, 4:48 PM
The drinks are great, the lights are low, the bamboo is abundant, but the trap rap soundtrack has to go.
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