Tucked inside the swanky Rittenhouse Hotel, Scarpetta’s happy hour special—half off glasses of wine, signature mixed drinks and beer—will scratch your upscale itch without breaking the bank. Into cocktails? The bartenders at Scarpetta are practically giving them away: the cucumber gimlet and the vanilla-infused Palermo old fashioned will set you back around $7.50.
When it’s time for happy hour, Philadelphia booze hounds flock to some of the best bars and best restaurants in Philadelphia for creative menus featuring primo beers, wines and cocktails at a fraction of the regular cost. Usually falling between 5 and 7pm, happy hour serves multiple purposes: comfort after a long work day, pre-drinks before taking in an evening of Philadelphia theater or a cheap start to some hard-thumping shenanigans in Philadelphia nightclubs. To steer you in the right direction, we focus this list on those spots that offer a little something extra, like extended happy hours, worthwhile food pairings or stunning views (which you can find more of in our guide to the best rooftop bars Philadelphia has to offer). It should keep you pleasantly tipsy for months to come.
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