Masters at Temple U: A bar with a study hall

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Main bar at Masters, 1535 N. Carlisle St.

Temple's campus is creeping ever farther west and east of Broad Street, and the rowhouses in the nearby blocks are teeming with students.

What was for many years a decrepit, stucco-faced warehouse on Carlisle Street just south of Oxford, basically around the corner from the Pearl movie theater, has been turned into Masters

Masters (1535 N. Carlisle St., 215-787-9933), in development for more than a year, opens July 11. It becomes effectively only the fourth Temple bar (after Draught Horse Pub, Pub Webb, and Maxi's).

The first floor is pure college bar: 20 seats at the bar, plus table seating, in a vaguely industrial-looking room with multiple TVs and a cherry red bar wall.

The second floor contains what owner Waylon Nelson (backed by Danny Govberg, Joe Byrne and Robert Beggs) calls The Study, a lounge with comfy, almost coffeehouse-like seating for afternoons and early evenings. There's a second 20-seat bar plus table seating up there, too, as well as a "step-and-repeat" - one of those branded backdrops used for photos.

Menu is here. Hours are seven days, lunchtime through late night.

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