GRAND OPENING: JOHNNY MANANA’S BRINGS FAMOUS FIVE DOLLAR MARGARITA AND MEXICAN AMERICAN FARE TO GOLDTEX BUILDING IN LOFT DISTRICT
Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Mañana’s announces their grand opening in the heart of the Philadelphia Loft District in the Goldtex Building by Post Brothers. Starting this Friday, February 15th, Philadelphia’s newest restaurant and bar will be serving their famous five dollar Manana Classic margaritas and Mexican American fare at 315. N. 12th Street. The 4,000 square foot space features a 70-foot grand sweeping bar at the center with the surrounding interior design focused on exuding warmth and energy. The menu is fresh and flavorful with Mexican and Southwestern eats at an accessible price. Opening launch hours are Monday through Thursday, 5:00pm to Midnight, Friday and Saturday, 5:00pm to 1:00am, and Sunday, 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Starting in mid-February, look for the launch of lunch service. In early spring, look for the bar to launch happy hour, late night and expanded menu selections. For more information about Johnny Mañana’s, call 267-764-1408 or visit johnnymananas.net. Engage with Johnny Mañana’s on Facebook at @johnnymananasphilly and on Instagram at @johnny-mananas-philly. Twitter coming soon.
“When you step inside Mañana’s we want you to leave your worries behind,” said co-owner Tim Bonnie. “Live for the moment and enjoy the party with us! Whether you are a resident in the building, a nearby neighbor or visiting us from across town, we look forward to hosting you and your friends and family.”
For the opening of the new Mañana’s, Bonnie is joined by co-owner Bianca DeSantis. Together, the pair began work on the project in late spring of 2018. The two bring back an iconic and well-known brand that dates back to the original in 2001 in East Falls. Bonnie said, “We wanted to bring back Johnny Mañana’s and take the concept to the next level. This will be one of our largest Johnny Mañana’s to date – and the space really fit the personality of what we wanted to achieve.”
Bonnie went on to explain, “The name comes from a fictional character we created, ‘Johnny,’ who lives for today. He is the life of the party with a welcoming, charismatic and adventurous personality. He lives for the day and treasures time with friends and family. Every day is a fiesta! That is our goal here – for every day to be a celebration of good times, great food and drink, and an atmosphere that matches.”
Inside the dining room, look for two top, four top, six top and large group tables throughout – with a mix of chairs and banquets. At the bar, look for 22 bar stools. For special events, space can be transformed to host over 200 people. In nice weather, look for one of the city’s largest sidewalk dining scenes with 32 seats.
The menu is fresh and flavorful with Mexican and Southwestern eats at an accessible price. The menu features the kitchen’s version of Mexican American favorites, and dishes with their own signature twist. While some dishes are new, others date back to the original location. Bonnie added, ”Johnny’s Favorite was created by Carlos Montana (1st Johnny Manana’s Chef 2002).” The menu will also offer selections for gluten-free dining, including tortillas that are gluten-free.
The centerpiece of the bar program is “The Home of the $5.00 Dollar Margarita” – featuring the Manana Classic with tequila, triple sec and fresh lime for 16 ounces or 32 ounces for $10.00. The other margarita specialties include the Perfecto with Don Julio Reposado, Grand Marnier, Sour and Lime for $14.00, and Mexcal Margarita with Illegal Joven, Triple Sec and Lime for $12.00. The bar will feature 75 tequilas in total by the end of spring. For beer lovers, look for 14 draft lines pouring, plus a selection of cans and bottles. The opening drink list is as follows:
Don Q Rum, Blackberry Syrup, Lemon, $10.00
Volcan De Mi Terra Blanco, Simple, Grenadine, Bitters, Lime, Club, $10.00
Don Julio Blanco,Jarritos Grapefruit Soda, Lime, $12.00
Don Julio Blanco, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Mint, Lime, $12.00
Ketel One Vodka, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Mint, Lime, $12.00
Bulleit Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Lemon, $14.00
Roja y Blanco, $10.00
Tecate Can & Sauza, $6.00
PBR & Jim Bean, $6.00
Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime
$5.00 (16oz) | $10 (32oz)
$2.00 add flavor
$3.00 add coronita
Don Julio Reposado, Grand Marnier, Sour, Lime
Illegal Joven, Triple Sec, Lime
“Our goal for Johnny Mañana’s at the Goldtext Building was to create a fun and authentic atmosphere,” said Bonnie. “Tobie Warren did a great job of creating a design that pays homage to our love for Mexican culture, with bright bold colors and a Day of the Dead reverence.”
Throughout the dining room and bar, look for bold, colorful and playful artwork and designs that play on the Day of the Dead imagery with a fiesta vibe. The interior uses warm colors mixed with natural, reclaimed woods, weather textures, corrugated metals, and ambient lighting. All design items were created by Tobie Warren of Philadelphia. Some pieces also were saved and brought back from the original location – including the saloon front doors displayed on the wall.
“We are excited to be back with a new Mañana’s that is more bar-centric,” said Bonnie. “The Goldtex Building was the perfect location. It is in the heart of the city near exciting projects like the Rail Park, Reading Terminal and Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is such an exciting time for the entire city’s restaurant and bar scene, and we are excited to be part of that energy.”
Johnny Mañana’s is located in the former home of Brick and Mortar. The restaurant and bar is next to neighboring Elixir Coffee, that is also located inside Post Brothers’ Goldtex Building. Johnny Mañana’s and Elixir are only a few short steps from exciting new developments in the Loft District – and both locations make for a great spot to visit before or after a trip to the Philadelphia Rail Park. The Goldtex Building is also conveniently located just a few short blocks from major Philadelphia tourist attractions, such as the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market.
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Call 267-764-1408 or visit johnnymananas.net. Engage with Johnny Mañana’s on Facebook at @johnnymananasphilly.
ABOUT THE GOLDTEX BUILDING
Goldtex is Philadelphia’s first ultra-luxury apartment building to receive LEED Gold certification, offering best-in-class apartments and boast a full array of highly sought-after amenities.
ABOUT POST BROTHERS
Post Brothers is a nationally-recognized leader in development, innovation, and sustainability. Since the company’s founding in Philadelphia in 2006, it has developed more than 30 properties and 4,000 apartments, which have all thrived due to a common theme: making a level of upscale state-of-the-art living accessible at a price point which was not previously available.
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