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15 Happy Hours in Philadelphia That You Should Check Out

Looking for the best happy hour Philadelphia has to offer? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots, so you can find the perfect spot for you.

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Whether you’re looking for cheap drinks or good food, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list and start planning your next happy hour outing!

Best Happy Hour Specials in Philadelphia, PA

  1. Sampan
  2. Barclay Prime
  3. Abe Fisher
  4. Oyster House
  5. Tattooed Mom
  6. Bud & Marilyn’s
  7. Osteria
  8. Vedge
  9. Bing Bing Dim Sum
  10. Brauhaus Schmitz
  11. Fette Sau
  12. Mission Taqueria
  13. nunu
  14. a.bar
  15. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar – Philadelphia

Sampan

124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-732-3501
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Sampan is an oasis of contemporary Asian small plates located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia’s hot Midtown Village neighborhood. A dramatic back-lit wall mural sets the scene for artful food, emerging from the restaurant’s centrally located open kitchen while a carefully curated selection of wine, beer, sake and cocktails complement guests’ experiences.

Enjoy craft cocktails like the Ming Mule with vodka, lychee, mint, and ginger. Other great drink options include the Autumn in Okinawa, Hashi Old Fashioned, and Thai Punch.


Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-732-7560
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Barclay Prime provides a sleek and sexy space for world-class cuisine. Taking cues from a European library, with comfortable banquettes, marble surfaces and crystal chandeliers, the dining room is a chic but comfortable setting perfect for any experience. And the sophistication doesn’t stop at the decor.


Abe Fisher

1623 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-867-0088
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Inspired by the journey of the Jewish people from their ancestral homeland to the Diaspora, Abe Fisher pays homage to centuries of tradition, while embracing the idea that cultural exchange places cuisine in a continuous state of evolution.

The nightly menu pulls together centuries-old flavors from Montreal to Budapest to Brooklyn that both modernizes and elevates the long-familiar classics of Jewish soul food.

My favorite drink is the Rex Manning Day with calvados, yellow chartreuse, curacao. Or you can try the Pink Flamingo, Nomadic Panic, and Goes to 11.


Oyster House

1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-567-7683
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On the heels of its 40th anniversary, there’s still no better place in Philadelphia to enjoy impeccably fresh, chef-prepared seafood than Oyster House.

I got the House Martini cocktail which has house blended gin, dry vermouth, lemon twist! Other drinks I would recommend are the Bloody Caesar, Twinned Negroni, and Improved Old Fashioned.


Tattooed Mom

530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-238-9880
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This one of a kind bar / restaurant / street art museum has been a central hub of Philadelphia’s iconic South Street neighborhood for over 20 years. Enjoy a relaxed meal with an always tasty menu featuring many vegan options, creative cool cocktails and locally focused draft beers.

My favorite drink on the menu is their Mandalorian Punch with mango boba pearls, rum, raspberry liqueur, peach brandy, pineapple, cranberry, lemon. Other cocktails that looked amazing were the Mom’s Mule, Fortune Fish, and Pop Rocket.


Bud & Marilyn’s

1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-546-2220
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Chef Marcie Turney & Valerie Safran’s restaurant serving retro-American dishes, classic drinks & good times. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining as well as pickup and delivery.

I highly recommend trying the Moscow Mule, NY Old Fashioned, and Sage Derby Smash. My favorite cocktail was the Radio Days with red wine, vodka, cinnamon syrup, and lemon.


Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-763-0920
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Rustic Northern Italian featuring homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas and wood grilled meats and fish. An all-Italian wine list highlights small producers and an international beer list focuses on artisinal brews. A traditional Italian Osteria nestled on North Broad Street.

My friends tried the Rye Spritz, Mela Bianco, and Luna Verde and loved them! I had the Asino with Vodka, Campari, Cocchi americano, ginger, lime and it was delicious!


