Liberty Cheesesteaks throws open its doors at a new, bigger location just steps from the original this Wednesday with an expanded menu, more seating, televisions for Saints and Eagles games, and rosé on tap. Liberty Cheesesteak’s new home is at the corner Freret and Soniat Streets, in the former home of La Nuit Comedy Theatre.
Owners Michael Casey (a Philly native) and Joseph Sereme debuted the tiny cheesesteak hub on Freret Street in 2013, in what had also been the incubator home of the first Dat Dog, with only eight seats. That location closed on July 20.
The new space is equipped with three times as many seats, eight barstools inside, as well as a few seats outside. The bar has five beer taps and a dedicated rosé tap.
Additionally, sports fans can watch Saints and Eagles games on five flatscreen televisions equipped with “all the sports packages.”
The menu will go through more subtle changes. The restaurant plans to roll out a new menu item monthly over the next eight months. As the team introduces and tests the popularity of new items, it’ll phase out less popular ones from the menu.
Manager Stephan Belle hinted that, while no more major expansions are planned at this time, the Tulane stadium may be getting cheesesteaks soon.
Opening hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.