Cocktails / Happy Hour

The Happy Hour Guide on the Dining on a Dime Podcast – October 21st

This week’s Happy Hour Guide segment for the Dining on a Dime Podcast on Wildfire Radio. It’s all about seasonal sips! If you missed it live, you can listen to it here:


  • Chris’ Jazz Café – If you read my review of Chris’ Jazz Cafe, you’ll know that I recently tried an incredible Fall-inspired cocktail called “Autumn Spice.” It contains Captain Morgan Rum, house-spiced cider, a pod of star anise & a whole stick of cinnamon. It had a refreshing, yet warming quality to it. It’ll set you back $12, which is not usually Happy Hour friendly, but you certainly won’t be mad.

    Autumn Spice at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

    Autumn Spice at Chris’ Jazz Cafe [Photo: Marilyn Johnson]

  • P.J. Whelihan’s – If you’re looking for fun seasonal cocktails all $7 or under, PJs is the place to be! The “Pumpkin Pie Martini” contains Rum Chata, Three Olives vanilla vodka, pumpkin syrup, and a cinnamon sugar rim. The “Sparkling Cider Mule” has my name all over it with Tito’s vodka, sparkling cider, and ginger beer. Both drinks are $6 all day. Don’t forget half-price Wing Night every Tuesday after 3 p.m. That’s TEN WINGS for $6 – totally Dining on a Dime worthy.

  • Iron Hill Brewery – With locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, this regional gastropub is known for their signature seasonal beers such as Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, and Pumpkin Coffee Stout for $2 off during Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. You can also get $4 mixed drinks and $6 specialty cocktails. Gotta love Iron Hill!

  • Savona Restaurant – located at 100 Old Gulph Rd in Gulph Mills, PA is featuring two very Autumn-forward cocktails on the menu. The “Jack-o-Lantern” features Jack Daniels, house-made pumpkin purée, nutmeg, cinnamon, Amarena nectar, and bitters. The “Smoking Love” contains tequila, apple puree, cinnamon, lime juice, and allspice nectar. Both are $9 during happy hour between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

    Savona Jack O Lantern Cocktail

    Savona Jack O Lantern Cocktail [Photo: Dallyn Pavey Uosikkinen]

How about some spooky sips?

  • Ocean Prime – Located at 124 South 15th Street in Center City, Ocean Prime is offering The Witch’s Cauldron. Mixed with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, marinated berries, house-made sour, and Domaine Chandon Brut, this cackling cocktail’s secret ingredient is dry ice, reminiscent of a real-life witch’s cauldron! The bubbling beverage will be available for just $10 on Halloween!

    The Witch’s Cauldron at Ocean Prime [Provided]

  • Art in the Age – Philadelphia’s one-of-a-kind tasting room located at 116 South 3rd Street in Old City is shaking things up a few cocktail concoctions this October. The Candied Apple cocktail features Art in the Age’s Maplejack Whiskey, apple, and cinnamon for $11. Trying to scare off the monsters? The Vampire Hex at $13 should do the trick – a martini riff made with New Liberty Distillery Powderhorn Rye vodka and garnished with a garlic-stuffed olive.

    Old Widow at Art in the Age Philadelphia

    Old Widow at Art in the Age [Provided]

Bonus tip!

  • TALK – New on the Rittenhouse scene, TALK located at 2121 Walnut Street, is offering a seasonal Apple Cocktail for only $7! Ingredients are 1 oz Kinsey rye, 1 oz cynar, 1/2 oz clarified apple juice, 4 dashes black walnut bitters, served up in a coupe, rosemary sprig, and grated nutmeg garnish.

    TALK Rittenhouse Apple Cocktail

    TALK Rittenhouse Apple Cocktail [Photo: Dallyn Pavey Uosikkinen]

Go out and have some fun drinks and be sure to let me know when you do on social media. Follow me @phillygrub on Twitter and IG. Stay tuned for more boozy fun next time!

Want to sponsor The Happy Hour Guide? Contact Kevin Wilson of Dining on a Dime. Email: “Dining on a Dime” airs live every Sunday at 5 p.m. on Wildfire Radio and is available on iTunes. You will be mentioned as a sponsor on the podcast, Happy Hour Guide segment, and here on the blog.

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