14 Best Happy Hours in Philadelphia
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Bud & Marilyn’s
El Camino Real
Fox & Hound
Bob and Barbara’s Lounge
City Tap House
14 Best Happy Hours in Philadelphia
Happy hour is important. Yes, it really is. Do you know how wonderful it is to indulge in your best drinks and food at an outrageously cheap rate right after a hectic day at work? Or getting some cheap pre-drinks as a soft start to a night out in Philadelphia? The best part about happy hour in Philly is the best spots don’t compromise on quality. In their books, cheap ends with a slash in price and plenty of generous specials.
Tattooed MomCourtesy of Tattooed MomCall Them TripAdvisor
Tattooed Mom is one of the best bars on South Street and although its name sounds dramatic, you won’t find actual tattooed mothers walking around in this spot. What you will find is lots of graffiti, makeshift seating, and wholesome fun for beer lovers. The bar offers half-priced drafts each night from precisely 5 pm -7 pm. They do it again from 10 pm to 11 pm.
They also offer food specials at different times of the week. For vegans Mondays are a good time to pop in for half-priced veggie items that go on from noon to 10 pm. Burgers and taco lovers are not left out. Tacos are sold at $1 on Tuesdays and burgers at $4 on Wednesdays. Happy hour all the way!
SampanCourtesy of SampanCall Them Book on OpenTable TripAdvisor
Guests would tell you that happy hour here is aptly described as delicious. Cocktails come at amazing discounts every night of the week at the Sampan’s bar. The consistent Sake option are popular favorites but you can also dig into mixed drinks, house wine, or beer at $4. Yummy dishes such as the Korean barbecue beef satay are offered at $3 and pork bun or banh mi for $4.
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Located within Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s 13th Street Empire, this restaurant does more than offer the best fried chicken and cheese curd. Happy hour in this Gayborhood restaurant runs from Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm. To start with, the two guest favorites, fried chicken and cheese curd go for $3. They also serve delicious drinks such as the Frose at $6, snacks, beer, or cocktails at $4 to $6, and their exclusive Yards-brewed “Bud’s Best Pale Ale” at $4 on draft. Trust us, you want to get in here.
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Some say that Oyster House’s happy hour is the city’s most famous party. Imagine shellfish on sale and it’s the real deal! This spot’s happy hour goes down from Monday to Friday 5-6 pm and on Saturdays 9-11 pm. Enjoy $3 drafts, $3 oyster shoots, and $1 raw oysters.
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When you are looking for a spot at Fishtown that adds a fresh look to happy hour and still stocks all your favorites, it should be Nunu. Nunu’s happy hour runs for seven days in a week at the most enjoyable hours. Weekday’s happy hour is 5-7 pm and 3-5 pm on weekends. They offer $1 off whiskey highballs and drafts, $8 hoppy, $2 skewers, $5 fries, and $6 miso cheese and milk bread toast.
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Have a meat craving but don’t want to spend all the cash in your wallet? Head over to Fette Sau at Frankford Avenue for a hearty meat-rich dinner for less than $15. Also on the menu for happy hour are half-priced drafts, $3 smoked deviled eggs, $4 two chicken drumsticks with spicy slaw, $5 Manhattans and old fashioneds, and $5 burnt end sandwich.
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If you love luxury dining look no further than Barclay Prime. You can pay $50 for steaks on a regular day but when it’s happy hour luxurious dining is yours for the taking. Happy hour in Barclay Prime is on from Mondays to Fridays at 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Beer and wine go for $6, margaritas $7, meatballs at $10, and other yummy meals are available at the bar.
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Clarkville is all about a family-friendly, happy hour on Mondays to Fridays from 5 to 7 pm. They are one of a kind and solve the confusion of whether or not to bring children along. Clarkville is a West Philly artisanal pizzeria with craft beer and wine and a happy hour consisting of kids and adults menu. Take full advantage of the $6 kids’ meal (including milk box), $7 pizza for adults and $4-5 beer and wine. You can also get regular and vegan cheese.
El Camino RealCourtesy of The JawnCall Them Book on OpenTable TripAdvisor
El Camino Real is where the cheapest margaritas live. They serve balanced margaritas with that not-too-sweet or not-too-sour taste at half price every weekday from 5 to 7 pm. Don’t stop there, be sure to grab the 10 pm to midnight extra happy hour thrill from Sunday through Thursday. As far as food goes, you can order their affordable burritos and tacos.
Fox & HoundCourtesy of ZagatCall Them TripAdvisor
For an ‘all you can drink’ day out head over to Fox & Hounds where they have an amazing list of drafts and craft beers for the taking. All you have to do is get there early enough to beat the crowd and ,of course, have two bucks handy. Happy hour begins at 5 pm.
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Fond’s happy hour is from Tuesdays to Fridays and then on Sunday. Get the best deals of cocktails, beer, and wine from 5-7 pm. These drinks usually go for $7, $5, and $6 respectively. You also get to gobble up anything from chicken liver mousse to grilled duck hearts and pork rillettes at $7. Don’t forget the oysters which are offered at $1.50 each.
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For a happy hour that is truly…Philly, you can’t help but stop at Bob and Barbara’s lounge. Get a shot of Jim Beam for $3 and enjoy an all-day-long happy hour. It’s no secret that Bon and Barbara’s lounge set the pace for happy hour menu and several other bars in the city work with their example. So, for an authentic happy hour experience, you should visit Bon and Barbara’s lounge.
City Tap HouseCourtesy of City Tap HouseCall Them Book on OpenTable TripAdvisor
City Tap makes for one of the nicest happy hour spots mostly because of its exotic menu of draft beers. There are two City Tap locations which are Logan Square and the U-City outpost. Logan Square has quite the appeal for those in the corporate world because of its closeness to many such offices. It’s only natural to pop in here for the happy hour after a hard day at work. Enjoy $6 wine/sangria, $5 drafts, $6 bar snacks or less including hummus and sliders.
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You can find this peculiar bar 19 floors above Broad Street inside the Bellevue, XIX. It’s perfect for something or someone craving simplicity and privacy. The happy hour menu includes cocktails for $8, drafts beers at $5, and a special mix of gin, egg white, Earl Grey tea, and lavender syrup is also available.
Looking to take your alcohol fueled adventures outdoors? Check out some of the very best beer gardens Philadelphia has to offer.
- 1. Tattooed Mom
- 2. Sampan
- 3. Bud & Marilyn’s
- 4. Oyster House
- 5. Nunu
- 6. Fette Sau
- 7. Barclay Prime
- 8. Clarkville
- 9. El Camino Real
- 10. Fox & Hound
- 11. Fond
- 12. Bob and Barbara’s Lounge
- 13. City Tap House
- 14. XIX Nineteen