Ms. Tootsie’s: Southern Soul Food right in Philly

Summer is the perfect time for soul food—and here in Philly, you don’t have to travel far from your 1500 Locust apartment to find it!

Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant, Bar & Lounge is now in its 20th year. Located a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, the venue has been open for takeout throughout the last few months and is now gearing up to get back to business. No matter what you’re in the mood for—dinner, drinks, lite bites and more—Ms. Tootsie’s has you covered.

The business offers an impressive collection of different atmospheres, with five separate lounges and bars designed to suit outings of any size and style. In the World Bar, start your night off with drinks and enjoy a sophisticated, stylish setting. The Sky Bar is the perfect spot for after-dinner drinks, with leather seating, candles, soul music and lots of dancing.

When it’s time for dinner, opt for the Love Lounge if you’re out with your special someone, which is set up for couples’ dining and features soulful, sensual music. The swanky R&B Lounge, with black leather and red velvet seating, pays tribute to Philly artists like Jill Scott. The Luxxe Lounge is on the upper level and features posh seating, candles and more to set the tone for a luxurious night out.

The menu is just as eclectic as the setting. Start with Southern favorites like catfish, crab mac & cheese, chicken and waffles, jumbo shrimp and crab cakes before moving onto the main dishes. The Southern fried chicken is a staple, as are options like BBQ pork ribs and smothered pork chops.

On the drinks side, Ms. Tootsie’s is known for its signature cocktails. Strawberry lemonade, rum punch, spiked iced tea, watermelon fusion and more will have you feeling like you’re lounging on the Bayou, while wine and beer drinkers can also indulge in a wide selection of local and international offerings.

We’ve all been cooped up for months, so once things get back to normal, it’ll be the time to treat yourself to a night out, all while supporting local businesses!

Ms. Tootsie’s

1312 South St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147