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Where To Celebrate National Cocktail Day

March 22, 2021 — Celebrate  National Cocktail Day on  Wednesday, March 24 with a cocktail — or two — in hand! We’ve rounded up our favorite steamy, chilled, and non-alcoholic craft cocktails and mocktails from killer locales.
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Art in the Age, Old-City’s unique tasting room, and go-to destination for home bar supply and bottle shop, has a line of spirits that that imbibers can enjoy at the newly expanded outdoor tasting garden! Guests are invited to stop by for a craft    bottled cocktail,  available in four packs to-go, or tasting flight in the cozy seating area at Art in the Age. Plus, while it’s still chilly, thrifty patrons can enjoy    Cozy Hour, in which Art in the Age offers special deals on craft cocktails and local beers every day from 3 – 5 pm.  Visit Art in the Age to enjoy all this and more — including small plates and light bites.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm.
116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 |  http://artintheage.com/
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has a bevy of hot and chilled libations available for sipping on their luxurious rooftop. Chilled cocktails include a refreshing   Frosé and  Rose Gold Margarita, while steamers include  Peanut Butter & Chocolate with peanut butter whiskey, peanut butter, milk chocolate ganache, milk, and marshmallow, and Rooftop  Remedy consisting of Mount Gay Aged Rum, honey, lemon, ginger, and earl grey.
Opening hours: Thursday through Saturday 4 – 9 pm
1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 |    https://assemblyrooftop.com
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Devil’s Denthe South Philly spot for pub fare and an extensive beer selection,  offers quite the takeaway menu serving cocktails to-go by the single or by the quart as well as  Strawberry Shortcake  and Mango Creamsicle  boozy popsicles. Single servings of their  Pickletini, Sangria, White Peach Bourbon Sour, and  Spicy Passionfruit Margarita are available for dine-in or takeaway, and all except for the Pickletini are for in quarts for pick-up, making up four servings in one container.
Additionally, Devil’s Den’s signature housemade  Bloody Mary mix and cocktail are available for quarts for takeaway only.
Temporary hours of operation are Thursday and Friday from 4 – 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm.
1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 |   http://www.devilsdenphilly.com
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East   Passyunk  Avenue,  home to over 150 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is a hub for delicious libations at various restaurants and bars such as seasonal whiskey cocktails from Manatawny Still Works, classic and flavored margaritas by the glass or pitcher from  Cantina Los Caballitos, and upscale spirits-focused craft drinks from  Stateside.
Check out the respective businesses’ websites for more info.
1904 E.  Passyunk  Avenue |   http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
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Forsythia, Old City’s French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, boasts a beverage list consisting of wine by the glass or bottle, craft beer, and craft cocktails such as  Spring Breaker, made up of gin,  combier  apricot, passionfruit, coconut, and lime,  Body of the Year, with foie gras washed Maker’s Mark, Oloroso sherry, and candied orange, and #6, reposado tequila, hibiscus, egg white, orange, and pineapple cordial.
Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm
233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 |   www.forsythiaphilly.com
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Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” offers a variety of specialty cocktails in addition to their impressive world-wine selection of wines, including  Sangria (red or white),  Honey Bourbon Smash, Watermelon Moscow Mule, Rosé Aperol Spritz, and Spicy  Grapefruit Margarita, to name a few. Available for takeaway and sit down at Jet Wine Garden, their adjacent outdoor oasis.
Opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 –10pm , and Sunday from 2 – 8 pm.
1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 |  jetwinebar.com
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New Liberty Distillery, Kensington-based craft distilling company, offers a wide range of curated cocktail packages such as  Long Island Iced Tea Starter Kit, an  Aviation Cocktail Package, and  Dutch Fashion Cocktail Kits, available to be shipped state-wide, for curbside pick-up, and on-site sales.
Opening hours: Sunday and Monday from 12 – 5pm, and Tuesday through Saturday from 12 – 7pm
1431 N Cadwaller St. | 267.928.4650 | newlibertydistillery.com
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MilkBoy  South Street, part of the iconic, Philadelphia-born MilkBoy brand known for booze, bites, and great music, and  MilkBoy  Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, boast stellar bar programs which include signature cocktails such as the  Pharmacist, made up of bourbon, pineapple, and honey, a classic  Moscow Mule, made up of vodka, ginger syrup, and lime, and variations of Old Fashioneds .
Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 –11 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.
MilkBoy  South Street | 4 th  and South St |   215.925.6455  |   www.milkboysouthstreet.com
MilkBoy  Philly | 1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 |   https://www.milkboy.tv/
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REX 1516, Philadelphia’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine, remains open for take-out, delivery and outdoor dining at their new  streetery   set-up. Half a dozen cocktails including their  Horned Lake Hurricane, Tequila Thrasher, Gin Mot   Mot , and more are available to-go at their South Street location.
REX 1516 is open Monday through Thursday 1 pm – 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm. Outdoor dining services are open after 5 pm every day weather permitting.
1516 South Street | 267.319.1366 |    https://rex1516.com/
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Square  1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, features bottled cocktails to-go of two classic cocktails, an 8oz  Negroni ($16) and an 8oz  Manhattan ($15), available on March 24 in celebration of National Cocktail Day.
In addition to the killer two for one deal, guests can purchase two bottled cocktails (of either choice) for a discounted price of $28 which averages out to a $7 per cocktail.
Available for takeaway and indoor dining at limited capacity.
121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com
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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, excels in delicious libations including their craft cocktails such as the  Champagne Pop, made up of lemon or strawberry popsicle with champagne, the  Black Cherry Gimlet, consisting of black cherry vodka, vanilla, lime, and marasca cherry, and signature Mint  Julep, with Maker’s Mark, mint, and sugar. Enjoy the refreshing sippers available for limited indoor dining and sweeping  outdoor seating.
Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm – 12am, Saturday from 11am – 12am, and Sunday from 10am – 12am
509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |     http://thetwistedtail.com/
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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, brings variety to their beverage menu with a bevy of hot, chilled, and virgin cocktails. Imbibers can choose from an extensive menu featuring  Farm Toddy, Mulled Wine, House Martini’s and  Manhattans, Seasonal Old Fashioned, and non-alcoholic takes on a  Paloma and Moscow Mule. 
Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 9 pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |  www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
Twisted Tail Champagne Pop
-Allanah Richman