National Bourbon Day

14 June 2017- Happy National Bourbon Day! Check out the Philly bars and restaurants below shaking up killer boozy, bourbon-based cocktails for the holiday.


Red Owl Tavern Lead Bartender, Kyle Darrow, is known for his craft cocktail creations and his Penn’s Treaty does not disappoint.  Served with Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon, strawberry and bell pepper shrub, and lemon and black pepper tincture, this bourbon libation is the perfect Bourbon Day treat.


Although simple, the Coopers’ Cup is sure to fulfill any bourbon lovers’ boozy desires. The Coopers’ Cup is Served with Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, fresh lime juice and topped with ginger beer for a refreshing, to-the-point cocktail.


Phoenixville’s Bluebird Distilling, an award-winning distillery specializing in grain-to-glass craft spirits, is shaking up a tart and spicy twist on a classic for National Bourbon Day. Guests can enjoy the Blak and Blu, served with Bluebird Distilling’s high-rye Four Grain Bourbon, blackberry-ginger syrup, and fresh mint. The tartness of the blackberries is perfectly balanced with fresh mint and an ice-cold pebble-ice finish, resulting in a sippable, refreshing cocktail.


The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s restaurant, live Juke Joint and bourbon bar, is well-known for their impressive selection of dark spirits — especially bourbon. Imbibers looking for a cocktail instead of something straight, should try the Cargo Plane, boasting citrus, Amaro Nonino, and Aperol.


Rex 1516, South Street’s Southern-inspired restaurant and bar, is celebrating National Bourbon Day with their Openly Opily, served with bourbon, lemon, Becherovka and orange curacao. Pair the cocktail with one of Rex 1516’s savory southern-inspired dishes for the perfect Bourbon Day treat.


City Tap House has been Philly’s go-to destination for craft beer, but with the recent expansion of their bar program, guests can now enjoy carefully curated cocktails. Celebrate National Bourbon Day with the 187 Northeast —  one of City Tap House’s 7 new inspired cocktails – boasting Woodford Reserve, Campari and sweet vermouth.


-Gabrielle Paoletti