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Best Happy Hour

2017 BEST Happy-Hour Scene

Mission Taqueria

With picnic-table seating (ideal for large groups), shuffleboard tables (more room for spectators), and a happy-hour menu of $3 beers and $2 tacos, it’s as if Mission was designed solely for our favorite time of day.

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-383-1200 | Website

2016 BEST Happy Hour With Your Co-Workers

City Tap House

2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA

When City Tap House opened in 2014, we assumed it would be just another semi-lame happy-hour bar. Instead, we got a venue that now hosts every beer launch of note. It’s got 40 taps; a location convenient to Center City-ites and train-riding suburban beer nerds; and enough elbow room for them all to raise a… Read more »

2016 BEST Happy-Hour Food


124 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Although Double Knot is getting all the love for being the cool new thing on the block, its next-door sister still kills it at happy hour, doing some of the same dishes you’ll find at Double Knot (edamame dumplings, satay, kimchi fried rice) but with fewer crowds. Read more »

2016 BEST Happy-Hour Oysters

Doc Magrogan’s

3432 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

Lots of bars have buck-a-shuck happy-hour oysters — usually just one or two varieties — but at these local seafood spots during Monday happy hours, there are several types available for a buck and several more varieties for $2. They go down perfectly with the half-priced drafts. (Multiple locations.) Read more »

2013 BEST Beer-Centric Happy Hour

Devil’s Den

1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

All drafts are half-price during happy hour and Great Lakes proves good things do come from Cleveland. Read more »

2013 BEST Late-Night Happy Hour

Alla Spina

1410 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA

Knock a couple bucks off the drafts, and suddenly the beef fat french fries and mortadella hot dog are even more delicious. Read more »

2012 BEST Happy Hour (City)

The Corner

102 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

There are some dandy deals to be found in this city between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. But dropping a Hamilton on a plate of fried oysters and a glass of Stanford Brut while relishing the rarefied air of the Corner’s elevated terrace is our favorite. Read more »

2012 BEST Happy Hour (Suburbs)

Stella Blu

101 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, PA

Maybe it’s the plummy wood interior. Maybe it’s the friendly service. But frankly, dear Stella, you had us going Stanley Kowalski in your honor at “$6 St. Germaine cocktails.” Read more »

2011 BEST Happy Hour

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, PA

Surrounded by vintage Philly memorabilia (the old Wanamaker sign, for instance), you’ll order cheap beers ($1 mugs on Tuesdays!) from friendly bartenders while being able to sit and actually have a conversation. Read more »

2010 BEST Happy Hour


114 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Half-price sangria (white or red, $4) from 5 to 7 p.m. What office? Read more »

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