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Although it’s not technically summer quite yet, it might as well be – temperatures are steadily rising, and there is no better way to beat the heat and embrace the season than with a frozen cocktail in hand. We’ve compiled a list of stellar options from Philadelphia and beyond, including refreshing tipples from Assembly Rooftop LoungeBluebird DistillingBoloDock Street Brewing Company, and Uptown Beer Garden.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s swanky rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the perfect place to enjoy delicious cocktails year-around. With the unofficial start of summer underway, locals can celebrate the 80 degree weather a refreshing Frosé ($16) with rosé wine, dry vermouth, cocci rosa aperitif, strawberry and fresh lemon. Assembly will also offer a rotating frozen cocktail ($17), perfect for sipping on while taking in the unparalleled views from Assembly’s rooftop. 

Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made here.  

Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday 4pm – 10:30pm; bar closes at 12am; Friday and Saturday 4p – 10pm; bar closes at 2am; Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday 4pm – 5pm

1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy • 215.783.4171 | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 

Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery, offers imbibers a cooling reprieve from summer temperatures with its homemade Frozen G&T ($12), made with the distillery’s flagship Juniperus Gin, fresh lime juice, and tonic. Guests can indulge in this frozen take on a classic cocktail at Bluebird Distilling’s indoor, air-conditioned bar and tasting room, or in the expansive outdoor seating areas while enjoying the warm weather.

The bottle shop is open seven days a week from 1 – 11pm

The bar and tasting room is open Monday through Tuesday 4 – 11pm, Wednesday through Thursday 4pm – 12am, Friday through Saturday 1pm – 12am, Sunday 1 – 11pm.

100 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 | 610-933-7827 | | Instagram: @bluebirddistilling

Bolo, Chef Yun Fuentes’ Latin American dining room and rum bar nestled in bustling Rittenhouse Square, offers three playful variations of its signature Piña Colada – each serving as a perfect complement to a sit-down meal or quick bite whilst enjoying the restaurant’s airy window seating. Crafted by Head Bartender Tony Jimenez, the original Piña Colada features Don Q Gold, pineapple juice, and coconut cream, with an option to add Overproof Rum for an extra $3. Guests can also upgrade to a Blue Colada or Cherry Colada for an additional $3.

Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday, 5pm – 10pm for dinner, Saturday 10pm – 12am for late night, and Monday through Friday, 5pm – 7pm for happy hour

2025 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | WebsiteInstagram

Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s original woman-owned and family-run craft brewery founded in 1985, is kicking off summer with a brand new slushie machine! Offered at the Dock Street South location, guests can indulge in a Lemonade Slushie ($11) with their choice of liquor or can be enjoyed booze-free ($6) for a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.

Dock Street will feature rotating flavors all summer long. 

Hours of operation: Tuesday 11am – 9pm; Wednesday and Thursday 11am – 10pm; Friday 11am – 11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am – 9pm

Dock Street South | 2118 Washington Avenue | 215-284-0345 | Website | Instagram | Facebook

Uptown Beer Garden, Philadelphia’s pioneering and premier beer garden for nearly two decades, has finally launched for the spring and summer season. Decked out with a tropical paradise-themed concept dubbed Kedera Tiki Bar, the beer garden is complete with a wide selection of refreshing frozen cocktails to match – including the Frozo Espresso ($18) crafted with SKYY Espresso Vodka, cold brew, coffee liqueur, and simple, the Something Sweet ($18) made with Codigo Blanco, lemon, and simple, the Gettin’ Twisted ($18) featuring Twisted Tea Whiskey and lemonade, and the Not Your Mama’s Daiquiri comprised of Bacardi, simple, and strawberry purée. Uptown Beer Garden is also offering a full-service Orange Crush Bar, new food menu, and zero-proof sippers, along with ample seating and festive themed décor.

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 4pm – 11pm, Friday from 4pm – 12am, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 12am

1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | Website Instagram

-Alana Shapiro, PR Assistant