For many Passyunk Square residents, most of the bars on Passyunk Ave. don’t always feel like home. Especially on weekends, when hipsters from across the city descend onto otherwise wonderful places like P.O.P.E. and Cantina, locals don’t necessarily have the pick of the litter for a comfortable nighttime pint. Enter 1601, a neighborhood bar that lit up the corner of 10th and Tasker Sts. for the past several years, a secret hiding spot for folks in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the bar went dark this past spring.
A look at 1601
Side view, with liquor license app
According to rumors on a thread on Philadelphia Speaks, the bar is being taken over by the folks who own Kite & Key. Presuming the rumors are true, if…