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707 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
What better way to start a New Year than making a resolution that you have no intention to keep? I mean really, who goes to the gym past January? So, why don’t you make things easier for yourself this year and resolve to try something new and awesome. At Nacional 56 you can easily accomplish this resolution and have a great time doing it.
Jose Garces has opened yet another hot spot this season. Nacional 56 is the new lounge in a secret lair, hiding under Rosa Blanca. With Latin music, light Cuban snacks and cocktails four nights a week, you’ll easily be able to keep your resolution (which is something new in itself).
Shake it off to a killer DJ, starting around 7pm on Wednesday and Thursdays and 9pm on Friday and Saturdays. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more laid back, enjoy live tunes upstairs every Wednesday to Saturday starting at 10pm.
After working up an appetite on the dance floor, enjoy empanadas, croquetas, or any of the other delicious treats this iron chef has to offer.
Are you one of those people who need a little liquid courage to get out on the dance floor? No worries. Drinks like the Mojito Clasico or Cuban 56 (with vodka, Cranberry syrup, lemon and cava) will have you making moves you didn’t even know you had.
Who knew New Year’s resolutions could be so fun.
By Amanda Blum
Amanda Blum writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for Philadelphia.