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Center City District Sips

Happiest hours all summer long

Independence Beer Garden

Independence Beer Garden is just one of 90 bars and restaurants participating in Center City Sips. Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia


Every Wednesday from June 3 – September 2, 2015
5-7 p.m.


Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips — discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.

Catch up with old friends and make a few new ones as Center City’s best bars and restaurants host the summer’s happiest hour every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beers and half-price appetizers at over 90 bars and restaurants.

Tried-and-true Sips stops will return in 2015 — huge outdoor patios like Chops Restaurant at the Comcast Center and Marathon Grill at 19th and Market streets — right alongside newcomers like Aldine, Gran Caffe L’Aquila and Rosa Blanca Café at Dilworth Park.

Click the button below for a complete list of bars and restaurants.

center city sips participating bars and restaurants

Insider Tip

Center City Sips is a great opportunity to sample cocktails and appetizers at new restaurants and visit local favorites.

Just to name a few, check out Sampan for sparkling sake sangria, Troegs sunshine pils, spicy chicken wings, cantonese spring roll and more. Head to Bru Craft and Wurst for Bru tang whiskey sour, svedka strawberry lemonade, bavarian pretzels and more. Or make your way to the Corner Foodery for seasonal craft beer, lemonade punch, white bean hummus, meatball sliders and more.

The great news is, with an entire summer full of Wednesdays, you can try as many restaurants and bars as you’d like.

Plus, Sips-goers should keep an eye out for a large Center City Sips bash to hit Rosa Blanca Café at Dilworth Park on June 3, July 1 and August 5 — think an expanded patio, live DJ and more.

Getting There and Getting Around

Remember, the Philadelphia Parking Authority offers free meter parking in Center City after 5 p.m. on Wednesday evenings (except for rush-hour zones, which are free after 6:30 p.m.).

The boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Bainbridge to Spring Garden streets.

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