Speakeasy-style bar opens in Wilmingon’s historic stables

Big Fish Restaurant Group has opened a new restaurant in the Midtown Brandywine section of Wilmington. Tobert Street Social is a speakeasy-style bar and restaurant, featuring cocktails, stone-hearth pizzas, and shareable plates. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on September 13.

The establishment is located in a historic building dating back to 1887 that was once home to the city’s stables. Other Big Fish restaurants Mikimotos and the Washington Street Ale House are located nearby.

“Torbert Street Social is quite unlike any bar or restaurant that Wilmington has seen,” said Mayor Mike Purzycki, “and I can’t tell you how beautiful this renovated historic structure is, with its restored brick exterior and stunning patio spanning the length of the building. This is a wonderful complement to the many fine eating and drinking establishments in the Downtown District and other nearby neighborhoods.”

The decor includes several cozy seating areas, a fire pit, live-music stage, and oversized games to play outdoors, as well as an expansive bar, cushy seating nooks, and community farmhouse tables inside.

“I thank Eric Sugrue and everyone at Big Fish for their continued dedication to our City and to providing patrons with great food, drink, atmosphere, and service,” said Purzycki. “This kind of commitment is helping transform our City and is one more positive sign that Wilmington is moving in the right direction.”

Torbert Street Social is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 1 a.m.

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