Amstelveenseweg 156, Amsterdam, 1075 XN, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 752 9556
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am
Door: Make reservation
Style: Gastro bar
Recommended for: Aperitivos, Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Inspired by New York, this compact neighbourhood bar and restaurant is worthy of a trek to Amsterdam's suburbs (between Oud-Zuid and opposite the Vondelpark) due to the quality of its cocktails - hardly surprising given it is owned by two bartenders, Leonardo Belloni and Daan Bonsen.
Formally an organic restaurant on a street boasting 30 odd restaurants, Franklin may be small but it stands out as the area's only place on the street to combining cocktail bar and restaurant. Buzzy bar, which gets crowed early evening, at the front and split level restaurant at the back - upper intimate (25 seats) dining room which can be reserved in advance up top, and first-come, first-served lower restaurant.