Center City District Sips
Happiest hours all summer long
Every Wednesday from June 3 – September 2, 2015
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.
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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.
For more information on Center City Sips, click the button below.
In the neighborhood
1450 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
- Hyatt at The Bellevue
- Alexander Inn
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
- Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City
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Museums & Attractions
480 S. Broad Street Suzanne Roberts Theatre Philadelphia, PA 19146
- Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
- Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
- The Wilma Theater
- KAWS @ PAFA
- Philadelphia International
Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
- National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia
- Art on City Hall
- PIFA Street Fair
- Pennsylvania Ballet
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Restaurants & Dining