Aqua Vitae Institute, which offers bartending classes for professionals and alcohol-theme seminars for the public, opened in November. The modern 3,300-square-foot facility holds 75 people for receptions or experiential events. The new-build, three-story building in Center City is equipped with two full bars, a wine and craft beer room, a kitchen and conference room, Wi-Fi access, an independent sound system on each floor, and ample power outlets for guests to charge their mobile devices. Multiple catering options are available, and events includes a selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cocktails—Aqua Vitae's focus—are a standout here and made with fresh produce, herbs, and spices.
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