Bar #53: Xochitl, 2nd and Pine
In hopes of finding some more people, Brynn and I headed down the street to Xochitl, pronounced “so-cheet” which we learned from a convenient mention under their sign out front. We’re glad they helped us out on that one because we would’ve sounded really silly otherwise. Anyways, turns out that while Thursday (and sometimes even Wednesday) is part of the weekend in college, that’s not so much the case when you leave. Fortunately, Xochitl had a few more customers than Artful Dodger, along with a stronger decor and a much more interesting drink menu. After asking our server some questions (mostly about pronunciation), I decided to go with a “La Chilindrina,” a fruity and slightly spicy mix of Sauza Blanco and blood orange, while Brynn chose a “Nublado,” which was essentially a red sangria. (Note: I don’t really know Spanish, but my friend Jose just informed me that nublado means “cloudy.” Not sure of the naming concept there…)
Xochitl definitely had a nice space, and reminded us a lot of Cuba Libre. We had some nice conversations with the bartenders and our drinks were tasty, though a bit on the pricey side. However, this wasn’t quite enough to make up for the lack of people. Don’t go out in Society Hill on Thursdays!
Things will get more lively soon. Stay tuned!