East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, home to more than 160 independently-owned shops and restaurants in South Philadelphia, is embracing the summer season with the continuation of its new Summer Swigs, a weekly rotating happy hour featuring various top tier restaurants and bars offering an extra special happy hour, held every Wednesday from 5 – 7pm. Each week, one business will act as “host” for Summer Swigs, and will feature a selection of light bites and discounted libations, available for one-night-only.
Now through the end of summer, folks can pay a visit to a plethora of businesses for curated bites and cocktails from 5 – 7pm every Wednesday, with an upcoming lineup, to name a few:
August 2: Ember & Ash
August 9: Stogie Joe’s Tavern
August 23: Noir
September 6: The Dutch
September 14: Flannel
One constant Wednesday-only happy hour is Chef Nicholas Elmi’s Laurel with its menu encompassing $2 Oysters, $6 Wines, $6 Beers, and $12 Cocktails.
In addition to Summer Swigs, a bevy of local restaurants and bars boast noteworthy happy hours to experience throughout the week, and even some on the weekends, with hotspots and offerings including the following:
Barcelona Wine Bar (Monday – Friday, 4 – 6pm): 50% off all bottles of sparkling wine, Mini Espresso Martini and Mini Dirty Martini for $7 each, Montadito with Serrano, house-made ricotta ($5.50), and NY Beef Tartare with mustard vinaigrette ($8.50)
Bing Bing Dim Sum (Sunday – Friday, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Saturday, 3 – 5pm): House Junmai Sake ($8), High Life ($4), Happy Hour Cocktail ($9), House Red or White Wine ($9), Cheesesteak Bao ($5), Scarlet Dumplings ($7), and Sichuan Chicken Wontons (8).
Cantina Los Caballitos (Monday – Friday, 4 – 6pm, Sunday – Monday, 10pm – 12am): Classic Margarita ($6), Classic Margarita Pitcher ($20), Red Sangria ($9), $2 off all draft beer, Mexican Hot Dog ($5), and Happy Hour Taquitos ($2).
Ember & Ash (Monday – Friday, 5 – 7pm): $1 off all draft beer, $2 off all wine by the glass, Prosecco ($6), Half Dozen Oysters ($10), and rotating food specials.
La Scala’s Birra (Tuesday – Friday, 4 – 7pm): Blood Orange Margarita ($6), Seasonal Sangria ($6), House Red or White Wine ($7), Truffle Fries ($8), and Cheese Pie, Red, White or Garlic Oil Pizza ($6).
Pistola’s del Sur (Monday – Friday, 5 – 7pm): $1 Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, Tuna and Salmon Belly Tiradito ($5), Weyerbacher Dallas Sucks ($4), Wines ($6), and $10 off Margarita Pitchers.
Stateside (Wednesday – Friday, 5 – 7pm): $5 Old Fashioneds & Manhattans, $6 Pinot Grigio Hybrid and Notes Cabernet Sauvignon, and $5 Select Draft Beers.
This celebration of food and beverage delights along the Avenue will continue throughout each season, and further details on East Passyunk Avenue-wide programming will be made available in the coming weeks.
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