The Coffee Roastery, Cozy Café and Chic Cocktail Bar Expands with Second Location Kicking off with Holiday Cheer Now Through New Year
Char & Stave, Ardmore’s newest all-day café and cocktail bar, is thrilled to announce a holiday pop-up in Chestnut Hill in the same site as
forthcoming expansion with a second location. The pop-up, which precedes the spring 2023 grand opening of the new and expanded Char & Stave will be open beginning on Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 26) and will run until Sunday, January 4, 2023.
The pop-up, located in the charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia (8441 Germantown Ave), will offer imbibers and gift-givers alike a menu of warming seasonal sippers including coffee, cocktails, and mocktails, as well as an expansive retail area stocked with Char
& Stave’s signature roast coffee beans, ranging from mild to dark to Barrel-Aged Espresso, and a plethora of giftable spirits from sister distillery, Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-
winning grain-to-glass distillery.
“We are thrilled to be expanding in 2023 with the addition of our second Char & Stave location and I can’t wait to give people just a taste of what is to come!” said Founder and Owner of Char & Stave and Bluebird Distilling, Jared Adkins. “The pop-up will feature a seasonal
menu and well-stocked retail area as well as festive décor from our friends at Lucky Dog Studio
– to really help get in the holiday spirit.”
The Char & Stave pop-up at Chestnut Hill will operate during the holiday season, beginning on Saturday, November 26 and closing Sunday, January 4, 2023, to allow for the start of renovations preceding the shop’s grand opening in spring of 2023. Guests can stop by the pop-up during the following hours of operation: Wednesday 4 – 9 pm, Friday 4 – 10 pm, Saturday 11 – 6 pm, and Sunday 11 – 5 pm.
The pop-up also arrives just in time to participate in Stag & Doe Nights, the revered Chestnut Hill tradition where couples, families, and friends are invited to eat, drink and be merry while enjoying a stroll through the charming Chestnut Hill area. While savoring Char & Stave hot coffee and/or seasonal sips like the Merry Mule, attendees will enjoy decked-out holiday décor, a meet and greet with Santa, rides in a horse-drawn carriage, boutique shops operating with extended hours, roasted chestnuts and other holiday-minded treats, and the cheery sounds of carolers and a brass quartet. This year, Stag & Doe nights take place on December 4 th , 11 th , and
18 th , from 6 – 9 pm, which falls within Char & Stave’s Wednesday hours of operation from 4 – 9
See below for the full list of warming winter beverages available for purchase on-site at the Char
& Stave pop-up, spanning coffee, cocktails and mocktails alike.

 House drip coffee ($3-$3.50) — Char & Stave’s staple, The Everyday Blend beans.
Available in a 12 or 16 oz. size, spiked or not spiked
 Hot Mulled Cider ($10) — Farm-fresh Pennsylvania Apple Cider, warmed with mulling
spices and served with drinker’s choice of spirit (Founder Jared Adkins recommends
Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon or Dark Rum!). Also available as a non-alcoholic
 Old Man Winter ($12) — A Seasonal Old Fashioned, featuring Bluebird Distilling Four Grain
Bourbon, a blend of winter bitters, and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Finished with an
orange zest.
 Merry Mule ($12) — A festive, tangy mule featuring Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin, spiced
cranberry shrub and ginger beer. Served tall.
Meanwhile, over at Bluebird Distilling (100 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA), imbibers can delight in the annual Black Friday Release – aka Bluebird Bonanza – in which Adkins traditionally releases a boatload of new spirits and highly limited seasonal releases on Friday, November 25. The distillery will open at 9:30am and offer select breakfast cocktails along with tasting of the exciting new releases, all  available both inside the bar and tasting room or outdoors under cozy heaters on the expansive patio. The below spirits PLUS even more secret day-of surprises will be available all day at Bluebird Distilling.
 Winter Whiskey (80 proof, 750ml, $49.99) — A whiskey to warm the coldest of adventures. The process begins with Bluebird Distilling’s Four Grain Bourbon: distillers add a pinch of brown sugar and then steep the liquid in a meritage of winter spices. Warm notes of vanilla,
baking spices, orange zest and toffee fill every sip.
 Double Barrel Bourbon ‘22 (50 proof, 750ml, $69.99) – This spirit sold out in less than one day last year! Bluebird Distilling Four Grain bourbon is aged traditionally in a Charred New American Oak barrel. Next, upon maturation, the bourbon is removed and emptied into
a heavily toasted, lightly charred barrel from another cooperage. This method causes the bourbon to extract double the sweetness and flavors from both barrels – hence the double barrel. Deep notes of dark honey, pecan pie, sarsaparilla, all spice, dates, s’mores, tanned
leather and pepper fill every sip.
 Double Barrel Straight Rye (100 proof, 750ml, $75) — Only 100 bottles will be released of this highly-coveted run! Similar to the Double Barrel Bourbon, this rye rendition is first aged traditionally in a Charred New American Oak barrel. Upon maturation, the rye is removed
and emptied into a heavily toasted, lightly charred barrel from another cooperage. This causes the rye to extract double the spice and sweetness from both barrels. Tasting notes of heavy baking spice, old oak, tobacco, dried cherries, and dark fruit fill every sip.
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Char & Stave Coffee, located at 21 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA, is is open Monday- Thursday, 7 am – 11 pm, Friday from 7 am – 12 am, Saturday from 8 am – 12 am and Sunday
from 8 am – 11 pm. Keep up with Char & Stave on Instagram at @charandstavecoffee, on Facebook, or on their website at
The brand-new venture helmed by Jared Adkins, the Founder and Master Distiller of acclaimed Phoenixville distillery Bluebird Distilling, operations of Char & Stave include a morning cafe and cocktail bar; aptly summarized by the slogan that populates its branding: “coffee made by whiskey people.” Char & Stave’s ethos and uniquity is found in the process employed for roasting and preparing coffee beans — A process strikingly similar to the aging process of Bluebird Distilling’s wide catalogue of brown spirits. All coffee beans are roasted at Bluebird Distilling in Phoenixville, with the Barrel Aged series set to age for approximately three weeks, and then transported for consumption and sale to Char & Stave.
Char & Stave | 21 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003 | (484) 414-4102 |
Bluebird Distilling is a craft distillery that produces small batch whiskies (that includes a limited release Wheat Whiskey, Four Grain Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, and White Rye Whiskey) and other amazing craft spirits such as Juniperus Gin, Vodka, Sugarcane Rum, and Dark Rum, using a state-of-the-art hybrid copper still. The distillery and tasting room are located at 100 Bridge
Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. For more information, please call (610) 933-7827 or visit
Jared Adkins is the founder and master distiller of Bluebird Distilling, headquartered in Phoenixville, PA, just west of Philadelphia. Bluebird Distilling offers a full line of award-winning grain-to-glass spirits such as Four Grain Bourbon, Straight Rye Whiskey, and Juniperus Gin. In
addition to his passion for crafting excellent spirits, Adkins is an avid Fly Fisherman, snowboarder and surfer, and often travels to remote locations in search of the perfect bluebird day. Adkins began his career in craft brewing, and previously held management positions in
craft brewing and bottling for local and national beer companies prior to founding Bluebird Distilling in June 2015. Most recently, he has launched Char & Stave, a coffee-by-day, cocktail- bar-by-night concept located in Ardmore, PA.