Check out Be Well Philly for exactly what will be pouring.
If you haven’t checked out for the holidays just yet, add this to your agenda this week: South Street neighbors Sip-N-Glo Juicery and Supper are teaming up for a juice-and-booze-fueled happy hour on Thursday evening that you might not want to miss.
Sip-N-Glo will be bringing three juices to be used as mixers for a trifecta of very delicious and unique cocktails. The cucumber, celery, apple, mint, ginger, and spinach juice with get spiked with Hendrick’s Gin; a beet, carrot and pineapple juice shaken with unsweetened almond milk will be mixed with Bacardi rum; and the oh-so-seasonal sweet potato, apple, and pumpkin spice juice will be fused with Snap, the ginger snap spirit from Philly’s own Art in the Age.
QOTA, a monthly happy hour on East Passyunk Avenue for our LGBT neighbors, friends and allies, held their November event at Urban Jungle last Thursday. Guests were treated to an early holiday wonderland, plus plenty of decorating ideas, snacks, and sips to keep the evening moving. We captured some of the best moments, thanks to the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.
Philadelphia is getting a handle on destination cocktail bars. But neighborhood spots that can shake up a tight cocktail as well as pour a local craft beer are still a bit hard to come by. Lloyd does both quite well, especially during the 5 p.m.-to-8 p.m. happy hour, when a cocktail is always on special for $6 and the drafts are $4. Lloyd’s signature cocktails and its classics will have you nodding appreciatively at the skill of the bartender and the quality and price of the spirits. But happy-hour snacking? That was a miss. The ramp butter popcorn was way out of season in September — not to mention overly oniony and stale. And the impossible-to-resist (on paper) candied kielbasa was also a complete letdown — just disks of sausage sitting sadly in a pool of maple syrup. Lucky for Lloyd, the bartenders remained attentive, and the drinks were worth sticking around for even after happy hour ended.
Originally published in the November, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine
Currently on draft is Conshohocken Brewing Co.’s La Colombe Tandem, a Belgian-style coffee ale and a version of Yards Brewing’s Love Stout with Corsica coffee from La Colombe.
Happy hour at La Colombe is available Monday to Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
La Colombe – Fishtown [Foobooz]
It’s late night and you’re about to dip into rent money to keep the buzz going – but 13th Street’s got ya covered when it comes to late night happy hour deals.
Lolita has had a late night happy hour since it retooled, but now it includes a Mexican take on the Citywide Special. Get a taco (some food in the stomach), a shot of tequila, and a Tecate for just $10. Or you can do the two tacos for $5 deal and pair that with a cerveza for $3 or a margarita for $6. The deal’s available from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
I’ve had a flyer for Fette Sau’s happy hour on my desk for at least a month. I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post about their half-price beer,$5 Manhattans and $4 burnt end sandwiches that the Fishtown barbecue joint offers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
And with today’s cold and rainy weather, hot barbecue and warming whiskey seems like the only reason to venture out.
Earlier this month, we told you about Tinto’s new happy hour. Now, Jose Garces’s other Spanish restaurant in Philadelphia is getting a similar happy hour makeover.
Beginning today, Amada is offering a $5 tapas and drink specials from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Look for favorites like Piquillos Rellenos (crab-stuffed peppers), Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes), and Croquetas de Jamon (ham croquettes) all to be on the happy hour menu.
In the drinks department, Amada will be offering $4 beers, $5 sangria, $6 wine and $8 cocktails.