Center City Sips alts at Jet and Rex


Hump day blues got you down? Remedy your midweek ennui with relaxing cocktails on South Street West at either Jet Wine Bar or Rex 1516. Both are offering awesome Wednesday happy hour specials for the night.

From 5-7 p.m., Rex 1516 is serving up their most renowned cocktail: The Mint Julep! Patron favorite bartender Sweet Lou mixes up his speciality cocktail with a surprise infusion of his own creation for just $6. Nibble on some of their signature $5 bar bites, highlights include Fried Asparagus with a lemon aioli or their BBQ Chicken Sliders, Carolina style with coleslaw on brioche buns. Since happy hour doesn’t start until 9 over at Jet Wine Bar why not stay for dinner? Nothing beats chowing down on their famous Fried Chicken or Pimento Cheeseburger after a few too many Juleps.

After an evening of Mint Juleps and eats at Rex 1516 head over to Jet Wine Bar, which features their stellar happy hour menu from 9-11pm. Night cap specials include $5 house red and white wines, $3 Kenzingers and a $5 bartender’s choice cocktail. There are also a variety of $3 and $5 snacks such as their bruschetta ($3) and nachos ($5), if you are still hungry.

Rex 1516 [Official Site]
Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

At Jet Wine Bar It’s the Summer of I-76


JET Wine Bar is celebrating Pennsylvania wines all summer with their Summer of I-76 initiative. The program begins tonight and runs through Labor Day.

JET will feature three local wines at all times that will be available by the glass or as a flight. Up first, three Chardonnays, all from within 4o miles of the South Street wine bar.

  • Stargazers Sparkling Chard, $10 per glass
  • Penns Woods Chard Reserve, $8.50 per glass
  • Karamoor Estate Chard, $9.50 per glass

Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

The Southwest Philly Floater in Liquid Form

southwest-philly-floater-cocktailTwo days ago we told you about a couple of sandwiches named for La Salle’s Tyron Garland’s winning shot over Ole Miss. We wondered when we would see a liquid version and naturally, we didn’t have to wait long.

Tonight Jet Wine Bar is celebrating La Salle’s trip to the Sweet Sixteen with their version of the Southwest Philly Floater. The $9 cocktail is made of gin, Blue Curacao and lemon juice, topped with a Grand Marnier floater.

At Bridget Foy’s on South Street, bartender and La Salle prof Joe Doyle is smartly preparing a Southwest Philly Floater with Christian Brothers Brandy on account of the university’s affiliation with the Christian Brothers. The drink is finished with creme de cacao, an ice cream float. and a rim of cinnamon sugar.

A La Salle basketball forum also posted a recipe for a Southwest Philly Floater. Their version also includes blue curacao and has all the measurements, in case you want to make it at home.

Wino Field Trip! Visit Local Wineries with Jet Wine Bar


This time, you won’t have to sneak the alcohol on your trip; Jet Wine Bar’s field trip is meant for drinking.

This Sunday at noon, a mini-bus will be departing from 1524 South Street to visit three PA vineyards, the first being the Galer Estate, to sample their award-winning wines. Then a wine, cheese and honey tasting at Penns Woods Winery, and lastly, Chaddsford Winery for cocktails and an optional wine tasting at their “Snow Bar.”

[Pro-tip: Get there half an hour early, and you’ll earn yourself a glass of bubbly.]

Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

Jet Wine Bar Pouring High Octane Wine Tasting Today


As part of Jet Wine Bar’s Global Vineyard Passport Series, they’ll be hosting a tasting of “hot” wines today from 6:30-8:30pm. And by “hot”, we don’t mean in temperature—we’re talking 14% alcohol or higher, high octane, balls-to-the-wall kinds of wine. Reds that are deep, rich, full, bold, and for the bold.

Certified Wine Expert Bob Barrett promises balance and elegance, too, as he will be guiding the tour. Tickets only cost $25 and include the tasting, bar snacks, and 15% off your bill for the rest of the night.

Purchase them ahead of time by calling 215-735-1116, or via EventBrite.

Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

Merry with Sherry at Jet Wine Bar

Some wines are just misunderstood. Does that mean we should stash them in the back of our liquor cabinets or give them away at office parties to that secret santa we’re not really friendly with? No, it means we should try and understand them.

On Tuesday, December 11th, Jet Wine Bar is helping us understand the likes of sherry, one of these misunderstood gems, through an installment of their Global Vineyards Passport Tasting Series. From 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., guests can enjoy an educational tasting of sherry with Spanish wine expert Eric Lopez. $25 gets you the class, small bites and a 15% discount off the post-class bar tab.

Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]
Sherry Tasting [Eventbrite]

Wine and Borders Tasting at Jet Wine Bar

On Tuesday August 14th from 6:30-8:30pm Jet Wine Bar is holding a $25 wine tasting emphasizing the difference between similar wines created across different borders. The tasting, part of their Global Passport Tasting series, will compare the style, tradition, and flavor of wines from grape-growing regions that border each other. Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile and Argentina, Grenache/Garnacha from Spain and France, and Tocai Fruiliano from Italy and Slovenia will be among the wines tasted during the evening.

Tickets can be purchased here on Eventbrite.

Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

Rex 1516 Is Coming to South Street

As we’ve previouly reported, Jet Wine Bar owners Jill Weber and Evan Malone are taking over the former Philly Kitchen Share and never was American Blackboard across the street from their South Street wine bar. Now the all-day restaurant has a name, Rex. The name is a play on the name of chef Regis Jansen.

Weber declined to provide a time frame but with the closing of the South Street location of Cafe L’Aube, the block needs a morning option.

Progressive Happy Hour

Fish and Jet Wine Bar are not interested in letting the Summer of Riesling go out with a wimper. Tonight the neighboring establishments are combining for a progressive happy hour.

Tonight you can begin your Riesling happiness at Fish at 9 p.m., then at 10 p.m. walk the .2 miles to Jet for more Riesling deals. Both spots will also be offering specially priced bar snacks.

Fish [Official Site]
Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]

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