Rittenhouse gay bar wins business award, plans food menu

Stir Lounge

Buried in the alleyway of Chancellor Street — a stretch that quickly emerges as Rittenhouse Square — is the gay bar no stranger to Philly’s LGBT community would recognize, let alone step into. Concealed by a strip of white wall with an entrance path that curves like a highway exit lane, it’s not exactly an obvious destination spot for the unknowing passerby strolling past.

But fear not, friends: Stir Lounge is far from seedy and, as of last week, is actually of award-winning status.

On Monday, the bar received the fifth-annual PNC LGBT Business Award, given to LGBT businesses that can provide the most solid plan for how they plan to sustain and grow their business.

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