Forsythia happy hour courtesy of KC Tinari

Where to Celebrate National Happy Hour Day in Philly

October 28, 2021 — National Happy Hour Day (November 12) is a time for all to relax, unwind, and enjoy an after work get together with delicious drinks and small bites. To celebrate, we’ve rounded-up a slew of Philadelphia’s killer happy hours including recently relaunched service from top tier restaurants Forsythia and Royal Boucherie.

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, boasts an elevated take on happy hour with Golden Hour available daily from 3 – 5 pm featuring $2 off small batch bottled cocktails and $1 off local craft beer and cider. Sip on the refreshing libations al fresco at the lush, on-site cocktail garden.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 – 7pm, and Sunday from 12 – 6pm.

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com/

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has one killer selection of happy hour offerings fit for the elite imbiber. From 4 – 6pm Tuesday through Saturday, folks are welcome to enjoy a robust menu of small bites, craft cocktails, beer, and wine by the glass while taking in picturesque city views.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 11pm.

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 |  www.assemblyrooftop.com

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Devil’s Den, the popular South Philly gastropub, is a no-brainer for fabulous happy hours with their signature 4-5-6 Happy Hour from 4 – 6pm Tuesday through Friday. Guests can expect a bevy of libations such as $4 draft beer, $5 wine, cider, and more exclusive bottled beer, and $6 house Old Fashioneds. For snacking, the talented kitchen staff has crafted a menu brimming with savory small bites.

Hours of operation are Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-10, Thursday and Friday from 4 – 12 am, Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, and Sunday from 11 am – 10 pm.

1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 |    www.devilsdenphilly.com

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East Passyunk Avenue, home to more than 160 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, has a plethora of bustling restaurants and bars offering happy hours worth checking out this season. At Cantina Los Caballitos, expect a menu of $5 classic margaritas, $16 classic margarita pitchers, and $2 off all drafts, available Monday through Friday from 4 – 6pm.

Just across the Avenue at Bing Bing Dim Sum, imbibers may enjoy $8 bartender’s choice cocktail, $1 off draft beer, $8 house wine & house Junmai sake, and light fare – Monday through Friday from 4:30 – 6:30pm, Saturday from 3 – 5pm, and Sunday from 4 – 6pm.

Check out the respective businesses’ websites for more info.

1904 E.  Passyunk  Avenue |  www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

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Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, has recently relaunched happy hour service after more than a year hiatus with one fabulously curated line-up of craft cocktails, small plates, wine, and local brews, available Wednesday through Friday from 5 – 7pm.

Imbibers and foodies can enjoy offerings including Crab Deviled Eggs ($5), Corn & Black Truffle Beignets ($5), Foie Gras Tartine ($8), and Jr. Royale Burger with Cheese ($8), in addition to $5 IPA & Pilsner, $6 White, Orange, Rosé, Red & Sparkling Wine, and $10 Craft Cocktails including the famed RBG&T composed of gin, rose, lemon, and aromatic tonic.

Hours of operation are 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,” recently revamped the fan-favorite happy hour menu with an array of sensational, seasonal offerings such as White Sangria ($6), Fall Spice Red Sangria ($6), a selection of rotating craft beer ($4), Sauvignon Blanc Blend ($6), and Pinot Noir ($6), alongside a stellar line-up of light fare including Soft Pretzel Sticks ($5), Deviled Eggs ($5), and Shrimp Toast ($8).

Imbibers are welcome to join in on the happy hour fun Monday through Thursday from 4 – 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 2pm. 

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday 4 – 11pm, Saturday 12 – 8pm, and Sunday 12 – 8pm.

1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 | www.jetwinebar.com

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Royal Boucherie, Old City’s atmospheric and lively neighborhood bar and restaurant, has relaunched happy hour service with menu brimming with brand-new small plates and libations, available for snacking and sipping Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 6pm.

Guests can expect $5 draft beer, $6 house wine [Côté Mas Rouge, Cabrials Chardonnay, Morandé Rosé], $10 Craft Cocktails, and an array of small bites courtesy of Executive Chef Matt Buehler including Happy Hour Cheese Board ($12), Happy Hour Charcuterie Board ($12), Half Dozen Oysters ($12), Steak Tartare ($10), Bay Scallops ($12), and more.

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm.

52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | http://www.royalboucherie.com/

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Sor Ynez, a Mexico City-inspired veg-focused restaurant, is a go-to for quality, authentic Mexican fare – highlighted exquisitely in the robust happy hour menu. Small bites include Pescado Dorado, Sikil Pak, Jicama and Mango Callejare, and Queso Frito, in addition to a bevy of craft cocktails and an in-house citywide special. Take advantage of the elevated happy hour menu from 4 – 6pm Tuesday through Friday.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 9pm, Saturday from 12 – 9pm, and Sunday from 12 – 5pm.

1800 N. American Street | 215-309-2582 | www.sorynez.com/

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17 and Sansom streets, offers Rittenhouse imbibers a chance to unwind after the work day ends with happy hour from 5 – 6pm Tuesday through Friday. An array of refreshing libations includes $5 draft beer, $6 wine by the glass, and $7 craft cocktails such as Classic Daiquiri and Moscow Mule, plus light fare priced at $6 features Cornbread, Truffle Fries, Cheeseburger, Duck Wings, and Burrata Toast.

Hours of operation: breakfast and lunch served Tuesday – Friday from 9am – 2pm, dinner served from 5 – 10pm, weekend brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 2pm, and dinner served on Saturday from 5 – 11pm. Closed for dinner service on Sunday and all-day Monday.

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, offers the crowd-pleasing, one-of-a-kind Social Hour – perfect for summer sipping in Society Hill. On Monday through Sunday from 4 – 6pm, enjoy a flavorsome happy hour – boasting Half Dozen Blue Point Oysters, Smoked Wings, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, and Spicy Salmon Poké, all for just $6 each.

For the imbiber, drink specials include $3 select draft beers and $4 house wine at one of the city’s famed happy hours.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 4pm – 12am, Saturday from 11 – 12am, and Sunday from 10 – 12am.

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |    http://thetwistedtail.com/

-Nicole Schofield