New Rum Bar Opens in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Area

Bolo Offers Latin American Flavors PHILADELPHIA - Bolo is an American Latin restaurant and rum bar in Rittenhouse Square. 2025 Sansom Street is Philadelphia's newest  Purto Rician-themed restaurant, serving authentic and contemporary Latin American food and a bar program. See. PhillyBite Magazine for More Coverage.

New Rum Bar Opens in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Area
Photo: Chef Yun Josue Fuentes Morales

Bolo Offers Latin American Flavors and Caribbean Comfort Foods

Bolo was the idea of Chef Yun Josue Fuentes Morales'. He is a former Executive Chef for Stephen Starr's Alma de Cuba. He worked alongside culinary legend and mentor Chef Douglas Rodriguez. Bolo is a place where Latin American flavors can be found in a market flooded with Northern American and European cuisines.

Fuentes's debut menu includes riffs on classic Puerto Rican dishes, incorporating modern and innovative cooking techniques he learned from working in kitchens in Old San Juan and other locations such as New York City and North Carolina.

Bolo's bar program includes a robust, rum-focused bar with spirits from all over the world. The bar program features a list of rums that can be enjoyed neat with a rock or ti' punch. This is a nod toward the drinking style in the French Antilles.

Bolo's spirit-forward drink menu has been created in collaboration with Philadelphia's custom craft brewery. The inspiration for the names of the signature cocktails comes from Fuentes' Abuela, a beautician who references popular hairstyles from the 1950s and 1960s.

The newly renovated venue at 2025 Sansom Street can accommodate 60 people in the second-floor dining area. On the first floor, 10 guests are seated at the bar and 24 at the stylish cocktail lounge.