GuestCounts Hospitality manages the food, beverage and nightlife businesses of principals Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen. The two - business partners since 1995 - now exclusively focus their time, talents and resources on the growth of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and related concepts to position GuestCounts Hospitality as the nation’s leading full service (non-Mexican) Latin restaurant group.

 

Corporate Headquarters

        1 Reed Street, Suite 200
         Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215.922.3200
Fax: 215.922.742
info@GuestCounts.com

Cuba Libre

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR



Cuba Libre serves artful presentations of contemporary and classic Cuban fare while immersing guests in the island’s architecture, music and art. The flavorful cuisine, moderate pricing and energetic atmosphere of this upscale casual dining concept appeal to diners of all ages across a wide socioeconomic and ethnic spectrum. Cuba Libre’s themed environment transports guests to Old Havana by recreating its buildings and courtyards, giving the restaurant strong destination appeal. Cuba Libre recognizes the importance of music and rhythm in Cuban culture, transforming after weekend dinners into a late-night Latin hot spot featuring DJs spinning a mix of Latin fusion, salsa, bachata and merengue, with live performers and dancing all night.
 
Marketing/Press Inquiries: marketing@CubaLibreRestaurant.com
General Inquiries: info@CubaLibreRestaurant.com
 

PAST CONCEPTS



CATERING: BRÛLÉE CATERING BY CHEF JEAN MARIE LACROIX AND GOURMETRO CATERING
GuestCounts Hospitality’s catering division was formed in 2006 with the purchase of Max & Me Catering, a fine dining caterer servicing only the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Over the next 11 years, the business was expanded organically and through acquisition. Along the way, it adopted a new name - Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix - and grew sales to nearly $20 million annually, with exclusive caterer status in more than a dozen landmark locations and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. Gourmetro Catering, formed in 2009, provided limited service catering at a more popular price point. In 2017, Brûlée Catering and Gourmetro were sold to the foodservice division of Comcast Spectacor.

NIGHTLIFE: EGYPT NIGHTCLUB, SHAMPOO NIGHCLUB AND 32⁰ LUXE LOUNGE
From 1992 to 2011, GuestCounts Hospitality and its principals operated some of the largest and most innovative, successful and enduring nightlife operations in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.