Boxers Sports Bar to open in the Gayborhood

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

The gayborhood is constantly growing and changing. The community is patiently waiting for the massive improvements in Tavern on Camac (the inside has been gutted), for iCandy’s renovations to the Lava Lounge and Liquid Lounge, and of course the new lighting system at Voyeur. But we are also excited for a new addition to our family – Boxers Sports Bar.

With two successful locations in New York City (one in Chelsea and one in Hell’s Kitchen) owner Rob Hynds will be bringing his bar to Philadelphia. The new bar will be located at 1330 Walnut Street.

For Rob, Philadelphia has a special place in his heart, “I was on the gay softball league about 15 years ago – on the Bike Stop team. I made a lot of friends and have always loved Philadelphia.”

For those not familiar with the New York bar, Rob told us to expect a sports bar atmosphere, snack foods, bar foods, a full bar and large screen TVs showing the latest games. The second floor will have several new pool tables and their infamous brick oven pizza ovens.  They are working on large sepia images of local athletes on the walls to give it a true Philadelphia feel.

And while Boxers hasn’t even broken ground, Rob is already reaching out to the gay community. “We sponsor several sports teams in NY and want to do the same in Philadelphia. We have already been in talks with several local groups, including the Gryphons rugby team.”

Boxers expect to be opened in June in time for Philly Pride if everything goes according to plan. There will be a grand opening and we will keep you up to date on construction and dates. Stay tuned for more information

UPDATE: The new date Boxers had a soft open in October.

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