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The Happiest Hours: Weekend Happy Hours in Philadelphia

November 12, 2022 — For those who can’t get out of the office before 6 pm, happy hours are like mythical creatures – often written about and advertised, yet hardly ever witnessed in real life. In celebration of the upcoming National Happy Hour Day, Saturday, November 12, we’ve put together a selection of our favorite locales offering happy hour specials on weekends, including The Twisted Tail, Oloroso, The Dutch, and Jet Wine Bar.

 

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The Twisted Tail, the quintessential Headhouse Square-nestled restaurant, bar, and live blues joint, hosts Social Hour from 4 – 6pm daily, including Saturday and Sunday, featuring select offerings from the seasonal food and beverage menu.

Imbibers partaking in Social Hour can indulge in craft bar fare like Crawfish Mac & Cheese ($5) with aged cheddar and toasted breadcrumbs, a Chorizo Taco ($5) with tomatillo, queso fresco, and tequila, and a Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich ($7) with Cabot cheddar on a brioche roll, as well as 50% off draught beer and $5 glasses of house wine.

WEEKEND HAPPY HOUR: Saturday & Sunday, 4 – 6pm

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday 4pm – 12am, Sat 11am – 12am, Sunday 10am – 10pm

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

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Oloroso, Philadelphia’s premier Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of Center City, is celebrating the weekend with its newly launched happy hour service, now available Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 – 6:30pm in the lower dining room, at the bar, and at outdoor tables. Imbibers and foodies alike can relish in the freshly-minted food and beverage offerings while capping off the work day or snagging some pre-dinner snacks and sips.

The happy hour selection includes a complimentary tapas of the day with purchase of first cocktail, wine, or beer — a nod to traditional Spanish culture where in certain cities in Spain, one would receive a small plate accompanied by their beverage of choice. Libations featured during happy hour are subject to rotate frequently and currently consist of Xixarito Sherry and Micaela Sherry ($6), La Hora de Vermouth ($6), Cigar City Jai Alai IPA ($3), La Nevera (white/red/rosé) ($8), and House Rojo Sangria ($8), composed of pomegranate, brandy, and orange.

Executive Chef Jason Peabody has curated an ever-evolving collection seasonal tapas priced at just $7 during happy hour, with offerings including tapas favorite like Patatas Bravas, Shishito Peppers, and Ham & Cheese Croquetas.

WEEKEND HAPPY HOUR: Saturdays & Sundays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday 4:30 – 10 pm

1121 Walnut Street | 267.324.3014 |  www.olorosophl.com

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In honor of National Happy Hour Day, The Dutch, the popular breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, will be offering a rare Saturday happy hour on November 12, featuring all of their favorites normally featured Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 5 – 7pm.

Fans of the much-loved South Philadelphia establishment can enjoy a rotating happy hour menu of bites and beverageswith Chefs Lee Styer and Kevin Waters spearheading the food offerings while General Manager Adam Judeh curates the selection of libations.

Highlights include a selection of local brews ($5), bartender’s choice cocktail ($6)and house wine (red, white, and sparkling) ($7), plus fan-favorite dishes including the following:

  • Chow Chow Pickles & House-Cut Fries ($5)
  • Fond’s Chicken Liver Mousse ($7)  – Pickled red onion, toast
  • Cheesesteak Tater Tots ($7)  – Peppers, onions, Sriracha ketchup
  • Country-Style Paté ($7) – Mostarda, Fond’s sourdough bread
  • Dutch Queso Dip ($7) – Creamed chipped beef, guacamole, pico de gallo, tortilla chips

WEEKEND HAPPY HOUR: Sundays, 5-7 pm & Saturday, November 12, 5-7 pm

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday 8am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am – 3pm and 5 – 9pm

1537 S 11th Street | 215.551.5000 | www.thedutchphilly.com

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Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is the perfect place to spend the better part of an autumn afternoon, made sweeter only by a weekend happy hour running from 12 to 2 pm, ideal for early risers. The beverage specials include glasses of white and red sangrias ($6), house wines ($7), Bartender’s Choice cocktails ($8), and discounted beer. To deter patrons from drinking on an empty stomach, Jet serves up pretzel bites ($4), hummus with pita ($5), and artisan cheese with toasted sourdough ($6).

Jet offers a unique, diverse selection of wines from around the world, with a special focus on the Ancient World. Jet Wine Bar’s greenery and bar would not be complete without the murals that adorn the space that were hand painted by Philadelphia muralist Carlos ‘Calo’ Rosa. In addition to Calo’s work, the garden’s beautiful art space also features works by local artists Oluwafemi and Priscilla Anacakuyani.

 

WEEKEND HAPPY HOUR: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 – 2pm

Hours of operation: 5 – 10 pm Wednesday through Thursday, 5 – 11 pm on Friday, 2 – 11 pm on Saturday, 12 – 6 pm on Sunday

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

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-Lex Nemchenko