Sports bar Stats on 17th is replacing Clubhouse, the Rittenhouse bar with a Titanic-themed escape room and an ice lounge that came and went in the blink of an eye (owner Mark Marek also closed his Rumor nightclub, reports Philly Chit Chat). Stats owner Justin Veasey, who’s 25, is turning the ice lounge into storage and the rest of the space into what he’s calling an “upscale sports bar and nightclub.” Stats — at 111 S. 17th Street, underneath Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse — should open early September.
The address was also previously G Lounge and 1925, both clubs.
The new sports bar is big, spanning 10,000 square feet with room for 450 people. South Philly native Veasey is planning more than 20 TVs, projection walls, two main bars, dining tables, a game room, a dance floor, and a bottle service section. It also includes something Veasey is calling a “stats wall” that will keep track of drinkers’ stats. He describes it like this:
Bar patrons are known in the industry based off of who they are, what they drink, what teams they like, etc., which is at our establishment is now your personal “Stat.” Stat cards will be given to patrons that we feel qualify to be on our special wall when you enter the lobby. The concept is that if you are either a good regular, a sports player, someone known in the city, or just the average Joe that might be in from out of town and comes in and enjoys the place, we are going to take your picture and take down three things about you, your “stats.” Once we have your three “stats” you are going to autograph it and we are going to post it on our wall that everyone will see as you enter!
So there’s that.
The food is beer-friendly dishes like wings, sliders, sandwiches, and pizza.
Stats on 17th will be open 4 p.m. to midnight during the week. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays it will open at 11 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, expect it to turn from a sports bar into a nightclub around 9:30 p.m. and stay open until 2 a.m.