Vedge

1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-320-7500
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Housed in the historic Tiger Building in Center City Philadelphia, the elegant brownstone home is an intimate setting for inventive vegetable cooking.  The Bar features natural wines, craft beers and a creative cocktail list, all selected to compliment the wide range of tastes through the dinner and dessert menus.  Vedge currently serves dinner 5 nights a week.

On my visit I tried the Hanky Panky with gin, sweet vermouth, fernet, and orange bitters. It was absolutely amazing so I definitely recommend ordering this. Other drinks that sounded great were the One With Everything, Afternoon Snack, and Sour Lager.


Bing Bing Dim Sum

1648 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 215-279-7702
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Bing Bing Dim Sum serves up Chinese plates with a Jewish-American twist. Enjoy inventive dishes and creative cocktails a this cozy, yet lively spot on East Passyunk Avenue. They are now accepting reservations for inside & outside dining.

The Alpine Dream was absolutely delicious and had roku gin, pine liqueur, peppercorn, egg white. Other great cocktails I tried were the Green Fire, House Party, and Bingroni. This spot is a must-visit!


Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 267-909-8814
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Philadelphia’s Best German Bierhall and Restaurant featuring the world’s largest German beer selection with 34 beers on Draft! Named one of the best German Bars in the world by CNN Travel.

This is one of the most popular bars in the area, so you’ll be sure to have a good time. I ordered a few drinks, but my favorite ended up being the Jägermeister Cold Brew.


Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-391-4888
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German for “fat pig,” Fette Sau specializes in high-quality, locally sourced meats, dry-rubbed, smoked on the premises and sold by the pound for a remarkable take on American barbecue.

If you’re looking for one of the best spots to go out for drinks, this is the spot! I had the Grapefruit Lemonade with Bluecoat gin, honey, and lemon.


Mission Taqueria

1516 Sansom St 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-383-1200
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Just like their flagship location, this “mini” Mission Taqueria, located within GIANT Heirloom Market in Logan Square, serves fresh interpretations of classic Mexican fare, featuring a variety of inventive-yet-familiar tacos, fresh juices, and more.

When I came to this spot my friends ordered the Mezcal Negroni, Hibiscus Sangria, and Oaxacan Old Fashioned. I went for the Red Pepper Frozen Paloma which was absolutely amazing. It’s a cocktail with fresh grapefruit and red pepper juice, ginger, blancos.


nunu

1414 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-278-2804
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All tables will have the ability to order food/drink from Cheu Fishtown AND nunu! Cheu Fishtown is their noodle bar focused on asian inspired noodle bowls, soups + small plates with a full bar serving beer, wine, sake + cocktails.

nunu is the latest addition to their restaurant group offering sushi + Japanese-style pub food and a bar featuring a wide range of Japanese spirits and a draft highball machine!

My all time favorite drink at this spot is the Guava Lava. It comes with tequila, guava, serrano, falernum, lime and is absolutely delicious! I also tried the Umami Martini and Hot Tiki Toddy which were equally as good.


a.bar

1737 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-825-7035
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a.bar is a cozy place to enjoy a view of Rittenhouse Square, while enjoying an intriguing house cocktail or a bite from their seafood-inspired menu.

We dropped by this spot one night and had a blast! If you end up visiting this bar, I would try the Sugar is the Devil, Too Many Frios, or It’s All About.


Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar – Philadelphia

10 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-627-0666
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A must-see, must-experience dining destination featuring award-winning Nuevo Cuban cuisine, Latin rhythms, open-air tropical ambiance & classic cocktails.

This spot served up some of the best drinks I’ve had and was so much fun. I came here with a group of friends and ordered the Fredo’s Banana Daquiri with Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum, banana liqueur, guarapo, lime, pineapple juice, and nutmeg. My friends ordered the Paradise Rum Punch and Rum Runner.


Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for the best happy hour in Philadelphia, we’ve got your guide right here. Whether you want to drink craft beer or wine, eat some delicious food while enjoying live music or just relax with friends at a laid-back bar, this list has it all! So get ready and enjoy our top picks of where to go for happy hour in Philly.

Did we leave any bars off of our list? Let us know in the comments!

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